Lelit Mara X PL62X Heat Exchange Espresso Machine Version 2

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Lelit Mara X PL62X Heat Exchange Espresso Machine

The Mara X is the Lelit’s next leading breakthrough innovation. Two years in researching, developing, and perfecting the L58E espresso machine now comes to fruition! Lelit’s Mara X espresso machine, with its esteemed L58E grouphead, sports an aesthetic stainless steel body hiding an internal, optimized heat exchange system. Now, you can be an amazing home barista, thanks to how compact the Mara X espresso machine is with its semi-commercial qualities and temperature management system.

Working with a vibration pump manufacturer, Lelit has intensely researched to decrease the noise of Mara’s vibration pump when compared to competitive L58E machines with vibration pumps. The Lelit Mara X espresso machine integrates temperature stability that improves high-quality espresso extractions.

With the help of some of these features, one can enjoy the art and culture of producing excellent espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes in no time! A good grinder is needed, of course, so check out the Lelit William PL72 or Lelit PL044MM Fred if you are in the market for one!

Construction:

  • Stainless steel body – Brushed finish diminishes fingerprints.
  • New custom temperature switch – No need to worry about the PL62X’s brewing temperature! Now you can use this new switch behind the drip tray and choose one of three settings. Furthermore, these settings are warm, hot, or extra hot.
  • Height-adjustable feet – Can compromise with the size of your kitchen cabinets.
  • Power plug – Completely detaches from the espresso machine and can fit into the drip tray for long term storage.

PID Controller:

  • Preset Temperature programming – Allows you to select from 3 different boiler temperature ranges for different coffee blends.
  • Pre-set Temperatures Modes – With each mode comes three pre-set temperatures, which are warm, hot, and extra hot.
  • Steam and coffee temperature detection – Performed two times per second and modifies the settings, depending on if the unit is given priority to either coffee mode or steam mode.
  • Double probe system – Sustains the brew temperature in order to consistently make the best shots of espresso.

Heat exchange system:

  • Pull a shot & steam milk at the same time – Steam is always readily available. Hence, there is no wait time going from coffee to steam mode like dual-purpose single boilers. This works well if entertaining a small group of people.
  • Manual reset-able safety thermostat – Located on top of the boiler to prevent overheating. Usually, when a machine overheats, it means you have limescale. The safety thermostat stops the overheating so the boiler and machine do not blow up.
  • Stainless steel, insulated boiler – The boiler is made of AISI 316L stainless steel design helps maintain temperature stability, but please note any stainless steel boiler can still develop limescale. Therefore, we highly recommend using a water softener. The manufacturer wraps the boiler with insulation for maximum heat retention and energy savings.
  • Thermo-siphon double-cycle heat exchanger system – Keeps the brew group and the boiler always hot, at the right temperature range for making espresso.
  • Polymer tubing connection – From the boiler to steam and hot water valves: alimentary polymer tubes resist limescale buildup. These tubes are able to withstand high pressure and high temperatures up to 620 °F. These tubes also facilitate easier repairs with quick connects.
  • Power-saving system – Decreases the pressure in the steam boiler when the PL62X is not in active use.

Dual pressure gauge:

  • Steam (boiler) pressure gauge – Top half of the boiler, which has steam, is measured. Measurement is from 0 to 4 bar. Optimal pressure is between 0.8 and 1.2.
  • Brew pressure gauge – This gauge measures the pump pressure required to get the water through the ground espresso coffee in the filter basket. If too coarse, the gauge will be below 8 bar. If too fine, the gauge will be over 10 bar. The same applies to the amount of coffee in the basket as well as the tamping pressure. Measures from 0 to 16 bar. Optimal pressure is between 8 and 10.

L58E grouphead:

  • Constantly heated – Hot water circulates from the heat exchanger through the grouphead and back. This is known as the thermosyphon loop.
  • Unique and accurate temperature – Unlike most traditional L58E espresso machines, the Lelit Mara X will allow you to extract espresso temperature is within 2 degrees C. Additionally, you can produce espresso any time without flushing to keep the grouphead’s temperature down.
  • Pre-infusion – Lever next to the grouphead activates a microswitch which turns on the pump to pump water through the coffee grinds. Pulling the lever halfway up will open the valve to allow water into the grouphead without activating the pump. Please note that true pre-infusion requires the direct water connection whereby the water pressure from the waterline creates true pre-infusion. In a reservoir machine, the preinfusion is driven by the build-up internal pressure in the heat exchanger. The newly-designed quieter pump enables getting a longer pre-infusion once the lever is brought all the way up to the horizontal position.
  • Short wait time – The Lelit Mara PL62X is NOW one of the only espresso machines with an L58E grouphead that has a short waiting time in between brewing espresso. Get ready for those back to back shots when entertaining your guests!

Separate steam / hot water wands:

  • Multi-directional – Allows for more movement and flexibility. The wands connect to the valves on an angle to the side for even more flexibility. As a result, there is less risk of burning oneself from the exposed grouphead.
  • Cool touch feature – The Lelit Mara X espresso machine sports cool touch steam wands, meaning that you will not burn yourself while touching them! Additionally, they are simple to clean in order for you to avoid limescale and further enjoy creating your desired micro froth.
  • 2-hole steam tip – Allows for a slow gradual build-up of microfoam.
  • Rotational knobs – Allows for easier control of the intensity. Joysticks typically have fully open and fully closed positions.

Tank / reservoir system:

  • Auto-shutoff – Prevents the heating element from damaging when there is no or low water in the reservoir. There is a two-stage shutoff. There is a magnetic float in the water tank that detects when the water is low. The other is the spring-activated plate underneath the water tank that detects when the tank is removed.
  • Particle filter – Protects the machine from any unseen particles from entering the boiler. You can remove this filter if you are installing an inline water softener.
  • This machine can NOT be plumbed in.
  • Always refill the tank/reservoir outside of the machine.

Silent Technology Vibratory pump:

  • Efficient and quieter vibration pump – New Lelit Exclusive vibration pump that permits you to brew your espresso in your now utmost silent kitchen. Additionally, it provides water flow that gives you the flexibility to make all different types of coffee using different roasts.
  • Cost-effective – Pumps will degrade in performance over time. Replacing a vibration pump will cost less than a rotary vane pump.

Accessories included:

  • Portafilter – 1 coffee slide spout portafilter with three filters (9-11g/14-18g/18-21g).
  • Measuring scoop – A simple plastic scoop used to measure and dose pre-ground espresso coffee.
  • Filter baskets – Three filter baskets included (single 9-11 grams, double 14-18 grams, and triple 18-21 grams).
  • Blind filter basket – used for backflushing/backwashing.
  • Water softener resin filterrecharge minimum twice a month (depending on water hardness) and replace once every 6 months.
  • Small cup riser – Suitable to lift 2 espresso cups so there is less distance in the extraction to cup. This improves the overall quality-in-the-cup.
  • Cleaning brush – For cleaning the grouphead gasket.
  • Tamper – A solid 58 mm tamper in stainless steel and redwood handle. One less accessory you will need to buy.
  • Kit for initial cleaning
    • Backflushing: 3 single-dose packs for the 1st time as well as cleaning the accessories.
    • Steam wand cleaning: 1 dose bottle for the 1st time.
  • Instruction manual – The instruction manual you will receive with this machine specifies that to get a full description of the Lelit Mara X, please download the FULL manual. Please visit Lelit Customer Care to register your customer account and specify you have the Lelit Mara X. From there, you will be able to download the PDF file.

For more Lelit equipment, please visit our Lelit brands page. If you have any questions, please reference the Q&A tab on each product page.

Brand

Lelit

Height (inches)

14, approximate

Width (inches)

9, approximate

Depth (inches)

16, approximate

Weight (pounds)

42, approximate

Wattage (watts)

1400

Voltage (volts)

120

Boiler capacity (liters)

1.6

Portafilter size (mm)

58

Tank capacity (liters)

2.5

Country of manufacture

Italy

Boiler Type

Heat Exchanger

E61 Grouphead

Yes

Operation

Semi-Automatic

PID Control

Yes

Please use the diagrams below to help find the exact part you are looking for. After you find the part, copy the SKU #. Then use the search bar at the top of our website. If there are no results in the search, we most likely do not have the part. We only special order parts if the specific model was purchased through 1st-line Equipment. For general questions, please use our parts inquiry page.

Cod 5410002 – REV01

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SKU
1100038
1100041
1400183
1400186
1400187
1400198
1400199
2200082
8600018
9200014
9500039
CD376
MC268

Cod 5430002 – REV00

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SKU
2000020
8300008
8700012
9100044
9600088
9600092
9600105
9700040
9700050
9700052
CD024-442
GV025-20
MC032
MC919
4000038
4000029
4000039

ATTENTION! As indicated in the diagram, the heating element must be screwed in at 100 Nm. Be sure you have the correct equipment to assemble the part before you buy it.


Cod 5420006 – REV00

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SKU
1600028
3000048
3700028
3700029
9600028
9600052
9600080
9600096
AST114
AST128
CD349C
MC786

ATTENTION! As indicated in the parts diagram, the code 3700029 must be screw at 1,2 Nm!


Cod 5440005-A – REV00

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SKU
2100029
2100030
2100031
2100032
2100033
2100034
2200110
3700021
3700086
8600010
9700023
MC043
MC101

Cod 5440005-B – REV01

Lelit-PL62X-parts-diagram-05
SKU
1000007
1000008
1300001
2200100
8700006
9700010
2200011
4000030

ATTENTION! The components enclosed in brackets are part of a reset kit for wand (code 4000030). They cannot be ordered individually like the other components, but you must buy the entire kit (part1 + part2 + part3 + part4). 1 kit contains the spare parts for 1 wand reset.


Cod 5440005-C – REV00

Lelit-PL62X-parts-diagram-06
SKU
1300000
1300002
1300003
2200054
2200090
2200091
2200092
2200095
2200106
3700005
8700000
8700007
8700015
8700017
8700028
8700040
9100000
9700000
GV654
MC918
MC927
MC930-2
MC930-3
MC930-4
4000032
4000033

ATTENTION! The components enclosed in brackets are part of a reset kit for E61 (code 4000032). They cannot be ordered individually like the other components, but you must buy the entire kit (part1 + part2 + part3 + part4 + part5).


Cod 5450002 – REV00

Lelit-PL62X-parts-diagram-07
SKU
4000040

Cod 5440009 – REV00

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SKU
9700045
9700062
MC117-220
MC931
4000041

NB: Please pay attention to the numbers (1 and 2) marked on the body of the solenoid valves, and reassemble the valves following the direction indicated in the image.

ATTENTION! Holding the solenoid valves and the metal fittings in place during the assembly is a difficult operation for which special equipment and sealants are used. The fittings also have both conical and cylindrical threads. We recommend the purchase of the entire assembly code 4000041.


Cod 5420007 – REV00

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SKU
1100053
MC526
MC593

Cod 5440007 – REV01

Lelit-PL62X-parts-diagram-10
SKU
1400176
3700072
3700073
3700074
3700075
3700076
3700083
8600015
8700038
9400046
9600010
MC005
MC042
MC043
4000036 (similar)

Cod 5470003 – REV00

Lelit-PL62X-parts-diagram-11
SKU
1400190
1400192
3700007
9100043
9400001
9500025
2200013CR
CD376
MC045

ATTENTION! When you’re replacing the knobs on your machine, remember to deposit grease on the wand holder.


Cod 5480003 – REV00

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SKU
1000201
1400191
1600038
1600077
8600003

Cod 5480002 – REV00

Lelit-PL62X-parts-diagram-13
SKU
8800012
8800034
8800036
8800045
8800052
8800053
8900047

ATTENTION! The complete packaging includes the following codes and quantities:

  • (1) 8800012
  • (1) 8800034
  • (1) 8800036
  • (2) 8800045
  • (2) 8800052
  • (2) 8800053
  • (8) 8900047

Cod 5490000/5490001 – REV00

Lelit-PL62X-parts-diagram-14
SKU
PLA180S
PLA9201
PLA9203
PLA930S
PLA930M
PLA580S
PLA582S

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    1. 0 votes
      Q Does anyone at 1st Line read these any more?
      Asked by Brett on January 27, 2023 2:48 pm
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    2. After installing the Lelit flow control kit on my new Mara X when I raise the lever half way it vents pressure (steam and water) out of the brew head and some water out of the drain. If j continue to raise it the pump comes on as normal. It does not do this with the stock preinfusion spring installed. This does not seem right. I have also removed the bottom drain spring. If I lift the lever half way water will dribble out and sounds like pressure is being releived out the brew head. It will also vent pressure out of the brew head if I lift the lever half ay after the machine has been turned off but still hot.
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      Q After installing the Lelit flow control kit on my new Mara X when I raise the lever half way it v...... Read more
      Asked by Brett on January 17, 2023 3:48 pm
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    4. After installing the Lelit flow control kit on my new Mara X when I raise the lever half way it vents pressure (steam and water) out of the brew head and some water out of the drain. If j continue to raise it the pump comes on as normal. It does not do this with the stock preinfusion spring installed. This does not seem right. I have also removed the bottom drain spring. If I lift the lever half way water will dribble out and sounds like pressure is being releived out the brew head. It will also vent pressure out of the brew head if I lift the lever half ay after the machine has been turned off but still hot.
    5. 0 votes
      Q After installing the Lelit flow control kit on my new Mara X when I raise the lever half way it v...... Read more
      Asked by Brett Stringer on January 7, 2023 9:57 pm
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    6. Will the portafilters from my previous Mara X with the E61 grouphead fit on this with the updated L58E grouphead?
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      Q Will the portafilters from my previous Mara X with the E61 grouphead fit on this with the updated...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Ryan Norman on December 31, 2022 4:28 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Yes, they should.

    8. My Mara X sat unused for a couple of months and when I turned it back on, the pump ran continously, dumping water into the drip tray via what looks like an "overflow" hose that's kinda hidden right behind the back lip of the drip tray. I inspected the water tank and everything looks in order there. Any suggestions?
    9. 0 votes
      Q My Mara X sat unused for a couple of months and when I turned it back on, the pump ran continousl...... Read more answer now
      Asked by aaron on November 9, 2022 8:07 pm
      Answered by the admin Unfortunately, the boiler refill solenoid valve probably clogged from dried water. Remvoe the water softener from the reservoir and run a descaler through (about 4 cups) and let sit for 2 hours. Repeat. Then rinse.
      Answered by the admin Unfortunately, the boiler refill solenoid valve probably clogged from dried water. Remove the water softener from the reservoir and run a descaler through (about 4 cups) and let sit for 2 hours. Repeat. Then rinse.
      A I think you're probably correct. I partially disassembled and tried to manually manipulate the solenoid as much as I could and when I got everything reassembled it worked normally... so maybe some scale obstructing things and I was able to knock it loose. Probably needs a good descalling now.
    10. Is there any way to re-oil the grouphead’s lever camshafts if it’s getting squeaky?
    11. 0 votes
      Q Is there any way to re-oil the grouphead’s lever camshafts if it’s getting squeaky? answer now
      Asked by Chris on October 26, 2022 5:59 am
      Answered by the admin

      Yes, by using less back-flush detergent. Also, a high temp food grade grease lubrication can be used and inserted in the area of the cams. On a cold machine unplugged from the electrical outlet, keep the lever in the down position and remove the screw holding the lever on the right side of the group. Then a socket can be used to remove the entire side assembly. Keep note of the  position of the cam attached to the assembly as it will need to be re-inserted the same. Lubricate the inside and reverse the process for install.

    12. When I use the lever to either activate the pump to start a shot or stop the shot, the lever is stiff to the point where it’s making a squeaking noise. Any suggestions? Thanks, Chris
    13. 0 votes
      Q When I use the lever to either activate the pump to start a shot or stop the shot, the lever is s...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Chris on October 20, 2022 7:14 am
      Answered by the admin

      Yes, do not backflush with so much detergent. Otherwise, the water may be too pure. Both strip the oils from the grouphead lever's cam shafts.

    14. I was wondering what type of water you recommend with the Lelit MaraX. Is Third Wave Water Espresso Profile ok? Will I have to descale the machine if I use it? In addition, are you offering any deals on the MaraX?
    15. 0 votes
      Q I was wondering what type of water you recommend with the Lelit MaraX. Is Third Wave Water Espres...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Mike on August 26, 2022 12:13 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, the Mara X has no deals at thsi time because they sell very fast - as soon as they come in, they are gone!

      As for the water, we very strongly recommend NOT using any distilled, purified, reverse osmosis, NOR any formulated waters. Find a way to softener your tap or bottled water using the Lelit water softener. Per Lelit, target TDS is 80-120ppm. However, there are other contaminants like salts, chlorine, etc that can damage the machine.

      We do not recommend descaling unless there is an issue.

      A I know you all don’t recommend 3rd Wave waters and such and usually just say use soften water by using the Lelit filter but my question is if I have a home water softener equipment and use filtered water from the fridge - should I still use the Lelit filter or should be ok without it ? Thanks.
    16. I've had my Mara X for almost 1.5 years now and no issues until recently. The hot water dispenser on the right side of the machine suddenly stopped worked. I don't often use it, but sometimes I like an Americano. I removed the aerator tip thinking that was blocked, but still no hot water when the knob is turned. Everything else works fine. Any suggestions on how to fix the hot water dispenser?
    17. 0 votes
      Q I've had my Mara X for almost 1.5 years now and no issues until recently. The hot water dispenser...... Read more answer now
      Asked by rogerzhang92 on August 7, 2022 1:28 pm
      A I have the same issue. I've been using the water softeners; recharging with salt water and replacing as indicated. I hope there an easy solution to this.
      A Mario. Not sure how to answer in-line to your comment but I hope you see this. Lelit, turns out, has a very helpful YouTube channel where they have various video to diagnose and fix common issues. I saw one of their videos about this linked here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7eh289nUh4 If that link doesn't work just search for "lelit insider hot water tap". Basically you get an air compressor and blow out the hot water tap to clear a clogged inlet in the boiler. If that doesn't work then you may need to replace the tap, which 1st line sells a tap replacement kit. I would go with the air compressor method first since that's less intrusive.
    18. I need a new reservoir for my almost new Lelit Mara X, and you have two different ones on your website that seem to fit/work: one is the Model #4000036 for $119.99, the other you list as "Upgraded" Model #1000160. Will either one work on my Mara X? Will the tubing and filter fit on both models?
    19. 0 votes
      Q I need a new reservoir for my almost new Lelit Mara X, and you have two different ones on your we...... Read more answer now
      Asked by alberto.acosta on July 26, 2022 12:21 am
      Answered by the admin

      Both tanks should work on the Mara X. The more expensive one has additional components on the inside.

    20. I was referred to you from Pasquini in California, as I need a part to repair my added water flow control on a Lelit Mara X espresso machine. I need de flow regulator, because I damaged the pin. Do you sell just this spare part fron the Lelit kit part #1000185 of Bianca Espresso Machine. Thanks
    21. 0 votes
      Q I was referred to you from Pasquini in California, as I need a part to repair my added water flow...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Francisco Berrios on July 20, 2022 2:47 pm
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      Sorry, the item you need is sold only as part of a kit.

    22. When I raise the lever to allow water to flow from the group head (without a portafilter below it) should the pump pressure gauge read anything or should it stay at 0?
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      Q When I raise the lever to allow water to flow from the group head (without a portafilter below it...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Chris on June 24, 2022 4:27 pm
      Answered by the admin

      It can range from 0 to about 4 bars.

    24. Hi again, follow up question: a) I checked and my water is at around 50 tps c) the boiler refill probe *is* disconnected, or at least the probe light isn't working, but it hasn't been working for months now without any obvious problems b, d, and e) It could be these then. Is there anything I can do to troubleshoot? There's no water flow from the grouphead (and the boiler doesn't seem to turn on) so I'm guessing I can't descale. But I could take out the solenoid and clean that? Or is it likely a larger problem?
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      Q Hi again, follow up question: a) I checked and my water is at around 50 tps c) the boiler refill ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Sam Buckland on June 8, 2022 12:38 pm
      Answered by the admin

      50 TDS is too low and creates oxidation. 80 minimum. Change your water as 1st step.

    26. Hi! Having trouble with my Mara X - 1) When I pull up the group head lever, nothing happens. 2) But when the lever is at rest, the pressure gauge ramps up to full pressure and water goes straight from the tank to the drip tray. Nothing comes out of the group head 3) The steam and water knobs aren't working. I read online this happened to someone who had recently descaled their machine; a few other people suggested it might have to do with a fully open OPV or with the solenoid - I don't know!
    27. 0 votes
      Q Hi! Having trouble with my Mara X - 1) When I pull up the group head lever, nothing happens. 2) B...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Sam on June 8, 2022 12:00 pm
      Answered by the admin

      With the grouphead lever at rest, check if it touches the microswitch on the front panel right behind the lever. There needs to be some space between them. If there is space, then it can be any combination of the following:

      a) water is too pure and machine can not sense the water in the boiler,

      b) the boiler refill solenoid valve is faulty or clogged,

      c) the boiler refill probe wire is disconnected,

      d) the boiler refill probe is corroded with limescale or oxidation,

      e) the double red thin PID sensor wires is disconnected, and/or

      f) the internal boiler wall is corroded.

      We do not think it is the OPV.

       

    28. This just started to happen after about 6 months of use. I do my shot, then I begin to steam my milk (same kind I always use with no issues). About halfway through the steaming, the pump comes on, steam pressure drastically reduces and what started out as a good stretching goes to hell and gets really loud without having changed position of the wand or anything and I end up with horribly stretched milk with barely any microfoam. I spoke to you on the phone and you mentioned descaling and that there could be build up where the water flows in etc.
    29. 0 votes
      Q This just started to happen after about 6 months of use. I do my shot, then I begin to steam my m...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Elaine on May 27, 2022 2:51 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The boiler can be overfilling with water due to oxidation or limescale. Please descale as suggested.

    30. Steam wand emitting excess water. The machine is still pulling shots well, but can no longer steam milk properly. The steam wand initially emits a LOT of water before beginning to steam, and after this initial purge, the steam often sputters & fills up the jug with water. I can provide a video if helpful. Machine was purchased in Sept. 2021 and I've been using bottled water, so I don't expect much limescale.
    31. 0 votes
      Q Steam wand emitting excess water. The machine is still pulling shots well, but can no longer stea...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Emma on May 27, 2022 1:56 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Limescale and/or oxidation can happen in as little as 2 weeks as the boiler is overfilling based on the sensitivity of the refill probe. Many bottled waters are bad for espresso machines because they are too pure causing oxidation or to hard with calcium/magnesium. Plus, they can change springs or faucets without telling anyone. Sorry, we do not have a best water recommendation. We do not like formulated waters either.

      We suggest descaling as a first step.

    32. I'm interested in buying the flow control kit but i'm confused about some of the options. I have an almost new mara x: what do i need if i just want flow control with manometer? Does that come with a black paddle?
    33. 0 votes
      Q I'm interested in buying the flow control kit but i'm confused about some of the options. I have ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Ismael on May 6, 2022 2:49 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we do not have any with a black paddle.

    34. Any estimates on when you will be getting th e Lelit MaraX V2?
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      Q Any estimates on when you will be getting th e Lelit MaraX V2? answer now
      Asked by Cris on April 20, 2022 1:05 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we do not have an ETA at this time. Maybe end of June.

    36. Any idea when you will have the Lelit MaraX back in stock? If so, will it be the version 2? Thanks.
    37. 0 votes
      Q Any idea when you will have the Lelit MaraX back in stock? If so, will it be the version 2? Thanks. answer now
      Asked by Cristian on April 19, 2022 2:20 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Maybe end of June, 2022.

    38. My marax after the first use(1.5-2 bars), drops the steam pressure to .5 bars in about 10 minutes. My turning on the steam, brew, or hot water doesnt always make the pressure to rise to the 1.5 bars. Sometimes turning on and off the power gets it to go up. This is random. Sometimes it does not go up but if I do the same later it does. What do you think is the problem?
    39. 0 votes
      Q My marax after the first use(1.5-2 bars), drops the steam pressure to .5 bars in about 10 minutes...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Michael holland on April 13, 2022 11:57 am
      Answered by the admin

      The steam boiler pressure will fluctuate based on keeping the temp of the thermosyhpon loop in line with the temperature selection switch when the machine is in coffee priority made.

    40. Quick question on crema: does the pressure determine the amount or consistency of the crema? Up until today, when I would be finished pulling my shot, the crema would break up and look more like regular coffee. Could the amount of coffee I’m using or how I temp affect also? Today I think it looks a lot better than when I first tried it. Also, does the pressure want to be at 9 bar?
    41. 0 votes
      Q Quick question on crema: does the pressure determine the amount or consistency of the crema? Up u...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Chris on April 7, 2022 9:34 am
      Answered by the admin

      Please read the following articles: Reading Gauges and Fundamentals

    42. I love the coffee I get from my Mara X! I've noticed that pretty consistently it releases a small amount of water from the tiny valve under the housing at the back of the drip tray that instead of going into the drip tray seems to slide down behind the back wall and lay on the base under the tray. This area isn't sealed so for awhile I'd find water dripping out under the machine onto the counter. We adjusted the feet in back so the water stays centered and doesn't run out. But I have to wipe up the water when I remove the drip tray for cleaning. Is this a design flaw or is there something I can do to make sure any water runs into the tray and not behind/under it?
    43. 0 votes
      Q I love the coffee I get from my Mara X! I've noticed that pretty consistently it releases a small...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Anita on March 29, 2022 5:13 pm
      Answered by the admin

      It sounds like you may be running to fie a grind. When this happens, there is more splashing.

    44. I am approaching the 6 month mark using my current water softener that came with my machine. Would you mind recommending which product I should order as a replacement?
    45. 0 votes
      Q I am approaching the 6 month mark using my current water softener that came with my machine. Woul...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Joe on March 28, 2022 1:56 pm
      Answered by the admin

      6 months is a cut off, like refrigerator filters, to avoid mold, mildew, and fungus. If you do not see any, please continue to use and recharge until more come in. We can not advise alternatives because of issues that may arise and damage your machine.

    46. I bought my Mara X form 1st line almost 2 years ago. All has run well until recently. The problems occur while running in brew priority mode. I make 2 latte's twice each morning. In each brewing session I pull two espressos first. I steam the first drink during the second espresso. The second steam is done thereafter (different milks used.) This goes well for the first session of the morning. The second session is usually an hour or more later. I pull the first espresso, then I get a flashing temperature light and the steam is weak to non-existent. I do not have this issue with steam priority mode. I do regular backflush cleanings and recharge the water softener. The water softener flows fine and I test hardness before and after each recharge.
    47. 0 votes
      Q I bought my Mara X form 1st line almost 2 years ago. All has run well until recently. The problem...... Read more answer now
      Asked by wdknudson on March 25, 2022 10:10 am
      Answered by the admin

      Sounds like the machine is in economy mode or sleep mode. Please check.

      A I don't know what 'economy mode' is or 'sleep mode' on this machine. Does the temperature light flash when these modes are engaged? As for 'stand by' mode, the power button flashes. This machine is not in standby mode. Further, the machine does not have this problem in steam-priority mode.
      A Follow up to my original question. This seems to be not an uncommon occurrence for Mara X owners. My machine is not in standby mode. The issue seems to be the boiler refill procedure in brew priority mode. For the first day's session, no problem. The boiler is topped off with the start-up procedure. My second session of the morning has become a problem. Not enough steam and temperature light flashes while pulling the shots. The solution that I've found to work every time is at the end of the first session of the day, drain water out of the group-head or hot water nozzle until you hear the refill commence. You'll be good for the next session of the day, even if it's hours later. This is not how the machine operated for the first 2 years. Something changed a sensor or something.......
      A I did end up solving this problem by replacing the 'Gicar' unit FWIW. All good now. Operates like a Mara X V2
    48. What bottomless portafilter can you recommend for my Lelit Mara X.
    49. 0 votes
      Q What bottomless portafilter can you recommend for my Lelit Mara X. answer now
      Asked by Todd on February 8, 2022 1:39 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Most E61 Faema versions will fit. However, there may be some that do not based on the thickness of the lips.

    50. What is the current recommendation for annual maintenance for the MaraX? I am reaching the 1st anniversary of getting mine. Is DIY descaling still not advised? Is it needed?
    51. 0 votes
      Q What is the current recommendation for annual maintenance for the MaraX? I am reaching the 1st an...... Read more answer now
      Asked by augusto on February 4, 2022 6:22 pm
      Answered by the admin

      If not needed, please do not descale. Please recharge the water softener every week and replace every 6 months.

    52. Hello, I have another question about my Mara X. The gauge says the brew pressure is at 10 bar and I've read theories online that's because the brew pressure at the group head is actually lower and closer to 9 bar. Is that true or should I adjust the OPV lower?
    53. 0 votes
      Q Hello, I have another question about my Mara X. The gauge says the brew pressure is at 10 bar and...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Sam on January 28, 2022 2:47 pm
      Answered by the admin

      This is what we have seen.

    54. Can you recommend a water softener for my LeLit Mara X since the MC747 is out of stock?
    55. 0 votes
      Q Can you recommend a water softener for my LeLit Mara X since the MC747 is out of stock? answer now
      Asked by Jeff on January 21, 2022 4:52 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, these softeners sell very quickly and no ETA at this time.

    56. Hey guys, why did the Mara X warranty when bought from ya'll change from 3 years to 1 year?
    57. 0 votes
      Q Hey guys, why did the Mara X warranty when bought from ya'll change from 3 years to 1 year? answer now
      Asked by Cameron on January 14, 2022 8:24 am
      Answered by the admin

      Lelit only provides one year warranty on parts. Anything after for any manufacturer, is typically dealer backed warranties. Unfortunately, shipping costs have increased tremendously, and we had to cut back somewhere. You will most likely see other dealers do the same soon.

    58. Do you have the Lelit PLA2202 black walnut upgrade kit for the MaraX? I couldn't find it on the website, but I thought it was worth asking since you carry many other Lelit products. Thanks
    59. 0 votes
      Q Do you have the Lelit PLA2202 black walnut upgrade kit for the MaraX? I couldn't find it on the w...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Micah on January 7, 2022 2:23 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we do not have any of these for sale at this time. This may change in the future.

    60. Hi, I saw you had the wood steam and hot water kit available and was wondering if you could order the wood paddle for flow control or the feet. Not ready to order now, just wasn’t sure if this was possible so figured it couldn’t hurt to ask. Thank you
    61. 0 votes
      Q Hi, I saw you had the wood steam and hot water kit available and was wondering if you could order...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jonah on December 27, 2021 1:40 pm
      Answered by the admin Sorry, there are no alternatives to the feet. We are unsure what you mean by hot water kit.
    62. My machine doesn't seem to be refilling the boiler, so I'm thinking my pump is shot. Can you refer me to where I can get a replacement? thanks!
    63. 0 votes
      Q My machine doesn't seem to be refilling the boiler, so I'm thinking my pump is shot. Can you refe...... Read more answer now
      Asked by James Reedie on December 10, 2021 1:43 pm
      Answered by the admin This may not be a pump problem, but a solenoid valve problem, a clogged water softener filter, or other blockage. If you r machine is under warranty, please contact us with the order number, purchase date, and your full name. If out of warranty or an older Mara model (as this model Mara X was introduced in 2020), it may be best to contact a local repair company for an evaluation.
    64. Hi! I bought the Lelit Mara X from just very recently. Is there any settings that I need to change so I could get my bar pump into 9-10. I saw videos it should pump it through that end but mine just stayed on bar 4. Is the machine working properly? I hope you could give me a feedback soon.
    65. 0 votes
      Q Hi! I bought the Lelit Mara X from just very recently. Is there any settings that I need to chang...... Read more answer now
      Asked by ayessayap on December 8, 2021 6:25 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Unfortunately, this confusion happens with a lot of customers new to espresso machines. The brew pressure is NOT a pump pressure gauge. The brew pressure gauge tells you how high the pump will pump based on the resistance of your coffee grind fineness, the amount of coffee in the basket, and the tamping pressure - all three variables create the resistance that will show on the brew pressure gauge. Put in the blind filter, and this will confirm that the pump will go to 9 bar. The reason is the blind does not allow water to pass through and has 100% resistance.

    66. I received the machine from you a month ago and it was working great. Today when started the heating light kept flashing and did not go to permanent light mode. I tried giving it more time but it didn't complete heating even after 1.5h. The group head is hot to the touch.. Any recommendations?
    67. 0 votes
      Q I received the machine from you a month ago and it was working great. Today when started the heat...... Read more answer now
      Asked by shkob1 on December 7, 2021 1:00 pm
      A An update. It was hot to touch this morning. But tried again this afternoon and it isn't heating up at all. The heating light constantly flashes but nothing more. Please help
    68. I posted a few weeks back about my mara X overheating towards the end of the heating cycle. I was asked if my steam pressure exceeded 2.75 bars and then asked to clean my PID. My machine does in fact exceed 2.75 bars every time it heats where I have to release pressure through the steam wand. Sometimes before and sometimes afterwards, I will run into the boiler overfilling. I have removed the PID on top and wire brushed it. There was no film or protective coating over the sensor either. Any further help would be greatly appreciated. Also, I am just curious for my own knowledge if you could teach me why the machine overfilling can be tied to a temperature overheating issue?
    69. 0 votes
      Q I posted a few weeks back about my mara X overheating towards the end of the heating cycle. I was...... Read more answer now
      Asked by David on November 17, 2021 3:00 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry for the delay. Please read the following

      https://www.1st-line.com/technical-support/lelit-technical-support-page/overheating-lelit-mara-pid/

    70. Just unpacked my new Lelit Mara X from you. In my other espresso machines, I've been using RO water mixed with potassium bicarbonate, what is known in the forums as "rpavlis water". I will be using the resin filter that came with the machine. With that in mind, should use tap water, which is very hard, or continue to use rpavlis water along with the filter you provide? Or, can I use rpavlis water without the resin filter? Thanks,
    71. 0 votes
      Q Just unpacked my new Lelit Mara X from you. In my other espresso machines, I've been using RO wat...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Albert on November 15, 2021 2:57 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Unfortunately, we are not water experts, and we are not familiar with  rpavlis water. Please review other Q&A that shows Lelit's recommendation for water.

      A rplavis water will be better than your filter, the rplavis water is designed to maximize taste and minimize scale, you could use the rplavis water and the filter no problem and adjust the water for taste.
    72. I bought a Lelit Mara X from you a little over a year ago, and I'm not going to use the machine for a few months. Is there a good way to drain everything and to store it to protect the innards? I looked for an article on your site, but didn't see one.
    73. 0 votes
      Q I bought a Lelit Mara X from you a little over a year ago, and I'm not going to use the machine f...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Todd on November 12, 2021 2:22 pm
      Answered by the admin

      There is a drain on the bottom panel. You may need to take the panel off. Please drain while the machine is cold. And, lift the grouphead lever up when storing.

    74. Boiler overfilling: I've had my machine for over 1 year and have always used specification matched water recommended by lelit, as well as the resin filter. Recently, my machine has been overfilling at the end of the heating cycle until the reservoir tank is empty. This causes the steam pressure to jump as the boiler overfills with water. I have checked the temp probe and water level probe both of which were fine with no film on it. I am wondering if this is a solenoid issue where it is stuck in the "open" position? What can I do to find the problem and remedy the issue? Of note, I have been able to get the machine to work by voiding the excess water through the hot water wand (about 300mL) and then the machine will work (sometimes takes 2-3 rounds of draining and the boiler refilling, and me draining again).
    75. 0 votes
      Q Boiler overfilling: I've had my machine for over 1 year and have always used specification matche...... Read more answer now
      Asked by David on October 30, 2021 12:12 am
      Answered by the admin

      This is either an overheat problem or a pure water problem.

      Since it happens at the end of the heating cycle, it is most likely an overheat problem as a pure problem will make the boiler overfill at the power up cycle of the machine.

      Please watch the steam pressure gauge and see if it goes over 2.75 bar. If it does, the PID sensor on top of the boiler needs to be wire brushed. If not, then the pid sensor on the heat exchange loop at the bottom of the boiler needs to be wire brushed as well. When removing the PID sensor, remember to disconnect the 2 pin black connector so the wire can remove freely and the dual red wire does NOT get twisted. Once twisted, it will not allow the machine to heat at all. If still not resolved, please email us.

    76. I need to get a replacement basket for Mara X: Lelit 2 cup: 14-18 g basket. Do you have one for sale? I see other baskets, but not this one.
    77. 0 votes
      Q I need to get a replacement basket for Mara X: Lelit 2 cup: 14-18 g basket. Do you have one for s...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Pete on October 26, 2021 1:39 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we do not believe we have these, but we have these filter baskets.

    78. Can you put this on a timer. I can’t tell by the power button if it will be able to work with a timer switch.
    79. 0 votes
      Q Can you put this on a timer. I can’t tell by the power button if it will be able to work with a t...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Ben on October 26, 2021 1:32 pm
      Answered by the admin

      WEMO works best. Mechanical timers can cause damage.

    80. The tip broke off my steam wand valve shaft. Part (4000030 part 3) in the diagram - described in the note: "ATTENTION! The components enclosed in brackets are part of a reset kit for wand (code 4000030). They cannot be ordered individually like the other components, but you must buy the entire kit (part1 + part2 + part3 + part4). 1 kit contains the spare parts for 1 wand reset." I think that the person operating it turned it the wrong way and thought it was stuck, and force it. The part that broke off is the tip with the groove, that the ringlet (4000030 part 1) fits into to hold the "cap" part 2200011 on. How do I repair this? I assume I need the "reset kit for wand (code 4000030), but it does not seem to be available for order. Thanks! P.S. I brought my machine in for annual maintenance recently and received excellent service.
    81. 0 votes
      Q The tip broke off my steam wand valve shaft. Part (4000030 part 3) in the diagram - described in ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jim Hays on October 4, 2021 11:39 am
      Answered by the admin

      Thanks for the accolades. Please use the contact us to start a discussion so pictures can be emailed upon our reply. This incidence is more complex than we usually handle on Q&A.

    82. I just received the MaraX, installed the filter, and started up the machine for the first time. I flushed the main group head for 30s as directed in the manual and the water came out clean. However when I opened the steam wand into a cup, there were dark brown particles in the water and a metallic smell that came out. Could there be an issue with the steam wand? The water from the group head didnt have particles or smells.
    83. 0 votes
      Q I just received the MaraX, installed the filter, and started up the machine for the first time. I...... Read more answer now
      Asked by indyc425 on September 24, 2021 8:43 am
      Answered by the admin

      From our experience across many different espresso machines, black and brown particles are a result of the mineral in the water and these customers also stated a metallic taste.

      Several years ago, we had a customer who owned a Silvia espresso machine for about 10 years. He decided to replace it with a new Rancilio Silvia.  After receiving the new Silvia, he complained that black and brown particles were coming out of the hot water wand, but not the grouphead and he stated that he never had this issue with his old Silvia. The problem was that his old Silvia had a PFTE coating on the inside of the boiler and the water would not react with the boiler wall. After flushing the new machine with a different water, the problem of the particles and taste went away.

      Although we definitely not water experts, our research has shown this to be magnesium in the water.

    84. Does Lelit have any plans to add the LCC to Mara X in the future? Is it possible to retrofit LCC to the current model?
    85. 0 votes
      Q Does Lelit have any plans to add the LCC to Mara X in the future? Is it possible to retrofit LCC ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Vish on September 17, 2021 12:09 pm
      Answered by the admin Sorry, we are not aware of any plans, and the LCC can not be retrofitted as the brain and other things would need to change.
    86. Was looking at the videos on YouTube, of course of Java Jim, on the Mara X . I saw a video from the UK which showed a model of the Mara X known as the Mara X pro. It is set up like the Bianka with the wood accessories and also flow control with wooden paddle. Do you sell this version or can you special order it from Lelit. This is the machine for me..
    87. 0 votes
      Q Was looking at the videos on YouTube, of course of Java Jim, on the Mara X . I saw a video from t...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Mark on September 7, 2021 12:19 pm
      Answered by the admin Sorry, this will probably not be available until some time next year. We do sell the optional black wood kits. As for the walnut, these are individually sold.
    88. How long does it take for the Lelit Mara to heat up before you can brew?
    89. 0 votes
      Q How long does it take for the Lelit Mara to heat up before you can brew? answer now
      Asked by Lynn on September 1, 2021 12:47 pm
      Answered by the admin About 24-30 minutes.
    90. Hi 1st line, I purchaed my Mara X from you all last fall (October). I am hitting my 1 year mark soon and was wondering if I need to look into descaling. I use good water for my machine and have the resin filter as well. I don't suspect any limescale (I have opened the e61 to grease). Do I need to descale at my 1 year mark or am I safe to keep using my machine as is (chaning my filters every so often and using good water)? Thanks in advance.
    91. 0 votes
      Q Hi 1st line, I purchaed my Mara X from you all last fall (October). I am hitting my 1 year mark s...... Read more answer now
      Asked by J on August 30, 2021 1:27 pm
      Answered by the admin We do  not recommend descaling UNLESS there is a lot fo build up. Otherwise, continue to use the water softener.
    92. I am wondering which naked portafilter will be the best fit for my Lelit Mara X? Could you please recommend one that can fit Mara X and its 18g basket?
    93. 0 votes
      Q I am wondering which naked portafilter will be the best fit for my Lelit Mara X? Could you please...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jacob on August 30, 2021 1:01 pm
      Answered by the admin Any that are for an E61 grouphead and 6.5mm lips.  Unfortunately, we are out of stock on a lot of them.
    94. Hi, I've got a Lelit Mara X from 1st Line that's been working great for several months. However, this morning the water light was blinking, which it has done before, and I filled the tank which was close to empty. However, after filling the tank, the light still won't go away. I have tried turning it on and off again and still no luck. Any ideas?
    95. 0 votes
      Q Hi, I've got a Lelit Mara X from 1st Line that's been working great for several months. However, ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Ron on August 30, 2021 11:53 am
      Answered by the admin Please make sure the magnetic float moves up and down. More information is available.
    96. How many espressos can the Lelit Mara X make back to back, not in terms of reservoir or boiler water capacity even though I realize that is to some degree a factor, but in terms of the machine being able to have enough hot water available to keep up with demand? If the machine has to take a breath to create more hot water, how long would one have to wait before being able to continue? Similarly, how many Latte's (which, as you know, means making both espresso/steaming milk back to back) can the Lelit Mara X make back to back, not in terms of reservoir or boiler water capacity even though I realize that is to some degree a factor, but in terms of the machine being able to have enough hot water and also enough steam available to keep up with demand? If the machine has to take a breath to create more hot water and more steam, how long would one have to wait before being able to continue?
    97. 0 votes
      Q How many espressos can the Lelit Mara X make back to back, not in terms of reservoir or boiler wa...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Stephen on August 19, 2021 4:16 am
      Answered by the admin The question is what are you using the machine for. This is a home espresso machine or a small office espresso machine. In X mode, the machine is designed to make up to 2 espresso, cappuccino, or latte beverages. After this, it will overheat the espresso. If making 3 or more, then the Lelit Mara X espresso machine needs to be changed to HX mode. IN HX mode, the temperature for espresso goes down at about the 18th consecutive espresso shot. HOWEVER, we do not like giving these performance factors BECAUSE we know that a machine in Alaska with a different ambient environment will operate differently than a machine say in Texas or Florida. The same goes with voltage - some outlets are 110 volts, some 115 volts, some 120 volts and even some at 124 volts. This can be a 10% difference in machine performance of any espresso machine. In the end, your results may differ.
    98. I was wondering if you could advise me as to what bottomless portafilters (besides the chronically unavailable Lelit brand) will fit my Lelit Mara X machine?
    99. 0 votes
      Q I was wondering if you could advise me as to what bottomless portafilters (besides the chronicall...... Read more answer now
      Asked by nathan on August 17, 2021 11:48 am
      Answered by the admin Sorry, the pandemic has disrupted supply chains further upstream from Lelit.
    100. I am wanting to get a new group head dispersion screen for my espresso maker. I don't see one listed in the parts available. I am also wanting to get silicone gasket for the group head. Can you let me know if you have those available. this is a really nice espresso maker. I do think that it would be better with a more pliable silicone gasket in the group head instead of the standard rubber one though. The only complaint I can come up with and it is extremely minor...
    101. 0 votes
      Q I am wanting to get a new group head dispersion screen for my espresso maker. I don't see one lis...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Michael on August 9, 2021 11:27 am
      Answered by the admin Dispersion screen. Portafilter gasket.  Sorry, we do not have any silicone gaskets right now.
      Answered by the admin Dispersion screen. Portafilter gasket.  Sorry, we do not have any silicone gaskets right now.
    102. I am in the market for a new espresso machine and have been looking into your Lelit MaraX (love the classic looks and performance). I am looking for something beyond an appliance and would like a machine I can start on and learn with, but not something that will be uncompromising in the long run with a huge learning curve. Not afraid to weigh, time and experiment with shots (especially in the beginning ), but also want something that I can eventually get a good feeling for and that my family can also learn to use. They are very enthusiastic as well. I am not looking for a one-button solution, but have also looked at your Lelit Elizabeth as well. Is the MaraX a good fit? Also: - If I was to order the machine with the pressure profile system (Bianca-like), would you be able to install it before shipping? - What grinder would you recommend? Aesthetics for the machine and grinder are important as well.
    103. 0 votes
      Q I am in the market for a new espresso machine and have been looking into your Lelit MaraX (love t...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Ray on August 4, 2021 12:07 pm
      Answered by the admin The Mara X was designed for espresso enthusiasts like yourself and family - ease of use for beginners and simplicity. The Elizabeth is more for seasoned espresso enthusiasts. The profiling system can be added. As for grinders, we have many to choose from.
    104. Would you be able to or consider installing a Bianca paddle on the Mara X ? I know you were installing paddles on multiple models some time ago. Is it possible to purchase it with this configuration? Would i be able to take advantage of the thermal stability and manipulate flow without impacting the group temp?
    105. 0 votes
      Q Would you be able to or consider installing a Bianca paddle on the Mara X ? I know you were insta...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Paul on July 26, 2021 1:11 pm
      Answered by the admin Yes, just request in the comments section when you order the machine and kit together in the same order. We are unsure about group temp - good or bad - as we have not tested for it yet.
    106. I received my new MaraX last week and all seems to be well (thanks!), but have a question: I only use it Fri to Sun - I dump any excessive water out of the reservoir on Sunday, but leave the water in the boiler (as opposed to draining it via the hot water spout until empty). I assume that’s ok? FYI - I have an under counter BWT Bestmax Premium water filter I use for the machine, so the water is good.
    107. 0 votes
      Q I received my new MaraX last week and all seems to be well (thanks!), but have a question: I only...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Michael on July 20, 2021 12:03 pm
      Answered by the admin This is ok. Our cut off limit is usually 2 weeks to drina grouphead by leaving lever up. If going more than a month, then also the steam boiler needs to be drained.
    108. I’m interested I buying the Mara X and the flow control kit from the Bianca, could you install it before shipping? Or is that not an option?
    109. 0 votes
      Q I’m interested I buying the Mara X and the flow control kit from the Bianca, could you install it...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Gary on July 19, 2021 12:59 pm
      Answered by the admin At this time, yes, please purchase all together and we can install it as long as you "REQUEST" in the comments section of the order in BIG CAPITAL LETTERS. Then after the order, please also email us. please note this can delay the shipping of the machine.
    110. Does this machine come with a plug type that fits US outlets?
    111. 0 votes
      Q Does this machine come with a plug type that fits US outlets? answer now
      Asked by dohlson09 on July 12, 2021 11:41 am
      Answered by the admin

      Yes, the electrical cord , at the time of this writing, fits standard 110-120 volt outlets rated at 15 or 20 amps.

    112. I am in the market for a E61 group head machine and really interested in the Lelit MaraX/ 62T I have 2 questions-I read your QnA and realized RO water is not recommended. My water in the entire house is softened, then runs through a RO system that has a last stage alkaline remineralization, which the last stage adjust PH to slight alkaline and also adds back minerals. Is this water ok to use with the Lilet machine ? Next, with the Mara PL62t with PID, does it means it will overheat and I have to flush with cool water, do most other heat exchange machines work in the same way , execpt for the MaraX ? I am quite a beginner but I want a machine that I can hold onto for awhile and dont know if MaraX auto temperature settings will handicap me in the long run.
    113. 0 votes
      Q I am in the market for a E61 group head machine and really interested in the Lelit MaraX/ 62T I ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Tristan on June 9, 2021 12:17 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, many customers have had issues with re-mineralized water with many different makes and models of machines. At this point, we can not affirm your use of your water.

      As for the PL62T, we have decided to no longer carry this model as the Mara X is taking over sales.

    114. Does the Lelit Mara X need to be plugged into a 20 amp outlet or will 15amp work fine?
    115. 0 votes
      Q Does the Lelit Mara X need to be plugged into a 20 amp outlet or will 15amp work fine? answer now
      Asked by ahoesterey on June 4, 2021 1:38 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Designed for dedicated 15 amps.

    116. I'm having a couple of issues with my Mara X, which I've had for just over a year. The first is that once in a while the machine will not immediately 'turn on' to feed water through the group head when I lift the lever. Normally it's fine, but from time to time, usually daily, there's a several second pause between when I lift the lever and when the machine kicks on. This can be anywhere up to 5 seconds. Once it starts it's all good. The second thing is that water appears to be coming out from under the machine. This doesn't always happen either, I don't think. But once in a while water appears under the drip tray.
    117. 0 votes
      Q I'm having a couple of issues with my Mara X, which I've had for just over a year. The first is t...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Tim on May 16, 2021 3:36 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry to hear this. First thing first, stop using the machine until the water leak is found. Please unplug machine from electrical outlet and allow to fully cool. Please remove the top cover and check for any leaks from broken hoses or parts. If none found, the body panel would need to be removed. Check the underside.

      As for the pump action, please replace the water softener if it has not been replaced in the last 6 months. It needs to be recharged minimum every 2 weeks and replaced every 6 months. You can double check this by removing the softener and confirming if the problem goes away or still exists.

      If the water softener has been replaced, we suggest removing the water softener and running4 cups of undiluted white vinegar through the grouphead and allow to sit for 2 hours. Then flush the reservoir with water as well as running 2 cups of water through the grouphead every 5 minutes until 16 cups have been passed through. Please do not open the steam or hot water valves in this process.

    118. I bought a Mara X from you guys some time ago. I love it! I would just like to order some new filters as well as a descaling kit, what do you recommend? Any other maintenance I should be doing? I'd also like to put a smart plug to be able to preheat the coffee maker before I wake up. I guess this would be similar to plugging in and out the wall plug instead of using the button in front of it. Is this a problem? Any recommendations for smart plugs?
    119. 0 votes
      Q I bought a Mara X from you guys some time ago. I love it! I would just like to order some new fil...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Julien on May 12, 2021 11:54 am
      Answered by the admin

      WEMO for smart plug timer plug. MC747 filter, not the plus. Recharge minimum every 2 weeks and replace every 6 months. Stay away from descaling to avoid damage unless absolutely necessary.

    120. Even with the water softener, the hardness in the boiler increases as you are taking away steam and replacing with reservoir water. Shouldn't the boiler be purged periodically? Is there any downside to that except maybe strain on the pump?
    121. 0 votes
      Q Even with the water softener, the hardness in the boiler increases as you are taking away steam a...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Armand on May 9, 2021 11:07 am
      Answered by the admin

      4 ounces of water should be removed every day as a purge to clean any milk buildup that can occur as well as removing stale water.

    122. Hello, I am in the market for a new espresso machine, and I am looking at heat exchanger models for price/performance because of my budget and I am looking at the Lelit Mara X and the Bezzera BZ13. I have been leaning towards the Bezzera because it has the NSF and ETL certifications and that makes me believe it must be better quality and/or safer to use and it makes me wonder why the Lelit Mara X does not have these certifications because I really kind of want the Lelit.
    123. 0 votes
      Q Hello, I am in the market for a new espresso machine, and I am looking at heat exchanger models f...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Joshua on May 7, 2021 5:00 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The Mara X has ETL for electrical safety. NSF is just for sanitation for restaurant/cafe use which Lelit does not want.

    124. Do you have an ETA when this will be in stock again? Thanks!
    125. 0 votes
      Q Do you have an ETA when this will be in stock again? Thanks! answer now
      Asked by Harry on April 20, 2021 5:17 pm
      Answered by the admin

      As soon as we know, we will open up pre-orders. Right now, we do not have a definitive date.

    126. I ordered and received a Lelit Mara X in January. For about 2 weeks, steam has been coming out of the group head when I pull a shot. It’s set to brew priority and I on the temperature PID. I wait 20-30 minutes for the machine to warm, I pull about 1-2 shots a day with a clean water back flush at least every other day, and back flush with Cafeza after 2-3 weeks.
    127. 0 votes
      Q I ordered and received a Lelit Mara X in January. For about 2 weeks, steam has been coming out of...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Arby on April 12, 2021 1:27 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please double check to make sure it is in brew priority mode. If yes, then remove water softener (machine can be cold), fill tank with white vinegar or a light descaler and run 4 cups through the grouphead and allow to sit for 2 hours.  Then 4 another 4 cups through and allow to sit for another 2 hours. Remove vinegar from reservoir, and fill twice to rinse with tap water. Fill with tap water. Insert reservoir into machine, and run 1 cup of water every 5 minutes through grouphead until the reservoir is depleted of water. Refill the reservoir with water and test. If resolved, then your water created a coating on the PID sensor on the heat exchanger.

      Lastly, it is important to recharge the water softener every 1-2 weeks and replace it every 6 months or less.

    128. My machine has started to spew water not from the nozzle but from behind the casing into the drip tray. It should still be under warranty and something is very wrong with it. I'm not sure how to proceed.
    129. 0 votes
      Q My machine has started to spew water not from the nozzle but from behind the casing into the drip...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Ben Remer on April 7, 2021 9:20 am
      Answered by the admin

      If the pump is running constantly, this means the water is too pure and can not be sensed in the boiler. Hence the boiler overfills and water comes out of the safety valve towards the drip tray. The other problem may be the refill solenoid valve is blocked and water can not fill the boiler. Hence, water exits through the OPV.

      Best thing to do is take off the top cover and check which hose is pushing water while running. Then email us for a solution. Also, double check any wires.

    130. Hello, when are you expecting more of these? Thank you
    131. 0 votes
      Q Hello, when are you expecting more of these? Thank you answer now
      Asked by Steve on April 6, 2021 12:19 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, there have been major delays with Lelit's suppliers due to growing COVID restrictions in Europe as well as shipping delays. Believe it or not, the blockage at the Suez Canal has interrupted shipping lanes as ships do not just travel from point A to point B and back.

      Answered by the admin

      Also, please sign up for back in stock notification. Once we have a better date confirmation, we will email on pre-ordering.

    132. We purchased the Lelit Mara PL62 from you in November 2018. It's worked well, but starting yesterday, it starts beeping (the usual indicator for an empty water tank), even though the tank is full. We notice that it doesn't start beeping right away, when the machine is first powered on. But after about 10-15 minutes, that's when the beeping starts. This behavior is repeatable, i.e. we tried powering it on later in the afternoon and the beeping again did start after about 10-15 minutes.
    133. 0 votes
      Q We purchased the Lelit Mara PL62 from you in November 2018. It's worked well, but starting yester...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Helena on April 5, 2021 12:33 pm
      Answered by the admin Sorry this question was asked int he incorrect model. Please go ask your question on the correct model. This machine did not start selling until March of 2020.
    134. Regarding the steam wand on the Lelit Mara x...I know this is supposed to be a cool touch wand, but that doesn't seem to be the case. After every steaming session (~30 sec) the wand is too hot to the touch. Laser gun shows about 170 degrees the entire length of the wand. My previous machine was an Elizabeth and that was def cool touch. Is there some reason that this wouldn't be insulated?
    135. 0 votes
      Q Regarding the steam wand on the Lelit Mara x...I know this is supposed to be a cool touch wand, b...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Michael on March 31, 2021 2:33 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry for the delay as inquiries have been overwhelming. In addition, our previous response did not make it to the server yesterday.

      Cool touch means the wand can be touched quickly and moved. It does NOT mean it can be held. Why? There is a tube inside the wand that minimizes the heat build up. The keyword is minimizes.  The Cool Touch is not made for holding, and even our Mara X in the showroom will get a hot steam wand if run long enough AND held.

      The steam tip and connection at the valve will still get piping HOT.

    136. I received my Mara X this week and have been using it to make 2-4 drinks in the morning. The purchase process through 1st-Line and shipping was great. Machine arrived well packed, etc. Unfortunately, I've already noticed a small leak towards the back of the machine near the rear feet. I'm not sure which part of the machine it originates from. I don't suspect the water reservoir because it only seems to appear when the machine has been on/idle. I've noticed condensation rising through the cup tray in addition to what sounds like sputtering from inside the machine. I've used a semi-auto machine at work for some time and have never seen/heard that happen before. I wondered if that could be related or not. Also, I've read about the pump needing to kick on every so often to help regulate temperature on the machine, but it seems as if when leaving the machine idle, it kicks on every few minutes. It wastes an unnecessary amount of water by redirecting it into the drip tray when it does this. I've already found myself emptying the drip tray and/or having to fill the reservoir every day. I find myself trying to avoid the feeling of buyer’s remorse already, but after months of researching machines and a year of saving money, I am making great coffee in the morning, but am still left with a bad taste in my mouth (so to speak). Are these issues something that you have seen with other Mara Xs you’ve sold? Is there a simple solution here, or is it best to return this unit and consider another one of the machines I was originally looking at? Thanks for your time.
    137. 0 votes
      Q I received my Mara X this week and have been using it to make 2-4 drinks in the morning. The purc...... Read more answer now
      Asked by AV on March 27, 2021 3:59 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry for the delay in responding. After speaking to you, we believe a hose connecting the vacuum valve to the front drip tray come off in shipping. Otherwise, it could have been the plastic connector under the water tank platform (which happened on 12 units in the very first batch in 2020). As suggested, please unplug the machine and remove the top cover.

      As for the constant refilling, this can occur when the water is more on the pure side. It has happened on other makes and models. As discussed, when the pump kicks in to fill the boiler because it can not sense the water in the boiler, please open the steam wand and see if water comes out of the steam wand. This excess water in the boiler will come out of the safety valve on top of the boiler and fill up the drip tray. After our phone conversation, there may be one other issue that happened on one other Mara X. Contact us if changing the water does not correct the overfilling of the boiler.

    138. I've seen a simple tubing rearrangement for my MaraX that saves water. It looks easy, but will it affect my warranty?
    139. 1 vote
      Q I've seen a simple tubing rearrangement for my MaraX that saves water. It looks easy, but will it...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Mark on March 24, 2021 1:10 pm
      Answered by the admin

      If it damages the unit, it can negatively affect your warranty. If this is the tubing to delivery hot water back to the reservoir, we strongly advise against this because hot water going back to a plastic reservoir is not good - higher chance of mold build up.

      A Looks like the new Marax with OPV redirect is doing exactly what is being asked here. How do they mitigate the concern of mold build up if hot water is going to the same plastic water tank?
    140. Model: Lelit Mara PL62S-T In Use Since 11/30 Average Daily Drinks: 2-3 Several weeks ago I started to have plain water leaking from the inserted portafilter when pulling double-shots. (I rarely pull singles.) It goes down the slide of the portafilter and drips from the bottom center, which means it usually winds up in the shots. I suspect that it may have something to do with the rubber gasket inside the group head but I am posting this question because I do not know the possible causes(s). How should I address this problem?
    141. 0 votes
      Q Model: Lelit Mara PL62S-T In Use Since 11/30 Average Daily Drinks: 2-3 Several weeks ago I start...... Read more answer now
      Asked by GV on March 22, 2021 7:09 pm
      Answered by the admin

      There may be too much ground espresso coffee in the basket and now allowing the portafilter to close all the way. Otherwise, the grouphead probably needs a new gasket

      A I've experimented with different amounts of coffee and it still leaks. The gasket appears to be slightly deformed, with most of the dripping coming from the thinner part of the gasket. What does it take to replace the gasket? The part page indicates that there are no instructions included.
    142. Hi - it appears these are coming in batches? Any ETA on the next batch availability? I assumed these would be sold out everywhere, but there is availability without the awesome warranty. Thank you!
    143. 0 votes
      Q Hi - it appears these are coming in batches? Any ETA on the next batch availability? I assumed th...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jim Spiffy on March 21, 2021 11:09 pm
      Answered by the admin Sorry, we do not have an ETA at this time. Please sign up for our back in stock notifications.
    144. Besides the pid display, what's the difference between the pl62x and pl62t? Both mention heat exchange. Can both steam and make espresso at the same time?
    145. 0 votes
      Q Besides the pid display, what's the difference between the pl62x and pl62t? Both mention heat exc...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Derek on March 17, 2021 2:35 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The PL62X has a second PID sensor on the bottom of the HX tube on the bottom of the boiler to offer more precise temperature control over all other HX machines. There are differences in the body, drip tray, water tank, and electronics as well as the pump.  We do not recommend steaming milk, while extracting espresso,  on any HX machine with less than a 4 liter boiler as taking steam out can open the boiler refill valve which would taking away from the pump's pressure extracting the espresso.

    146. Hello, I am looking to purchase a lelit Mara X in the next few days; however, I was wanting to get a bottomless portifilter with it aswell. I found some of your portafilters that fit a e61 grouphead; however, I'm not sure if they fit the lelit mara x. Could you point me into the direction for a bottomless portafilters for the lelit mara X. Side question, would this portafilter be compatible with the filters that come with the machine?
    147. 0 votes
      Q Hello, I am looking to purchase a lelit Mara X in the next few days; however, I was wanting to ge...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Chris on March 10, 2021 6:54 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Pretty much all, but a few E61 bottomless portafilters, will fit this machine.

    148. Appreciate all of the information available on the machine. I have two questions: 1) is it possible to use a smart plug with the machine, to program it to turn on 45 mins before I wake? 2) Is it safe to keep the machine on/ready to use for hours at a time without watching it?
    149. 0 votes
      Q Appreciate all of the information available on the machine. I have two questions: 1) is it possib...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Denis on March 9, 2021 8:51 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please review our video about plugin timers. Our rule of thumb is to shut down the machine if not being used within 2 hours.

    150. Every time my boiler refills, the steam pressure gauge goes all the way past three, then the pump pressure gauge starts activating, and then then water starts dumping into the drip tray. This continues until it stops filling the boiler.
    151. 0 votes
      Q Every time my boiler refills, the steam pressure gauge goes all the way past three, then the pump...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Steve on March 1, 2021 11:41 pm
      Answered by the admin

      If you are using purified, distilled, or RO water, this will happen.

      Otherwise, we had one recent case where the boiler refill probe on the inside top cover came off in shipping. With the machine unplugged, please remove the top cover screws and check for a white wire connected to a metal rod.

    152. Hi: Which Cafelat silicone group head gasket is the best fit for the Mara X?
    153. 0 votes
      Q Hi: Which Cafelat silicone group head gasket is the best fit for the Mara X? answer now
      Asked by Rick Manges on March 1, 2021 10:52 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we have not tested yet and we would are unsure. Maybe some of the Mara X owners can chime in.

    154. I may be shipping a Lelit Mara X. Does the boiler need to be drained prior to shipping ? If so how do I do that?
    155. 0 votes
      Q I may be shipping a Lelit Mara X. Does the boiler need to be drained prior to shipping ? If so ho...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Rod on March 1, 2021 6:54 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The boiler and heat exchangers should be drained, especially in freezing weather. Under th ebottom panel, there should be a boiler drain plug that can be removed once the unit is unplugged from the outlet and cooled down. As for the heat exchanger, the grouphead lever can be left in the up horizontal position and allow the water to leak out during shipping.

    156. Every time my boiler refills, the steam pressure gauge goes all the way past three, then the pump pressure gauge starts activating, and then then water starts dumping into the drip tray. This continues until it stops filling the boiler.
    157. 0 votes
      Q Every time my boiler refills, the steam pressure gauge goes all the way past three, then the pump...... Read more answer now
      Asked by 1st-line Equipment on March 1, 2021 5:48 pm
      Answered by the admin

      If you are using purified, RO or distilled water, please stop. These waters do not work well with HX and DB espresso machines.

      If the steam pressure is on the high side (closer to 2.75 bar), the pressure can increase as water enters the boiler. Eventually, this will force the safety valve to open and put some water into the drip tray. HOWEVER, if you are using one of the above waters, the sensor may not pick up the water and the boiler will be overfilled which will force water through the safety valve continuously or very often.

    158. I purchased the Lelit Mara X from you this past summer. I had contacted support initially about its leaking steam and water from the OPV right above the drip tray when machine is warming up, then it closes and heats to temperature. I understand that is normal operation. However, a full stream of water comes from the OPV when brewing at 9 bars and continues until brewing switch/lever is turned off ….. so is this also “normal” ?
    159. 0 votes
      Q I purchased the Lelit Mara X from you this past summer. I had contacted support initially about i...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Rod on February 26, 2021 8:31 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Yes, this is normal because the grind,when too fine, will force the OPV open and the excess pressure is relieved to the drip tray.

    160. After a little more research on the e61, I realize it's the drain valve not opening. That combined with water coming out the group during initial fill makes me suspect the problem is the orientation of the cam. Any advice on adjusting the cam in the e61 on mara x would be appreciated.
    161. 0 votes
      Q After a little more research on the e61, I realize it's the drain valve not opening. That combine...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jordan on February 26, 2021 8:12 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Possible that a lower cam is NOT opening properly due to a cracked cam (very unusual on a brand new machine), but very unlikely. Please email or call us after bringing the lever down all the way.

    162. I am currently looking at trying to descale my espresso machine over the weekend and I have a question about the directions linked in the previous email. I purchased the durlog special decalcifier to use on my lelit mara x. According to the instructions included with the decalcifier, I would dilute it with either a 1:1 ratio or with enough water to have 1L of the solution in special cases. According to the instructions you have for descaling a heat exchanger, I need enough solution to fill up the water reservoir. The mara x has a 2.6L reservoir so should I use both of the bottles to descale the machine or do I need a different descaler than the one I purchased?
    163. 0 votes
      Q I am currently looking at trying to descale my espresso machine over the weekend and I have a que...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Max on February 26, 2021 7:11 pm
      Answered by the admin

      You can use both bottles. It really depends upon how bad the limescale build up is.

    164. I just received my Mara X and set it up this morning. As it was filling the boiler for the first time, there was a constant stream of water coming from the group head that amounted to about between a cup and a pint. I thought that was unusual. During heat up there was a drip from the group that I know is normal. When I pulled the first shot and shut down the pump, nothing came out of the 3-way discharge into the drip tray and the flow kept trickling as the pressure declined. I decided to try the blank basket to see if some valve was just stuck and needed some back pressure. The pump built up to 10 bar, and a small stream of water would run at the very back of the drip tray, but nothing from the 3-way discharge. Then, I turned the pump off and nothing came out of the 3-way discharge tube. In addition, I can’t remove the portafilter, I believe because the group with the blank is still under 10bar pressure. My thinking is that the 3-way solenoid valve is either defective or a wire came loose. Do you have any suggestions for correcting this and also relieving the pressure in the group? I tried opening the steam and hot water valves, but the portafilter is still locked tight – I think still pressurized with the blank in place. I’m an engineer so I’m not opposed to opening this up and even replacing a valve, but I also don’t want to void my warranty.
    165. 0 votes
      Q I just received my Mara X and set it up this morning. As it was filling the boiler for the first ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jordan on February 26, 2021 6:58 pm
      Answered by the admin

      I just received my Mara X and set it up this morning. As it was filling the boiler for the first time, there was a constant stream of water coming from the group head that amounted to about between a cup and a pint. I thought that was unusual.

      The lever needs to be full in the down position. We had one customer in the last batch who did not bring the lever all the way down.

      During heat up there was a drip from the group that I know is normal. When I pulled the first shot and shut down the pump, nothing came out of the 3-way discharge into the drip tray and the flow kept trickling as the pressure declined.

      Again, the lever needs to come full down and vertical.

      I decided to try the blank basket to see if some valve was just stuck and needed some back pressure. The pump built up to 10 bar, and a small stream of water would run at the very back of the drip tray, but nothing from the 3-way discharge. Then, I turned the pump off and nothing came out of the 3-way discharge tube. 

      If the lever is not brought all the way down, there will be no discharge.

      In addition, I can’t remove the portafilter, I believe because the group with the blank is still under 10bar pressure. My thinking is that the 3-way solenoid valve is either defective or a wire came loose.

      This machine does not have a 3 way solenoid valve. It has a manual valve on the grouphead.

      Do you have any suggestions for correcting this and also relieving the pressure in the group? I tried opening the steam and hot water valves, but the portafilter is still locked tight – I think still pressurized with the blank in place. I’m an engineer so I’m not opposed to opening this up and even replacing a valve, but I also don’t want to void my warranty.

      The how water and steam wands and valves really do not affect the pressure in the grouphead. Again, please bring the lever all the way down vertically to the front panel. If it still does not work, please email us or call us.

    166. Do you have an eta on when we can order the new Mara X pump? ( 4000040 ) Thanks!
    167. 0 votes
      Q Do you have an eta on when we can order the new Mara X pump? ( 4000040 ) Thanks! answer now
      Asked by Michael on February 25, 2021 3:56 am
      Answered by the admin

      Hi,

      Here is a link to the part: 4000040

    168. I have done extensive research for my first Pro-consumer espresso machine narrowed down between the Lelit PL62T Mara with PID Display and the Lelit Mara X PL62X. Unfortunate, have not found a review comparison to finalize my decision on one or the other. I'm clear that the "T" model has a PID display and the "X" model has two internal PID sensors for HX group head temp. regulation and a three position switch for boiler heat settings. I'm a tinker. Please advise, if you were in my dilemma, share further advantages/disadvantages I may have missed between the two and recommendation
    169. 0 votes
      Q I have done extensive research for my first Pro-consumer espresso machine narrowed down between t...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Alvin on February 17, 2021 5:49 pm
      Answered by the admin

      For a simple, walk up E61 espresso machine with less fuss on flushing an overheated grouphead, the Lelit Mara X espresso machine is the better choice.  The HX mode allows more power for steaming but does require a cooling flush.

      As for the PID version, the overall body, frame, and water reservoir design is older. The PID does allow programming of temperature of the boiler, but not necessarily of the thermosyphon loop like the X mode in the Mara X. It can be a tough decision, but the Mara X is typically better if only making one or two espresso, cappuccino or latte.

    170. I am interested in purchasing the Lelit Mara X, but I am curious about the boiler size. My research indicates that the steel boiler is 1.8 liters, whereas your specification indicates that the boiler is 1.6 liters. Which is it?
    171. 0 votes
      Q I am interested in purchasing the Lelit Mara X, but I am curious about the boiler size. My resear...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Harold on February 15, 2021 6:49 pm
      Answered by the admin

      It all depends on how it i measured - heat exchangers included or not. Piping included or not.

    172. Per your prior response, I will change my plans to use distilled water treated with Third Wave Water Espresso packets. Our city water has an average total hardness of 140ppm (as CaCO3), Magnesium 12 ppm, and Calcium 27 ppm. Will this water be compatible with the water softener resin filter that comes with the Mara X? If not, what water source do you recommend?
    173. 0 votes
      Q Per your prior response, I will change my plans to use distilled water treated with Third Wave Wa...... Read more answer now
      Asked by David on February 15, 2021 5:17 pm
      Answered by the admin

      This following is the recommendation by Lelit who has hired a water specialist recently:

      pH 6.5-8, alkalinity of 40-70 ppm CaCO3 and

      a total hardness of 60-120 ppm CaCO3, and

      water free of chlorine and

      chlorides below 50 ppm.

      Please note they stated that a film can still develop on the PID sensor which can result in an overheat situation. However, as of the time of this writing, this is the formula most desired.

    174. How is the (silicone) tube inside the steam wand removed? I'd like to remove the steam tip, but after unscrewing it, I'll have to pull it off the (silicone) tube inside the wand. Is this the correct method? How do I remove and replace the steam tip without damaging the wand assembly? Thanks! Happy Mara X owner courtesy 1st-Line.
    175. 0 votes
      Q How is the (silicone) tube inside the steam wand removed? I'd like to remove the steam tip, but a...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Charles Turner on February 15, 2021 3:07 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please do not remove the hose from inside the wand. It is close to impossible to insert back in most cases.

      The steam tip can be removes from the hose inside the wand. The steam tip just comes of lefty lucy.

      A Thanks for your kind answer; I figured as much WRT to the hose. So in removing the tip, I probably want to hold the hose stationary to keep it from being accidentally pulled out? Say with long nose pliers or tweezers? Thanks!
      Answered by the admin

      Please do not touch, puncture, nor grip the hose with any tools. The tip usually slides right off.

    176. I have a Lelit Mara X on order. If I only use distilled water treated with Third Wave Water Espresso Profile, do I need to install the water softener resin filter that comes with the Mara X?
    177. 1 vote
      Q I have a Lelit Mara X on order. If I only use distilled water treated with Third Wave Water Espre...... Read more answer now
      Asked by David on February 12, 2021 6:36 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please do not use this water! It has caused havoc on a lot of different machines last year! This includes those with the Lelit water softeners. This water creates a film on the PID sensor and makes the different machines overheat until the sensor is cleaned with a wire brush. Please find a water that is low in magnesium and calcium.

    178. I'm interested in the new Lelit Mara X. I'd like to know if it could be possible for you to install a couple of modifications before the shipping, so I can get the machine ready to use with the modifications. mod #1: Lelit MC143 Brew Pressure Gauge mod #2: Control Brew Pressure paddle
    179. 0 votes
      Q I'm interested in the new Lelit Mara X. I'd like to know if it could be possible for you to insta...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Michele on February 10, 2021 6:07 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Yes, just put a request in capital letters in the comment section of the order. Please note that we can not install the wood paddle on because it will not allow the internal packaging to fit properly to protect the machine.

    180. When pulling a shot with the Mara X, should the arm immediately be raised all the way, or should it be held half way for a period of time to increase pre-infusion time? Does the Mara X have a longer pre-infusion time even if you don't interrupt the arm lift? While dialing in the grind, would you suggest I target 20 grams of ground coffee, 40 grams of liquid, and a 30 seconds duration from the first drop? Do you have any online video tutorials that would help a beginner with brewing a better espresso shot or a checklist of best practices?
    181. 0 votes
      Q When pulling a shot with the Mara X, should the arm immediately be raised all the way, or should ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by David on February 8, 2021 6:48 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Good questions. However, it is all trial and error as many Mara X owners have their own routines based on the different espresso blends they use. In other words, experimente and see what works best for you.

    182. I am new to Lelit but enjoyed watching Jim's videos and have settled on this manufacturer. I am keenly interested in the Bianca and Elizabeth models but I understand they are not in stock. I am not in any hurry so I am thinking of the Mara X and wanted to know if the Grouphead Flow Control and Internal Pressure kit mentioned at the link below would be appropriate for the Mara: https://www.1st-line.com/buy/lelit-grouphead-flow-control-assembly/#kit-of-internal-components-for-grouphead/ If it is, please let me know if these items can be installed prior to shipping.
    183. 0 votes
      Q I am new to Lelit but enjoyed watching Jim's videos and have settled on this manufacturer. I am k...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Aroo on February 8, 2021 5:01 pm
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      Yes, it will work on the Mara X.

    184. I've had the MaraX for a couple of months now, and love it. When I finish pulling a shot, there's often a little water that is ejected from the relief "spout" into the drip tray. That I assume is normal. Today I noticed that during a shot pull, there's quite a stream of water that flows out of the center of the seam between the drip tray and the body. Is that normal? It doesn't look like there's any kind of purposeful opening in the seam that would lead me to believe it was designed for water flow - it's just pouring out the seam in the drip tray. volume wise, I'd guess it's several times what comes out of the spout at the end, because it's more or less a continuous stream while I'm pulling the shot. Just wondering if I need to replace a gasket or tighten something up.
    185. 0 votes
      Q I've had the MaraX for a couple of months now, and love it. When I finish pulling a shot, there's...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Roy Underwood on January 29, 2021 5:42 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The relief spout on the grouphead at the end of the espresso extraction. The OPV and vacuum bleeder valve allow steam and water vapor to exit into the drip tray during warm up, during an espresso extraction and even while the machine is sitting idle. This is all normal.

      What is not normal is when the pump is constantly refilling the boiler and the excess water is coming out of this spout behind the lower front wall. This usually occurs when the water is too pure.

    186. Hi, I just received my Mara X from you guys on Monday. I got it setup but the water tank wasn't seating correctly. When I looked in the machine, I noticed a small screw that uses an allen key in the bottom. It looks like there are two screws next to where the water intake is and I think this is one of those screws. Should I just find the appropriate size allen wrench and put that screw in?
    187. 0 votes
      Q Hi, I just received my Mara X from you guys on Monday. I got it setup but the water tank wasn't s...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Tim on January 26, 2021 6:39 pm
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      Sorry, somehow this may have come out in shipping or Lelit did not tighten enough. Yes, it goes into the empty slot.

    188. I'm looking into pre-ordering the Lelit Mara X but had some questions. For flow control, is the https://www.1st-line.com/buy/e61-grouphead-flow-control-device/ same/similar to the Coffee Sensor Flow Control ? Apart from aesthetics, is there any usability differences where one would prefer the Lelit flow control kit vs the one above? Would the naked portafilter below fit the Mara X? If not, do you have any recommendations in stock that would fit? ECM ECMG89426 https://www.1st-line.com/buy/ecm-89426-58mm-3-cup-bottomless-naked-portafilter/
    189. 0 votes
      Q I'm looking into pre-ordering the Lelit Mara X but had some questions. For flow control, is the ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Charlotte on January 25, 2021 9:08 pm
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      Both flow controls are similar. Lelit will work better on Lelit espresso machines.

      The ECM bottomless can work with the Lelit.

    190. Do you recommend upgrading the Lelit shower screen on the Mara X to a Nano coated one? If so, which one do you recommend and which gasket?
    191. 0 votes
      Q Do you recommend upgrading the Lelit shower screen on the Mara X to a Nano coated one? If so, whi...... Read more answer now
      Asked by David on January 20, 2021 8:13 pm
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      The machine works great without any upgrades, but you are always welcome to upgrade anything you want.

    192. I have a new Mara X. I turned off standby mode and put it on a smart plug so that it turns on automatically in the morning. It seems that it's dramatically overheating each morning when it initially heats up. When I lift the group lever, lots of steam comes out. I need to flush a lot of water through and wait a while until it settles into a correct temperature, then it seems to work as it should for the entire rest of the day as I periodically make coffees every few hours. Is this something wrong with the electronics perhaps. I should also note that I have it set to "warm" temperature mode, and "ModeX" use mode.
    193. 0 votes
      Q I have a new Mara X. I turned off standby mode and put it on a smart plug so that it turns on aut...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Brian on January 18, 2021 6:13 pm
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      Thanks for contacting us directly.

      Please make sure the button is pressed on the top side for X mode. Make sure there are no leaks in the grouphead screen or 3 way valve.

      As suggested, please double check the terminal connections on the heating element to make sure they are properly connected.

      Remove the water softener and remove any water from the reservoir. Please in several cups of white vinegar and run through grouphead and allow to sit for 2 hours. Typically, an overheat situation on a machine with a PID sensor on the boiler has build up. This build up can happen in as little as 1 week. When a PID sesnor fails, there is typically no heat at all.

    194. Recently, I've noticed it takes longer than usual for pressure to build on my Mara X. Pressure rate feels the same with coffee or with the blind filter basket. It takes around 5 seconds longer than normal to hit full pressure. Is this anything to be concerned about? Is there a maintenance task I can do that may help, or does it indicate that there may be a part starting to fail? Or is that just normal variance as a device breaks in?
    195. 0 votes
      Q Recently, I've noticed it takes longer than usual for pressure to build on my Mara X. Pressure ra...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Steve on January 18, 2021 5:03 pm
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      If referring to brew pressure, this is usually the grind fineness. It could also be the water softener needs to be recharged or replaced as a clogged water softener will impede the flow of water.

    196. I purchased a Mara X from you last week and am very pleased with my purchase however, I would like to know if I can purchase other feet for the Mara that would elevate the machine so it would be easier to get my fingers and hand under the machine when I want to move it on my counter Thank you
    197. 0 votes
      Q I purchased a Mara X from you last week and am very pleased with my purchase however, I would lik...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Zachary Goldwyn on January 15, 2021 9:32 pm
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      We are very sorry as we currently do not have any alternatives.

    198. Is the included water filter necessary if I make my own coffee water (e.g., barista hustle recipes)? Is it overkill if I use it anyway?
    199. 0 votes
      Q Is the included water filter necessary if I make my own coffee water (e.g., barista hustle recipe...... Read more answer now
      Asked by gonzalesaj on January 14, 2021 8:10 pm
      A If you're starting from completely distilled water and know *exactly* what you're putting in, I don't know why you'd need the filter. The point of the filter is to help keep limescale agents and mineral from the water - if you're measuring for a precise mineral level, all the filter will do is slightly lower the concentration to a level below what you designed it for (assuming whatever recipe you're using is designed to be used in Espresso machines without a built-in filter). If you wanted to check, you could always get a TDS tool or some hardness filters and check the water in the tank and again after it goes through the group head - that will give you a rough idea of the impact of the tank filter.
    200. I have been using my Lelit Mara X for approximately 1 month and the machine has been fantastic! However, I forgot to reacharge the resin filter until the monthly maintenance and now the machine won't heat. According to your technical support page, this is likely due to limestone buildup on one of the PID sensors. Can you please provide instructions so I may properly clean the sensors? Thank you in advance for your assistance.
    201. 0 votes
      Q I have been using my Lelit Mara X for approximately 1 month and the machine has been fantastic! H...... Read more answer now
      Asked by papadopoulos.peter.g on January 12, 2021 2:32 pm
      A Yikes, one month. Is your water extremely hard? I doubt a one month lapse would cause this problem. You should contact support.
      A Is the water tank seated correctly? The tank switch may not be activated. That could be the reason don’t think that one month of use would build lime scale that badly. The filter only needs to be recharged like every three months.
      A Thank you for your replies. I inspected the switch and verified that it activates when the tank is seated. To provide more context, the lights indicate the machine is in the heating state. The temperature pilot light is flashing, the water pilot light is on, and the power button light is on.
    202. Hello! I got in on the pre order for the MaraX and can’t wait for it to arrive. This will be my first espresso machine so I’m trying to learn as much as I can before it arrives. I have a question regarding the included water filter. With that installed is filtered water from the fridge clean enough or do I need to take further steps (other than frequent back flushing)to ensure minimal scaling? The water in Charlotte is fairly soft. I can get RO water from work and we have some water salts (calcium chloride, calcium sulphate, calcium carbonate, and magnesium sulfate), but have also looking at the third wave water espresso supplements on Amazon. If all of those are unnecessary with the filter than I will save my time, effort, and money. I’m hoping for this machine to be my one and done so I want to treat it right so that it lasts as long as possible! Sorry for the long email, thank you for your time!
    203. 0 votes
      Q Hello! I got in on the pre order for the MaraX and can’t wait for it to arrive. This will be my f...... Read more answer now
      Asked by James on January 11, 2021 6:34 pm
      A The filter along with the regular recommended maintenance should be enough for scale but others can answer in more detail. The biggest concern with filtering water too much for the machine is that it prevents the water sensor from activating if there are not enough dissolved salts to transmit current. Therefore you need water that has at least some mineral content for proper functioning.
      A My understanding is that you should NOT use RO water or distilled water in the Mara X. I'm not sure about Third Wave Water--I've used it in my machine but typically just go with filtered tap water plus the Lelit water softener. You should be fine with the same approach.
      A I also use filtered water from the fridge. That handles the chlorine in tap water. Agree with the other feedbank, RO water is not to be used in this machine. For the soft water filter, look at some youtube videos on recharging. I bought some hard water test strips to make sure that that the water softener 'filter' is still functioning after each charge. 8 months in and running strong. I understand these can last a long time if regularly recharged. I recharge, backflush/clean every 2 weeks. I'm running 4 cycles per day FWIW.
      A I was in your shoes a few months ago - the MaraX is also my first espresso machine. I used a pretty standard Brita water filtration system and regularly charged (https://www.1st-line.com/technical-support/general-maintenance/water-softener-recharge-reservoir/) the included water softener about every 2 weeks. However, I got limescale buildup on the drain chamber within 2 months, pulling 1-3 shots a day. I would highly recommend buying a cheap TDS filter. My water filter system was taking water at about 240 TDS down to 180. Since then, I've diluted filtered water with RO water and have not had issues. Even if you don't end up using RO water, you can monitor how effective the included Lelit water softener is. Clivecoffee recommends about 35-85 (https://clivecoffee.com/blogs/learn/the-importance-of-water-and-your-espresso-machine) and Third Wave uses 150 TDS (https://thirdwavewater.com/pages/faq) - the main issue with using TDS as a metric is that it doesn't tell you *what* particles are in your water, since different minerals have different impacts on flavor. However, for the purposes of minimizing limescale buildup, it's very useful.
    204. Hello! When do you have available this machine? Thanks
    205. 0 votes
      Q Hello! When do you have available this machine? Thanks answer now
      Asked by Frank on January 8, 2021 12:48 am
      Answered by the admin

      We don't have an ETA yet. Once we get an ETA we will update the description and open up pre-orders.  Please add your email to the waiting list to be notified.

    206. Any updates on early Jan 2021 pre-order fulfillment? Thanks!
    207. 0 votes
      Q Any updates on early Jan 2021 pre-order fulfillment? Thanks! answer now
      Asked by Evan Malkin on January 7, 2021 7:22 pm
      Answered by the admin

      All January 2021 pre-orders have been fulfilled.  The next shipment we are anticipating for mid February are now open for pre-order. These espresso machines tend to sell out before we get them.

    208. Thanks a lot. I know there are no perfect espresso machines and that is why it is difficult to choose, even with the most expensive ones. but if I'm going to buy one and I'm not going to try it personally, I want to clarify all my doubts. how long does it take to steam 8oz of milk. I normally make milk-based drinks but for myself and sometimes for a few people and I like espresso, which is why the characteristics of this machine caught my attention. is it easy to repair by myself?
    209. 0 votes
      Q Thanks a lot. I know there are no perfect espresso machines and that is why it is difficult to ch...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Francisco Montiel on January 5, 2021 12:05 am
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      Self-repairs are mostly easy. We do not give performance data on machines like our competitors because there are too many variables, and for this reason, we do not want customers disputing their credit charges when their variables are different. These variables, include, but are no limited to ambient temp, pitcher temp, milk temp, the point of where the heating element is cycling on and off, X mode vs. steam priority mode, and actual voltage in the outlet (110 volt outlets can go as low as an actual 100 volts and as high as 124 volts). Another variable can be the style or technique used in steaming.

    210. Thanks a lot. What do you mean by "few problems"? Is it possible to have a 4-hole steam tip?
    211. 0 votes
      Q Thanks a lot. What do you mean by "few problems"? Is it possible to have a 4-hole steam tip? answer now
      Asked by Francisco Montiel on January 4, 2021 10:32 pm
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      Sorry, there is no 4 hole tip available as the steam tips are measured to the boiler size and capacity.

      If you believe there is an espresso machine with zero problems, then please do not kid yourself or let us know the perfect one so we can sell it. Every espresso machine can have an issue. It really depends upon how often. This is why we state this machine has experienced few problems.

    212. Is the construction really good? is it reliable? is it made to last a long time? What size is the cup warmer? Can I adjust the group pressure? How many bars does the steam pressure reach?
    213. 0 votes
      Q Is the construction really good? is it reliable? is it made to last a long time? What size is the...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Francisco Montiel on January 4, 2021 9:11 pm
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      We believe the construction quality of very good, and so far since March 2020, this model has few issues. The cup warmer, like on most other machines, need a 2 hour warm up. Size is 6 1/4" depth by 8 1/2" width approximate.

      The brew pressure is adjusted by grind fineness. You can also install the flow control device. Steam pressure ranges from 1.0 to just under 3.0 Bar during the different stages.

      A Hi Francisco. I bought this machine back in November and have to say it’s been a game changer in terms of the coffee it produces. I upgraded from a Francis Francis x1 and the difference is night and day. In fact it’s becoming a problem having people drop by to sample the coffee as were supposed to be in lockdown. It’s a very nicely built solidly made machine and it’s HEAVY. It’s not huge and won’t take up too much counter space but there’s not a ton of room for cups especially larger ones for lattes. Group pressure isn’t adjustable however temperature is. There’s a three way switch discreetly positioned behind the drip tray. Steam pressure is adjustable by way of another switch bypassing the group head PID which will run the machine in “steam priority”. Most people don’t recommend this as it bypasses the whole point of the unique design of the machine. The only time I’ve had a problem with steam pressure is when I almost let the reservoir run out of water. The machine does use a lot of water. Hope this helps.
    214. After installing, the pressure gauge does not function. Am I missing something from the instructions? I’ve dissembled the set up making sure everything is where it needs to be but the pressure gauge does not function. The one that comes with the machine works but not the PLA2400 pump pressure gauge.
    215. 0 votes
      Q After installing, the pressure gauge does not function. Am I missing something from the instructi...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Sandor on January 4, 2021 4:46 pm
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      There needs to be resistance in the grouphead's portafilter for the brew pressure on the grouphead to work correctly.

    216. On average, how much water should I be seeing coming out of the spout behind the grouphead after a shot? There's about 30 mL flushed out per shot right now, and I'm not sure if that's typical or not since I've never owned a machine with a three-way solenoid valve before.
    217. 0 votes
      Q On average, how much water should I be seeing coming out of the spout behind the grouphead after ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Stanley on December 16, 2020 1:08 am
      Answered by the admin It all depends upon how fine the grind is. Finer grinds will cause the OPS to open more, and coarser grinds may not open it at all.
    218. Probably a silly question, but just to be clear, the water softener cartridge is not a replacement for a water filter, right? I've always used water filtered through a Brita for espresso, so I just wanted to check that it still makes sense to use that, vs. tap water.
    219. 0 votes
      Q Probably a silly question, but just to be clear, the water softener cartridge is not a replacemen...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Stanley on December 10, 2020 9:22 pm
      A This is from the filter page: " 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."
      A You could argue that it is a filter because it removes calcium and magnesium! The packaging says "high quality water softener filter" and "high efficiency filter". Let's say it does both, but that doesn't answer your question. I, like you, never use tap water that has not been run through some type of filter - Brita or the $50 inline cartridge in the frig. IMO I would continue doing what you have been doing. Seems like a simple thing that might prevent issues down the road and extend the life of the machine.
      Answered by the admin

      The purpose of the Lelit cartridge is simply for reduction of limescale causing minerals. One should use water with good taste, but NOT RO, distilled, nor purified as the machine will not work properly (espresso machine will constantly refill the boiler and water will be continuous be discharged from the front spout).

    220. Would like to know if it’s necessary to empty out boiler each night? I usually make a few cups a day (2-5). Would leaving water in the boiler after making espressos deteriorate the boiler over time? Usually just fill up the container when the blinking light turns on and I’m assuming the boiler pulls from there, so there is always water just sitting in there after I turn off the machine.
    221. 0 votes
      Q Would like to know if it’s necessary to empty out boiler each night? I usually make a few cups a ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by sandor.hizo on December 10, 2020 3:12 am
      A No absolutely not. The only time draining the system is necessary or advisable is prior to shipping the unit, for repair or for a household move, etc. The best prevention for your concern is to recharge the water softener in the tank with each cleaning. In our house, that is 2x per month. I also got some water test strips to make sure that the water softener continues to function correctly. If properly cared for (regularly recharged), the water softener cartridge can last a long time.
    222. Back-flushing and greasing lever on Mara X. I purchased my Mara about six weeks ago and love it! I am about to perform my first back-flush. I have heard that e61's require that you disassemble your lever to grease the. e61 after each back-flush. Is this true? How often should I be "greasing the cams?" I just want to be prepared for a more thorough job prior to doing my first back-flush (with detergent).
    223. 0 votes
      Q Back-flushing and greasing lever on Mara X. I purchased my Mara about six weeks ago and love it! ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jay on December 4, 2020 5:17 pm
      A No need for that! Much simpler, follow the instructions for vibration pump machines: https://www.1st-line.com/technical-support/general-maintenance/backflushing-instructions/ The MaraX is my first real espresso machine and it is GREAT. Thanks 1st line.
      A However do get a spoonvand gently pry out your screen and wash that at the same time...
      A My MaraX coffee lever squeaked badly right out of the box. After a few months, I disassembled the valve and lubricated the pivot point at the valve. I did a youtube search on the procedure since the valves don't really vary. Tools needed are a screwdriver for the coffee lever and open end wrenches for the valve. I used a food grade grease. Squeak be gone. Seriously doubt the necessity to do this with every cleaning.
    224. I am having an issue with the Lelit machine. For the past few days, when I power on the machine, the temperature would go up as usual... when it hits around 115 or so, it would bounce up and down instead of steadily going up to 120. I also see the steam pressure go very high between 2.5 to 3. When it is almost as high as 3 (about 20 minutes into heating), I hear popping noises from the top of the machine where it can make the cups on top clunk. I think something is either something is loose or some valve is stuck? I have the Lelit factory softener connected in the tank since day 1.
    225. 0 votes
      Q I am having an issue with the Lelit machine. For the past few days, when I power on the machine, ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Simon on December 4, 2020 4:30 pm
      Answered by the admin

      It is normal for the steam pressure to go up to 2.75 on the steam pressure gauge. At 3 bar, the safety valve will open. This happens when the PID sensor on the top of the boiler has a film or scale build up. It may need to be cleaned with a wire brush. When a PID sensor fails, it usually does not heat at all.

      A Do you have instruction as to how I can clean the PID sensor?
    226. I received my Mara X and I'm enjoying it, however I noticed that when the machine is on & idle, once in a while the water pump would kick in for about 2 seconds and some water would get flushed from the group head. Is this expected (e.g. for temperature control?) I'm in the X mode. Thank you!
    227. 0 votes
      Q I received my Mara X and I'm enjoying it, however I noticed that when the machine is on & idl...... Read more answer now
      Asked by af141_l on December 3, 2020 5:19 am
      A By group head do you mean where the portafilter is attached or from the valve behind it? It is normal to hear the pump go off as it releases a small bit of water as part of maintaining its temperature and pressure, but this should not come out of where the portafilter is attached if that is the case.
      A Ah, it's the valve behind it, apologies for the inaccurate description. Good to know that's normal. Thanks!
    228. I bought the Lelit Mara right before the Mara X came out (too bad!) do you sell the drip try grate and the top grate from the Mara X? I like the look of that better than the one I have Do you happen to sell just the spout from this? https://www.1st-line.com/buy/lelit-pla582w/
    229. 0 votes
      Q I bought the Lelit Mara right before the Mara X came out (too bad!) do you sell the drip try grat...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Pat on November 19, 2020 9:22 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, the drip trays are not interchangeable.

    230. I am looking for a machine that can handle 5 lattes at a time. I understand, well, assuming the Mara X would do 2 or 3 fine back to back. then a refill period and wait for reheat. then do the final drinks. My question then would be if my assumptions are correct how long would I have to wait until the machine is ready again? Also, since the machine kicks the heater on for each shot would it "overheat" past my desired brew temp on the second or third shots? Then where would the temp by the time I get to shot #4 and 5?
    231. 0 votes
      Q I am looking for a machine that can handle 5 lattes at a time. I understand, well, assuming the M...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Kevin on November 16, 2020 6:51 pm
      Answered by the admin

      In X mode, you will have an over-temp on the grouphead after the 2nd extraction. For more than 2 extractions, it is better to us HX mode which would provide more steam power for the lattes at 12 ounces or less. If your lattes are larger than 12 ounces, please contact us for better alternatives.

    232. Purchased a Mara X from you last week and it is working great but I have a coffee grind issue. I have a Rancilio Rocky grinder and have adjusted it to as fine a grind as possible without having the burrs contact each other and I can't get the pump pressure above 4. I think I read the pressure should be between 8 and 10. The grinder is a decade old so perhaps I should replace the burrs even though they do not look worn. Is it time to look at a new grinder?
    233. 0 votes
      Q Purchased a Mara X from you last week and it is working great but I have a coffee grind issue. I ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by gary.huntzinger on November 10, 2020 8:02 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sounds like new burrs or a new grinder is needed.

      A Get the blank basket (in the accessory box) and see if the pump pressure reaches 10. Basically perform a backflush. This should indicate if there's a pump pressure problem. If it does reach 10 bars with the blank basket then the pump is fine and it may be your grind size or dose. Does your dose match the basket i.e. 18 grams in the 14-18g basket? Hope this helps.
      A So I also have a new Mara X from August of this year, replacing my Rancilio Miss Sylvia. My grinder is also a Rancilio Rocky that is about 13 years old. I am able to get 8-9 bars of pressure using the largest portafilter basket. I know you cannot compare grinder settings for the Rocky, but I have replaced the burrs at least twice over that time, so I think I am on the third set of burrs which is really important. When doing a backflush with the blank basket, I do get 10 bars consistently, so I know the pump is fine. It either is the grind issue, or the tamping pressure. Hope this helps....
      A You definitely need to replace the burrs, but you might want to invest in a different grinder. I switched to Zero Niche, and can't go to near the finest grind.
    234. where to purchase water softer replacement? I bought Mara X 6 months ago and reach the point to replace water softer, but I don't see PLA930M or PLA930S from 1st. is there legit replacement for it. Thanks
    235. 0 votes
      Q where to purchase water softer replacement? I bought Mara X 6 months ago and reach the point to ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by sj on October 27, 2020 4:15 pm
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      The correct replacement is MC747Plus.

    236. I noticed you are out of stock on the portafilter gasket for the Lelit Mara X or item MC930-2, do you know when it will be back in stock ? or do you recommend going with another gasket that will fit and work just as well ? Do you recommend lubricating the new gasket upon replacement ? Is your 1st-line’s E61 Competition Style Precision Shower Screen (SKU: E61CFDS) compatible with the Mara X ?
    237. 0 votes
      Q I noticed you are out of stock on the portafilter gasket for the Lelit Mara X or item MC930-2, do...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Steven on October 26, 2020 5:18 pm
      A I'm currently using Cafelat 8.5mm(blue) Silicone Group Gasket and the E61 Competition Style Precision Shower Screen with the Mara X. Both are compatible and work well! I did not lubricate the gasket, simply switched the standard black one out.
      Answered by the admin

      Our competition screen will work as it has for other customers. Sorry, some shipments on parts are very difficult to get. Although we do not have an ETA, we do have an order with Lelit.  We usually do not lubricate the portafilter gasket.

    238. Hi, I have a Lelit PL62X Mara, I would like to know if you are selling the Wood Knob Kit for this model and how much of them? What's in the kit? Thanks!
    239. 0 votes
      Q Hi, I have a Lelit PL62X Mara, I would like to know if you are selling the Wood Knob Kit for this...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Crystal on October 9, 2020 9:15 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Yes, we do sell the Wood Knob kits.

    240. I have an Mara PL72 which is about 6 years old which I use EVERYDAY and LOVE! Currently it has been making lots of hissing sounds after about 10 minutes when I turn it on and the apparently overheating. Spurting noises - steam. Not good. What could cause this machine to overheat like this? thanks, Rich
    241. 0 votes
      Q I have an Mara PL72 which is about 6 years old which I use EVERYDAY and LOVE! Currently it has be...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Richard Heim on October 8, 2020 8:22 pm
      A I am having a similar experience with the Mara X. When the weather was warmer, I only experienced this once or twice, but now that my kitchen is at 66 F rather than close to 80 F it happens basically every time the machine does a full warm up from room temp. I believed before that it was due to the steam boiler being too empty or too full, but this seems not to be the case. I am definitely not a fan of the steam pressure needle running all the way around to hit the brew needle and I'm not sure how to solve the issue yet without new firmware.
      Answered by the admin

      Rich, for the future, we kindly as to please post as a new question as your issue is different because your machine has 2 PID sensors - the OP has a different machine and incorrectly posted on this machine. The issue of the Mara X overheating the steam boiler and the steam pressure gauge going over 3 bar (up to 3 bar is normal) is because limescale may have affected the steam PID sensor.

      The Lelit Mara X espresso machine should be cooled down and unplugged from the electrical outlet. The PID sensor on top of the boiler will need to be disconnected from the brain unit so as to not twist the wires on the sensor. Twisting the wires will damage the PID sensor. Once removed, the sensor needs to be wire brushed.

      If the problem continues, then the boiler may be overfilling with purified water as purified water will not allow the refill sensor to send 5 volts of electricity to the boiler wall.

    242. Hi, I am thinking about purchasing a bottomless portafilter for my Mara X, i'm seeing lip sizes ... do we know which have been tested/work for the Mara X?
    243. 0 votes
      Q Hi, I am thinking about purchasing a bottomless portafilter for my Mara X, i'm seeing lip sizes ....... Read more answer now
      Asked by Joe on October 8, 2020 6:43 pm
      A I bought this one, and it works perfectly: https://www.1st-line.com/buy/58nakedwalnut/
    244. Will you be also selling the Lelit Mara X with the wooden handles at some point? Thanks!
    245. 0 votes
      Q Will you be also selling the Lelit Mara X with the wooden handles at some point? Thanks! answer now
      Asked by Ron on October 6, 2020 4:31 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The wood kits are an option by Lelit. These kits are on our web site.

    246. I was hoping to get a reply - can you confirm that for a MaraX, I just need to order parts 1 - 4 for the Lelit flow control kit: https://www.1st-line.com/buy/lelit-grouphead-flow-control-assembly/#kit-of-internal-components-for-grouphead. I don't need parts 5 - 9?
    247. 0 votes
      Q I was hoping to get a reply - can you confirm that for a MaraX, I just need to order parts 1 - 4 ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Chris on October 5, 2020 4:15 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Typically, only parts 1-4 are needed.

    248. Hello 1st line, I've had my Mara x for about 4 or 5 months now and it's fantastic. I was wondering if you guys carry a 1 hole steam tip that would fit this machine?
    249. 0 votes
      Q Hello 1st line, I've had my Mara x for about 4 or 5 months now and it's fantastic. I was wonderi...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Chad on October 3, 2020 6:26 pm
      A One trick, and albeit a temporary solution, if you're looking to reduce steam output is to insert a wooden toothpick into one of the tip's holes and snap it off. Then gradually turn on the steam to moisten the timber to cause it to expand slightly to ensure it doesn't come out. When you're ready to go back to two holes it's no bother to unscrew the tip and push out the tip from the other side using another pick.
    250. Hi I recently received my MaraX. It was working right out of the box. The next day, the machine stopped heating up and the temperature light keeps flashing. I am using the softener cartridge that came with the machine. I have checked the microswitch for the tank (it was seated correctly), pressed the reset switch on the boiler (no click heard) and reset the PID. Any idea what is going on? Thanks.
    251. 0 votes
      Q Hi I recently received my MaraX. It was working right out of the box. The next day, the machine s...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Barry on September 28, 2020 1:17 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please make sure the machine is dry before operating.

    252. Hi, I just bought a Lelit Mara X and was interested in the flow control device from the Bianca, I am a bit confused to what parts I need. You have a number of options listed. I would like the flow control and the gague but not sure what else is needed. I believe I need parts 1 - 4 but wanted to check.
    253. 0 votes
      Q Hi, I just bought a Lelit Mara X and was interested in the flow control device from the Bianca, I...... Read more answer now
      Asked by chris on September 21, 2020 6:39 pm
      Answered by the admin Yes, 1 through 4 for the Mara X.
    254. I just received my MaraX as a gift. I followed the directions getting it set up, water tank filled w/ filter attached (after submerging for >3min to get all the air out), and plugged it in. It starts to heat up as it's supposed to (water tank pilot light is lit & solid, Main on/off switch light is lit/solid) and I can hear it going. But then, it goes beyond the 4min 'max' cited by the manual and then both pilot lights & the main power light all start flashing. I've checked the tank, filter, tubing, and all their positioning which all looks good. The tank seems to drain well when triggered outside of the machine and I can't find a blockage anywhere else. Is there something I'm missing?
    255. 0 votes
      Q I just received my MaraX as a gift. I followed the directions getting it set up, water tank fille...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Graham on September 9, 2020 4:34 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry to hear about he issues. Unfortunately, after our discussion, it was determined that the machine was a 220 volt version shipped directly from Europe, and 220 volt models do not work with 110 volt outlets.

    256. I am having issues with the MaraX which I just received, where once I engage the lever, most of the water does not drip through the portafilter/grouphead and instead seems to be dripping from the back into the drip tray directly. I am not sure if there is a leak somewhere within the inside piping. Please advise.
    257. 0 votes
      Q I am having issues with the MaraX which I just received, where once I engage the lever, most of t...... Read more answer now
      Asked by KoffeeK on September 9, 2020 2:09 pm
      A Do you have any coffee in the portafilter? If so, you may have ground the coffee too fine and the machine is choking. That dripping into the drip tray is the over pressure valve. Once the pressure reaches a certain amount, that valve kicks in and lets water drip directly into the drip tray. Mine usually kicks in around 9.5bar of pressure when taking a shot of espresso. If your machine is reading this much pressure than this is normal and you will likely need to grind a bit coarser. If this is happening without any coffee or without the portafilter in the group head then that is a problem. Hopefully this helps!
      A If you see the brew pressure gauge jump up past 10 bars, it could be the grind of espresso is too fine, there is too much in the portafilter, and/or it’s tamped too hard. Try adjusting these things (courser grind, less coffee, lighter tamp) and see if you get better extraction.
      A Thank you so much for the responses. It appears this is an issue with my espresso brewing amateurism and not the machine. I tried grinding at a much coarser setting and was able to get output from the group-head. My pressure was going up to 10 before, and now it goes to 9.5.
    258. The vacuum breaker / bleeder valve on my Mara X will bleed a stream of water into the drip tray if brewing pressure goes over 10 bars. Is this normal behavior? I’ve had the machine for a month and using tap water that is carbon filtered along with the included Lelit water softener filter in the tank reservoir.
    259. 0 votes
      Q The vacuum breaker / bleeder valve on my Mara X will bleed a stream of water into the drip tray i...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Tiernan on August 30, 2020 2:05 pm
      A Yes this is normal.
      A Yes, this is normal.
    260. I just received my MaraX and filled the water reservoir and placed in the machine. The reservoir is properly seated in the machine, but when I turn it on the light flashes that the reservoir is empty or not seated properly. I tried multiple times, but still flashes. Please help. Thanks
    261. 0 votes
      Q I just received my MaraX and filled the water reservoir and placed in the machine. The reservoir ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Rick Overgaard on August 29, 2020 9:40 pm
      A There's a switch inside the machine that gets depressed when the water tank is seated. If you look in the machine, you should see a metal line in the hole where the water tank goes. If you don't - you'll have to open up the machine and re-seat the switch. Mine came loose during shipping. You can start reading about it here - https://www.home-barista.com/espresso-machines/lelit-marax-t61215-430.html#p737818
      Answered by the admin

      We are sorry to hear about this. We do bench test every espresso machine with water only because these shipping companies have been atrocious with concealed damages from inertial forces creates by their throwing of boxes and conveyor belts. These carriers have admitted they can not keep up with demand.

      The good news is that there are no leaks. The bad news is one of two things happened in shipping.

      a) There is a plastic rectangular slim tab that inserts into a hole on the platform where the reservoir sits. Make sure the tab is there.

      b) Inside the hole, there is a metal piece that you should see. If not there, then this piece fell off in shipping. It is easy to put back on. However, the top cover as well as the body need to be removed. Lots of screws to be removed.  You will see the metal piece probably sitting on the floor of the unit and needs to be placed on the water tank chamber below the platform of the tank. When the water tank slim tab inserts into platform hole, it depresses the metal lever which then depresses the micro-switch. This sends the signal that the tank is in place.

      Lastly, there is a magnetic float with a cap in the tube in the reservoir which can get stuck on older machines. We have never seen the cap come off in shipping. However, on the Bianca that has the same mechanism, if the water tank is not cleaned every 2-4 weeks with non-abrasive dish-wash soap and water, either dirt from dust or mold can affect the floats operation by sticking in the down position.

      A Same thing happened to mine, take the back cover off, and reseat the sensor, it’s in the center at the bottom on the read side. It seems like it popped off the post in final shipping. There are photos here: https://www.home-barista.com/espresso-machines/lelit-marax-t61215-440.html
      A I reseated the switch that came off and it fixed the problem! Thank you so much for the help! So excited to use my machine!
      A The sensor had come off. I reseated it and works great! Thanks for the help!
    262. What is the workflow for making a latte while in coffee mode? When I pull my shot, the steam pressure needs a ~2mins to ramp up. Is there a way to steam sooner? Or would you recommend Steam mode for lattes?
    263. 0 votes
      Q What is the workflow for making a latte while in coffee mode? When I pull my shot, the steam pres...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Basil on August 29, 2020 7:57 pm
      A I have my Mara X on a smart switch so is ready when I wake up in the morning, if it been on for more than 45 min and the steam pressure is around 1.2 Bars I do a small purge, and it will rise up to 1.5 very quickly while I get by beans ready. With that said I use mine on coffee mode, but my workflow has always been with all my previous espresso machines to steam milk first then pull the shot, I steam my milk a little higher than 140 degrees F, so its steel hot enough to my liking, when I’m done pulling the espresso shot.
      A It should not take that long. Sometimes you have to turn the machine off and turn it back on. Also make sure you follow the instructions. You have to make sure you get the water into the boiler.
      Answered by the admin

      The machine needs 24-30 minutes to warm up. In X mode, ALWAYS make your espresso first. The reason is that to maintain proper espresso temperature, it puts less emphasis on steam. Once you start extracting espresso, then the machine will kick in the heating element because it thinks it will steam next. Pull a second extraction and it keeps warming up. After the 1st or second espresso, then there should be enough steam. If there is NOT, the water may be too pure and the steam portion of the boiler may be overfilled with water - a common thing lately with many espresso machines.

      If making huge lattes or entertaining more than 2 extractions back to back, then HX mode may be a better choice.

    264. Do you have an ETA on when you'll get the lelit MaraX back in stock?
    265. 0 votes
      Q Do you have an ETA on when you'll get the lelit MaraX back in stock? answer now
      Asked by Andy on August 26, 2020 8:44 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Best case scenario right now as the earliest is October, 2020. However, things can change and take longer. Once we have better confirmation, we will open up pre-orders.

    266. My machine is acting poorly. After turning on and during the warm up process the machine just dumps water all over the counter. Makes a lot of hissing steam noises and steam goes up to 12 bar. What to do?
    267. 0 votes
      Q My machine is acting poorly. After turning on and during the warm up process the machine just dum...... Read more answer now
      Asked by John on August 24, 2020 6:45 pm
      A This was happening to me too. I was using Reverse Osmosis water which was too pure. Once I cut it to about 20% tap and 80% RO, it resolved the problem. I'm doing this as a temporary solution until I get a better water formula. There is an auto refill probe that is unable to detect whether the machine is full or not. Read more here (last section) - https://www.1st-line.com/customer-education/heat-exchanger-types/
      A The same thing was happening but to a lesser degree to me
    268. Hi, I'm looking to buy a lelit marax. I really liked the wood handle, but the picture did not show knobs. Are those included?
    269. 0 votes
      Q Hi, I'm looking to buy a lelit marax. I really liked the wood handle, but the picture did not sho...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Xin on August 19, 2020 4:10 pm
      A It only comes with the black knobs and handle. You can purchase the wood kit separately along with the wood handled portafilter.
      A No, those are part of a kit you can buy.
      A The wooden accents are not included with the machine. They are a separate purchase.
      A No, those are sold separately. You can buy them for ~$100 (e.g. from Amazon). The wooden portafilter is also a separate purchase.
    270. Hi, I have PL162s that is about three years old. It wasn't used for around 6 months and now the boiler will not activate. The pump runs continuously and the water runs out the overflow hose and back into the tank. Water will go through the group head but not either wand. I have a feeling it may be a bit of calcium that is causing the problem. Is there a descaler that you would recommend? Any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Todd Woodbury
    271. 0 votes
      Q Hi, I have PL162s that is about three years old. It wasn't used for around 6 months and now the b...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Todd Woodbury on August 10, 2020 6:28 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please note your purchase was more than 4.5 years ago, and it was a different Mara model. Please ask on the page for the Mara model you purchased as the system on this Mara X page is different.

    272. I just got a Lelit Mara X delivered from you (thank you!) and had a question about hardness. Do I really need to install it? The water here is ~50ppm CaCO, which is very low (hasn't caused any problems); I see the softener has a lifecycle of 35 liters at 200ppm
    273. 1 vote
      Q I just got a Lelit Mara X delivered from you (thank you!) and had a question about hardness. Do ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Michael on August 10, 2020 4:29 pm
      Answered by the admin

      We suggest always using the water softener, which can be recharged minimum 2x/month. Instruction link on water softener page. The softener should be replaced every 6 months.

      Please make sure there are other minerals because heat exchanger espresso machines need to send 5 volts of electricity through the water in the boiler to keep it properly filled. You can read more, especially the water part near the bottom.

      A I am also curious about this. In this case wouldn't using the included water softener actually be more harmful since it would effectively make the ppm too low?
    274. This page still says delivery is expected by the end of July. What is your best estimate for the delivery date now?
    275. 1 vote
      Q This page still says delivery is expected by the end of July. What is your best estimate for the ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by rgolan on August 1, 2020 2:52 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Thank you for your patience. The freight ship arrived in port this past Monday, July 27, 2020. There were some delays getting the container out of port. We are scheduled to get the container on Monday, August 3rd, 2020. We keep our fingers crossed.

      Since we have many pre-orders and we will bench test every Mara X before shipping, it will be 1-5 days before to ship the pre-orders. Delivery time is based on distance. Please note that calls in our call center will create delays in shipping as the call center needs to check with the techs who have the physical orders, and these interruptions will only delay the focus of the techs to get these machines out the door. Any customer can call, but if delays occur, we have provided the reason already.

      As soon as all pre-orders have been shipped, we will start to take pre-orders on the next wave of Mara X machines. This second wave is expected to arrive by mid-August.

    276. My home uses a reverse osmosis water filtration system, leaving the water at roughly 50 TDS in terms of hardness. Was wondering if I should still be using the included water softener for the MaraX? I know there needs to be a fine ion balance to keep the machine internals happy.
    277. 1 vote
      Q My home uses a reverse osmosis water filtration system, leaving the water at roughly 50 TDS in te...... Read more answer now
      Asked by EspressoEnthus on July 26, 2020 12:45 am
      Answered by the admin

      There needs to be enough good TDS for the refill probe to determine the water level in the boiler. Calcium and magnesium needs to be minimized, and the included water softener removes these 2 bad minerals. The probe sends 5 volts of electricity through the water to the boiler wall. When this happens, it knows the internal boiler is filled. Hence, a little salt and potassium are best.

      TDS stands for total dissolved solids typically found in water, and represents the total concentration of dissolved substances in water. ... Common inorganic salts that can be found in water include calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium, which are all cations, and carbonates, nitrates, bicarbonates, chlorides and sulfates, which are all considered anions.

    278. Reservoir Water level question: How does the low water level indication system work? ie: does a warning light come on when there is still enough water to pull two or more shots ...or is the user left in the dark until the tank is practically empty?
    279. 0 votes
      Q Reservoir Water level question: How does the low water level indication system work? ie: does a w...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Patrick Connolly on July 25, 2020 2:13 am
      A I'm not sure exactly what the threshold is but yes the water level indicator flashes when the reservoir gets low but not empty (~ 2 shots-worth sounds about right). So you are definitely protected from running empty in the middle of the shot.
      A The light starts flashing when water is low, but it has a last shot “protection mode”, it will let you finish the shot if is in progress, after that it will stop, until you refill.
    280. With the latest 90 degree power cord installed and pushed all the way back to a wall on a counter, what is the distance from the wall to the edge of the end of the portafilter handle? I'm looking for exact measurement to know the impact of setting this on a 16" deep counter.
    281. 0 votes
      Q With the latest 90 degree power cord installed and pushed all the way back to a wall on a counter...... Read more answer now
      Asked by TC on July 24, 2020 4:12 pm
      A Just measured mine. With the plug and pushed all the way back, from the wall to the end of the feet was 18 inches. From the wall to the end of the portafilter was 22 inches. To fit on a 16 inch deep counter, you’d have to angle it or put it sideways. I had tried that initially, but ended up moving it to a deeper counter.
    282. Is there a power cord swap that I can do to make this machine require less depth in counterspace? I have 16" deep counters where this machine woudl go, and given this is 16" deep machine, that is edge to edge. With the stock power cord, it needs an addition 2-3" off teh back for clearance. I looked up 90 deg angled power cords which are relatively cheap, but the shallowest one I can find still requires 1-1.25" to stick out. any ideas?
    283. 0 votes
      Q Is there a power cord swap that I can do to make this machine require less depth in counterspace?...... Read more answer now
      Asked by TC on July 23, 2020 6:13 pm
      A Not required, the power cord that comes with the US version has a 90 degrees connector, it’s sticks out just 1/2 inch, can’t get smaller that that due to the gauge of the wires.
      Answered by the admin

      Please note the last batch of Mara X arrived with the 90 degree angle power cord as the Lelit Bianca always did. However, the last batch of Bianca had a straight plug because the 90 degree angle cords were impossible to source.

    284. What is the part number for a steam tip with larger holes compatible with the Mara X? Do you know what kind of thread is needed? I am excitedly awaiting delivery so I must accessorize...
    285. 1 vote
      Q What is the part number for a steam tip with larger holes compatible with the Mara X? Do you know...... Read more answer now
      Asked by forms on July 20, 2020 11:03 pm
      Answered by the admin Sorry, we currently do not have alternative steam wand tips. In addition, going with larger holes may deplete the steam in X mode. After making the first and second espresso, the steam capability starts to ramp up. This is how temperature stability is achieved.
    286. Thanks for answering my previous question just now. Does the parts shipment that you expect to receive soon include the flow control upgrade kit for the Mara? Thank you
    287. 0 votes
      Q Thanks for answering my previous question just now. Does the parts shipment that you expect to re...... Read more answer now
      Asked by brad on July 17, 2020 7:37 pm
      Answered by the admin Yes, the one for the Bianca fits.
    288. Hi, I am interested in purchasing a Lelit Mara, but I have a few questions. First, I notice that you don't have the PL62W on your website. Would it be possible for you to order one of those from Lelit? That machine would be my preference. Second, if the PL62W is unavailable, do you have the wood trimmings upgrade kit in stock? Third, I notice that you don't have the flow control upgrade kit in stock - when do you expect to get that back in stock? Fourth, when do you think you'd be able to ship the Mara? Thank you!
    289. 0 votes
      Q Hi, I am interested in purchasing a Lelit Mara, but I have a few questions. First, I notice that ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by brad on July 17, 2020 5:40 pm
      Answered by the admin Hi, Sorry, we can't special order 1 unit of the PL62W. We would have to order a minimum (12 units usually). We carry the wood knob kit and portafilters (dual spout & bottomless). We have a parts shipment arriving very soon. Please add yourself to the waiting list and you will get notified once we receive them. We still expect/hope our next Mara X shipment will arrive sometime end of this month. Once we receive them, we do our best to fulfill all pre-orders within the following day or two.
    290. My wife and I are interested in investing in a home espresso setup to lower how much we're spending on coffee every month, so I've been doing some research and learning what I can before making the purchase. I saw a review of the Mara X on Home-Barista.com and also watched some of your videos on YouTube. It sounds like the MaraX makes it really easy to pull great shots without needing to become an expert, which is appealing. I just want a good latte. :) Their video says "the hydraulics of the machine have been specifically targeted at obtaining a flow capable of adapting to the various coffee types and roasts," but I'm not really sure what that means. I prefer the look of the polished case on the PL62T, so I'm wondering if beyond the lower noise level and faster warm-up time, are the two machines really that different? The both seem to be controlled by PIDs. Otherwise, these machines really check the boxes for size and price point for us!
    291. 0 votes
      Q My wife and I are interested in investing in a home espresso setup to lower how much we're spendi...... Read more answer now
      Asked by james on July 17, 2020 4:07 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The Mara X was designed for the true beginner AND simplicity in mind.The X mode makes it simple, but one would need to go to HX mode when entertaining for the added steam power in HX mode.

      For those who want to experiment with different temperature programming, then the Mara PID PL62T would be a better choice.

    292. Regarding the Mara X that I am strongly considering, a few questions that I do not see have been asked: What is the recommended maintenance routine (ie backflush every x shots, replace gasket annually, etc). With using the water softener, assume that you should not have to ever descale, correct? Also is it possible to put something under the feet so that it slides in and out from the granite counter to access the water tank? Seems like the water tank should always be removed when refilling and not use a pitcher or container to refill. Also, any sense of the level of sound when pulling a shot, is there a video that you have that will show this? Any idea of the life expectance of the new vibratory pump this unit is using? Thanks!
    293. 0 votes
      Q Regarding the Mara X that I am strongly considering, a few questions that I do not see have been ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by StanL19350 on July 14, 2020 2:58 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please review our general maintenance guidelines.

      Our general rule is to never assume. However, we prefer customers treat their water instead of damaging their machines with descaling.

      Sorry, we are unable to advise on putting anything under the machine to slide it out. Yes, it is best practice to refill the reservoir outside of every tank model espresso machine.

      There are many videos on the web with respect to the Mara X. These videos should give you a sense of the decibel level. Of course, noises can sound louder in certain environments.

    294. This might be a pretty basic question, but how do I know which temperature setting to use when pulling shots? As I understand the MaraX has 3 settings we can work with. Additionally, are there any flushes at all required throughout the process? Having a difficult time understanding the workflow with the MaraX. Thank you in advance!
    295. 0 votes
      Q This might be a pretty basic question, but how do I know which temperature setting to use when pu...... Read more answer now
      Asked by KoffeeK on July 13, 2020 2:11 am
      Answered by the admin

      It comes down to trial and error on which temperature range works for each blend of espresso. The Mara X was designed to walk up to it and not have to do a cooling flush at the 24-30 minute point after initial power on.

    296. What is the advantage, if any, of getting this over the similarly priced Lelit Elizabeth Dual Boiler set up?
    297. 0 votes
      Q What is the advantage, if any, of getting this over the similarly priced Lelit Elizabeth Dual Boi...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Kai on July 4, 2020 12:22 am
      A I.e. why go for the HX that is trying to do what a dual boiler does?
      Answered by the admin

      This is a very difficult question to answer because both can be close in performance.

      Some customers need the more slim design in width of the Mara X. Some customers prefer the commercial E61 grouphead and commercial grade wands and valves. The Mara X also allows the ability to use the pressure profiling paddle (flow control device) made by Lelit.

      Some customers prefer the programming of temperature through the LCC (PID) screen as well as the shot clock and preinfusion from the steam boiler.

      From our testing at 1st-line, the quality in the cup can be achieved by both. We have run both machines through the mill, and we even have a difficult time which one to recommend as the quality in the cup performance is so close. Steaming performance is  better on the Elizabeth when compared to the X mode of the Mara, but the steaming performance is better on the Mara X in non-X mode when compared to the Elizabeth.

       

      A I almost went for the Elizabeth until I read reviews of the Mara X, the engineering and thermodynamics of the design, benefits are simply no flushing, good temps, very quiet and excellent shots. The other main factor for me was maintenance and future availability of parts. I had a machine with a similar brew head as the Elizabeth (not Lelit) and removing the head gasket for cleaning or replacing was not easy, then a couple of years ago they stop supporting it. The maintenance of an e61 grup head gasket is very easy, 30 seconds to remove and clean or replace. Parts for e61 group head are plentiful since its used by many vendors. They are both great machines some like the visual PID, Mara X has no display for its PID, I also didn’t need a dual boiler since I’m the only espresso/coffee drinker In my home. The size of the Mara X boiler is also bigger than both of Elizabeth boilers together ( it’s the same size as both Bianca boilers together) and you can still steam milk and pull a shot at the same time if thats your workflow style. I use my Mara X on Brew head priority mode all the time.
    298. Thank you for the informative Q/A. I'm just recently getting into the espresso arena and this will be my first legit machine. I was curious to know how beginner friendly the MaraX would be and if I should opt to get a dual boiler set up instead (Elizabeth). Planning to make 1-2 expressos per day, prefer ease of use and time efficiency.
    299. 0 votes
      Q Thank you for the informative Q/A. I'm just recently getting into the espresso arena and this wil...... Read more answer now
      Asked by KV on July 1, 2020 2:45 pm
      A It's very friendly, you just pull the handle and go after it's heated. They removed the hoses from the tank, small bonus but nice for refilling. If you're at 1-2 drinks per day, an HX will do just fine even if you're doing milk drinks. Personal preference, the E61 group looks much better on the counter, not a coffee box, no LED display for the PID and they hid the switches so the modern controls are all hidden from view. There's no "temperature surfing" on this one or cooling flushes, Lelit figured that out with the PID. Comes with a great tamper, no reason to purchase one as well as a water softener that should last you several months at 1-2 drinks per day. Shut off the power save mode and buy a Wemo or other smart outlet and put it on a timer to come on in the morning. Good reviews online that are very detailed if you want specifics. (links removed due to policy of external linking)
    300. I've had my MaraX for a couple months now and it's developed a significant problem. After being idle for a period of time (seems to take at least 1 hour) it doesn't maintain temperature. The temperature light is solid, indicating the machine is ready. It seems to brew ok, but as soon as you use steam, pressure drops to zero and will remain there until the machine is power cycled. After power cycling, the temperature will begin flashing immediately and you can hear the boiler heating. The makeshift remedy I have is to power cycle the machine before use if it's been idle for any period of time. This is obviously not ideal for a new machine
    301. 0 votes
      Q I've had my MaraX for a couple months now and it's developed a significant problem. After being i...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Nathan on June 24, 2020 5:01 pm
      A Do you have it still on the default “standby mode”? If not you should disable standby mode. That was the first thing I did when I got my MARA X based on expert reviews.
    302. how does the pid controller work - is there a temperature display?
    303. 0 votes
      Q how does the pid controller work - is there a temperature display? answer now
      Asked by Kai on June 24, 2020 2:41 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The dual PID sensors work with the motherboard. Sorry, there is no display. There is a 3 position switch to select which 3 of the ranges of temperature is desired.

    304. Any idea if the expected shipment in late June is still coming? Thanks!
    305. 0 votes
      Q Any idea if the expected shipment in late June is still coming? Thanks! answer now
      Asked by Ken on June 22, 2020 4:35 am
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, due to some component delays, we are accepting pre-orders for end of July.

    306. I interesting in lelit mara and don't know what to choose marax or pl62t what the difference? I know that marax is new model
    307. 0 votes
      Q I interesting in lelit mara and don't know what to choose marax or pl62t what the difference? I k...... Read more answer now
      Asked by ittai on June 18, 2020 3:46 pm
      A T model has the PID Display screen. Plus the water tank is different as well. Provably there is a couple of other things but I don't know.
    308. I'm currently stationed in Italy until 2024 and I'm looking to buy the Lelit Mara X in 220V while in europe and then covert it to 110V once I come back to the states. Is this feasible and does 1st-line have the parts that would allow this?
    309. 0 votes
      Q I'm currently stationed in Italy until 2024 and I'm looking to buy the Lelit Mara X in 220V while...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Mark on June 17, 2020 3:51 pm
      Answered by the admin Sorry, it is usually not worth it because you need to purchase a new brain unit, new pump, new solenoid valves, new switches, and new heating element. This cost may exceed 50% of the price of a new machine and usually is not worth the cost.
    310. On your YouTube video you recommended that if a timer is used to use a timer behind the surge protector 1080 joules or more, I found an APC Smart Plug Wifi Power Strip with USB Ports, PH6U4X32, 3 Smart Plugs that Work with Alexa, 6 Outlets Total, 2160 Joule Surge Protector. Do you think that I could used that? I was thinking that plugging the panamax on top of the wemo is going to be too much for the counter space.
    311. 0 votes
      Q On your YouTube video you recommended that if a timer is used to use a timer behind the surge pro...... Read more answer now
      Asked by rriverabills on June 14, 2020 5:31 am
      Answered by the admin Sorry, we are unsure and are unable to confirm. We do know that the customers who use the Panamax and Wemo combo have not had any surge issues yet.
    312. Order : 1hose - that connects to water filter and 1 filter for backflushing machine and tablets
    313. 0 votes
      Q Order : 1hose - that connects to water filter and 1 filter for backflushing machine and tablets answer now
      Asked by Jose on June 9, 2020 9:34 pm
      Answered by the admin Sorry, Lelit has not been clear on the parts diagrams. We are trying to get the correct part numbers from them.
    314. Do you have instructions on how to drain the boiler?
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      Q Do you have instructions on how to drain the boiler? answer now
      Asked by Jason on May 21, 2020 3:33 pm
      Answered by the admin

      There is a drain valve on the bottom of the boiler after removing the bottom plate. Only drain when the machine is COLD.

    316. What size silicone gasket fits the grouphead, 8mm or 8.5mm?
    317. 0 votes
      Q What size silicone gasket fits the grouphead, 8mm or 8.5mm? answer now
      Asked by fbearoff on May 9, 2020 9:46 pm
      A well.. I just got Cafelat Silicone Group Gasket both 8mm and 8.5mm for lelit maraX. I think stock one is 8mm. 8mm one feel just same as stock and 8.5 mm one is just little bit tight fit.
      A I just got Cafelat Silicone Group Gasket both 8mm and 8.5mm for lelit marax. I guess stock is 8mm size cause cafelat 8mm is just same as stock feeling. and 8.5mm is just little tighter fit with lelit marax.
      A 8.5mm. I purchased both an 8mm and 8.5mm silicone gasket, the original rubber gasket was 8.5mm, so I used the 8.5.. and have had no issue thus far,
    318. Hello I recently received my Lelit Mara X and have been very happy so far! I noticed an issue recently, which is that when the machine heats up sometimes, it seems to be releasing pressure in an odd way. Sometimes a little steam and water will release into the drip tray from behind the panel above it, towards the bottom (the vertical panel behind the group head). And when this issue happens during a warm up phase, machine can't seem to build up any pressure. If I turn it off for a minute and back on that seems to resolve the leaky pipes and the pressure builds. It's very odd behavior and I'm not sure what to do about it.
    319. 0 votes
      Q Hello I recently received my Lelit Mara X and have been very happy so far! I noticed an issue rec...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Eric on May 8, 2020 6:05 pm
      Answered by the admin The machine needs 24 minutes minimum to warm up. It is normal for some water and/or steam to exit into the drip tray during warm up.
    320. What bottomless portafilter will fit the Lelit Mara X?
    321. 0 votes
      Q What bottomless portafilter will fit the Lelit Mara X? answer now
      Asked by Cory on May 7, 2020 6:42 pm
      Answered by the admin

      This was already asked and answered below.

    322. When might you get a new shipment of machines in stock?
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      Q When might you get a new shipment of machines in stock? answer now
      Asked by James on May 5, 2020 10:07 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry that we are out of stock as the the Mara X has revolutionized heat exchange espresso machines to a whole new level. We will probably have a few in about a week, but then the bigger shipment is due in mid to end of June. This is best case scenario.

    324. Before I buy this product, I'm seeking some assurance that it fits the Mara X. Have you installed one on the X? Does the product come with instructions? E61 Grouphead Digital Therometer kit
    325. 0 votes
      Q Before I buy this product, I'm seeking some assurance that it fits the Mara X. Have you installed...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Tim on May 4, 2020 3:46 pm
      Answered by the admin Sorry, we have not tried it.
      A Yes it fits. https://flic.kr/p/2iXZgPz
    326. Hi, I just recently purchased a Lelit MaraX from you guys (arrived today!) I'm curious about ordering a bottomless portafilter. I've been looking around for a Lelit bottomless portafilter, but they are out of stock everywhere. Will any 58mm portafilter work fine, or do I need to track down a Lelit Mara/Diana model?
    327. 0 votes
      Q Hi, I just recently purchased a Lelit MaraX from you guys (arrived today!) I'm curious about orde...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Karl Smith on May 4, 2020 3:43 pm
      A This one fits https://www.1st-line.com/buy/1st-line-3-cup-58mm-e61-bottomless-portafilter/
      A I bought this one, it won't line up to the LOCK icon from group head but tight enough around 7 clock position. https://www.1st-line.com/buy/1st-line-3-cup-59mm-faema-e61-bottomless-portafilter/
      A https://www.1st-line.com/buy/1st-line-3-cup-59mm-faema-e61-bottomless-portafilter/ tight enough at 7 clock position.
      A Any e61 grouphead compatible 58 mm bottomless porta filter should work.
    328. I have a question/issue with the machine quickly going from the warm-up setting to stand-by. It is taking ~24 minutes to warmup, which matches what is printed in the instructions. After 30 minutes (6 minutes after the warmup is complete), the machine is going into standby mode and if I want to make coffee it has to warm up again. So there is a 6 minute window to make a cup. Is there a setting or an adjustment that can be made to fix the problem?
    329. 0 votes
      Q I have a question/issue with the machine quickly going from the warm-up setting to stand-by. It i...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Nathan on April 29, 2020 6:56 pm
      A I don't know what the window is supposed to be, but I just disabled standby mode and use a smart outlet to control when it is powered up. There are directions on how to disable enable standby mode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndNuFK-fWM8
      A The machine is deliver in stand by mode, I disabled it here is the procedure from a reviewer from the UK: “The machine can either stay on full time or go into economy mode after 30 minutes. To switch between these, turn the machine off, lift the levetta (this is the correct name for the E61 lever) and turn the machine on. When the on button light starts flashing , the mode has been changed. Turn the machine back off, lower the levetta and run as usual. The machine is delivered with economy mode enabled.”
    330. Two questions: will this fit the Mara X, and do you have a pdf of instructions you could send me? Thanks.
    331. 0 votes
      Q Two questions: will this fit the Mara X, and do you have a pdf of instructions you could send me?...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Tim on April 27, 2020 9:28 pm
      A Don’t see what item you’re referring to. There is a PDF instruction manual same as the one that came with my Mara X, I got it from the Home Barista forum website, don’t know if 1st-Line would allow me to attach it.
      A Don’t see the item you’re referring and asking the question. There is a PDF manual, same as the one that came with my Mara X on the Home Barista Forums website.
      A This is the op. Sorry, I was referring to the group head solar-powered digital thermometer that 1st-line sells. I just want to be sure it fits the Mara X before I buy it.
    332. The short manual that comes with the machine says to download the full manual. Lelit does not have it on their site, where is the full manual available?
    333. 0 votes
      Q The short manual that comes with the machine says to download the full manual. Lelit does not hav...... Read more answer now
      Asked by dbaykc on April 23, 2020 11:00 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Lelit apologizes that they are several weeks behind on their online manual.

    334. How many rubber feet are supposed to come on this model? I only received 2.
    335. 0 votes
      Q How many rubber feet are supposed to come on this model? I only received 2. answer now
      Asked by timjackson331 on April 23, 2020 7:08 pm
      A There should be 4. One of mine had fallen off and was down in the bottom part of the box. Did you look in that bottom compartment of the cardboard box?
      A Ah yes, thank you! They had fallen off inside the protective box at the bottom. I should have checked their first!
    336. While I am waiting for the Lelit Mara X to come in stock...any updates on that by the way? Which bottomless portafilter will fit the Mara? 50890F or 50890 And when do you expect these items to be in stock: RW-27610 CTTANG
    337. 1 vote
      Q While I am waiting for the Lelit Mara X to come in stock...any updates on that by the way? Which ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jason on April 14, 2020 8:56 pm
      Answered by the admin The Mara X arrived in port on a ship last Friday. The ocntainer was moved to a holding warehouse on Monday. We are now awaiting for a trucker to pick up the shipment. Once they arrive, the units need to be checked into inventory, then we start testing (with water only) each as we ship in the order that we received each order. The thinner of two portafilters should work. For the other 2 items, please ask on those product pages.
    338. Given the COVID situation, has there been any updates as to when the units will come in, and then pre-orders fulfilled? Or is everything kinda on hold
    339. 1 vote
      Q Given the COVID situation, has there been any updates as to when the units will come in, and then...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Eric Dobroveanu on April 14, 2020 6:28 pm
      Answered by the admin The Mara X espresso machine by Lelit left about 5 weeks ago. The units arrived at port, then moved to a holding warehouse. How we are just awaiting delivery. All pre-orders will be shipped first in the order received.
    340. Which filter would be compatible with the reservoir? Can it be recharged?
    341. 0 votes
      Q Which filter would be compatible with the reservoir? Can it be recharged? answer now
      Asked by Adam on April 7, 2020 8:29 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The MC747 found on our web site. We are currently out of stock as parts shipments from Italy have been halted due to the COVID-19.

    342. Will the lelit 58.55 pre-tamp leveler/distributor work for this? https://www.1st-line.com/buy/lelit-58mm-pre-tamp-coffee-leveler/
    343. 0 votes
      Q Will the lelit 58.55 pre-tamp leveler/distributor work for this? https://www.1st-line.com/buy/lel...... Read more answer now
      Asked by chadjbender93 on April 7, 2020 3:14 pm
      Answered by the admin

      It should. We do not have the Mara X in stock yet, so we are unable to guarantee until the units arrive.

    344. hi...i purchased a vbm junior from you through my coffee supplier about 7 years ago. i'm considering upgrading to a new machine, and thinking about a mara x, but with a few custom accessories. can you install a profiling paddle (bianca) and the black wood handles/feet/paddle upgrade. how much would this package cost and would you be able to install prior to shipping. thanks
    345. 0 votes
      Q hi...i purchased a vbm junior from you through my coffee supplier about 7 years ago. i'm consider...... Read more answer now
      Asked by charlie on April 6, 2020 3:25 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Yes, we can. Please just ask for us to install it in the comments section of the order and follow up with an email confirming.

      Please note it can take a business day or two to install it. In addition, if you decide the return the machine, labor charges will be applied for the installation time and reversal.

    346. Do you guys sell the Lelit flow control kit?
    347. 0 votes
      Q Do you guys sell the Lelit flow control kit? answer now
      Asked by Efrain Flores-Colon on April 5, 2020 11:19 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Yes, we have been selling the Lelit Flow Control Device for the E61 grouphead for about one year. Lelit has confirmed it will fit the Lelit Mara X espresso machine

      A Thanks for the prompt response. I found it on the link provided on your answer, but the options are little bit confusing. The $262.26 option, looks like it includes the flow control kit (sku 1000185) and the wood paddle with screw, then optional items listed 4-9 looks like is part Of the $333.12 cost. Does the $333.12 kit includes everything on the list from 1-9? If this is the case then I wouldn’t need the Lelit PLA582W wood kit, I’m I correct? I already pre order the Mara X and the PLA58W kit, I would cancel the later if not needed.
      Answered by the admin

      The kit is configured for customers with non-Lelit E61 grouphead espresso machines. This is why it can be confusing. Number 4 is probably needed because a gauge without the flow control devise is close to useless.

    348. Will this machine be compatible with flow control kit? Seems like prior machines were, but this one has reduce flow already, right?
    349. 0 votes
      Q Will this machine be compatible with flow control kit? Seems like prior machines were, but this o...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Charles on April 1, 2020 8:20 pm
      Answered by the admin

      According to Lelit, the Lelit Flow Control Kit will fit and work.

    350. Mara X or Elizabeth? Any thoughts on pros/cons of each one, what type of person should get one over the other? any major differences in build quality or expected life of parts? thanks
    351. 0 votes
      Q Mara X or Elizabeth? Any thoughts on pros/cons of each one, what type of person should get one ov...... Read more answer now
      Asked by espressolover on March 23, 2020 3:13 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, too many variables to answer every person's different scenarios on why which model is better. It is better each customer contact us to discuss their wants vs their needs. Build quality will be similar, but reliability is how well the owner takes care of the machine in regards to maintenance, water treatment and power protection.

    352. what type of pump does this machine have
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      Q what type of pump does this machine have answer now
      Asked by Sander H Shady on March 23, 2020 3:11 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Vibration pump.

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