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Date: 29 Jun 2007 20:46:21
From: Obvious
Subject: La Cimbali Domus Dosatron --no heat
I recently purchased a La Cimbali Domus Dosatron off of craigslist.
It was pretty mucky but it cleaned up well.
The pump works well, but unfortunately the water doesn't heat up --at
all!

I don't have any diagrams or parts list to refer to...

Any suggestions on where to start troubleshooting this puppy?

Many thanks for any help folks can provide





 
Date: 01 Jul 2007 03:35:44
From: sprsso
Subject: Re: La Cimbali Domus Dosatron --no heat
yes....al


On Jun 30, 11:21 pm, Obvious <obvious....@gmail.com > wrote:
> I wonder if anyone knows if you can back flush this machine ---I can't
> find any documentation telling me if possible (i.e. it has a 3-way
> valve)
>
> Advice?
>
> Cheers




 
Date: 30 Jun 2007 20:21:22
From: Obvious
Subject: Re: La Cimbali Domus Dosatron --no heat
I wonder if anyone knows if you can back flush this machine ---I can't
find any documentation telling me if possible (i.e. it has a 3-way
valve)

Advice?

Cheers



 
Date: 30 Jun 2007 07:41:35
From: Obvious
Subject: Re: La Cimbali Domus Dosatron --no heat
Oh yeah, BTW the model is just a LC Domus Dosatron.
I can't find any other details other than it was made in 1998 --wow
almost 10 years old!



 
Date: 30 Jun 2007 07:28:35
From: Obvious
Subject: Re: La Cimbali Domus Dosatron --no heat
I fixed it!
After a couple of shots made on my NS Ellimatic, I felt energized
enough to take the time to pull the back off and check the inner
workings again last night...well actually early this morning. :)
I discovered a small wad of paper in the hose that feeds the boiler.
It looked intact so I'm hoping I won't have to pull the boiler to see
if anything else is in there. After re-assembly I ran two tanks full
of water thru the hot water supply. By the mid-point of the last tank
I was getting a nice hot stream of water. I ran water thru the head
with the screen on (yuck) and then off (double yuck) --tons of black
sticky gunk came out.

I had another go with the blunt end of a bamboo skewer, soft cloth,
and citric acid to clean the screen and head. It was incredibly
filthy. I couldn't remove the dispersion disc at first as it was firm
glued to the head. After running hot water thru it several time it
loosened and dropped off --for a while there I wondered if it actually
could be removed.
An overnight bath in citric acid for the screen and disk and a bit of
gentle scrubbing with a soft bristle brush did the trick.

I pulled my first shot this morning --I'll have to refine my grind and
tamp for this machine the result was entirely drinkable.
I'm thinking I might have to retire the Elli...



 
Date: 30 Jun 2007 03:27:30
From: sprsso
Subject: Re: La Cimbali Domus Dosatron --no heat
Send me an email with the model & serial and I might have some answers
for you....al



On Jun 29, 11:46 pm, Obvious <obvious....@gmail.com > wrote:
> I recently purchased a La Cimbali Domus Dosatron off of craigslist.
> It was pretty mucky but it cleaned up well.
> The pump works well, but unfortunately the water doesn't heat up --at
> all!
>
> I don't have any diagrams or parts list to refer to...
>
> Any suggestions on where to start troubleshooting this puppy?
>
> Many thanks for any help folks can provide