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  • Help with cleaning (and what not to fiddle with) my old La Cimbali

    I bought this machine many years ago and have finally had my interest in coffee rekindled, and Ive decided to give it a good cleaning out...

    http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/6103/cellcamera023.jpg


    http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1682/cellcamera018.jpg


    I got a whole lot of calcified muck out of here

    http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7831/cellcamera015.jpg


    and opening up this far was no problem. However, when I got to here...
    http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/9586/cellcamera021.jpg


    ...things went awry, and I have no idea how to get any of these parts off, or more pertinently, IF I should take them off!

    Can anyone help with some advice and basic info, please?

    PS cant seem to get the images imbedded either...sorry.


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    Re: Help with cleaning (and what not to fiddle with) my old La Cimbali

    I guess Im in the wrong place with this one...

    Thanks for looking.

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    • #3
      Re: Help with cleaning (and what not to fiddle with) my old La Cimbali

      Originally posted by 013934343A2F013F3A3A2F560 link=1315327144/0#0 date=1315327144
      things went awry, and I have no idea how to get any of these parts off, or more pertinently, IF I should take them off!
      What Parts do you want to remove or require help with to remove ??

      Here is a pictorial & How To link of a rebuild
      http://www.orphanespresso.com/La-Cimbali-Microcimbali-Rebuild-Notes_ep_551-1.html

      And another here
      http://www.home-barista.com/levers/la-cimbali-liberty-finished-t2288.html

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      • #4
        Re: Help with cleaning (and what not to fiddle with) my old La Cimbali

        Hi KK

        Thanks for the help. Ill have a look and then return if I still have questions, but basically, Im not sure which parts come off and which dont, so Im concerned I will cause damage..

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