DISCONTINUED Lelit PL41TQE Anna PID Espresso Machine

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Lelit PL41TQE Anna PID Espresso Machine

Single boiler, dual-purpose system:
  • Brass – The small 250 ml boiler helps keep a constant water temperature and facilitate the espresso coffee extraction.
  • High wattage heating element – 1000 watt heating element for quicker reaction time when cold water enters the boiler.
  • Very quick warm-up time – We clocked the warm-up time for this machine (this includes the grouphead and portafilter when locked in) to be ~10 minutes. This is mainly due to the high wattage of the heating element and small size brass boiler. We found this to be very convenient for morning warm-ups, especially when in a rush.
  • Security thermostat and security valve – For better pressure control.
  • Three-way solenoid valve – Allows immediate removal of the portafilter immediately after the espresso extraction has ceased (or when the pump switch in coffee mode is turned off).
PID display:
  • PID display – Allows the temperature of the boiler to be programmed for different coffees.
Steam/water wand:
  • Multi-purpose – Used for both steam or hot water depending on the current mode.
  • Multi-directional – Enables you to prepare creamy cappuccinos.
  • Very short wait time – The small boiler and high wattage heating element, combined with the PID controller cuts the wait time from coffee to steam considerably.
  • Polymer tubing – The tubing that connects the boiler to steam / hot water valves are alimentary. They can withstand high pressure, withstand high temperatures up to 620 °F, facilitate easier repairs, and most importantly, are limescale free.
  • Stainless steel body and frame – Polished to a mirror finish and rust-resistant.
  • Water tank visibility – There is an opening on the left side of the machine that allows you to see the water level. This is a lot easier than opening the top cover and peeking in.
  • Drip tray – The tray is made of plastic. The cover is made of stainless steel. Both are removable for easy cleaning.
Vibratory (Vibration) Pump
  • Efficient – 41 watts, rated up to 15 bar with air valve bypass. Only 9 bar is necessary to extract espresso, and wattage has no correlation to longevity.
  • Cost effective – Pumps will degrade in performance over time. Replacing a vibration pump will be less costly than a rotary vane pump.
Accessories included:
  • Portafilters – Dual spout portafilter.
  • Filter baskets – 1-cup filter basket which holds approximately 7 grams. 2-cup filter basket which holds approximately 14 grams. Pod filter basket for use with E.S.E. pods. 57 mm in diameter.
  • Tamper – A cheap plastic tamper. Manufacturers will normally include a tamper like this to keep the overall selling price of the machine low. We recommend upgrading to a better tamper.
  • Coffee scoop – A simple plastic scoop if you are using preground coffee.
  • Instructional manual.

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Lelit PL41TQE Anna PID Espresso Machine



Height (inches)

13.5, approximate

Width (inches)

9.5, approximate

Depth (inches)

10.5, approximate

Weight (pounds)


Wattage (watts)


Voltage (volts)


Boiler capacity (liters)


Portafilter size (mm)


Tank capacity (liters)


Country of manufacture


Espresso Machine Warning:

  • ELECTRICAL WARNING: To avoid electrical damage to this espresso machine which is not considered a manufacturer's defect, please acquire and install a single-outlet surge suppressor rated at 1080 joules or higher. the lack of the recommended surge suppressor, the espresso machine can be damaged at the power switch, the electronics, the heating element, the pressurstat or the wiring inside.
  • WATER WARNING: To increase the useful life of and not damage your espresso machine, please use softened water. Softened water is water without calcium and without magnesium, but still has other minerals for espresso extraction. Do not use distilled water, purified water, nor reverse osmosis water as these types of water create oxidation with the metals and cause the same damaging effects as limescale.
  • DESCALING WARNING: We do not recommend descaling unless there is an issue with the espresso machine. The reason is that too much descaling can eat away at the metals and gaskets inside an espresso machine.

  1. WARNING: This is a single boiler machine. Machines in this class do not fill the internal boiler from the reservoir automatically. Since the water level drops in the boiler during steaming, you need to replenish this to avoid damage to the heating element. The only way to do this is to run water through the steam wand with the hot water switch. This does not apply when extracting espresso.
  2. Cleaning: The best thing is to run descaler like normal through the head as well as through the steam wand. This should be performed once a month. This is the minimum requirement for cleaning the internals of the machine.
  3. Use with pods: This machine is pod-capable. Please note though, shots from pods will never be as good as a pod-only machine and the pod use on this machine will not be as good as fresh consistently ground coffee used on this machine.
  4. Similar Lelit models: Just to prevent any possible rumors, we are NOT clearing out any PL41 inventory for the PL51 model made by Lelit. We will not be carrying the PL51 machine as we do not like the cheaper switches placed on this machine, plus the fact that there is no three-way solenoid valve (good to have as this allows the user to immediately remove the portafilter right after turning off the coffee switch).
  5. Maximum pump pressure: 15 bar (hint: a machine only needs 9 bar of brew pressure for an espresso extraction. Anything higher is only a gimmick started by different manufacturers many years ago to attract sales. Since a few manufacturers do this, many have followed suit).
  6. PID flucuation: Please note that during an espresso extraction, the incoming cold water will reduce the temperature in the PID display. This is normal. In steam mode, the temperature shown on the PID display will be higher than the programmed temperature.



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Warranty Information

Who handles the warranty

Eligible warranty for Lelit home equipment is handled by 1st-line Equipment or representative thereof. If you have purchased your Lelit equipment from another retailer (not 1st-line Equipment), you must contact them first in order to get your equipment serviced under warranty.

What does the warranty cover

The warranty is limited to manufacturer’s defects only.

Regarding espresso machines: Limescale buildup can lead to problems with your machine. The warranty will not cover any repairs if our technicians find limescale in your machine. Although descaling can be a good alternative to remove limescale causing minerals (calcium and magnesium), we strongly suggest that prevention is the best form of maintenance. The reason is that descalers can cause wear and tear on components inside an espresso machine. This includes gaskets, o-rings, and other metal components. However, where there is a clog somewhere, descaling will be a necessity on the specified part, area, or entire machine.

Regarding coffee grinders: As with all coffee grinders, it is very important to only change grind settings when the unit is powered on and the burrs are in motion. If you do not do this, the burrs will ‘gunk’ up and require cleaning by you every time this occurs. Changing the grind settings when the burrs are not in motion will render the grinder to only produce very coarse grinds or no grinds at all. If this result occurs, this will be considered operator error for lack of following directions, and not be classified as a defective grinder.

When does the warranty expire

The manufacturer’s warranty on new equipment is good for a period of 1 year from date of receipt which covers parts. Labor warranties may vary depending on the company you purchase from. Lelit products may have an extended warranty limited to manufacturer’s defect and will specifically state the extended period of time on your receipt.

Where will my equipment be serviced

In most cases, your Lelit equipment must be sent to a repair facility. If 1st-line Equipment will be servicing your equipment, you must either ship it or drop off at our facility in New Jersey.

How do I send in my equipment in for repair

If you are inside the warranty period and have purchased it from us, please contact us. Please be ready to provide the following information: invoice# of purchase, model of equipment, and a detailed description of the issue.

If you are outside the warranty period, whether you have purchased the equipment from us or not, please order a diagnosis. Please note that wait times can be up to 8 weeks. Our technical support staff can have a back log of repairs. As an alternative we have a listing of 3rd party repair companies across the USA that can assist you.

  • Use the diagrams below to help find the exact part you are looking for. After you find the part, copy the corresponding 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.
  • Please note we only special order parts if the specific model was purchased through 1st-line Equipment.
  • For general questions regarding any parts, use our parts inquiry page.
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CD377 MC047SIL MC183
CD458 MC048 MC190
CD458-2 MC049-1 MC191
CD487 MC050 MC192
CD630 MC051 MC195
FS072 MC053 MC214-41
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MC004 MC072 MC238
MC005 MC073 MC623
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MC010-110 MC097-9BAR MC640
MC017 MC098-1 MC647
MC018 MC099 MC740-110
MC019 MC100 MC741
MC020 MC101 MC749
MC027 MC103 MC750
MC029-110 MC105 MX129
MC031 MC115 PL41TQE-110
MC032 MC137 XMC02

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      It came with a double portafilter. Do you sell single portafilters?
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      Q It came with a double portafilter. Do you sell single portafilters? answer now
      Asked by Brad on November 26, 2021 12:23 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, these are not available.

    2. I purchased from 1st-Line a Lelit PL41QE in 2012. I need the tool to remove the screw MC138 screw so I can replace the rubber seal MC047. Can I purchase it from you?
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      Q I purchased from 1st-Line a Lelit PL41QE in 2012. I need the tool to remove the screw MC138 screw...... Read more answer now
      Asked by tommye on November 5, 2021 2:22 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we do not sell the tool. Please try a local hardware store or one of the major household chain stores for home improvements.

    4. I've got a Lelit PL041 (the original version, bought from 1st-line a good 13 years ago). I finally did some deep descaling and in the process the boiler developed a leak. That leak appears to be coming from the seam between the two halves of the boiler. I'd like to investigate and potentially replace the boiler o-ring. But after removing the boiler from the machine (again), I'm completely unable to separate the two halves of the boiler. Are they soldered together in addition to the o-ring? Do you have tips for how to separate these halves to get to the o-ring?
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      Q I've got a Lelit PL041 (the original version, bought from 1st-line a good 13 years ago). I finall...... Read more answer now
      Asked by jer on October 20, 2021 3:25 pm
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      At this point, we would consider the boilers seized. The leak is from an opening created by limescale which is holding the 2 halves together. In 99% of cases, the o-ring will not solve the issue at hand. Consider 13 years of use as a great investment. Sorry for the bad news, but it is a road of reality we have seen before.

    6. I have a PL41QE, about 10 years old (I think), that is leaking over the filter holder a few seconds after I start pumping. I recently cleaned the unit and replaced an old rubber seal with a new silicon one your sent me. I don't think I'm using too fine a grind and I don't think I'm making too tight a puck, so I'm baffled at why this is happening. Can you help? The coffee starts coming out nicely for a couple of seconds, then begins running over the holder, I'm guessing after the pressure builds up further. My pucks are very wet when finished.
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      Q I have a PL41QE, about 10 years old (I think), that is leaking over the filter holder a few secon...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Peter on September 9, 2021 12:57 pm
      Answered by the admin Sounds like the grind fineness needs to be adjusted coarser and add more coffee to the basket.
    8. I'm looking for the steam valve body for my Lelit PL41TQE. The part no I need is MC214-41, but it doesn't seem like you have that for sale. Is that something I can special order?
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      Q I'm looking for the steam valve body for my Lelit PL41TQE. The part no I need is MC214-41, but it...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Matt on August 16, 2021 11:34 am
      Answered by the admin Sorry, this part has been discontinued by the manufacturer.
    10. When I made espresso this morning with my PL41TQE, the pump started making variable noises instead of the usual constant hum, like it was straining. After two shots it stopped sending more than a trickle of water through the shower head even with no portafilter inserted. This was a sudden occurrence - it was working fine previously. Dead pump?
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      Q When I made espresso this morning with my PL41TQE, the pump started making variable noises instea...... Read more answer now
      Asked by John on May 12, 2021 5:54 pm
      Answered by the admin Sounds like a dead pump, or a block optional water softener, or a failing 3 way solenoid valve.
    12. I bought the Ana PL041QE in 2010 and it has been working great since then until recently. It has started making a rattling/puttering sound when pumping the espresso out instead of the steady humming sound, and there is also a longer delay before the espresso start to come out of the carafe. Does this sound like the pump is going out, and if so is there a replacement that I can get for it and how much does it cost?
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      Q I bought the Ana PL041QE in 2010 and it has been working great since then until recently. It has ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Robert on March 12, 2021 7:14 pm
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      This can be a pump issue or a grind issue. This ULKA pump can be used as a replacement.