La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi II Double Boiler Espresso Machine

La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi II
Double Boiler Espresso Machine
Owner’s Manual Rev G
(Covers VII’s with and w/o Enhanced Temperature Offset and Programmable Preinfusion)
Added section on setting of Opt. Timer On/Off Switch: 3-4-2013
Also noted replacement of triacs/fan with SSR on new models
S1 Vivaldi II Owner’s Manual
Table of Contents
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4
Feature Overview ..................................................................................................... 2
Reference Photos..................................................................................................... 3
Document Scope – Caveats and Clarifications ........................................................ 4
Basic Machine Operation ......................................................................................... 4
4.1
15A or 20 Amp Operation.................................................................................. 4
4.2
Optional On/Off Timer Accessory – Overview and WARNING ......................... 6
4.3
Initial Installation Before Connecting Power ...................................................... 7
4.4
Turning On and Heating the Machine................................................................ 8
4.5
Espresso Brewing ............................................................................................. 8
4.6
Volumetric Dose Programming ......................................................................... 9
4.7
Hot Water Delivery ............................................................................................ 9
4.8
Steam Delivery .................................................................................................. 9
4.9
Economy / Boiler Operational Modes .............................................................. 10
4.10 V1/VII Mode Switch ......................................................................................... 11
4.11 Espresso Group Water Temperature Regulation ......................................... 11
4.11.1 Standard Temperature Adjustment .......................................................... 11
4.11.2 Offset Temperature Adjustment ............................................................... 12
4.11.3 Extreme Temperature Set Function ......................................................... 14
4.12 Programmable Preinfusion .............................................................................. 15
5 Alarm Handling ....................................................................................................... 16
5.1
Coffee Group Water Dosing System Failure .................................................... 16
5.2
Coffee Group Temperature Detection System Failure .................................... 16
5.3
Steam Boiler Temperature Detection System Failure ..................................... 16
5.4
Damaged Group Heating Element Triac ......................................................... 16
5.5
Damaged Boiler Heating Element Triac .......................................................... 17
5.6
Boiler Automatic Refill System Failure ............................................................ 17
6 Connection Diagrams ............................................................................................. 18
6.1
Electrical Connection Diagram ........................................................................ 18
6.2
Control Board Connection Diagram................................................................. 19
6.3
Triac Board Connection Diagram .................................................................... 19
6.4
Control Panel Connection Diagram ................................................................. 20
6.5
Wiring Diagram Definitions .............................................................................. 20
7 VII Water Flow Diagram ......................................................................................... 21
8 Adjustments and Maintenance ............................................................................... 22
8.1
External VII Surface Cleaning ......................................................................... 22
8.2
Routine Group Cleaning .................................................................................. 22
8.3
Group Pressure Test and Adjustment ............................................................ 23
8.4
Expansion Valve Release Adjustment............................................................. 24
9 Optional Accessories .............................................................................................. 25
10 Other LaSpaziale VII Resources ............................................................................ 28
11 Quick Setting Guide ............................................................................................... 29
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1 Feature Overview
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Dual Boiler
Steam Boiler 2.5 liter
Steam Boiler Element 1250 Watts
Group Boiler .45 liter
Group Boiler Element 800 Watts
Direct Plumbed
Rotary Pump
Volumetric Dosing Adjustable Through Touch Pad
Group Temperature Indicated by lamp Display
Group Temperature Adjustable in 1C Increments Through Touch Pad
New and Upgraded machines since 7/1/2008 include Extended Temperature Offset
Adjustment and Programmable Preinfusion
Electronic Boiler Refill
Built in Safety Thermostat
Semi Automatic Hot Water Delivery
Manual Steam Valve
Fault Diagnosis Alarms
Combined Boiler and Group Pressure Gauge
Two Complete Portafilter handles - Single and Double Baskets
Extra shower screens, removal wrench, cleaning brush, tamper
Includes rubber back flush disk
OPTIONAL Pre Infusion Chamber
OPTIONAL 7 Day Programmable Timer
OPTIONAL No Burn Steam Arm
OPTIONAL longer La Spaziale steam arm
OPTIONAL Drain Kit
Color Black, Silver, or Red
110 volt
Available in either 15 amp or 20 amp
ETL Sanitation Listed (Conforms to ANSI/NSF STD 4)
c ETL us Listed (Conforms to UL STD 197 Certified to CAN/CSA STD C22.2 NO. 109
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2 Reference Photos
These numbered photos will be referenced throughout the document; i.e. (13)
FIGURE 1 – Indicator Lights and Control Buttons
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Label Function
Label Function
1
Drip Tray
8
2
Steam Arm
9
Cup Warming
Tray
Control Panel
3
Rubber Feet
10
5
6
Steam/Group Pressure
Gauge
Side Panels
Steam Knob
7
Splash Panel
4
Label Function Label Function
15
92C Lamp
22
16
93C Lamp
23
Group
17
94C Lamp
24
11
Portafilter Handle
18
95C Lamp
25
12
13
Drip Tray Grate
Boiler Lamp
19
20
26
27
14
91C Lamp
21
96C Lamp
97C Lamp
ECON
Lamp
On/Standby
Lamp
Hot Water Button
Single Cup
Button
Double Cup
Button
Boiler Button
On/Off Button
28
Hot Water Outlet
3 Document Scope – Caveats and Clarifications
This manual includes material that both duplicates and enhances the official LaSpaziale S1
Vivaldi II Instruction Manual in key areas. However, it does not duplicate the detailed and
very important information covering machine certifications or ratings nor does it repeat all the
warning and safety information contained on the “lawyer” pages. That information, as
contained in LaSpaziale Instruction Manual, is considered included in this document by
reference.
This document solely covers the S1 Vivaldi II plus options available and supported by Chris
Coffee Service and/or other vendors supplied by Chris Coffee Service through its exclusive
distribution agreements with La Spaziale S.p.A.
4 Basic Machine Operation
(BOLD = lamps, Reverse = buttons, numbers in parentheses reference to above table)
4.1 15A or 20 Amp Operation
Please read this section first, especially if you purchased the 20A version of the
LaSpaziale VII Mini but do not currently have an available 20A outlet.
The LaSpaziale VII is available in 15A and 20A versions. In actuality, they are both identical
machines. There is an internal switch that selects the operating mode and they have
different power cords installed. The power cord is the easiest way to tell which version you
have. The 15A VII has a standard 3-prong AC plug with two parallel blades and a round
ground pin. The 20A VII has a 3-prong plug with two perpendicular blades and a round
ground pin. The 20A version therefore requires a 20A circuit which has a special 20A outlet
which accepts the 20A plug.
Most modern kitchens have 20A circuits. However, they often do not use 20A outlets
because multiple outlets may be on the same 20A circuit. If you have a 20A circuit with a
20A outlet this most likely means that outlet has its own dedicated 20A circuit and is safe to
use with the VII. A 20A circuit with normal 15A outlets probably means that multiple kitchen
outlets are on the one 20A circuit. Often this means the refrigerator outlet. 20A VII owners
should contact their electrician if unsure how to proceed.
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The internal switch which places the VII in 15A mode does so by never allowing the group
boiler and the steam boiler to operate at the same time. When the thermostats for both
boilers try to turn on at the same time, the group boiler always has precedence, and then the
steam boiler operates in sequential fashion. A number of 15A VII owners note that they see
little operational effect when running in this mode.
The 20A VII allows both boilers to operate simultaneously. HOWEVER, it is possible to place
the 20A VII into 15A mode without removing the covers from the machine and flipping the
internal mode switch. This is called ECONOMY mode and is described later in this manual.
As a temporary solution, Economy mode is a great option for those that really want the 20A
machine but that do not currently have a 20A circuit. However, this will require swapping out
your standard 15A outlet with a 20A outlet. These are readily available from most hardware
stores. For a more temporary solution there is an alternative such as this adapter cable
available from Chris Coffee Service:
http://www.chriscoffee.com/products/home/espressoaccs/20t015adaptorplug. It is also
available elsewhere or you can make your own with a quick trip to your local hardware store.
Locating/Changing the 15A / 20A Mode Switch
1. The Vivaldi VII must be unplugged and allowed to cool down first.
2. Remove any cups from the cup warming tray (7)
3. Remove the single screw in the front middle of the cup warming tray (7) as shown in
the photo below
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4. From the front of the machine look down into the top of the machine. In the right rear
of the machine you will see a toggle switch with its positions labeled 15 and 20. Reach
down with the same screwdriver you used to remove the cup warming tray and flip the
switch to the desired position.
4.2 Optional On/Off Timer Accessory – Overview and WARNING
The S1V2 has an optional On/Off Timer that can be purchased which provides the capability
for up to 3 On/Off cycles per day with a different program for all 7 days of the week, if so
desired. Each new machine has the cable needed to plug this timer into cable tied into place
just behind the front panel. More information including the installation manual can be found
here: http://s1cafe.com/s1v2/images/Vivaldi%20Timer%20Instructions.pdf
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There is a switch labeled ON / OFF on top of the controller box adjacent to the 15A/20A
switch shown in the above photo. (The ON/OFF switch is hidden in the photo.) This switch
must be set to OFF if you do not have the Timer plugged in and it must be set to ON when
the timer is installed. Also, the state of this switch is only sensed when the power cable is
unplugged, then plugged back in. So if you need to change this switch you will need to
unplug the machine for at least 5 seconds after you do so.
WARNING: If you do NOT have the Timer installed but you have the switch set to ON, the
pump will not come on when you try to pull a shot.
4.3 Initial Installation Before Connecting Power
After removing the VII from its packing carton and setting it on the counter, check for
additional installation instructions that may be included. You should also have all the
accessories shown in the photo below including a rubber backflush disk (not shown).
Tip the VII on its side. Twist all four rubber feet (3) hand tight as they may vibrate loose
during shipping. While performing that task, use a screwdriver to ensure that the four screws
on the bottom (two on each side between the rubber feet) which fasten the two side panels
(5) to the chassis bottom are tight. These steps will help ensure the quietest possible
operation of your VII.
Be sure you connect the included water hose to the threaded water inlet on the bottom of the
machine. Proper connection is obvious since there is only one place it can attach. The
opposite end of the hose - which connects to the water supply - may require adapters from
your local hardware store depending on your specific situation. Contact your VII dealer for
advice if the solution isn’t obvious. Also, your VII dealer may request that you check that your
water hardness is below a certain level to ensure long life and trouble free operation.
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Hardness test strips may be included for this purpose. If your water fails this test, contact
your VII dealer and discuss the available options.
Once water supply is properly attached, turned on, and the desired basket has been inserted
into one of the portafilter handles, attach the portafilter to the group. Be sure that the drip tray
is installed by sliding it into place at the bottom front of the machine.
4.4 Turning On and Heating the Machine
1) Insert the plug into the 110V AC socket, the On/STBY light (22) starts flashing. (Standby mode).
2) Press the ON / OFF (27) button and keep it pressed for about 3 seconds, the green
On/STBY light (22) changes from flashing to steady indicating the machine is ON. At
the same time the lights from (14) to (21) turn on steadily for about a second
(indicating power on test mode).
3) The light corresponding to the set temperature starts flashing to indicate that the group
is heating and the automatic boiler refill starts until the water level preset by the
manufacturer is reached.
4) Once the filling process is finished, the BOILER light (13) starts flashing to indicate
that the boiler is heating. However, after first switching on, the boiler doesn't work until
the group has reached the set temperature.
5) Fasten the portafilter handle (11) to the brewing group (10).
6) Wait until the set temperature is reached, by checking that the lights on the control
panel (9) gradually turn on as the temperature rises. The visualization starts as soon
as the temperature reaches 91°C (turning on of light 14) and continues until the
machine has reached its operating temperature (light from flashing to fixed).
7) When the group has reached the set temperature, the boiler heating starts (BOILER
light (13) flashing), once it reaches the set temperature the light becomes fixed.
8) Every time the group temperature or the boiler temperature drops under the set value,
the respective light starts flashing (heating phase) until the set temperature is reached.
9) The machine is now ready.
WARNING!!
To activate and deactivate the boiler mode press the BOILER (26) button. Every time you
turn on the machine, the boiler is in service.
When the boiler is turned off, it is impossible to use hot water for infusions or steam delivery.
The machine can also operate in the economy mode (see relative paragraph).
4.5 Espresso Brewing
1. Unfasten the portafilter handle (11) from the brewing group (10) and insert the filter for
one or Double Cups. Fill it with ground coffee (aprox 7g for a single or 14-15g for a
double), making sure not to leave coffee powder on the upper edge of the portafilter
handle (11), and press it with the suitable coffee tamper provided.
2. Firmly attach the portafilter handle (11) to the brewing group (10).
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3. Place one or Double Cups under the portafilter handle (11).
4. Press the button corresponding to Single Cup (24) if you want to make one coffee or
Double Cups (25) to start the delivery. Once the desired quantity of coffee programmed
is reached, the delivery automatically stops.
4.6 Volumetric Dose Programming
The programmable volumetric dosing feature allows programming of the Single Cup (24) and
Double Cup (25) buttons to dispense whatever quantities of espresso the user desires.
Their use for single cup and double cup quantities is merely a suggestion. Many users only
pull double shots and program the double shot button for 1.5-2.0oz for that purpose. Then
they program the Single Cup button for a larger amount for use in flushing the portafilter
basket and/or the group between shots. The beauty of the programmable dosing feature is
that the machine owner can be creative. The following are the instructions for programming
each button assuming they are being used for single and double shots.
1. With the machine on, press the ON//OFF (27) button and keep it pressed for about 3
seconds; the control light (22) and the one indicating the set temperature start flashing.
2. Insert the single cup basket into the portafilter handle (11) and fill it with 7-8g of ground
coffee making sure not to leave coffee powder on the upper edge of the portafilter
handle, and press it with the included plastic tamper or, more optimally, a high quality
53mm coffee tamper.
3. Fasten the portafilter handle (11) to the brewing group (10), placing a cup under the
portafilter handle.
4. By pressing the Single Cup button (24) the delivery starts and the lights 14-15-16 turn on
to show that the one shot espresso dose is being programmed.
5. When the coffee inside the cup has reached the desired quantity, again press the button
(24) to stop the delivery.
6. You automatically return to the initial visualization.
7. Repeat the previous steps above using the Double Cup button (25) making sure you
change the filter inside the portafilter handle (11) to the double shot basket and fill it with
14-16g of espresso first.
4.7 Hot Water Delivery
(only possible with the boiler turned on, BOILER light 13 on)
1. Place the pitcher below the hot water output (28):
2. Press the Hot Water delivery push-button (23).
3. The hot water delivery starts.
4. Once the desired quantity is reached, stop the delivery by pressing the Hot Water button
(23) again
4.8 Steam Delivery
(only possible with the boiler turned on, light 13 turned on)
1. Insert the steam wand (2) in the pitcher containing the drink to be heated.
2. Turn the steam knob (6) counter-clockwise, regulating the steam flow according to the
need.
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3. At the end of the heating phase of the drink, stop the steam delivery by turning the steam
knob (6) clockwise
4. Remove the pitcher from the steam wand (2) and wipe the steam wand and tip
immediately with a clean, damp sponge in order to remove all residue of the heated
drink.
WARNING!!
Do not turn the steam knob (6) before placing the steam wand (2) inside the
pitcher, in order to avoid burns.
4.9 Economy / Boiler Operational Modes
On the 20 Amp models of the LaSpaziale VII, the BOILER button performs two standard
roles:
1. Turning the Steam boiler on and off
2. Entry and exit of Economy mode
There are three possible operational modes of the two boilers in the La Spaziale VII 20A
model:
1. Both boilers are completely independent, turning on and off according to the needs of
each. Both can be on at the same time. This is the default mode.
2. The BOILER button can toggle the Boiler on and off. This mode is useful for those
that only drink espresso and do not need steam or hot water and want to conserve
energy.
3. The BOILER button can also be used to switch in and out of Economy mode. In this
mode only one boiler can be on at a time. The VII automatically controls which is on
according to demand with preference going to the group boiler. This is useful for those
owning the 20A model but lacking a 20A circuit.
Turning the Steam/Hot Water Boiler On and Off
1. The VII must be in ON mode, not Standby for all operations below.
2. Momentarily press the BOILER button
3. The Boiler lamp turns off. Neither steam nor hot water is available.
Note: if you turn the VII Off then On again, or if power is removed and restored
to the VII, the Boiler returns to the On state.
4. Momentarily press the BOILER button again.
5. The BOILER lamp is on (or blinking). Steam and hot water are available.
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Turning Economy Mode On and Off
1. The VII must be in ON mode, not Standby for all operations below.
2. Press the BOILER button for 10 seconds until the ECON lamp illuminates. Economy
mode is now active.
Note: if you turn the VII Off and On again or if power is removed and restored to the
VII, Economy mode remains active until you perform step 6, below.
5. While in Economy mode you can momentarily press the BOILER button to completely
turn off the boiler. Another momentary press returns you to Economy mode.
6. To exit Economy mode, press and hold the BOILER button for 10 seconds until the
ECON lamp is extinguished.
4.10 V1/VII Mode Switch
The VII Controller board actually has a backward compatible mode that emulates the
functionality of the original VI. None of the advanced features of the VII are available when
the controller is in VI mode. If you don’t seem to be able to access the VII features, your
machine might have inadvertently gotten switched to VI mode. If in doubt as to which mode
you are in, just unplug the VII and then plug back in to see if the three yellow or three green
lamps blink once. Yellow = VII mode and Green = VI mode.
With the VII in Standby mode (ON/STBY blinking green), press and hold the Hot Water
button for at least 10 seconds. If three yellow lights blink once your machine is now in VII
mode. If three green lights blink once the machine is now in VI mode. Each time you hold in
the Hot Water button for 10 seconds while in Standby (ON/STBY blinking green), the mode
toggles.
Note that if you change from VII mode and then back again all the V2 specific settings are
lost and must be reset.
4.11 Espresso Group Water Temperature Regulation
4.11.1 Standard Temperature Adjustment
1. When the machine is On (ON/STBY solid green), press the button ON//OFF (27) and
keep it pressed for 3 seconds, the control light (22) and the one concerning the set
temperature start flashing. For example, if the set temperature is 95°C, light (18)
starts flashing.
2. In order to change the operating temperature, press and release the Hot Water button
(23); every press of the button corresponds an increase of the temperature of 1°C
(with the flashing of the corresponding light). When the maximum temperature of 97°C
(20) is reached, the selection restarts from the minimum temperature of 91°C (14)
(cyclic mode).
3. Once you choose the desired temperature, in order to lock in this value, press the
ON//OFF (27) button, the machine will then go back to its normal functioning.
The value of the operating temperature of the machine is easily changed in order to improve
the final result in the cup depending on the coffee blend used and the user’s personal
preference.
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4.11.2 Offset Temperature Adjustment
What Does Temperature Offset Do? / How Do I Use it?
The Vivaldi group design exhibits a temperature drop between where the group boiler
temperature probe is located and where the hot water exits the group. Consequently, the
temperature setting shown by the temperature lamps on the front panel may differ from the
water temperature at the group. Ideally, most users would prefer that the temperature
indicated by the temperate lamps exactly matches the water temperature exiting the group.
LaSpaziale has partially accounted for this in its basic design. However, there are too many
machine to machine electrical and mechanical variances for this to be completely effective.
That’s where the temperature offset comes in. The programmable temperature offset allows
a user with accurate group temperature measuring equipment to enter an offset in the range
of ±8˚C (for extended offset option or 0 to -8˚C for standard offset option) in order to allow
their machines temperature lamps to exactly match the water temperature exiting the group.
Those purchasing new machines from Chris Coffee Service have had the temperature offset
professionally programmed used a Scace device. However, for those obtaining the
expanded offset capability via an upgrade, it is recommended that you note the current offset
prior to upgrading and then duplicate that offset using the instructions below. If you do not
know how to tell what your current offset is, you can find out by entering the temperature
offset mode and then following instructions in paragraph 4.11.2.
To Which Machines Do These Instructions Apply?
Instructions are given in the two sections below both. This first is for machines with the
original offset adjustment. The section that follows is for machines with the extended
temperature offset adjustment. In general if you purchased a new VII from Chris Coffee after
7/1/2008 or if you know that you upgraded your older machine after that date, then the
extended offset instructions should apply.
If you are unsure, try both methods outlined below. Only one will work and then you’ll know
which version you have.
4.11.2.1
Standard Temperature Offset Adjustment
With the machine in Standby (only ON/STBY green lamp blinking), press the BOILER button
until the green ON/STBY lamp and the red BOILER lamp are blinking (about 10 seconds).
If the Offset = 0ºC, then no other lamps are lit. Assuming a start with Offset = 0ºC , each
press of the BOILER button, changes the offset by -1ºC and lights an additional lamp starting
with the 91ºC lamp and going up through the ECON lamp. Once all eight offset lamps are lit,
an additional press of the BOILER button cycles back to 0ºC offset.
To exit the Offset mode, press ON/OFF (machine in Standby – ON/STBY blinking). When
entering the Offset mode the next time, the last stored value is displayed.
See table below:
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Offset
91ºC
Lamp
92ºC
Lamp
93ºC
Lamp
94ºC
Lamp
95ºC
Lamp
96ºC
Lamp
97ºC
Lamp
ECON
Lamp
0ºC
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
-1ºC
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
-2ºC
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
-3ºC
On
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
-4ºC
On
On
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
-5ºC
On
On
On
On
On
Off
Off
Off
-6ºC
On
On
On
On
On
On
Off
Off
-7ºC
On
On
On
On
On
On
On
Off
-8ºC
On
On
On
On
On
On
On
On
4.11.2.2
Extended Temperature Offset Adjustment
Start with the machine in Standby mode (ON/STBY blinking green). Press and hold the
BOILER button for about 10 seconds until the Boiler light and the ON/STBY light start
flashing. You are now in the temperature offset programming mode.
To enter a positive temperature offset between 0˚C and +8˚C push the Single Cup button.
Each press will change the offset by +1˚C. An offset of 0˚C is designated by all temperature
lamps off. A +8˚C offset is designated by all temperature lamps plus ECON on (Low Water on
VII Mini). If your positive offset is more than you wish, each press of the Double Cup button
changes the offset by -1˚C.
To enter a negative temperature offset between 0˚C and -8˚C mode push the Double Cup
button. Each press will change the offset by -1˚C. An offset of 0˚C is designated by all
temperature lamps off. A -8˚C offset is designated by all temperature lamps plus ECON on. If
your negative offset is more than you wish, each press of the Single Cup button changes the
offset by +1˚C.
How Do I Tell If My Current Offset is Negative or Positive?
Example: You enter Offset Programming mode and see that three lamps are on. This can
indicate either ±3˚C. Which is it? Since each press of the Double Cup button changes the
offset by -1˚C, press it and see what happens. There will either be two or four lamps lit. If
four lamps are lit the offset must have been -3˚C since pressing Double Cup always changes
the setting by -1˚C with each press. If two lamps are lit the offset was +3˚C. By pressing
Double Cup the offset has changed to +2˚C.
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-8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 ˚C Offset
---------------------------------------------------------- Single Cup Button
--------------------------------------------------------- Double Cup Button
Note that neither the Single Cup nor the Double Cup button presses wrap around when they
reach the limit of their range. Once you get to +8˚C additional presses of the Single Cup
button do nothing. Same with the Double Cup button once -8˚C is reached.
See table below:
Offset
91ºC
Lamp
92ºC
Lamp
93ºC
Lamp
94ºC
Lamp
95ºC
Lamp
96ºC
Lamp
97ºC
Lamp
ECON
Lamp
0ºC
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
±1ºC
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
±2ºC
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
±3ºC
On
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
±4ºC
On
On
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
±5ºC
On
On
On
On
On
Off
Off
Off
±6ºC
On
On
On
On
On
On
Off
Off
±7ºC
On
On
On
On
On
On
On
Off
±8ºC
On
On
On
On
On
On
On
On
4.11.3 Extreme Temperature Set Function
Standard temperature programming described in section 4.10.1 allows a range from 91ºC to
97ºC in 1ºC increments. There may be times when the user desires a temperature outside of
this range. While the Offset mode described in section 4.10.2 could be used for this purpose,
it is best to use the offset as intended. Once set properly, the offset should be left alone.
Instead, the VII Mini includes a mode specifically for use in extending the temperature range
above 97ºC or below 91ºC up to a max of 3ºC. While the ability to extend the temperature
above 97ºC is of limited use, there are some types of coffee whose flavor is optimum in the
88ºC to 90ºC range.
Note that the method below only works if the master temperature is set to either 91ºC
or 97ºC. If the temperature is set to 91ºC you can only use the instructions below to
lower the temperature by 1ºC, 2ºC, or 3ºC. If the temperature is set to 97ºC you can
only use the instructions below to raise the temperature by 1ºC, 2ºC, or 3ºC.
Consequently you must use the instructions provided in section 4.10.1 to set the
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master temperature to 91ºC or 97ºC BEFORE using the instructions below. If this is not
done, the instructions below for entering the Extreme Temperature Set mode will work
as described, but once in that mode attempting to a raise or lower the temperature has
no effect.
Instructions for programming this mode AFTER setting the master temperature to 91ºC or
97ºC are:

Start with the machine in Standby mode (ON/STBY light flashing).

Press and hold the Two Cup button for ~3 seconds until lights 94ºC (17) and 95ºC(18)
come on indicating that the Extreme Temperature Function setting mode is active.

If you start with the master temperature set to 97ºC, each time that the Hot Water
button is pressed, lights 96ºC (19), 97ºC (20), and Econ (21) will switch on in
succession. Each light indicates a 1ºC increase. All three lights on = 100ºC.

If you start with the master temperature set to 91ºC, each time that the One Cup
button is pressed, lights 93ºC (16), 92ºC (15), and 91ºC (14) will switch on in
succession. Each light indicates a 1ºC decrease. All three lights on = 88ºC.

Press the Two Cup button again to exit Extreme Temperature set mode and return
back to Standby mode
Notes:
When you change the temperature of the 91ºC and/or 97ºC buttons according to
the above instructions, the change only remains in effect until the temperature is
changed. For example, if you change the 91ºC selection by 3ºC to yield 88 ºC,
then later change the temperature to 93C, the next time you select 91ºC, you
will get 91ºC, not 88 ºC. If you wish to obtain 88ºC again you will need to follow
the above instructions to reprogram in the 3 ºC decrease.
4.12 Programmable Preinfusion
Note: only machines purchased or upgraded after 7/1/08 have this feature.
With the machine on (ON/STBY (22) lit and not blinking), press and hold the ON/OFF
button(27) for three seconds until the ON/STBY (22) and the current preset temperature
lamps are both blinking. Then press the BOILER button (13) for 3 seconds. The temperature
plus ECON lamps now display the current time delay between when the group water solenoid
opens and when the pump is activation. This is the preinfusion time. If none of the lamps 1421 are lit, the preinfusion time is 0 seconds which means no preinfusion. Each press of the
BOILER button (13) increases preinfusion time by 1 second and lights one more lamp up to a
maximum of 8 seconds when all of the temperature and ECON lamps (14-21) are lit. When
preinfusion is set to 8 seconds, another press of the BOILER button (13) resets the
preinfusion back to 0 seconds.
Once the preinfusion time is set as desired, press the ON/OFF button (27) to exit the
programmable preinfusion mode.
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This feature should be coupled with an external pressure regulator plus a pressure gauge.
Chris Coffee recommends an initial setting of 20-25PSI (~1.5bar) of input water pressure and
2-3 seconds of preinfusion time. Other articles on programmable preinfusion suggest a
higher input pressure of around 45psi (3 bar). Feel free to experiment with both settings to
optimize your espresso experience.
5 Alarm Handling
The VII uses computerized sensors to robustly handle VII device malfunctions. There are two
types of alarms the VII can generate:
Blocking Alarms – these are the most serious. The VII will turn itself Off and display the
alarm codes noted below when one of these alarms occurs.
Non-Blocking Alarms – These are informational only and, while they do represent an error
condition, the machine will continue to function.
5.1 Coffee Group Water Dosing System Failure
This is a non-blocking alarm. When the flow meter isn't working properly or when the coffee
grind is too fine, this is indicated by the turning on of the lights 14-15-16; if you are making
one coffee dose, and the lights 17-18-19 if you are making two coffee doses.
This alarm is actually useful when back flushing as an indication of when to turn off the pump
and allow the 3-way valve to operate.
5.2 Coffee Group Temperature Detection System Failure
This alarm is a blocking one, and occurs when the temperature probe of the group is in short
circuit (temperature >145°C) or is in open circuit (disconnected) condition (temperature
<60°C). The lights 20-21 turn on.
If the group water temperature does not exceed 60°C within 5 minutes of turning the unit on,
this alarm will also occur.
Turn off the VII and request service.
5.3 Steam Boiler Temperature Detection System Failure
(only with the boiler turned on)
This is a blocking alarm and occurs when the temperature probe of the boiler is in short
circuit (temperature >145°C) or it is in open circuit (disconnected) condition (temperature
<60°C). The lights 19-20-21 turn on.
The alarm can be temporarily cleared by turning the boiler off (Press BOILER (26) button.)
Eventually you will need to turn off the VII and request service.
5.4 Damaged Group Heating Element Triac (SSR)
This alarm is a blocking one, and occurs when the group triac/SSR always remains in
conduction (temperature >140°C). The lights 20-21 are flashing.
Turn off the VII and request service. Note: new machines use a dual Solid State Relay
(SSR) rather than the triac.
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5.5 Damaged Boiler Heating Element Triac (SSR)
(only with the boiler turned on)
This alarm is a blocking one, and occurs when the boiler triac/SSR always remains in
conduction (temperature >140°C). The lights 19-20-21 are flashing.
Turn off the VII and request service. Note: new machines use a dual Solid State Relay
(SSR) rather than the triac.
5.6 Boiler Automatic Refill System Failure
(only with the boiler turned on)
This is a blocking alarm which is signaled by blinking of the Boiler (13) light. If the pump runs
for more than 1 minute attempted to refill the boiler without the controller circuit receiving a
boiler full signal, this alarm is triggered.
This alarm can be temporarily cancelled by pressing the BOILER (26) button to turn off the
boiler. The VII can be operated with the steam boiler off until repairs to the boiler function
occur.
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6 Connection Diagrams
6.1 Electrical Connection Diagram
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6.2 Control Board Connection Diagram
6.3 Triac Board Connection Diagram
Note: the latest model of the V2 has replaced both these triac boards and the fan with a
single Solid State Relay (SSR) Module.
BOILER TRIAC BD
GROUP TRIAC BD
(Cooling Fan is below this board
and runs only when boiler is heating)
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6.4 Control Panel Connection Diagram
6.5 Wiring Diagram Definitions
EV GR Coffee brewing group solenoid valve
EV H
Hot water delivery solenoid valve
EV AL
Automatic refill system solenoid valve
T1
Connection on control board of the triac that feeds the boiler heating element
T2
Connection on control board of the triac that feeds the group heating element
P1
Connection of the control board on the triac that feeds the boiler heating element
P2
Connection of the control board on the triac that feeds the group heating element
SER 1
Connection control panel on control board
SER 2
Connection control board on control panel
F
Flow meter
F1 in
Phase inlet into the triac that feeds the boiler heating element
F2 out Phase outlet from the triac that feeds the boiler heating element
F2 in
Phase inlet into the triac that feeds the group heating element
F2 out
Phase outlet from the triac that feeds the group heating element
S1
Boiler temperature probe
S2
Brewing group temperature probe
SL
Boiler water level control
SB
Only used on the VII Mini Models
V
Ventilator connection (boiler triac cooling fan)
MP
Motor pump
RC
Heating element brewing group
TSC
Safety thermostat for brewing group heating element
RB
Boiler heating element
TSB
Safety thermostat for boiler heating element
JP4
15/20A Mode Selector Connection
JP3
Optional Timer Switch Connector
SD
Optional Timer On/Off Switch
SE
15/20A Mode Switch
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7 VII Water Flow Diagram
The information below is provided strictly as a reference for VII owners who are curious about
the function of their VII Dual Boiler design.
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8 Adjustments and Maintenance
8.1 External VII Surface Cleaning
Use a damp sponge and wipe dry with a soft cloth. Alternately, window cleaner wiped off
with a dry soft cloth works well.
8.2 Routine Group Cleaning
The extra pair of shower screens was not included with your VII so you'd have an extra set.
They are included as part of LaSpaziale’s recommended cleaning regimen which is targeted
at light commercial use where there is no time for a complete detergent based back flush
routine. The reason for LaSpaziale’s double shower screen arrangement is to trap grounds
between the screens so that the 3-way valve rarely, if ever, needs a detergent cleaning.

With the VII on and fully heated, use the included key wrench to remove the shower
screen bolt.

Drop out the two screens and the dispersion disk.

Use the included plastic handled wire brush to quickly scrub the group head while
water is running through the group to flush out the particles. (This is why the long
handled brush - to keep your hands away from hot water.)

Also, give the dispersion disk a quick scrub.

Reassemble using the other set of screens.

Soak the original set of screens in Cafiza, Joe Glo, or similar detergent, scrub, rinse,
and put away for next time.
The Way Most Mini V2 Users Actually Do It:
As noted above the official LaSpaziale method was developed assuming the machine is in
light commercial use. This is certainly not the target market for the Mini V2. Here is how most
users clean their coffee group:
Start with the basic procedure above, though most folks use something like a Pallo
brush rather than the wire brush that came with the machine for the 3 rd step. Once
the clean screens and dispersion disk are back in the machine perform the
following steps.
Using 1/3 tsp Cafiza, Joe Glo, or similar detergent every 2-4 weeks is plenty for
home use. Backflush the S1 Vivaldi II Mini more often with plain water.
Place the backflush disk in the double basket with 1/3 tsp of Cafiza powder.
Press the single cup button. In 5-10 seconds the three yellow LEDs will start to
blink.
Press the single cup button again to stop the pump which automatically engages
the 3-way valve. (The three yellow LEDs normally come on when you grind too fine
and choke the machine. So the instant this condition is sensed is the ideal point at
which to engage the 3-way valve.)
Perform the above cycle 5 times waiting about 30 seconds between each cycle.
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Then rinse the remaining detergent from the basket and replace the portafilter with
the backflush disk still installed.
Backflush for 5 more cycles to rinse the remaining residue from the group and 3way valve.
Remove the backflush disk, make shot of espresso and throw it out.
Important Tip: To maximize the effectiveness of the cleaning process and minimize
how often a detergent cleaning is required, after every series of shots is pulled, run a
shot with the PF remove. Scrub the screens and around the gasket with a Pallo brush
while the hot water is exiting the group. This will flush most of the grounds and
sediment into the drip tray.
NOTE: The following are advanced maintenance and adjustment
procedures. Do not perform them without the proper tools and
confidence that you can do them properly. When in doubt always
contact your VII dealer first.
8.3 Group Pressure Test and Adjustment
This adjustment and the one covered in the next section require that use of a Portafilter with
the rubber disk or blind filter basket. (The same one used for back flushing.) For clarity the
portafilter is not shown in the photo but it MUST be used.
Removal of the chrome panel behind the portafilter is required. This is the panel through
which protrudes the boiler/group pressure gauge. Use a large Phillips screwdriver to remove
the two screws adjacent to the numbers (5) on the diagram on page 2. Then remove the
panel. Attach the portafilter with rubber disk or blind basket. The adjustment screws are
designated by the letters “A” and “B” in the diagram below. First, loosen the lock nut “A”
(14mm wrench). Press the Single Cup (24) or Double Cup (25) button and wait for the group
pressure gauge “D” to stabilize. Most users prefer group pressure in the range 8.2-9.0 bar.
Turning the adjuster nut “B” (10mm wrench) counter-clockwise lowers the pressure, turning it
clockwise increases the pressure. When it is set to your preferred pressure, tighten the lock
nut and recheck. Then reattach the front panel. Should your water supply pressure change
significantly, readjustment will be required as the rotary pump supplies an adjustable boost to
the supply pressure. However, if you add an in-line pressure regulator to the water supply line
this should not be required. If your water supply pressure is higher than 30psi, a water
pressure regulator can also reduce or eliminate expansion valve drips.
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8.4 Expansion Valve Release Adjustment
This procedure starts by removing the chrome front panel as in the above procedure and also
requires the portafilter with rubber disk or blind filter basket.
1. Adjust the group pressure to 12.5 bar per the following instructions:
a) Loosen lock nut "A" using the 14mm wrench
b) Tighten nut "B" 1-2 turns using the 10mm wrench
c) Turn on pump until pressure on the Group Pressure gauge “D” stabilizes
d) Repeat steps b & c until pressure reads 12.5 bar
2. The expansion valve “C” should open at 12.5 bar
3. If no water is dripping or running from the tube below nut "C" at 12.5 bar the expansion
valve is set too high. Use the 21mm socket to loosen nut "C" (rotate counter-clockwise as
viewed from the bottom of this valve) until the valve just opens when running the pump as
the pressure reaches 12.5 bar.
4. If water is pouring out of tube below "C" before the pressure hits 12.5 bar, use the 21mm
socket to tighten nut "C" (rotate clockwise and viewed from the bottom of this valve) until
the valve is just opening at this pressure. If you back off the PF pressure to 12 bar all
dripping should stop - though it may take a minute or two for residual moisture to drip out.
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5. Once you are convinced that the expansion valve is properly calibrated, readjust the
rotary pump pressure by unscrewing "B" to reach your preferred pressure - normally in the
range of 8.2 to 9.0 bar. Then tighten lock nut "A".
Notes:
1) Make small adjustments, then turn the pump on and check. Don't attempt any of
these adjustments while the pump is on.
2) The term expansion valve is somewhat of a misnomer as this device is really the
overpressure valve for the group boiler. The steam boiler has its own dedicated valve.
9 Optional Accessories
Drain Kit
Programmable Timer
Use this link to download the installation and programming guide for this device:
http://s1cafe.com/s1v2/images/Vivaldi%20Timer%20Instructions.pdf
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Longer Steam Arm (Shown next to stock arm)
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Optional “No Burn” Steam Arm (shown next to stock steam arm)
Optional 4 Hole Tip for “No Burn” Steam Arm
This tip is available on the Chris Coffee website: http://www.chriscoffee.com
Pictured below side-by-side are the stock 2 hole tip and the new 4 hole tip.
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53mm Triple Basket
By popular demand Chris Coffee now sources a triple basket for the S1. This basket can be
purchased by itself or it is included with purchase of a bottomless portafilter.
10 Other LaSpaziale VII Resources
In addition to your VII supplier, current users are an excellent information resource: Check
out these internet sites:
http://www.home-barista.com – reviews, forums, and lively discussions on all coffee topics
http://www.coffeegeek.com - Here you will find lively debate on all things coffee and VII
information, including reviews by owners.
http://www.s1cafe.com/s1v2 – Website devoted solely to the VII with links to one dedicated to
the V1 and to the forum below
http://www.s1cafe.com - an on-line forum for V1, VII, and VII Mini owners to share information
and ask questions.
http://www.bellabarista.co.uk/pdf/Laspaziales1vivaldiMKIIcloserlookv4.pdf - Detailed review
of the European model caIIed the MKII.
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