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New to me Londinium from 2012
After years of looking at the Londinium machines, i finally managed to buy one second hand (i live in Denmark).
It has lived a hard life with minimal cleaning... So it needs a bit of love.
I would like to ask for help of the following things:
- The steam seems wet and even after purging for up to 10-20 seconds it dosent get better (look at attached video). The level probe seems to be places right.
- I tried to flush 260 ml, it took the pumps 22 seconds to stop running after that... is that normal?
- Would it be wise to change the old solenoid valve, or other things?
Are there any things worth looking or changing because of the "vintage" machine.
Steaming Video: https://youtu.be/Nqv2ISbR-gE
Placed in wrong category... sorry!
How do i move it?
thanks for posting
based on the video posted, i cant see any problem with the steam; sure it is condensing on the stainless drip tray, but this is entirely consistent with my expectations (the drip tray is cooling the steam/water vapour)
the low water alarm does turn on to protect the pump after it has been running for a time and has not refilled the boiler to the maximum level. 260mL sounds a bit low, so it may be due to a tired piston pump, partly occluded inlet solenoid valve or non return valve. it is worth taking the solenoid apart and cleaning it and likewise for the non-return valve. personally i would run with the pump until it fails as an under delivery isnt really doing any harm
there is an instructional video on how to clean the solenoid valve in the permanent file