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JBM51
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Posted Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:51am
Subject: WTB Livietta, Coffex, Maximatic Heating Element
 

I am in need of a heating element for 83 Livietta. Would consider a parts machine with a working element.

Thanks

Joe

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sanzrob
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Posted Sat Feb 1, 2014, 1:46am
Subject: Re: WTB Livietta, Coffex, Maximatic Heating Element
 

I believe the current Olympia cremina elements can be used with the older machines. The USA distributor is Cerini Coffee:

Click Here (www.cerinicoffee.com)

Perhaps, you can give them a call and ask for their opinion? Please let us know how this works out... I'm very curious to know if the new and old heating elements are indeed compatible.
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JBM51
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Posted Mon Feb 3, 2014, 11:15am
Subject: Re: WTB Livietta, Coffex, Maximatic Heating Element
 

It certainly looks like the current Cremina element will fit and Cerini confirmed that it would. A new element is on its way and I am looking forward to proving this to be correct.
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jayeindc
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Espresso: Olympia Maximatic HX
Grinder: Anfim Best Grinder (Vtg)
Drip: Aeropress
Roaster: Westbend Poppery1 modded
Posted Thu Feb 6, 2014, 10:50am
Subject: Re: WTB Livietta, Coffex, Maximatic Heating Element
 

I wish I had seen this post earlier. I restored a 92 livietta/maxi with larger group for my brother as a graduation present. The idiot who sold it to me burned out the heating element by heating with no water. Following guidance from Doug at Orphanespresso I drilled out the old coil from the base plate making half-inch holes. OE sells replacement coils that fit perfectly in the original base plate. As I recall the new coil cost only $45 and machine works better than new. This drilling can also be done at a machine shop  which I recommend as drilling through a 1/4" thick base plate is a PITA.  So don't throw out your bad part yet, it can be fixed for much cheaper than buying a whole new base plate/element.
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Anne
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JBM51
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Posted Sat Feb 8, 2014, 10:48am
Subject: Re: WTB Livietta, Coffex, Maximatic Heating Element
 

jayeindc Said:

I wish I had seen this post earlier. I restored a 92 livietta/maxi with larger group for my brother as a graduation present. The idiot who sold it to me burned out the heating element by heating with no water. Following guidance from Doug at Orphanespresso I drilled out the old coil from the base plate making half-inch holes. OE sells replacement coils that fit perfectly in the original base plate. As I recall the new coil cost only $45 and machine works better than new. This drilling can also be done at a machine shop  which I recommend as drilling through a 1/4" thick base plate is a PITA.  So don't throw out your bad part yet, it can be fixed for much cheaper than buying a whole new base plate/element.
Thanks
Anne

Posted February 6, 2014 link

Thanks for the input.  I corresponded with you this past summer regarding a Coffex you were selling but someone else was faster on the trigger.  Too bad I wasn't faster since I ended up buying a machine in November and it tripped the gfi the first time I switched it on.  After considerable reading and testing I found that it was the coil and have contacted OE a number of times about a replacement coil and have not gotten a response.  It may be worth the extra money to keep my blood pressure down.  If there is a key to getting a response from OE please share it with me since I would prefer to simply replace the coil.

Thanks,

Joe
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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014, 4:35pm
Subject: Re: WTB Livietta, Coffex, Maximatic Heating Element
 

Yes, it is cheaper than purchasing the OEM heating element, but they are not the equal.  The aftermarket replacement is taller which requires more water in the boiler at all times. You will not be able to make as many cups as before and you may burn the replacement element if you are not careful.

Heating elements are one of those things that you only want to use original equipment when replacing.  We have 100% success rate when replacing heating elements on older machines.

Please let us know if you need any help with your Olympia Cremina or Maximatics.

Contact us at Support@CeriniCoffee.com.

Olympia Cremina Heating Element 120v & Gasket
Click Here (www.cerinicoffee.com)

We are here to help.

Johnny Cerini

 
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