gforcepdx Senior Member Joined: 16 Feb 2014 Posts: 2 Location: Portland Oregon Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Sun Feb 16, 2014, 4:10pm Subject: Re: I Fixed the Avanti...
I've got one of these complete but without the catch tray and I have operational questions. I'd love it if you still have that pdf file. This is a machine my ex bought broken and had repaired, but the pump noise made her decide she didn't like it. I'm not sure if the tech used the wrong parts and if this machine is supposed to be so loud. At any rate this thing has been sitting below the counter I forget how it works. Thanks... j
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 7,775 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 7:09am Subject: Re: I Fixed the Avanti...
The person who started this thread has not logged on in over a year. JohnR10 is still active but as this thread is 5 years old, he may not have the machine or the manual anymore. I understand that you are looking for specific instructions but it is a basic SBDU machine and it will operate like all other SBDU machines, the switches may be in different places than instructions you may find for SBDU machines but in operation, they are the same.
Fill the tank, turn the machine on, pump water through it with either the brew switch or the steam/hot water wand to make sure the boiler is full.
Let it heat up. MINIMUM of about 20 minutes, not only the water needs to warm but the entire machine needs to stabilize.
Grind your coffee, place in basket, groom, tamp (with the assumption that you have a non pressureized basket, if you do all you need to do is level the coffee and slightly compact, tamping with a pressurized portafilter or basket is pretty much a non issue)
Put the portafilter in place, place cup under spouts, turn on brew switch. You should get (for a double) 2 floz in about 25 seconds, measured with measuring cups and timer. USE FRESH COFFEE! you can not use anything pre ground from anyplace and if you do not have a good grinder (unless you have a PPF) then you have no hope of getting anything good.
Stop the shots, turn the steam switch on, let machine warm to new temp, this should take a few minutes or so, then open steam wand, bleed water from it, turn off, put milk pitcher in place with tip of wand under the surface of the milk. Steam milk, make drink, clean machine, reset to bew temp and continue to make next drink or turn off and put away.
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