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dennisthemenace
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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:13am
Subject: Faema Legend
 

Greetings. First post although I have been e-mailing JonR10 cause I know he owns a Faema but don't want to keep hassling him, plus there is quite a few threads on this machine on this site. Anyway I'm a week into owning the above machine and have a couple of questions to start with.
1) I have the pressure reducing valve set to 3.2 bar on the incoming water supply and the pressure gauge on the machine reads 2.5 bar. I suspect the machines gauge could be more accurate so I was wondering should I up the pressure on the incoming so the machine reads say 3.5 bar?
2) The drain has a slight leak exiting the drip tray. I have put a jubilee clip around where the hose attaches to the 90 degree bend exiting the machine but it leaks a little around that area. This is due to the machines legs needing a little lift making the hose run at an angle but I've noticed that the 90 degree plastic fitting on the machine leaks if there is say a large amount of water drained into the drip tray. Does the whole of the drip tray (other than the top part)come out so I can access the fitting in question?
Many thanks
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RickAlbertini
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Espresso: Faema Legend, Vivaldi II
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Posted Fri Jun 8, 2012, 10:11pm
Subject: Re: Faema Legend
 

I wouldn't worry about adjusting your incoming line pressure. My line pressure is 2.5 bars and have had no problems. As far as the leak on the drain hose, make sure the legs on your machine are properly installed. They should be bolted to the frame and perpendicular to drip dray. I had a similar problem with my machine and finally after trying several different modifications to the drain hose and drip tray realized that the left front leg was not fastened properly. The machine was sitting slightly cockeyed which caused the drip pan to not seat correctly. Once the leg was adjusted the machine was perfectly level and no drip issues since. The drip pan can be removed by simply removing the top perforated tray and lifting the drip pan. Make sure the 90 degree plastic fitting is secure. Mine points towards the back of the machine half way between the back legs. You do need to make sure you have enough height for the drain hose to run at a slight angle towards your drain. I had the tall legs cut to 1 3/4" so as to fit under my counter yet still have enough slope for the water to evacuate the drain hose.

Hope this helps.
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Posted Sat Jun 9, 2012, 7:15am
Subject: Re: Faema Legend
 

Sorry I had not seen this before this morning!  

I also cut the original legs, and that helped, but the drain arrangement is the one design feature on this machine that I feel could have been better thought-out.  I feel like the drain cup is too small for how shallow the drip pan is...

What I did was buy a set of (very cheap) platic funnels, and cut a small one to make if fit in the drain cup as a "cup wall extender".  The bottom was removed to allow flow but still fit nicely in the original cup, and then I notched the top to allow the pessure limit release line to remain in place.  

I'll see if I can post a pic this weekend, OK?

 
Jon Rosenthal
Houston, TX
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