Photos are here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87558561@N00/sets/72157644660234737/ You'll see there are some minor dings on the group and a few light scratches on the driptray. It's all very minor.
Details: I purchased the machine used in September 2010. It had been used previously as a plumbed-in machine for about a year. I converted it to a pour-over machine for about a year, using the simple reservoir from Chris Coffee (i.e. no water level sensors). I was always planning on running it plumbed-in with a filtration system, which I did after moving to Michigan. I can sell it in either configuration. The wiring is slightly different than the Chris Coffee plumb-in instructions, but I am an engineer and so I figured it out and can include instructions to go from one to the other.
About a year ago I replaced the steam wand with the joystick upgrade from Chris Coffee. I rarely use the hot water, so I didn't upgrade that one. They are still available if the lack of symmetry bothers you.
The machine has been almost entirely trouble free. We've made 3-4 coffees a day since we've owned it, and backflush with detergent every couple weeks. I replaced the expansion valve seat this spring, and during the troubleshooting process I removed the grouphead mushroom and there was remarkably little scale (which I removed). At that point I also replaced the grouphead gasket, which is easily removed with a butter knife on the edge of the filter screen. I have not performed a full boiler descale, since the machine has been plumbed in most of it's life (or used filtered water), and I had problems on a previous machine after I descaled it.
I'll include a Rancilio bottomless portafilter, a single spout Quick Mill, and a La Marzocco-style angled double spout. I can swap out a straight handled double for the LM angled if you prefer.
I will mail it FedEx double-boxed with lots of bubble wrap. I've sold a couple espresso machines on CG and can give you references if you want. If you want photos of the inside of the machine I can get them to you next weekend, as my new machine arrives this week and I should have them swapped over by then.
Price is $900 plus shipping, with you covering the cost of whatever fees come with the payment method.
Please let me know if you have any questions or would like additional photos.
Listing Details Asking / Suggested Price: 900 Seller Name: Michael Scholten Seller Location: Grand Rapids, MI Sale Type: For Sale
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