Lelit MC747Plus In Tank Water Softener / Particle Filter (70 L)

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This water softener (MC747PLUS) is for the Lelit Bianca (PL162T) and Lelit Anita espresso machine models only. For all other Lelit espresso machines, please use MC747.

The Lelit In-Tank Water Softener needs to be recharged once every 70 liters, less water passing through, or monthly.

The Lelit In Tank Water Softener removes limescale causing agents and minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, from the water. This softener does NOT filter the water for chlorine, other mineral particulates, etc just as most water filters do not soften the water.

Please remove this softener when descaling to avoid damage. In most cases, you should replace the Lelit water softener every 6 months (updated May 31, 2019) at minimum. Replaces PLA930M.

Please note that water softeners are not returnable under our return policy.

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      I have a Lelit PL62S Mara and am wondering if I can use this 70L larger version. On 3/19/20, the answer given is "yes" for this specific machine, but on 3/12/21 the answer given is "no" for the MaraX (which I'm assuming is the same type of machine, but perhaps I'm wrong?). Just seeking clarification, as I purchased this 70L version some time ago and now want to use it for my Lelit PL62S, but don't want to risk stressing the pump. Thank you.
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      Q I have a Lelit PL62S Mara and am wondering if I can use this 70L larger version. On 3/19/20, the ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by JosephP92024 on September 11, 2022 5:59 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Lelit says the 70 liter can be used on their other machines.

    2. Does the 70lt. Lelit water softener also fit the Lelit Grace PL81T? Or do you recommend the 35lt softener for that machine? What is the difference other than the lt capacity?
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      Q Does the 70lt. Lelit water softener also fit the Lelit Grace PL81T? Or do you recommend the 35lt ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Silvio on September 29, 2021 2:04 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The 70 liter is only for the Bianca which has a rotary pump at the time o this writing. The 70 liter may put too much stress on a vibration pump, like that found on the Grace.

    4. What is the ETA for 70L softener filter? My Lelit Bianca will have a 1-year anniversary next month, so I would like to buy a new filter as recommended.
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      Q What is the ETA for 70L softener filter? My Lelit Bianca will have a 1-year anniversary next mont...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Viktor on September 17, 2021 3:04 pm
      Answered by the admin We hope to have more in October 2021. These should be recharged every week and replaced every 6 months.
    6. Compatible with the ECN Mechanika V Slim? If not/or is there a better one?
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      Q Compatible with the ECN Mechanika V Slim? If not/or is there a better one? answer now
      Asked by David Benham on May 17, 2021 7:08 pm
      Answered by the admin Sorry, it is not. Please look for the ECM branded water treatment systems on our web site.
    8. Is this compatible with MaraX?
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      Q Is this compatible with MaraX? answer now
      Asked by Georgii Gobozov on March 12, 2021 6:42 am
      Answered by the admin

      The 35 liter version is the recommended one. The reason is that this 70 liter version may put more strain on the pump.

    10. As the person asking on March 18th of this year, I, too, have a Lelit Diana. I phoned last week and the MC747PLUS 70 lt. was recommended. Today I tried installing and the hose dia is too narrow. Is there a recommendation for getting the filter to fit? Also, there was no instructions about recharging the filter. Does it need this? Thank you.
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      Q As the person asking on March 18th of this year, I, too, have a Lelit Diana. I phoned last week a...... Read more answer now
      Asked by djb on July 29, 2020 1:48 am
      Answered by the admin

      In the description of this item, there is a link to recharge.

      It can difficult at first to insert the hose onto the water softener. It is best to dip 1 inch of the hose in scalding hot water to soften it.

    12. Do you sell other softeners that will work with the Lelit Bianca?
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      Q Do you sell other softeners that will work with the Lelit Bianca? answer now
      Asked by Suzanne Ito on May 28, 2020 3:37 am
      Answered by the admin

      Maybe, but we are hesitant as they may not work to Lelit's specifications.

    14. I am using Five Senses Coffee 70/30 water recipe which results in the following water chemistry using distilled water: 70 ppm NaHCO3 and 30 ppm MgSO4, 42 ppm total alkalinity, 25 ppm hardness as calcium carbonate, 50 ppm bicarbonate ion, 6 ppm Mg2+ ion. If I used this Lelit filter in my Bianca, I understand that it will result in an ion exchange of sodium for magnesium. If that is correct, and if my water contains little or no calcium, do I need to use this or any other softener filter? I had been using straight RO water, but now want to use a this water recipe using Epsom salts and Baking Soda. If I understand correctly, I am a little risk of any scale or machine damage by using no filter. Furthermore, using this Lelit filter would be counter-productive to my water receipt and would not provide additional protection to my machine. Is that correct? — Thank you, Wayne Ruff
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      Q I am using Five Senses Coffee 70/30 water recipe which results in the following water chemistry u...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Wayne Ruff on April 18, 2020 10:10 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we can only recommend using the softener as provided with the machine. Sorry, the choice of water is yours, and we are unable to agree as we do not want to be responsible if damage occurs from the water.  If the desired water is not suitable, the machine will eventually show limescale or oxidation.

    16. Can this be used in a Lelit PL62S Mara machine?
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      Q Can this be used in a Lelit PL62S Mara machine? answer now
      Asked by Jason A on March 19, 2020 1:41 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Yes, it can.

    18. Is this compatible with the Lelit Diana Espresso machine, or is the 35L version recommended?
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      Q Is this compatible with the Lelit Diana Espresso machine, or is the 35L version recommended? answer now
      Asked by christinehrenya on March 18, 2020 8:04 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Last we checked, the 70 liter fit.

    20. This filter has been out of stock for some time now--at least since October. Do you have an ETA on when you'll have more in stock? My current filter is at its 6-month mark.
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      Q This filter has been out of stock for some time now--at least since October. Do you have an ETA o...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Heath H. on December 5, 2019 4:15 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Hi,

      Sorry for the long wait. These tend to go quickly. Also, a lot of customers will buy multiple to qualify for free shipping.

    22. Hi, are you planning on having stock soon? Which other softener would you recommend for a Lelit Mara. Thanks
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      Q Hi, are you planning on having stock soon? Which other softener would you recommend for a Lelit M...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Emilio on October 27, 2019 5:22 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we can not get these in fast enough. We hope to have another shipment within a month.

    24. Will this work in a Fiorenzato Volante I purchased from you? If not what will for an in tank softener?
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      Q Will this work in a Fiorenzato Volante I purchased from you? If not what will for an in tank soft...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Bob on May 8, 2019 3:36 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Yes, as long as your machine has a full open top on the reservoir.

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