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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013, 9:03pm
Subject: La Pavoni 2 Group - need help
 

Hello,

I recently purchased a used, older model la pavoni 2 group that was completely stripped and rebuilt a couple of years ago.  with an electricians help, i was able to hook it up to my dryer outlet to get the 220 power to it. i am working on getting it hooked up directly to a water source, but for now i am using a five gallon water jug of filtered water and sticking the intake hose directly into the water jug. I was told this is what is done in catering atmospheres and should suffice temporarily.  

When i powered up the machine, i waited for the machine to warm up and build pressure.  the steam wands worked perfect, the water spout worked, yet when i tried to pull water out of the two group heads, no water would come out.  i would wait 10-15 seconds and then the little green light by the manual button would start flashing, then i would just stop it from trying.  i was trying to pull without the portafilter attached.  i also tried it with the empty portafilter attached.

what could be wrong?  i tried cleaning the group heads.  i even unscrewed the screening and made sure that they were decently clean.  

also, what is the cheapest way to soften water?  i have a water filter system that i got at Lowes for 30 bucks with carbon filters.  will this suffice or do i also need a water softening mechanism as well?

thanks,

Josh
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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2013, 7:14pm
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Do a search for "bottled water dispensing system" and you'll realize you have been given incorrect advice.
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