Category: Semi Automatic Espresso Machines

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Expobar Brewtus Tech Tips: Testing Electronic Systems in PID Machines

Todd from Whole Latte Love covers basic internal electronic systems diagnosis and repair on Expobar Brewtus machines equipped with PID. Please be advised you will be working around live electrical power when troubleshooting these systems so use caution when doing so. Basic electrical knowledge is...

Expobar Office Tech Tips: Pressure Stat Adjustment - All Models

Learn how to adjust the pressure stat on Expobar Office semi-automatic espresso machines. Todd from Whole Latte Love shows you how. Todd shows the style of pressure stat used in current machines as well as a type found in older machines. He also discusses and simulates the symptoms of a pressure...

The Rocket Espresso Story

Three espresso enthusiasts – Jeff Kennedy, Danielle Berenbruch, and Andrew Meo – decided to “give a new lease on life” to the domestic products ECM had created, starting with the Cellini and the Giotto. These prosumer machines boast commercial grade features, like lead-free copper boilers, Faema...

Inside a Heat-Exchange Boiler: We Cut One in Half!

Using a Sawzall, Todd cuts open a heat-exchange boiler from a semi-automatic espresso machine. See what's inside and learn how it works. Shop Everything Coffee: *Do not try this at home.

Profitec Pro 700 Tech Tips: Vacuum Relief Valve

Learn how to remove, clean and/or replace the vacuum relief valve on a Profitec Pro 700 semi-automatic espresso machine. It's normal for some water to drain to the drip tray as a machine is heating up. If water continues to leak after machine has reached operating temperature it could indicate a...

Profitec Pro 700 Tech Tips: Reset High-Limit Switches

Learn how to reset the high-limit switches on a Profitec Pro 700 espresso machine. If your machine is not heating up, resetting the high-limit switches may solve the problem. The high-limit switches can trip if a machine is turned on and there's not enough water in a boiler causing it to...

Profitec Pro 700 Tech Tips: Brew Pressure Adjusment

Learn how to adjust the brew pressure on a Profitec Pro 700 semi-automatic espresso machine.

In-Depth: ECM Classika PID Espresso Machine

The ECM Classika II PID is a high performance semi-automatic espresso machine for those who demand quality without the restriction of cost. The result is a machine that utilizes many of the same commercial grade components ECM relies on for their prosumer models but at a more modest price point....

In-Depth: Breville Duo-Temp Pro Espresso Machine

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love discuss the features of the technology driven Breville BES810BSS Duo-Temp Pro Espresso Machine. Available here: Great espresso requires that we achieve the right...

ECM Classika Tech Tip: PID Programming

Todd from Whole Latte Love shows you how to program the PID on the ECM Classika semi-automatic espresso machine. PID allows you to set very accurate temperatures for brewing and steaming. ECM Classika:

Profitec Pro 700 Tech Tips: PID Programming

Learn how to program the PID on the Profitec Pro 700. The PID allows you to set/adjust precise temperatures for brew water and the steam boiler. Profitec Pro 700 Espresso Machine:

Profitec Pro 700 Tech Tips: Water Source Selection

Learn how to change between plumbed waterline and reservoir as water source on the Profitec Pro 700 semi-automatic espresso machine. Video shows front switch and valve under machine positions. Profitec Pro 700 Espresso Machine:...

Expobar Tech Tips: Pump Runs Continuously - Water Level Sensor

In rare cases, an electrical connection to a boiler water level sensor can be dislodged inside Expobar and other machines with a heat exchange boiler. This causes the machine's pump to run continuously and leak water inside from a pressure relief valve on the boiler. In this video, Todd shows you...

Profitec Pro 700 Tech Tips: Manual Pump Priming

Learn how to manually prime the pump of a Profitec Pro 700. This procedure is only occasionally needed on brand new machines or when a pump is air-locked. You can make your own priming device or, get the same parts Todd uses in the video by calling Whole Latte Love at 888-411-5282. Ask for these...

Rancilio Epoca Tech Tips: High Limit Reset

Learn how to reset the high limit switch on a Rancilio Epoca espresso machine. Learn more about Rancilio Epoca machines:

Expobar Tech Tips: Pump Pressure Check and Adjust

Learn how to check and adjust the pump pressure on an Expobar espresso machine equipped with a vibration pump. We also asses the pump by performing a flow rate test and discuss basic functions of the OPV and de-airetor. Expobar Espresso Machines:

Bezzera BZ10 Tech Tip: Replace Wand Nut Gasket/O Ring

Learn how to replace the Gasket/O Ring on the steam and hot water wands of a Bezzera BZ10 semi-automatic espresso machine. Teflon gasket part #: EX-50010080

Expobar Office Tech Tips: Steam Test

Learn how to perform a steam test on Expobar Office semi-automatic espresso machines. This test is for Office models: Lever, Pulser and Control. This test verifies that an Expobar Office machine is producing steam...