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Seattle Coffee Gear Tune-Up Kit for Saeco Via Venezia

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Product Description

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.

How to Guides:

Guide to Descaling

Additional Information

Manufacturer Seattle Coffee Gear
Manufacturer SKU SCGPK-02
Model Saeco Via Venezia
Product Weight (lbs.) 0.0200

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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?
Paul B on Oct 9, 2015
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.
Reply · Report · Miranda GStaff on Oct 10, 2015
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Why do you have to replace the shower head screen? Being a metal part, I don't see that it will wear from water being pushed through it.
Gary N on Jul 21, 2015
Best Answer: It often gets corroded from coffee oils. Also, it sometimes gets ruined when taking off the screw.
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on Aug 7, 2015
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Does this kit fit the Starbucks Barista machine, model #: SIN006?
Sue W on Dec 28, 2014
Best Answer: Yes it will.
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Dec 31, 2014
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What do i do if i cant get the screen off?
evan p on Dec 25, 2014
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! :-)
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Jan 1, 2015
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Will this work with an older via Venezia, purchased around 2005? It has the silver front with black buttons.
A shopper on Dec 12, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, this tune-up kit will work with all versions of the Saeco Via Venezia.
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Dec 12, 2014
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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.
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