This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Does anyone know a reliable repair place in the SF Bay area? The ball = joint on the steam wand on my Giotto is leaking and after trying some = fixes with the distributor over the phone, they are now recommending = that I take it in somewhere to get it fixed as it may need a new valve = and assembly. Shipping it back to NY from the west coast doesn't make a = lot of sense, and they thought any good small appliance repair shop = could do the work. Does anyone have any experience with a good repair = place in this area?
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Hi Zara, Sorry to here about the problem!! In SF, Thomas Cara & Sons in SF. a bit of an attitude at time, but very knowledgeable and competent. On this side of the Bay, there is: Mr. Espresso in Oakland, but they may only service their brands. they may be able to recommend others,. In Concord, there is a small repair shop, run by an Italian gentleman. He can fix anything espresso related. I do not have his name and # at hand. I'm at work. But could provide if you like. Cheers, Geary
Zara, did you check the price of the steam assembly? (assume talked with 1st-Line, also suggest check EPNW for a price comparison) Or are you not technically comfortable attempting to replace it yourself? Is there no one in the SF Bay area willing and able to aid a damsel in distress?! I can't see how it'd be that difficult. And I'm sure Zara would pay you well with wonderfully delightful home baked goodies from her fabulous new kitchen:-) Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before. From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Zara Haimo Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 1:31 PM Does anyone know a reliable repair place in the SF Bay area? The ball joint on the steam wand on my Giotto is leaking and after trying some fixes with the distributor over the phone, they are now recommending that I take it in somewhere to get it fixed as it may need a new valve and assembly. Shipping it back to NY from the west coast doesn't make a lot of sense, and they thought any good small appliance repair shop could do the work. Does anyone have any experience with a good repair place in this area?
<Snip> I got to the point with the tech guy at wholelattelove (it's Alfred's Giotto which he bought there) where it probably would take fairly complete disassembly of the machine and I seem to be better at taking things apart than putting them back together... Plus a place that does this kind of repair all the time would have the workbench and tools all set up and I still don't have the garage put together in the new house. > Is there no one in the SF Bay area willing and able to aid a damsel in <Snip> Hmmm, I hadn't thought about bribery...
<Snip> Well, of course! However, the damsel asked for a repair shop, not a knight! If the damsel has access to the parts, and needs someone to turn wrenches, I would be delighted to help. I was variously a mechanic, machinist and millwright for many (many!) years before going into IT, but I have no contacts or supply channels for espresso machines. Zara, if I can be of service please don't hesitate to ask. I'm still planning on following your HGDB instructions one of these days. Thanks again for sending them. Michael Wade Milpitas, Ca <Snip>