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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: http://www.wholelattelove.com/ *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. http://www.wholelattelove.com/products/profitec-pro-700-dual-boiler-espresso-machine

Gaggia Brera Tech Tips: Basic Maintenance

Learn about basic maintenance for the Gaggia Brera super-automatic espresso machine. Topics covered include: Frothing wand, descaling, brew group, bean hopper, water reservoir and drip tray. For additional detail see these videos: Descaling Automatic: http://youtu.be/8WS3pm74uBc Frothing...

Gaggia Brera Tech Tips: How To Remove a Stuck Brew Group

Learn the procedure for a removing a brew group which is stuck in the machine. Once removed, you will learn how to cycle the machine so the brew group can be re-inserted. This problem can occur when the machine loses power during a brewing cycle. Gaggia Brera Espresso Machines:...

Grinding for Your Brew-Style FAQ

As a follow up to my last blog Grinding for Your Brew-Style, I wanted to highlight some frequently asked questions to help clear up some of the muddled information surrounding some grinder terminology. The following is my grinder FAQ.   Scenario I Someone is purchasing an espresso...

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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: http://www.wholelattelove.com/products/ecm-classika-pid-espresso-machine

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: https://www.wholelattelove.com/products/profitec-pro-700-dual-boiler-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: https://www.wholelattelove.com/products?utf8=%E2%9C%93&keywords=rancilio+epoca

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: https://www.wholelattelove.com/brands/expobar

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 http://www.wholelattelove.com/products/bezzera-bz10-espresso-machine http://www.wholelattelove.com/

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...

Expobar Office Tech Tips: Basic Steaming for Latte Art

Learn the basic technique for steaming/frothing milk for latte art on Expobar Office semi-automatic espresso machines. Todd from Whole Latte Love talks temperature and roll. http://www.wholelattelove.com/categories/espresso-machines?brand=Expobar&subcategory=Semi-Automatic

The E61 Brew Group. Demystifying the Mystique.

(I’ve noticed that a lot of people use the terms brew group and group head interchangeably. But they are not one and the same. The group head is part of the brew group. The brew group is the whole assembly that circulates the water around and through the front of the machine, down through...