VBM Super Lever on the fritz!
My VBM Super Lever is about 7 years old and has been serviced regularly. The last service was in November 2014.
I have just noticed two things:
- the hot water tap produces no hot water. None. I don't use it much - obviously.
- at the end of extraction when I push the lever down there doesn't appear to be any discharge through the 3-way valve. When I remove the handle there is a "whoosh" sound at the basket and the coffee puck is very wet. The coffee is bitter.
I am wondering about repairing vs purchasing a new machine.
Who has any thoughts?
I think it has received a token service. Your machine requires service of the steam/hot water valves and of the group. These are both inexpensive items and the checks should be a part of any service. They are with ours.
Originally Posted by apprenticebarista
Thanks to Chris for the reply.
This morning I found that a fairly large amount of water had leaked out of the machine overnight. It was turned off.
I am leaning towards buying a new machine rather than spending (potentially) hundreds of dollars repairing a seven year old one.
No worries. You just need a service by a tech who knows what he's doing. There's still nothing here which particularly concerns me.
Easy fixerupper for a suitably inclined CS'er