I’ve been in contact with Paolo about this but as they are now closed, just wanted to check out a couple of things before I crack on.
My Vesuvius has had a small leak from the steam boiler heating element o-ring which has gradually corroded the electrical connectors over time, resulting in the house electrics tripping with increasing regularity. I have disconncted both connectors and the machine will now start without tripping, leading Paolo to send out a new o-ring and heating element under warranty.
He mentioned that I can still use the brew boiler to make coffee and said in the menu disable the steam boiler.
I just wanted to check a couple of things.
- He talked about emptying the boiler - should i leave water in there until i receive the new parts to fit or empty now?
- Does this make a difference if I want to continue to use the machine with brew boiler only?
- I presume switching the machine on to access the menu (and thus starting the heating) will have no effect on the steam boiler as the two connectors to the element have already been disconnected?
Sorry for the basic questions - this stuff is not my forte…
Finally, when I (or if I chicken out, an engineer) fit the new element and come to start the machine, is there a refill process?