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    Good morning all,

    I have just received a La Cimbali M52 that is not working and I am going to try get it back up and running.

    Does anyone have a service manual for this machine? with wiring diagrams etc?

    I have opened it up and have found two wires that have been cut possibly from someone pushing the back cover down on them and I am hoping this is all that's wrong with it fingers crossed!

  • #2
    If you can find more than this manual post it up!


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    • #3
      Yeah that's the one I downloaded from here this morning, it looks highly doubtful as I cant find much information anywhere.

      If I find anything ill be sure to post it

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      • #4
        Promising signs, I took the covers off and there was a wire which was cut from what looks to be someone forcing the cover on. Soldered it back together and the machine powers up! Is there anyway I can test it without hooking it up to a constant water supply?

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        • #5
          It should be able to pull water from a jug/bucket for testing.


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          • #6
            Thanks, I received some parts diagrams and another manual but the manual is for the M52 station if you want me to post them somehow

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            • #7
              Respond to this post. Then you can post the files here: Documentation - Extreme Machines


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              • #8
                Respond as in write here then just start a new topic in the documentation thread or add it to the other m52 doc thread?

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                • #9
                  Start a new thread and if needed I'll combine them.


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Javaphile View Post
                    Start a new thread and if needed I'll combine them.


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                    All uploaded now, thanks.

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                    • #11
                      Nice docs. I've combined the two M52 threads and edited the title to reflect the additional docs.


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                      • #12
                        So I managed to free up the rotary pump and the boiler is filling but now I get the error group stopped 10 anyone know what to do about this? Looks l8kectge group is turning slowly

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                        • #13
                          First thing I'd look for is anything interfering with the mechanism with the next thought being dirt and/or corrosion fouling it.

                          May I ask what your intentions are for this machine if/when it's working? For a number of reasons these machines work best in high use environments and for a snob would be horrible in pretty much any setting.


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                          • #14
                            I basically got this machine as a bit of a project to tinker around with. I have no intentions to use it at home as it is way too big, I was thinking I could get it up and running and then sell it to fund a better home espresso machine.
                            What would a good condition M52 fetch on the market if I get it up and running?

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                            • #15
                              There are several variations of the M52. All of them that I've seen require 2 different proprietary electronic 'keys' in order to have full access to all of their diagnostic and programming features. The last time I priced the keys I was quoted $USD1,000 for the two of them. Which is about what I've seen many of these machines sell for in working condition. In spotless as-new condition, with the keys and a warranty I've seen them go as high as three to five thousand USD.


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