Good afternoon, Happy New Year, Would greatly appreciate some help in locating a new discharge container for my Saeco Via Torretta 230-M-Bo Italy, Type MAC 001 coffee grinder. It is dated 803 which I assume represents 08/2003. Yes I have had it for awhile now but its been a great unit..... until someone in their wisdom decides to put the grind collecting container in dish washer & not knowing its not dish washer safe . Tried to locate 1 through Saeco but to no avail. Have replaced it a few years back when a family member did the same thing. However purchased a new 1 by sample. Now Saeco Fairfield Vic is gone & when I visited them awhile back they said they had no spare parts there anymore. Have tried to Goggle it but it now comes up as a coffee machine???? I'm only going by sticker under machine which was supplied to me via my cousin who at this time worked with cms when they where located in Newlands Rd Coburg. Don't particularly want to purchase a new 1 just because of a damaged grind container. Have just joined this site so still learning how it works. Have been reading posts about other info & probs with grinders.... very interesting. I may have to make contact with Saeco Italy but with this unit being alittle long in tooth....well what can I say. Awaiting any reply John.
If you cant get one through Saeco/Phillips, I think you are going to struggle.
At 10 years old (200 appliance years ), you have probably been lucky enough to have at least 3 lives out of your grinder. You are well ahead so to speak.
I'm sorry to say it, but it might be time to let it go and bite the bullet on your next grinder.
Try contacting Southside Electronics, they are the authorised Saeco and Philips spare parts distributors. I use them for any Saeco repairs I do. I did a quick search on the type number MAC001 and there are a few results, not for the grind container, but it indicates that they have stocked parts for this grinder at some point.
They may have a spare grinds container somewhere. If they don't, they'd probably be able to say where your best bet would be for finding one.
Hello Chris, sorry for late response .... have bean I had a laugh away with my job (driving long haul interstate) Thankyou for advice. Yes it might be time to move on... its just that it hasn't done alot of work !!!!
Hello noidle22 Sorry for late response... bean I had a laugh away with work (long haul interstate) Thankyou for info. Will try today & see what comes up. Will let you know what eventuates. Thankyou John.