Can anyone assist with this conventional looking espresso machine please? I
cant find any reference to this Italian company for a service manual. Th
ere may be a forum (SAV?) but it is in French.
When I press the espresso button to brew the coffee, the pump works for abo
ut a second and then appears strangulated and stops, thereafter dribbling t
iny amounts of coffee out of the portafilter.
Do these pumps go weak or do they just fail please?
I immediately suspected a failed pump but when I open the steam valve, the
pump sounds and works fine??
So I unscrewed the metal filter above the portafiler which doesn't look par
ticularly dirty. When I took it off, the pump worked fine and spewed out n
ormal amounts of water from the bare head: I figured that the metal filter
is blocked, since not much seems to be blocked above it and cleaned it. But
when I put it back, and put the portafiler back in place (empty), the unit
appears strangulated again and no water comes through.
I dont suppose there are two pumps, with one governing the coffee brew and
the other governing the steam wand. Does all this just mean that my pump i