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matt fox

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matt fox buzzed about a product...
at 10-16-2012 2:15pm
Pasquini Livia 90
Pasquini Livia 90

How fine a grind should I start with (using mazza mini grinder)...

I am just way off and getting shots too fast with no crema right now. Any tips for this particular machine are appreciated.

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Mike Russo ♦ Matt...I would suggest you try and set your grinder at about 3/4 of the way to the finest setting to start. I hope this information helps. Thanks.

10-17-2012 4:36pm |

Art and Ute Nemiroff

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at 05-17-2012 5:02pm
Pasquini Livia 90
Pasquini Livia 90

Are there any service agents for the Livia 90 in the Palm Springs/Palm Desert, CA. area that you can recommend?

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mjackson ♦ This would be a good place to start and they are very good at machine repairs. Palm Springs SouthCoast Beverage Cal, Mike, Bill 562-943-1601

05-19-2012 1:22pm |

JOSEPH CHOW

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at 03-19-2012 3:54am
Pasquini Livia 90
Pasquini Livia 90

Hi I found a nice automatic pasquini livia
90 but it's a pod machine, I heard you just replace the portafilter, an I herd you have to replace both the grouphead an the portafilter. Can you tell me if the machine is the same an you replace the portafilter. Thanks .... Joe

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mjackson ♦ Joseph,

You just need to take the pod adapter out of the grouphead and get a regular portafilter. Congratulations on a great find it is a good machine.

03-20-2012 8:50am |

Louis Pengue

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at 11-07-2011 11:07pm
Pasquini Livia 90
Pasquini Livia 90

I have a Livia 90 Auto that has a problem with consistency of shots. I use the machine manually so I can track time required for a 2oz shot. With the grind set for a 25-28 sec shot (grinder is Mazzer Mini), the first shot will be great, good flow rate and good crema. When I do the second shot for my wife, the shot typically blows through in 10-15 sec. and is very poor. This happens more often than not. When I do the second round of shots in 10 min or so, it can do the same thing - what's up???

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mjackson ♦ Lois,

It may be when the machien sits the water in the heat exchanger has gotten to hot so it actually has more pressure and steam. Try running water out of the group head with no portafilter or coffee and see if it changes from steam and hot water to just hot water. When it is just water go ahead and try brewing your shot. It is called a cooling flush. Call me if you haev questions or need help. Mark Ext 5196

11-10-2011 9:07am |

ann kercheviller

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at 02-15-2011 1:24pm
Pasquini Livia 90
Pasquini Livia 90

When I turn the machine on, it immediately turns itself off. It does have water in it.
It has been overheating from time to time for about a year. When it does this, I immediately turn it off It is at our vacxation home, so it is not used very often.

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mjackson ♦ Ann,

I need some more details - such as does it ever power up? Does it make any noise or any lights come on? If you could give me a call I can try to help, in order to do so I would need a little more information. My name is Mark Jackson my number is 1-888-411-5282 Ext 5196.

02-16-2011 10:27am |

paul harris

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at 01-01-2011 12:30pm
Pasquini Livia 90
Pasquini Livia 90

When I turn on the steam wand nothing happens. Other than that the machine appears to be operating properly through the group and the hot water wand. Any solutions?

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mjackson ♦ If you have hot water and your pressure gauge is reading normal then you must have a clog in your steam wand. I would take a pin or paper clip and try cleaning out your steam tip holes. I would even suggest you try removing the tip and then clean it. If that does nothing then I would perhaps try cleaning out upper part of your steam wand by pushing a wire up the tube and see if you find any blockage. You may also have a bad steam valve but I doubt it.

01-05-2011 8:51am |

Edward Hines

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at 12-18-2010 2:25pm
Pasquini Livia 90
Pasquini Livia 90

I have an older Livia 90 manual machine. It is now dripping regularly from the little spigot in the drip tray. Will cleaning fix this or should I order a new part to fix? Which part do I order if needed.
Thank you in advance. eh

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Mike Russo ♦ Edward...Cleaning will probably not fix the dripping problem you are having with your Pasquini Livia. Please contact our Technical support department at 1-888-411-5282 option 3 to help you with parts or repairs. Thanks.

12-18-2010 3:01pm |

Clinton Parnell

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at 11-29-2010 2:14pm
Pasquini Livia 90
Pasquini Livia 90

Hi, my wife and I purchased a livia 90 and brought it to Mexico to use in our cafe, however the machine keeps losing pressure after about 20 minutes. We have ordered a replacement pressure stat, however we live in a remote locale and not sure when and if part will make it. More worrisome, we are thinking the problem may be something else. Any ideas? Gracias.

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mjackson ♦ It could be the pressure stat or it could be the pressure valve on top of your machine. If that is not closing correctly your machine will not stay at pressure. I can send you instructions on how to clean it. It is the same as the expobar and the instructions are below.Please call our tech support team if you need help.

Does your Expobar have a constant hissing noise coming from the top of the boiler?
Is the machine not getting up to steam pressure?
Try these instructions, they will help.

Tools:
1. Phillips head screwdriver
2. 3mm allen wrench
3. 17 mm socket and ratchet
4. WD-40


1. Always unplug the machine.
2. Remove and empty the reservoir.
3. Taking the top off. Taking the top piece of the Expobar Office Pulser/Control begins by unscrewing the 2 chrome Phillips head screws on top of the machine in the front left/right corners. The fasteners are chrome Phillips head screw or chrome 3 mm Allen bolts. They may also be a combination of both. The other two fasteners, located on the top panel near the back panel are chrome 3mm Allen bolts. They are covered with small, round, black plastic caps.
4. Lift off the top panel. On some machines, the top panel and reservoir assembly are connected. If they are, then the whole structure will lift right out of the machine. If not, then you will have to remove the large, black, step-shaped reservoir plate. After the plastic zip tie at the front is cut, it will lift straight out.
5. Locating the vacuum relief valve. Once the top panel has been removed you will have access to the top of the boiler. The boiler is the large, copper, barrel shaped assembly towards the rear right of the machine (if you are facing the front of the machine) The Vacuum relief valve is located on top of the boiler near the back panel of the machine. It is a 17 mm brass bolt with a small brass plunger on top in the center. It is this plunger that seals the system as it gains pressure.
6. Removing the vacuum relief valve. Using the 17mm socket, unscrew the vacuum relief valve from the top of the boiler. Once the valve has been removed, you will see that the assembly is actually made from a few different parts.
7. Unscrew the top and bottom halves of the vacuum relief valve. Once separated, you’ll find a white Teflon washer as well as the small brass plunger with a very small red gasket at the base.
8. These parts all need to be cleaned thoroughly and given a small shot of WD-40.
9. Once the parts have been cleaned and lubricated, re-assemble the valve in reverse order. Firmly replace the valve on the boiler. Re-assemble the machine in reverse order. The hissing should be stopped.

11-30-2010 11:17am |

ingrid schreiber

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at 11-06-2010 8:54pm
Pasquini Livia 90
Pasquini Livia 90

My Livia has all three lights blinking as if it needs water, but it doesn't need water. What could be the cause?

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mjackson ♦ Ingrid,

It could be the wire to the water sensor in your tank has become loose or fallen off. You should check that first. Is your machine still working. Best bet is to give our technical department a call.

11-08-2010 9:32am |

maniaque

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at 11-06-2010 3:07pm
Pasquini Livia 90
Pasquini Livia 90

I removed the CPU from my machine to send to Pasquini for diagnostics... turns out there was nothing they could determine wrong with it so they sent it back.
While I was careful in identifying the positions of the contracts that attach to the module I didn't think to note which direction that module itself is to be installed.
[This is the older style with the 8 contacts on the bottom of the module.]
One side of the module is blank while the other has the schematics of the settings (all in Italian so if it's informative, it isn't to me). I'm assuming it should install with the schematic side pointing to the outside of the machine but I really don't remember and don't want to screw anything up by hooking it up backwards.

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