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Date: 07 Feb 2007 01:20:09
From: Michael D. Sullivan
Subject: Repair shop in DC/MD area for Pasquini Livia?
I need to have a pro work on my Livia and I'd prefer not to ship it and
risk damage. Is there a competent repair shop in the Washington, DC
area, or do I have little recourse but to ship it To Pasquini in
California? The only espresso machine repair shop shown by Google is in
Baltimore -- Asap Espresso Services & Repair -- but it has no website
and doesn't seem to be discussed anywhere on the web. Anybody have any
experience with Asap?

(For background, the original problem was that the heating element and
yellow light didn't stay on consistently when below the proper pressure;
I could turn the power switch on and off, and it would come back on,
erraticly. I replaced the pressurestat, but the problem continued.
Today I checked all the wiring connections to be sure they were tight,
and when I finished, the machine doesn't go on at all, and now the
physical action of the power switch is wrong -- it doesn't snap to the
off position properly. Clearly the switch needs to be replaced,
possibly other work.)

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Michael D. Sullivan
Bethesda, MD (USA)
(To reply, change example.invalid to com in the address.)




 
Date: 07 Feb 2007 01:51:10
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Repair shop in DC/MD area for Pasquini Livia?
On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 01:20:09 GMT, "Michael D. Sullivan"
<userid@camsul.example.invalid > wrote:

>I need to have a pro work on my Livia and I'd prefer not to ship it and
>risk damage. Is there a competent repair shop in the Washington, DC
>area, or do I have little recourse but to ship it To Pasquini in
>California? The only espresso machine repair shop shown by Google is in
>Baltimore -- Asap Espresso Services & Repair -- but it has no website
>and doesn't seem to be discussed anywhere on the web. Anybody have any
>experience with Asap?
>
>(For background, the original problem was that the heating element and
>yellow light didn't stay on consistently when below the proper pressure;
>I could turn the power switch on and off, and it would come back on,
>erraticly. I replaced the pressurestat, but the problem continued.
>Today I checked all the wiring connections to be sure they were tight,
>and when I finished, the machine doesn't go on at all, and now the
>physical action of the power switch is wrong -- it doesn't snap to the
>off position properly. Clearly the switch needs to be replaced,
>possibly other work.)

Espresso machine repair is done by hundreds of shops and technicians
around the country, few of whom have any interest in maintaining
websites. Your real challenge will be in finding one that knows
anything about fixing small consumer/light commercial machines and
where to find the parts.

Why don't you just walk into a couple of nearby coffee shops and ask
them who services their machines? If that doesn't work, I suggest you
move to Los Angeles.:-)

shall


  
Date: 07 Feb 2007 01:53:27
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Repair shop in DC/MD area for Pasquini Livia?
On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 01:51:10 GMT, shall
<mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net > wrote:

Or call Pasquini and ask them for a local repairman.

shall


   
Date: 07 Feb 2007 04:24:40
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Repair shop in DC/MD area for Pasquini Livia?
And there is still the:

YELLOW PAGES!

dave
in NC

"shall" <mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net > wrote in message
news:m7cis2l3o39bq7kpkcntf971sj22mlbgtj@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 01:51:10 GMT, shall
> <mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net> wrote:
>
> Or call Pasquini and ask them for a local repairman.
>
> shall