Andreja Premium
Evo
Espresso Machine
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Made In Italy
Owner’s Manual
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Table Of Contents
Table Of Contents ..................................................................................................................... 1
Diagrams ................................................................................................................................... 2
Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 3
First Time Set Up ...................................................................................................................... 3
Before Each Use ....................................................................................................................... 5
Normal Operation...................................................................................................................... 5
Gauges ....................................................................................................................................... 5
Lights .......................................................................................................................................... 6
Pump .......................................................................................................................................... 6
Water Reservoir .......................................................................................................................... 7
Brewing Espresso .................................................................................................................... 8
Quantity of ground coffee ........................................................................................................... 8
Tamping ...................................................................................................................................... 8
The grind ..................................................................................................................................... 8
Consistency ................................................................................................................................ 8
Cooling Flushes .......................................................................................................................... 9
Steaming Milk - Basics ........................................................................................................... 10
Steaming Milk - Technique ....................................................................................................... 11
Steaming Milk - Tips ................................................................................................................. 12
Hot Water Wand Operation .................................................................................................... 12
Maintenance ............................................................................................................................ 13
Backflushing ............................................................................................................................. 13
Plain water backflushing ........................................................................................................... 13
Backflushing with espresso machine cleaner ........................................................................... 13
Setting Pump (Brew) Pressure ................................................................................................. 14
Setting Pump Pressure On Older Models ................................................................................. 14
Setting Steam Pressure ............................................................................................................ 15
Group Gasket And Shower Screen Replacement .................................................................... 16
Gasket and Screen Removal .................................................................................................... 16
Cleaning The Group ................................................................................................................. 17
Gasket And Screen Installation ................................................................................................ 17
Draining The Boiler ................................................................................................................... 19
Descaling .................................................................................................................................. 19
Troubleshooting...................................................................................................................... 20
No Steam From Steam Wand ................................................................................................... 20
No Water From Hot Water Wand .............................................................................................. 20
Not Heating ............................................................................................................................... 20
Machine Is Making A Beeping Sound ....................................................................................... 21
Espresso Coming Out Too Slow Or Not At All .......................................................................... 22
Espresso Coming Out Too Fast ............................................................................................... 22
Warranty .................................................................................................................................. 23
We Are Here To Help .............................................................................................................. 23
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Diagrams
1. Power Switch
2. Power Indicator Light
3. Heating Indicator Light
4. Fill Indicator Light
5. Water Reservoir
6. Hinged Reservoir Door
7. Cup Warming Tray
8. Steam Knob
9. Steam Wand
10. Hot Water Knob
11. Hot Water Wand
12. Steam Pressure Gauge
13. Pump(brew) Pressure Gauge
14. Portafilter
15. E61 Group Head
16. Brew Lever
17. Drip Tray
18. Single Portafilter
19. Double Portafilter
20. Cleaning Brush
21. Backflush Disc
22. Coffee Tamper/Scoop
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Introduction
First of all, thank you for your business! You are going to love your new Andreja Premium
espresso machine. It combines classic beauty, value, and great performance for making
the best espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes you’ve ever tasted! These instructions include
tips that will help bring out the Barista that’s hidden within! Enjoy your new machine!
First Time Set Up
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Before using your machine, test your water for hardness using the provided test
strips. Fill a glass with cold tap water; dip the tip of the test strip into the water for
one second, then pull the strip out of the water and hold it horizontally for fifteen
seconds. After fifteen seconds, compare the color of the strip to the chart on the
side of the package to determine how many grains of hardness is in your tap water.
Three grains or less of hardness is acceptable to be used in the machine.
Note: Should your water’s hardness level exceed three grains, then it is strongly
recommended that an in tank softener be used or a different source of water that
has been tested for hardness. Some bottled water can be extremely hard and should
always be tested before using. Using a Brita or PUR style pitcher or faucet filter does
NOT remove any hardness from the water and should only be used in the machine if
your water source is under 3 grains of hardness. Using hard water in the machine
will affect its performance and may cause damage to the machine which is not
covered under warranty.
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Open the hinged reservoir door on the top of the machine and remove the water
reservoir. Rinse the water reservoir out and fill with cold softened water and then
install it back into the machine being careful not to spill any water inside the
machine.
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Be sure that both silicone lines are sitting in the bottom of the reservoir like shown.
There is a notch on the right side of
the reservoir for the lines to sit in and
the floats should be on the left side of
the machine.
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Make sure the silicone lines are not
pushing the floats down or the audible
alert will sound.
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First Time Set Up, Continued
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Before plugging the machine in, verify the steam and hot water knobs are closed
and the brew lever is in the down position. Also make sure the power switch is in the
center off “O” position and the drip tray is in place.
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Plug the machine into the outlet* and then turn the
power switch to the fill “I”** position.
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The pump should come on to fill the boiler and then
will turn off after the boiler has completed filling.
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The boiler should fill in approximately 60-90 seconds.
If the pump has not turned off and finished filling
within that time frame then turn the power switch to
the off “O” position and verify the silicone hoses are
at the bottom of the reservoir and are not kinked. Wait 5 minutes and then turn the
power switch to the fill “I” position.
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After the boiler has finished filling then place whichever portafilter you intend to use
into the group head. Then lift the brew lever to activate the pump and keep the lever
up until water comes out of the portafilter and then lower the brew lever.
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Turn the power switch to the on “II” position which will activate the heater.
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The heating indicator light will illuminate and the machine will start heating up. You
will hear some gurgling noises and a small amount of steam and water will be
discharged into the drip tray. This is normal to allow for the release of air and the
expanding of water in the boiler and heat exchange.
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The machine should reach temperature in approximately 15 minutes, but to make
delicious espresso with thick rich crema it is necessary to allow the machine to be
heated for 30-45 minutes with the portafilter kept in the grouphead.
Power Switch
* The electrical outlet must be a 3 prong 120V grounded outlet. No adaptors or extension cords
should be used. A timer may be used to turn the machine on and off, but it must be a 3 prong
grounded timer rated for 15 amps. A GFCI outlet is recommended but is not necessary.
** The fill position on the power switch only needs to be used on the first time setup or if the boiler has
been emptied. The fill switch position allows the boiler to fill without the heater being activated to
protect it during the fill process. Once the boiler has been filled the machine can be turned on
normally to the on “II” position.
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Before Each Use
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Verify the steam and hot water valves are both closed and your brew lever is
pointing straight down.
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Fill the reservoir with cold softened water.
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Place whichever portafilter you intend to use into the group head and then turn the
power switch to the on “II” position.
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Let the machine warm up for 30-45 minutes for optimal performance.
Normal Operation
Gauges
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The top gauge is for your boiler steam pressure. After turning the machine on it will
take approximately 15 minutes before the gauge will show any pressure. Once up to
pressure the gauge will cycle back and forth roughly between 1-1.5 bar. Should you
need to adjust the steam pressure please refer to the maintenance section of the
owner’s manual.
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The lower gauge is for your pump (brew) pressure. When sitting idle the gauge is
reading trapped pressure in the system and may vary. To get an accurate pump
pressure reading install your backflush disc in the portafilter and lock it into the
grouphead and then raise the brew lever. After a few seconds the pressure should
rise to about 9 - 10 bar. When you make espresso the pressure on the gauge will be
slightly less at about 8.5 - 9.5 bar which is normal. This can be helpful in setting up
your grinder. If your pressure goes to 9 - 10 bar with the backflush disc, but when
you make espresso it is less than 8 bar then that means you need to go finer with
your grind which will create more resistance to raise the pressure. Should you need
to adjust the pump pressure please refer to the maintenance section of the owner’s
manual for instructions on setting the pump pressure.
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Normal Operation, Continued
Lights
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On the front of the machine there are 3 indicator lights. The green power light on the
left will illuminate when the machine is in either the “I” FILL mode or “II” ON mode.
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On the right side of the machine is the red heating indicator light. The red light will
illuminate every time the heating element is energized. On heat up the light will
remain on for up to 15 minutes and then will cycle on an off approximately once a
minute to maintain proper boiler pressure.
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Also on the right side of the machine is the green ready indicator light. The green
ready light also works in conjunction with the heater, but instead the green ready
light will illuminate whenever the heater has turned off after reaching the proper
boiler pressure. This light will also cycle on and off approximately once a minute with
the red heating light in order to maintain proper boiler pressure.
Pump
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The machine is equipped with a 52W vibratory pump. Vibratory pumps can be loud
by nature and their tone may change during the course of a shot which is normal.
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Periodically the pump will come on by itself to maintain the proper water level in the
boiler. Sometimes the pump will come on when you turn on the machine and
sometimes it may not depending on the water level in the boiler which is normal.
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The pump (brew) pressure is regulated by the expansion valve. To learn how to set
the pump pressure please refer to the maintenance section of the owner’s manual.
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The pump is equipped with a klixon thermal fuse. Should the pump run for an
extended period of time the klixon will kill power to the pump until it has cooled off.
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Normal Operation, Continued
Water Reservoir
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The water reservoir can be accessed by opening the hinged reservoir door on the
top of the machine. It is recommended that the reservoir be removed prior to filling to
prevent the spilling of water inside the machine which can cause damage to
sensitive electrical components. Should water accidently get spilled inside the
machine then immediately turn the power switch to the off position and unplug the
machine from the electrical outlet. Do not plug the machine back in until it has had at
least 1 full day to dry out. If it does not operate after that time then unplug the
machine and refer to the troubleshooting section of the owner’s manual.
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The reservoir must be installed properly for the machine to function. The floats inside
the reservoir must be on the left side of the machine. Also be sure the reservoir is
seated as far down as possible and the silicone hoses are not pushing the floats
down or the audible alert will sound.
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The machine is equipped with 2 floats in the water reservoir to detect the water level.
When the water level starts to get low an intermittent tone will be heard to notify the
user to refill the reservoir. The machine will still operate so the user can still finish
pulling the shot or steaming milk.
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When the water level gets even lower then a steady tone will be heard and then the
heater will no longer operate to protect itself from damage. As soon as the reservoir
is refilled the tone will stop and the machine can be used normally.
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The reservoir should be cleaned at least once a week with mild dish detergent and
rinsed thoroughly before use. DO NOT PUT IN DISHWASHER!!!
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Depending on your water quality it may be necessary to periodically sanitize the
reservoir or if you are using hard water and have a mineral build up inside. White
vinegar can be used to sanitize and will also remove the mineral deposits that can
accumulate. Fill the reservoir with white vinegar and then let it sit for an hour and
then rinse and clean the reservoir thoroughly. If the reservoir still has a vinegar taste
or odor you can mix some baking soda and water in the reservoir to remove the
taste and odor and then clean it normally.
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Brewing Espresso
First let me begin by explaining the three main variables of preparing great espresso.
1. Quantity of ground coffee
2. Tamping
3. The grind
Quantity of ground coffee - Loosely fill the basket slightly mounding over the top.
Then lightly run your finger arched across the basket from left to right, right to left, front to
back, and then lay your finger flat on the basket and go from back to front to remove any
excess coffee. This technique helps fill any voids in the basket to help achieve an even
extraction.
Tamping - After filling the basket with coffee then use your tamper to apply 30lbs of
pressure evenly on the coffee bed. Then without applying any pressure lightly twist the
tamper on the bed of coffee to “polish” the loose grounds on top. Then lock the portafilter
firmly into the group head and then raise the brew lever to start the extraction. When it has
reached the desired level, lower the brew lever to stop the shot. It is very important to tamp
consistently with the same pressure each time or your shot quality and timing will vary.
The grind - Adjust your grind so that when you activate the pump, the flow of coffee
coming out of the portafilter spout looks like the tapered tail of a mouse. It should take
approximately 25 seconds for a 2 oz. double shot. If it is coming out quicker then the grind
needs to be adjusted finer, if it is coming out slower or not at all then the grind should be
adjusted coarser. The grind particle size should look in between powder and salt. Not as
fine as powder, but not as coarse as salt. Getting the right grind is crucial to making
delicious espresso with thick rich crema.
Consistency - The quantity of ground coffee and tamping pressure should always be the
same. Using more or less coffee or tamping lighter or harder will greatly affect the outcome
and timing of the shot. If the shots are not coming out properly then the only variable that
should be changed is the grind.
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Cooling Flushes
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Before pulling a shot it may be necessary to perform a cooling flush. A cooling flush is
done to bring the water temperature down to a more suitable level for brewing espresso
so that it does not make the shot too hot and bitter tasting.
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The water for brewing espresso passes through a tube in the boiler called a heat
exchange. The water on the outside of the heat exchange heats the brew water
indirectly. The longer the machine sits the hotter the water in the heat exchange gets so
it becomes necessary to do a cooling flush.
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To perform a cooling flush with no portafilter in place raise the brew lever and observe
the flow of water. If the water is too hot it will be spitting and sputtering. Continue the
cooling flush until the water stops spitting and sputtering and flows normally. If you are
doing back to back shots then you should not need to do a cooling flush.
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The length of your cooling flush will determine your brew temperature. You can
experiment with different flushing times to bring out different taste characteristics in the
coffee.
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A digital thermometer is available which helps take the guess work out of the cooling
flush and helps you achieve the same brew temperature each time to reproduce those
great shots time and time again. It can be found at the link below.
https://www.chriscoffee.com/E61_Group_Digital_Thermometer_Adapter_p/sss-04.htm
Cleaning Tip: Get into the habit of disposing of the spent grounds immediately after
brewing espresso. After disposing of the grounds, return the portafilter to the group head
and raise the brew lever for a few seconds to rinse away excess oils and loose grounds. By
regularly following this procedure, you will greatly reduce the tar-like buildup on the shower
screen that occurs if you allow coffee oils to dry and bake on the hot group. A cleaning
brush has also been included to clean the group screen and gasket.
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Steaming Milk - Basics
First, let’s talk about some of the things you need to learn in order to become ‘barista-like’ in
your techniques.
Milk – Whole milk works best to steam, both in technique and in flavor! Lower fat milks
contain mostly water which will not foam well and will be almost tasteless when steamed. After
all your hard work you will be left with a less than desirable tasting beverage.
Temperature – Your whole milk needs to be as cold as possible to ensure the creamiest,
sweetest, and best tasting micro-foam. Once the milk has reached a temperature between
150-160 degrees, you must stop the process. The longer amount of time you have with the
cold milk gives you that extra time to continue making the milk creamy and sweet tasting. Milk
heated above 160 degrees will be burnt and taste terrible.
Frothing Pitcher – Keeping your pitcher in the freezer is another tip which helps keep the milk
its’ coldest. The size of your pitcher is relative to the size and number of drinks you will be
preparing at the time. Our recommendation on pitcher choices would be our own “Pro Barista
Steaming Pitcher” which has become the pitcher of choice of the renowned baristas who
helped train Chris’ Coffee Service in this frothing technique. These baristas felt the Pro Barista
Steaming Pitcher promoted a user friendly rolling of the milk which made it simple to create
thick rich micro-foam for pouring Latte Art.
Amount of Milk – Too little milk in your frothing pitcher will cause splashing when you turn on
the steam arm; too much milk will cause overflow and make a huge mess. The pitcher must
be filled between 1/3 to 1/2 full to have the maximum capacity for properly steaming milk. If
your pitcher has a spout, fill it to half an inch below where the spout starts.
Stretching the milk – Refers to the initial heating of the milk and the forceful introduction of
air. Stretching continues until the milk reaches an approximate temperature of 100 degrees or
“body temperature”
Texturizing the milk – Refers to the next phase of frothing whereby the steam wand is
submerged in the milk and the pressure continues to roll the milk. This process breaks down
the large air bubbles into tiny air bubbles which then creates the smooth and creamy texture
that is most desirable.
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Steaming Milk - Technique
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As you face your espresso machine, point the steam arm over your drip tray and open up
the steam valve in order to purge out any unwanted water that may have collected inside
the wand due to condensation – you do not want that added to your delicious beverage!
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Next, position the steam arm so it is facing directly toward you and slightly angle it 45
degrees from the base.
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Holding your half-filled steam pitcher with the handle facing you, submerge the tip of the
steam wand approximately an inch below the surface of the cold milk. Your pitcher bottom
should be parallel with the countertop. The steam arm should gently rest in the spout of the
steam pitcher. Now slightly tilt the pitcher left, keeping the arm away from the side of the
pitcher. Open the steam valve completely and position the pitcher so the tip is just below
the surface of the milk. This action creates the ‘stretching’ of the milk – in other words,
adding air to the milk. When done properly, the sound you hear at this point resembles
‘sucking’. You continue this until the milk reaches an approximate temperature of 100
degrees or “body temperature”.
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After your milk has reached this ‘body temperature’, submerge the tip of the steam arm
approximately one inch below the surface of the milk to get the milk spinning. This process
continues to roll the milk over itself again and again – breaking the large air bubbles into
tiny air bubbles – resulting in a new creamy and sweeter texture of the milk. When your
milk has reached approximately 155 degrees or the bottom of the pitcher becomes too hot
to hold then turn the steam valve off.
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Using a steaming thermometer is helpful when you are learning to steam milk. As you gain
more experience and become more comfortable with the process you will be able to steam
milk without the help of a thermometer. If you notice in the procedure above we mention
temperatures and we also mention “body temperature” and the pitcher being “too hot to
hold” We mention this because body temperature is 98.6 which is real close to 100 degrees
and when the pitcher becomes too hot to hold the milk will be around 150 degrees. This
makes it very easy to steam milk without a thermometer. You will “stretch” the milk until the
pitcher becomes body temperature and then you start the “texturizing” of the milk until the
pitcher becomes too hot to hold on the bottom and then you’re all done.
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Steaming Milk - Tips
Helpful Tips and Information
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When turning the steam valve off, always keep the tip under the surface of the milk for
approximately 3 seconds. If you pull it out too soon, you will destroy the nice velvety
micro-foam.
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After removing the steam wand from the milk, position it over the drip tray and then
open the steam valve for 1-2 seconds to clean out any trapped milk inside the tip and
then wipe it down with a damp cloth immediately or the milk will dry out on the steam
wand and will be difficult to clean.
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While texturizing the milk, if you lower the tip too far into the milk you create turbulence
rather than rolling. Turbulence will not make micro-foam.
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If there are a few bubbles in the milk after you have finished, wait 5-10 seconds to allow
all the remaining bubbles to surface, then simply tap the edge of the pitcher on the
counter and swirl the milk slightly and they will disappear.
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Be sure to keep your steamed milk moving/swirling until you are ready to pour since
milk has a natural tendency to separate.
Hot Water Wand Operation
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The hot water wand uses the steam pressure to push the hot water out of the boiler so
the machine must be up to temperature before it is able to give any hot water.
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To use the hot water wand, position the cup or pitcher under the wand and then open
the hot water knob. Once the water has reached the desired level then close the knob.
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It is not recommended to remove more than 6 oz. of water at any one time until the
machine has had time to refill the boiler. Failure to do so may cause damage to the
heating element.
Warning: The water from the hot water wand is approximately 250° and exits the
boiler under force due to the steam pressure. Extreme caution is advised when using
the wand or injury may occur.
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Maintenance
Backflushing is a vital maintenance procedure you must follow to help keep your
machine running flawlessly for years to come. There are two types of backflushing; one
with plain water, and the other with espresso machine cleaner.
Plain water backflushing should be done at least once a week, however if you are so
inclined, feel free to backflush with plain water as often as you like. It won't harm the
machine and keeps the shower screen clean.
To backflush, you use the portafilter’s backflush disc. To remove your single or double
portafilter basket, use the blank portafilter insert. Turn it upside down and use its edge to
pry the basket out of one of your portafilters. (If you always make double espressos, you
may choose to keep the blank portafilter insert in your other portafilter so you always have
one ready.) Next, place the blank insert into the portafilter and slap it hard with the palm of
your hand to secure it into the portafilter.
To perform a plain water backflush, place the portafilter into the group head. Then raise the
brew lever all the way up for 15 seconds, and then lower it. Water will forcefully discharge
out of the bottom of the group into the drip tray; this is normal. Repeat three to five times.
Backflushing with espresso machine cleaner is the same procedure as above
with a few minor differences. The first difference is backflushing with espresso machine
cleaner only needs to be done approximately once a month or every 35-50 espressos. I
don't recommend backflushing with cleaner more often than once every three weeks since
overuse will remove oils that lubricate the brew lever and valves.
To begin, place 1/4 of a teaspoon of espresso machine cleaner into the backflush disc in
the portafilter and then lock the portafilter into the grouphead. Now follow the same
procedure as above until the cleaner is dissolved and the water runs clear (about 5-10
flushes). Remove the portafilter from the group and rinse thoroughly. Then take a damp
cloth and wipe the underside of the group. After you have finished this procedure, I
recommend you pull a shot of espresso and dispose of it to cure the group. You're finished
and ready for another month of espresso.
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Maintenance – Continued
Setting Pump (Brew) Pressure
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To set the pump pressure, install the backflush
disc into your portafilter and then lock it into the
group head.
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Remove the top cup warming tray to expose the
expansion valve adjustment screw shown on the
picture to the right.
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Raise the brew lever and then wait a few seconds
for the pressure to rise. After the pressure has
risen, use a flat blade screwdriver to turn the
expansion valve adjustment screw. Turning clockwise will increase the pressure,
counter clockwise to decrease the pressure.
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The recommended setting with the backflush disc is 9.5 - 10bar. When you make
espresso the pressure will be slightly less. If the machine puts out 9.5 - 10 bar of
pressure with the backflush disc, but then when you make coffee the pressure is less
than 8 bar then the machine is fine, it’s the grind that needs to be adjusted finer.
Setting Pump Pressure On Older Models
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The older machines have a different style expansion valve which
requires removing the outer shell. The old style expansion valve
will be located in one of the two places shown to the right with
one of them being installed upside down as shown.
• To set the pump pressure turn the adjustment
nut shown in the picture to the left.
• Turning clockwise will increase the pressure,
counter clockwise to decrease.
• Be sure the attached silicone line does not get
twisted or this can cause the pressure to rise.
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Maintenance – Continued
Setting Steam Pressure
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There have been a few different pressure stats in the Andreja
through the years. They can all be found attached to a copper
pipe coming out the back of the boiler as shown in the picture
to the right.
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To adjust the pressure stat, unplug the machine from the
outlet and then remove the outer shell.
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Locate the pressure stat in your machine using the picture
below to identify which pressure stat you have.
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Use a flat blade screwdriver to turn the center adjustment screw. Do not turn more than
1/8 of a turn at one time. The picture below shows the adjustment screw for each
pressure stat and the direction to turn to increase the pressure.
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After adjusting the pressure then plug the machine back in and turn it on and allow it to
get up to pressure. If you need to make another adjustment then unplug the machine
again to make an adjustment. Repeat these steps until the desired pressure level is
achieved.
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The recommended pressure setting is to have the green ready light to come on around
1.2-1.3 bar. This should cause the heater to come back on around 1 bar and then cycle
back and forth between these levels to maintain boiler steam pressure.
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After setting the pressure unplug the machine from the outlet before putting the outer
shell back on.
WARNING - Do not set the pressure
above 1.5 bar or damage may occur.
Only adjust the center screw shown.
There is a small off center screw that
is covered with sealant. DO NOT
adjust this screw or it will damage the
pressure stat which is not covered
under warranty.
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Maintenance – Continued
Group Gasket And Shower Screen Replacement
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The group gasket is a black rubber gasket that makes the seal between the portafilter
and the group head. We recommend replacing the gasket on a yearly basis. The
Andreja uses an E61 8.5mm gasket. They can be purchased from our website at the
link below.
https://www.chriscoffee.com/Group_Gaskets_p/groupgasketg.htm
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Replacing the group gasket requires the removal of the shower screen as well so we
also recommend replacing the shower screen at the same time. The E61 shower screen
can be purchased from our website at the link below.
https://www.chriscoffee.com/Group_Shower_Screens_p/groupshowerg.htm
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Before replacing the group gasket and shower screen the machine should be turned off
and cooled down so that the grouphead is cool to the touch.
Gasket and Screen Removal
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There are two ways to remove the group gasket and shower screen depending on how
old they are. If you replace the gasket yearly then the first method shown is
recommended. If the gasket is older and dried out then the second method shown will
be necessary.
Method 1
In the picture to the right shows an indent that
goes around the perimeter of the screen.
Insert either a flat blade screwdriver or a spoon
into the indent and then carefully pry the gasket
and screen down. You may have to do this on a
few spots to remove them.
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Method 2
If the gasket and screen will not come out using
the previous method then you will need a scratch
awl or ice pick to remove them.
Using the scratch awl or ice pick, deeply pierce
the gasket and then pry it down. If the gasket is
old and dried out then it will be more difficult to
remove and will come out in pieces. Repeat until
all remnants of the old gasket are removed.
Cleaning The Group
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Before installing the new gasket and screen it is very important to clean the group head.
Make up a solution of hot water and backflushing cleanser. Using the provided cleaning
brush and cleanser, clean the group head and be sure the groove that the gasket sits in
is completely free of any residual gasket material and coffee grounds or the new gasket
will not seat properly.
Gasket And Screen Installation
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Step 1
With the writing or beveled side of the gasket
facing up insert the screen into the gasket
as shown to the right. It is also recommended
to use a little bit of food grade lubricant around
the perimeter of the gasket to make installation
easier.
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Gasket And Screen Installation - Continued
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Step 2
Remove the insert basket from one of your
portafilters and then insert the screen and
gasket into the portafilter as shown to the
right.
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Step 3
With the gasket and screen in the portafilter,
press the portafilter into the group head as
shown. Apply equal upward pressure on the
portafilter so the gasket goes in evenly. Once
the gasket is up far enough then lock the
portafilter into the group head and turn as far
right as possible. Then remove the portafilter
and re-install the insert basket and then work
the gasket up further into the grouphead
using the portafilter with the basket installed.
If you are having trouble then remove the
portafilter and press the screen up further by
hand and then try using the portafilter again.
Maintenance Tip: Replacing the gasket on a yearly basis will make the replacement
procedure much easier. There are also benefits to having a new gasket. It will provide a
better seal for a better espresso extraction and it also enables you to be able to remove
the shower screen without ruining the gasket to provide for better cleaning which will
result in better tasting shots.
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Draining The Boiler
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To drain the machine first start with a cold machine. Pull the silicone hoses out of the
reservoir and hang them into a container to catch water.
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Turn the power switch to the “I” fill position and then raise the brew lever until no more
water exits the group head and then lower the lever.
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Turn the power switch to the off position and unplug the
machine from the outlet.
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There is an access panel on the bottom of the machine.
Remove the 2 phillips screws to remove the access panel.
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Use a pair of pliers to loosen the drain plug just enough
until you can move it by hand, but do not remove the plug.
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Attach a silicone hose to the drain plug as shown to the right
and hang into a sink or container. Loosen the drain plug by
hand until the boiler starts draining.
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When the boiler has completed draining, remove the silicone
hose, tighten the drain plug, and re-attach the access panel.
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When you are ready to use the machine again be sure to
follow the first time set up procedure in the manual.
Descaling
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Descaling is the process of running a descaling agent such as citric acid through the
machine to remove the accumulation of mineral deposits.
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If you are using softened water then it should not be necessary to descale the machine.
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Often times descaling can cause more problems than it solves. It can react to the
minerals and foam over ruining electrical components. If the solution is too strong it can
cause the chrome plating inside the group to flake off and get in the coffee or if it’s too
weak it can dislodge minerals and cause a blockage. For liability reasons we strongly
discourage descaling and will not provide any instructions on the process.
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Troubleshooting
No Steam From Steam Wand
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Make sure the machine has been turned on for at least 15 minutes with the power
switch in the “II” heating position.
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Check the upper gauge for steam pressure. Pressure should be around 1.2 bar. If the
gauge is at zero then refer to the “Not Heating” section of the troubleshooting manual.
If pressure is good then continue with steps below.
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Check the steam tip for a blockage. Clean steam tip holes with a paper clip.
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Check the steam wand for a blockage by unscrewing the steam tip from the wand.
Check the inside of the steam tip for dried up milk and then make sure the white teflon
tube in the steam wand is also free of dried up milk.
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Check the steam knob for proper operation.
Remove the end cap on the end of the steam
knob. Check to make sure that the c-clip that
is shown in the picture is attached.
No Water From Hot Water Wand
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Make sure the machine has been turned on for at least 15 minutes with the power
switch in the “II” heating position.
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Check the upper portion of the gauge for steam pressure. Pressure should be about
1.2 bar. If the gauge is at zero then refer to the “Not Heating” section of the
troubleshooting manual. If pressure is good then continue with steps below.
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Check the hot water knob for proper operation. Remove the end cap on the end of the
hot water knob. Check to make sure that the c-clip shown in the picture above is
attached.
Note: If the steam gauge is showing normal pressure, but then when you open the steam or hot
water knobs the pressure immediately drops to zero then heats normally afterwards that is called a
vapor lock. This is caused by a sticking vacuum breaker valve not allowing the air pressure to
escape the boiler during heat up. A replacement vacuum breaker valve can be purchased from our
website at the following link. https://www.chriscoffee.com/Vacuum_Breaker_Valve_p/f814.htm
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Troubleshooting – Continued
Not Heating
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Verify the machine is plugged into the outlet
and the outlet has power. Verify the power switch
is in the “II” heating position.
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Make sure the water reservoir is filled and the
silicone hoses are at the bottom and not kinked.
Turn the power switch off, unplug the machine
and then wait 5 seconds and then plug the
machine back in and turn the power switch on.
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Check the resettable hi-limit switch on the boiler.
Unplug the machine from the outlet and remove
the outer body panels. Locate the resettable
hi-limit switch on top of the boiler shown in the picture to the upper right. Press the
small center button down firmly to reset. Re-install the outer body panels and then
plug the machine back in and turn the power switch to the “II” heating position. Wait
15 minutes for the machine to heat up.
Machine Is Making A Beeping Sound
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Make sure the water reservoir is filled with water and is fully seated as far down into
the machine as it can go.
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Make sure the floats are on the left side of the reservoir as shown below.
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Make sure the silicone water lines are not pushing the floats down.
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Troubleshooting – Continued
Espresso Coming Out Too Slow Or Not At All
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Install the backflush disc into your portafilter and then lock it into the group head.
Raise the brew lever to check the pump pressure. Recommended setting with the
backflush disc is 9.5-10 bar. Adjust the pump pressure if necessary. Please refer to
the maintenance section of the owner’s manual for instructions.
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If pump pressure is good then try adjusting the grind coarser.
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Make sure the longer silicone water line in the reservoir is at the bottom of the
reservoir below the water level.
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Make sure the screen on the end of the silicone water line in the reservoir is not
clogged with debris.
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Be sure the insert basket is not over filled with coffee and you are tamping with no
more than 30lbs of pressure.
Espresso Coming Out Too Fast
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Install the backflush disc into your portafilter and then lock it into the group head.
Raise the brew lever to check the pump pressure. Recommended setting with the
backflush disc is 9.5-10 bar. Adjust the pump pressure if necessary. Please refer to
the maintenance section of the owner’s manual for instructions.
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If pump pressure is good then try adjusting grind finer.
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Be sure the insert basket is filled with the proper amount of coffee and you are
tamping with 30lbs of pressure.
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Warranty
The Andreja comes with a 1 year warranty starting from the original date of purchase to
protect against defects in materials or workmanship. The warranty is void if the product has
been damaged by abuse, neglect, or modification. The warranty is provided by the seller.
Contact your distributor for more information.
We Are Here To Help
Enjoy your new espresso machine and remember, should you have any questions, either
visit our FAQ section at the bottom of our web site or contact my staff or me by phone at
518-452-5995 or by email at service@chriscoffee.com
Please remember: Save the shipping carton and all the packing material that came with
your machine. This is very important should you need to return your machine to us. If you
do need to send your machine back for any reason, you must first call our service
department and obtain a Return Authorization number prior to shipping. Be sure to insure
your machine and pack it securely. We can’t be responsible for any damage that might
occur while in transit to us. Properly packing your machine with the original carton and
packing material minimizes this possibility. Should it be necessary for you to file a damage
claim with the shipper, we will of course be happy to assist you with the required forms.
Thank you again for your business,
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