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    VBM Jnr going into storage

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    Hi all,

    We are moving house in a couple weeks and for the next 12 months have to put my VBM Jnr and Mini Mazzer into storage. Is there anything I need to do before I do so? Obviously clean it down and empty out water out. If I empty out reservoir then turn on pumps will that empty out boilers?

    Thanks all!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmcoffee View Post
    If I empty out reservoir then turn on pumps will that empty out boilers?
    Nope- the machine will cut out as it will register no water.

    I'd run a full water/chemical/water backflush routine and probably drop the shower and clean the dispersion block as well.

    Switch on and allow it to come to pressure and then switch off. Open the hot water valve and allow the boiler pressure to drain the boiler.

    Regardless of this, you may need to clear the gicleur on your return if you get no flow from the group.

    Hope the move goes smoothly.

    Chris

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    sell it and upgrade when you get back! good resale value and you're likely to have problems w storage


    Quote Originally Posted by mmmcoffee View Post
    Hi all,

    We are moving house in a couple weeks and for the next 12 months have to put my VBM Jnr and Mini Mazzer into storage. Is there anything I need to do before I do so? Obviously clean it down and empty out water out. If I empty out reservoir then turn on pumps will that empty out boilers?

    Thanks all!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick_g View Post
    .... and you're likely to have problems w storage
    Sorry nick_g- I disagree with your advice.

    The OP is not likely to have problems other than a blocked gicleur at worst. 2 minute fix.

    It's a good machine and the cost of a sell and replace is likely to be $1000.
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    Hi.

    yeah, there are no problems with storage so i wouldnt sell if that were to be only the reason for doing so...



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