??Hope all is well--it worked with just water when he demoed it first time
in the shop??!!
An espresso machine normally brews espresso shots, but can be proved to your
satisfaction without any coffee in the filter basket? The pump is completely
unloaded since the packed coffee provides resistance to flow that causes the
Their next excuse will be "Your roast is too oily or it's too finely ground
for espresso." Under zero pressure, even a bad pump or installation might
look OK and the gaskets might not leak.
I have a modest question: Just how in Blazes do these people check their
When I repaired a hydraulic automatic screen printing press for Op Images in
Denver, it was the first one I had seen.
After a full week of my discovering what their hammer mechanics had done to
it and repairing it to factory specs, it ran quietly and smoothly at full
speed with all the safety switches enabled, instead of disabled. I got an
education- it was a safe design. Running it with any of the safeties
disabled was supposed to lock out automatic operation, for obvious reasons.
Bottom line- I tested it at full speed with a half dozen people keeping it
fed with jackets and ink in all the screens. They were all sweating by the
end of the test, but it did the 125 dozen max in an hour. Happy customers
don't bat an eye when they cut a big (I thought) repair check.
They were happier than pigs doing you-know-what! Not having to go back and
go back to make it keep running was a plus for me.
Paying and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting for a
"repair" of any machine without the machine's having full function is a
The incompetence of the Abbott and Costello repair shop is a glaring demerit
for whatever brands they're authorized to repair. You're riding the
...to have a working HX machine again (especially the steaming power and hot
Wanna bet lunch it *Won't?*
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 1:20 AM, Sandy Andina wrote:
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976
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