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Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:44pm
Subject: Change ECM Giotto Premium Vibration to Rotary pump?
 

I have a ECM Giotto Premium bought in 2006 (think it's manufactured 2005) and now I'm wondering if it's possible to change the vibration pump to a rotary pump like in Giotto Professionale and Giotto Evoluzione.

Anyone who knows if it's easy and is there any documentation on the web how to do it?
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Posted Fri Oct 26, 2012, 6:09am
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I do not think it will be a "drop in" type of project where you just replace one pump with the other. Mounting brackets, space, plumbing and likely the power to the pump and possibly the control circuit for the pump will need to be changed.

You can mod most any machine to anything if you really want to but what do you hope to gain with this conversion? In the cup, there really isn't a difference between the two pumps, the rotary will live much longer in rougher service than the vibe pump will, and it is easier to adjust pressure on but what is it about the vibe pump that you have that you are unhappy with?

 
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Posted Fri Oct 26, 2012, 8:50am
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There's coming some kind of strange sound from the pump, and sometimes it doesn't pump any water, so I have to turn the machine off and on again.
So I will change the pump and thought maybe I could change to a rotary to get the machine to be more quite.
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