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Posted Sat Oct 26, 2013, 5:51pm
Subject: Mini Vivaldi brewhead flow problem (w/ video)
 

Hello fellow CG'ers!

I've had my Mini Vivaldi v1 for a few years now.  It's been very reliable until today.  This morning I tried to make a shot of espresso and it barely dripped any coffee.  I though maybe it was a bad grind, but alas it wasn't.  I then tried to clean the grouphead by soaking it in Cafiza.  It looks great now but the issue it still there.  Even without a portafilter in it, there's no water pressure.

The steam wand works great, but the grouphead isn't.  Water barely comes out.

Thoughts on what to look for?  TIA!

 
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Posted Sat Oct 26, 2013, 5:56pm
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I know nothing about espresso machines but i'm bored so i'll point out the obvious. Do you hear the pump running? I know for a fact you're going to need to provide more info
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Posted Sat Oct 26, 2013, 6:24pm
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friendlyfoe Said:

I know nothing about espresso machines but i'm bored so i'll point out the obvious. Do you hear the pump running? I know for a fact you're going to need to provide more info

Posted October 26, 2013 link

Yes, I'm sorry.  I was uploading the video.  Here's a link to what I'm seeing.

http://youtu.be/-cYP0S78PVo

 
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Posted Sat Oct 26, 2013, 6:31pm
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i dont know jack but trying to ask some basic questions so someone more knowledgeable will be able to help you.

How long have you had the machine for and what sort of routine maintenance do you do? Have you been back flushing the machine?

http://www.s1cafe.com/s1v2/faqs.php
bit in the middle about back flushing and cleaning the group head
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Posted Mon Oct 28, 2013, 7:50am
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Nevermind.  I just ordered a Rocket R58 v2.  I've been meaning to switch to plumb-in, any ways.  :)

 
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Posted Mon Oct 28, 2013, 8:15am
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Lol! I'd hate to see what you do when your car breaks down ;).

Enjoy the new toy! Get that vivaldi fixed and you should be able to recoup a lot of your cost of the new machine. Unless you have need for an extra large paperweight that is...
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Posted Mon Oct 28, 2013, 9:42am
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friendlyfoe Said:

Lol! I'd hate to see what you do when your car breaks down ;).

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Err... no comment.  Ha!

I still need to fix the Vivaldi.  It's a great little machine.  I'm sure someone will want it once it's up and running again.  So if anyone has an idea how to troubleshoot this, I would appreciate it.

 
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Posted Mon Oct 28, 2013, 5:25pm
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You say you cleaned the group head? Did you pull the group gasket and screen off? If you didn't soak the screen, it may be be full of crud.
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Posted Mon Oct 28, 2013, 6:26pm
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Yes, I removed the gasket and screen and soaked them.  I do that periodically.  

Are there dual pumps on this thing?

 
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Posted Mon Oct 28, 2013, 6:56pm
Subject: Re: Mini Vivaldi brewhead flow problem (w/ video)
 

bamaster Said:

Yes, I removed the gasket and screen and soaked them.  I do that periodically.  

Are there dual pumps on this thing?

Posted October 28, 2013 link

Nope.   No dual pumps.  If the brew path was blocked you'd hear a ramp up in pressure, which I don't.  Could just be a vibe pump on the fritz, which is an easy swap.
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