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    Just inspected my Minore III via removing the mushroom and its definitely time for a descale.

    I have descaled HX machines before but never a dual boiler so im wondering how hard it is?

    Should i attempt this myself or just send it to someone? I live in Perth.

    Thanks for the help CSers.

  • #2
    Re: Minore III descale

    I seem to remember a thread on this a few months ago that didnt bear too well for the snob - a search might reveal the issues experienced.

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    • #3
      Re: Minore III descale

      KISS...............

      You removed the mushroom, and there is scale there.....and the machine isnt blocked or affected and is working as usual? Clean it up. Check the scintered metal cylindrical filter and the gigleur (group jet).

      Put back together.

      Buy a simple water conditioning unit (triple action filter = anti particle / anti odour / anti scale). Dont begrudge spending a couple of hundred dollars to protect a 2.5 thou machine at new replacement value.

      Only feed the machine water from that. If you have a rain water tank, use that instead of tap water.

      Enjoy your coffee machine.

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      • #4
        Re: Minore III descale

        kiss?

        Machine is working fine except the hot water tamp is running slow because of the scale, also you can taste a slight taint from the hot water tap.

        brew boiler is operating perfectly, no taste problems at all.

        Ive got a new water filter on the way, turns out my current one just isnt adequate enough for the harsh water we have over here.

        Appreciate the help

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        • #5
          Re: Minore III descale

          What Attilio said. Leave best alone wherever possible.

          Attend to the tap as well and then invest in appropriate filtration.

          My opinion is that the brew boiler needs a thorough flush post descale and this is one for the pros. It should probably be removed.

          I also agree on filtration. If youre spending $2k+, buy a coffee specific filter- regardless of how soft you may think your water is. As machines become more complex,  descaling them becomes more fiddly and if the job takes 5 hours with disassembly and boiler removal, it means a big bill.

          I dread the day that someone who ignores filtration advice wants a dual boiler descale.

          Chris

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          • #6
            Re: Minore III descale

            Originally posted by 4D797878650C0 link=1334206164/3#3 date=1334370576
            kiss?

            K eep
            I t
            S imple
            S tupid

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            • #7
              Re: Minore III descale

              Originally posted by 5A76757077464E190 link=1334206164/5#5 date=1334388152
              Originally posted by 4D797878650C0 link=1334206164/3#3 date=1334370576
              kiss?

              K eep
              I t
              S imple
              S tupid

              thanks haha, cant believe i forgot that.

              Anyway i was bored so i decided to strip it, removed the boilers and ran descale through them, inspected all the pipes are they were pretty clean, though some of the joins were a bit manky so cleaned them up.

              5 hours later a completely sparkling machine except for the natural patina on the copper boilers.

              Runs perfectly and not one sign of scale.

              new water filter on the way so i dont have to do that again haha

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