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Freda Hentschl

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Freda Hentschl buzzed about a product...
at 03-10-2012 3:14pm
Pasquini Livia 90 Auto
Pasquini Livia 90 Auto

I am looking for a machine to use in a smalltown store that will have a coffee shop in it. Will this machine hold up and will the warranty stand?

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mjackson ♦ Freda,

Yes it should work. It depends on how many drinks a day you make as well as how many in a row. You may also want to look at what size cups you make. If you do 30- 40 drinks a day this is a good machine. If you dont need to make more then 2 or three in a row this should work as well. If you are going to make really large drinks sa

03-12-2012 8:15am |

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mjackson ♦ Freda,

Yes it should work. It depends on how many drinks a day you make as well as how many in a row. You may also want to look at what size cups you make. If you do 30- 40 drinks a day this is a good machine. If you don't need to make more then 2 or three in a row this should work as well. If you are going to make really large drinks say 20 ounce drinks you will need to be patient. It is a good machine and is well constructed. I would consider it good fro light use. If you are going to need to do more drinks, or feel you need to make more in a roe give our commercial department a call. I hope this helps.

03-12-2012 8:20am |

Katherine Ossey

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at 12-17-2011 11:55am
Pasquini Livia 90 Auto
Pasquini Livia 90 Auto

The compressor comes on frequently (very loud) and it seems to be using an unusual amount of water.

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DRuff Katherine. Hmm this could be a few things…some easy, some maybe not. I would urge you to contact out tech support at 888-411-5282 opt 3 and have them troubleshoot this for you. They are here to help. They are open M-F from 9am to 5 pm EST. Happy Brewing!

12-18-2011 9:33am |

Jim McCormack

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at 12-22-2010 7:26pm
Pasquini Livia 90 Auto
Pasquini Livia 90 Auto

The control for the steam wand seems to have gotten lazy over time and it must be turned further to fully shut off - which means it also has to be turned further to produce steam. In the past we replaced a 'rounded off' plastic control dial but it is fine and the problem exists. Is it possible to be wearing out the dial (or a spring or seal or something)? Maybe a weak valve assembly?

Thanks for any help.

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Mike Russo ♦ Jim...It sounds like your steam valve assembly is wearing out. Please contact our Technical Support Department directly at 1-888-411-5282 option 3 to help you with this. Thanks

12-23-2010 9:30am |

Steve Skelton

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at 10-18-2010 11:24am
Pasquini Livia 90 Auto
Pasquini Livia 90 Auto

I need a pod machine. Will this one use pods? It shows that it does on the illy website, but no other sites show that it does.

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DRuff Hi Steve. Thank you for your question. This machine includes a commercial single shot and double shot filter basket that can be used with ground coffee. There is a pod adaptor kit that can also be purchased with this machine for $65. Feel free to give us a call and we would be happy to assist in getting you a pod adapter. Don’t hesitate to ask us any additional questions.

10-18-2010 7:39pm |

Patrick Smorra

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at 10-10-2010 12:04pm
Pasquini Livia 90 Auto
Pasquini Livia 90 Auto

My livia 90 automatic is steaming out of the portafilter when I make coffee so I am thinking I need a new gasket. Do you have these and instructions for installation?
Thanks

Pat Smorra
Pat@Smorra.com

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mjackson ♦ Patrick,

Usually water will leak out of the portafilter around the edges when your gasket is bad. If you are getting steam does your coffee seem to hot or burned. If so you may want to try a few things.If your machine has been sitting a while your water in your heat exchanger may be to hot. Run some water out of the group head with no portafilter for about 3-5 seconds. You will notice steam and water at first switching to water just coming out. Then you can go ahead and load your portafilter and coffee into the machine and brew. If your pressure gauge is running above 1.2 then you may want to lower your pressure stat.

Here are the instructions-

PASQUINI PRESSURE STAT ADJUSTMENT INSTRUCTIONS



1. Unplug the machine.
2. Remove the reservoir. Be sure to remove the red sensor lead from the lower left side of the reservoir.
3. Phillips head screws on the top of the machine.
4. The side and rear panels are all one piece, spreading the left and right panels while lifting them will remove them all at the same time (because they are connected)
5. The pressure is located to the right of the boiler (if facing the machine) The pressure stat is round in shape, it has 2 wires connected to it , it also has a small, top of the boiler. A single piece of copper tubing coils down underneath the pressure stat, and connects to the boiler’s top.
6. Adjusting the pressure stat. The flat head, brass adjustment screw in the center of the pressure stat is fairly sensitive. A quarter-turn in either direction will probably be as big an adjustment as you will ever need. A clockwise turn on the pressure stat will increase the temperature and pressure (as they are related). A counterclockwise turn will decrease the pressure/temperature. Make the adjustment while the machine is off, cold and unplugged. After the adjustment has been made, re-assemble in reverse order.
7. Once the machine is re-assembled, plug in and heat up as normal. Let the pressure gauge on the front of the machine be your guide. If the pressure was increased, then the gauge will respond accordingly. You may have to repeat the process in order to get the exact adjustment you are looking for.

10-13-2010 10:46am |

Michael Ziock

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at 02-13-2010 3:09pm
Pasquini Livia 90 Auto
Pasquini Livia 90 Auto

I recently received a Livia 90 auto as a gift and I get inconsistent amounts when using the automatic shot selector. The amount varies by as much as an ounce with the double-shot sometimes being less than 2 ounces and sometimes more the 3 ounces. I believe I am tamping consistently and the crema is good, it just seems to run longer than it should many times. I have reprogrammed it as well but it is still variable. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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WholeLatteLoveRep1 Michael, It's important to understand that the program setting on the Livia is a timed amount, not volume. You'll want to check to be sure that the time isn't changing when your brewing. The volume amount can change depending on the type of beans that you're using or the grind setting of your grinder. If you time the shots then you'll be able to determine if the machine is operating correctly.

02-15-2010 8:12pm |