Does your coffee taste off? Does it drip around your portafilter? These might be indications that it is time to put the Seattle Coffee Gear Tune-Up Kit to good use. Depending on how often you use your machine will inform your maintenance schedule. Typical daily users require maintenance at 3 or 6 month intervals. More occasional users may find that annual maintenance is sufficient.
More fun than a barrel of monkeys! Although if the monkeys had wrenches you could set them to work on your Saeco Via Venezia Espresso Machine maintenance with this handy tune-up kit brought to you by the Seattle Coffee Gear crew.
Brew head screen
Brew head screw
Brew head gasket
Boiler ball valve and valve spring
(1) - 1 ounce packet of Dezcal
Unsure whether you are up to the task of this Do-It-Yourself maintenance? Take a sneak peek at the instructions before you decide.
Will the tune-up kit for a Saeco Via Venezia also work for an old Starbucks Estro Profi? Or is it a different kit?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2014
Best Answer:Yes, the tune-up kit for the Via Venezia will work on the Estro Profi. Essentially, this is the updated model of that machine, with many of the same components, including the parts of the brew head.
Best Answer:No, this will not address leaking around the steam wand. It is primarily for the interface of the brewing cup/handle. If you are having leaking around the brew head, however, this kit will do the trick. This particular machine does lend itself to fairly easy repair and I suspect you will be able to fix the steam wand; however, you will need to consider taking it apart to identify the problem. Hopefully it is just a seal. Good luck.
I can't say for 100%, however I would lean towards NO. The parts that are replaced with this kit all are in the area of the brewer, no the wand. I'm pretty sure the steam wand has a gasket where it's screwed into the machine. If my steam wand was leaking this is where I'd look first.
That is the porta-filter maintenance kit. While it is something you should do an intervals it probably won't stop the leakage around the steam wand. Suggest calling Seattle Coffee Gear and talk to them if you haven't already. In any event, I will defer to their expertise.
Sorry to say no. If your wand is leaking try buying a new wand that's what I did. My tune up kit is for the brewing side only. You may have to replace your shut off knob that controls your water to your wand. hope this helps good luck!:)
I have Starbucks Barista Saeco Sin006 and after removing the screen I can't turn the boiler valve holder screw/bushing to remove it so as to replace the spring and mushroom valve. Mine is made of brass (not stainless steel). Is there a trick when stuck?
Best Answer:I installed 2 tuneup kits in a very old Starbucks Barista (Saeco Via Venizia), and that screw was a major challenge. I have a screwdriver kit with multiple bits and was fortunate to locate one that was thick enough to allow me to exert enough pressure on the brass screw without ruining the slot, but also narrow enough to fit into the recess where the screw is located. It took a lot of pressure to turn the stuck screw, and if the driver bit didn't fit snugly, the screw could be damaged. There used to be an instructional video on the SCG website that suggested a tool for this operation, but I couldn't find that video today or remember what was recommended if you don't have a screw driver that fits. Anyway, if you can't find a driver or bit that fits tight enough, you might have to buy a cheap one and modify it to fit by grinding or filing it.
The key to the operation is finding a short handled Phillips screwdriver. Getting into that tight place and having the screw be so tight is very difficult. I was able to find it short handled Phillips head screw driver and able to get enough leverage to loosen the screw. The screw is notoriously tight.
I had the same problem and I had to make a tool. You nee a bench grinder to make the tool. Maybe a friend if you do not have one. Buy a wood flat 1/2 inch bit at Lowes and grind off the point so the bit looks like a chisel. this will fit perfectly in the bushing.
I have Via Venezia that one of the four brew head screws snapped and leaks from the piece that sits on top( not sure what its called) and connects the two. I would like to know if there is a gasket that sits between the two parts and can it be replaced?
A shopper on May 9, 2016
Best Answer:I assume you are talking about the four screws right next to the brew head that go to the plate above it. They often come loose and I have had to hand tighten them many times. I have never lost one and, unfortunately, can't speak to whether there is a gasket up there. I am also assuming that you have checked the drip tray and it didn't simply fall in there. Also, I'm assuming that you've tried to replace the screw to see if that would solve the problem. I wish I had more suggestions.
I want to order the Via Venezia tune-up kit and a replacement filter basket. Both are out of stock. Are these things going to be available?
A shopper on Jan 27, 2016
Best Answer:Yes, they should be available within the next couple weeks. Please be sure to click the link to "sign up to get notified when this item is back in stock" and you will receive an e-mail when they come back in.
I filled my cupt with Illy coffee and placed it in the machine. Turned on the cup ikon and the pump makes noise but nothing comes out. The steamer works fine and foams the milk wonderfully. Will changing the filter, bushing and casket correct this problem?
Best Answer:The first question would be if you can get water from the brew head without the portafilter on. If you can, then it's not the ball valve and spring, gasket, or screen that needs to be changed. If you can't get water from the brew head, then replacing these parts could certainly help, but there might also be a clog in the water pathway further up the line. Descaling would be the most helpful if you can get water to flow from the steam wand, and hopefully after some descaling, you can also get water to come through the brew head.
If you can get water through the brew head, then it has to do with your coffee or the portafilter. If your coffee is too fine or there's too much in the filter basket, that will impede water from flowing through as it should. The other possibility is that the portafilter is plugged up, so the first suggestion would be to try the portafilter on the machine without any coffee in the basket, and see if you can get water to flow through. It may just need to be cleaned, so you can try soaking the filter basket, and portafilter in a backflush detergent and water mixture, or in hot soapy water before scrubbing it clean.
Best Answer:If you can't seem to remove the screw at the center, meaning the screw is either stripped or too stiff to break free, you can bend the screen around the screw to create a taco. This will break the screen (good thing the tune-up kit comes with it) so that you can remove the screen. After the screen is removed, it will give just a little bit of distance between the screw head and the bushing, so you can use pliers to grip the screw and turn it loose to remove it. From there, continue with performing your tune-up! :-)