yorel1 Senior Member Joined: 13 Feb 2012 Posts: 26 Location: Wellington NZ Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Brasilia Cappucino Del 1,... Grinder: La Pavoni Jolly Roaster: Going to try popcorn maker...
Posted Mon Oct 15, 2012, 7:42pm Subject: Re: Brasilia Club Pump problems
I have: taken apart the solenoid valve & cleaned it with citric acid taken apart the boiler & cleaned it with citric acid. Used air tool to run some air through group head.
There is still a blockage.
Water will flow through the top hole in the solenoid mount and out the grouphead & vice versa but not through inside pipe group hole to grouphead.
Theory?? : I'm suspecting when in brew mode the pressure should force the water up the boiler and down the inside pipe group (missing in picture as I took it off to clean it) to exit out the grouphead?
Any suggestions? Will descaler work better than citric acid?
Now I just have to work out how to add a picture that is small enough!
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 8,108 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32 Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Msl. Com. brewers Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Wed Oct 17, 2012, 9:37am Subject: Re: Brasilia Club Pump problems
sorry, I have been away for a while. It sounds like you have isolated the blockage to the GH if I understand what you are saying. I don't know if you will be able to clear it with citric acid, you might need to remove the GH and disassemble to mechanically clear any blockage.
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