DISCONTINUED Lelit PL62 Mara V2 HX Espresso Machine – PID sensor in boiler

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Lelit PL62 Mara Espresso Machine V2 – Heat Exchange System, PID sensor in boiler

Overview:

A huge legend in a small body! The Lelit PL62 Mara V2 is placed at the prestigious end of many home espresso machines. Furthermore, it combines the best technology ever – the legendary E61 grouphead inside an incredibly compact, full stainless steel body. The result: a marvelous, appealing and super compact espresso machine! This enables you to apply barista’s golden rules and extract the tastiest espressos and cappuccinos you can dream of.

The new Lelit PL62 Mara V2 now comes with a built-in PID Sensor. Thus, this helps keep a steady boiler temperature, better than a pressurestat in terms of temperature management and in terms of reliability. However, although this unit does not have a user-programmable PID controller interface to change the boiler temperature, the manufacturer has a preset temperature for the boiler based on years of studying the PID.

Features:

  • Polymer tubing connecting the boiler to steam and hot water valves are alimentary, withstand high pressure, withstand high temperatures up to 620 °F, facilitate easier repairs, and most importantly, are limescale free.
  • Stainless steel body polished to a mirror finish (exterior only).
  • Dual pressure gauge – Top part measures boiler pressure (0 – 4 bar). Bottom part measures pump pressure (0 – 16 bar).
  • Separate indicator lights – Left light is for power to indicate the machine is powered on. Right light is for the heating element to indicate when the heating element is energized.
  • Multi-directional, no burn steam, and no burn hot water wand. 2 hole steam tip.
  • Professional grade portafilters – double spout handle – with 58 mm with Lelit logo imprinted on the filter head.
  • Adjustable over pressure valve.
  • Water reservoir has a two-stage shutoff. One shut off is for when removing the reservoir. The second shut off is a magnetic float to power off the heating element when the reservoir is low on water.
  • Manual resettable safety thermostat on top of the boiler.
  • E61 grouphead – hot water circulates from the heat exchanger through the grouphead and back to keep the grouphead to keep your portafilter nice and hot.
  • 1.4-liter copper boiler, insulated on the side, with heat exchanger and thermo-siphon double cycle system to have the brewing group and the boiler always hot, at the right temperature.
  • Internal pipes in copper.
  • Extremely low feet to create a very low profile.
  • Power plug completely removable from the machine.
  • Accessories: Instructional manual, single spout portafilter, 1-cup filter basket, dual spout portafilter, 2-cup basket, nice 58 mm tamper, plastic scoop, and blind filter basket/insert, MC747 water softener.

If you are looking to purchase a similar heat exchange espresso machine with a PID display, then check out the Lelit PL62T Mara!


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Brand

Lelit

Height (inches)

14.5, approximate

Width (inches)

9, approximate

Depth (inches)

16, approximate

Weight (pounds)

42

Wattage (watts)

1500

Voltage (volts)

120

Boiler capacity (liters)

1.4

Portafilter size (mm)

58

Tank capacity (liters)

2.5

Country of manufacture

Italy

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. Comparison to the PL62S version:
    • The PL62S has a plastic tamper. The PL62 has an upgraded tamper.
    • The PL62S has a 2 spout portafilter. The PL62 has a 1 spout portafilter and a 2 spout portafilter.
    • The PL62S has plastic steam / hot water knobs. The PL62 has upgraded knobs similar to the PL62T.
  2. Direct water connection: The Lelit PL62 Mara is currently NOT available with a direct water connection. It can only operate with a water tank / reservoir.
  3. Low water alarm: The beep of the low water alarm starts slow for about 20 seconds. In this time there is power to the heating element. After the 20 seconds the heating element is no longer powered and the beep increases the frequency.

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      Hello, I've been having an intermittent problem w our Lelit Mara 62 that we've had since Nov. 2018. (See my previous post where the problem was initially easily fixed, a disc on the bottom that the water tank rests on had come unglued) Now it mostly works, but it still beeps intermittently when it's hot, after we've pulled a few shots. The home-barista site has a few tips from owners who have had the same issue, and together with the parts diagram, figured I may need a few more parts. I found the read sensor (9600009) but I can’t find 3700035 that this is the switch that the float activates when out of water. Could you please order and let me know, then I can get both together and save on mail charges! Any other tips will be appreciated, and if you have a better diagram for DIY'ers. Thanks.
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      Q Hello, I've been having an intermittent problem w our Lelit Mara 62 that we've had since Nov. 201...... Read more answer now
      Asked by H Kee on May 4, 2021 4:54 pm
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      Please note these parts are for the Mara X, and not your model. Your model is designed differently. Please check the magnetic float in your reservoir as this would be the intermittent issue.

      A Hello, I did purchase a new water tank 2 weeks ago, so perhaps the issue lies elsewhere other than the float? Anyway, based on your recommendation and past experience where shaking the old tank did give temporary relief, I shaked it out this morning and the problem is the same. I'll give you a call later this afternoon to chat about the correct part i need. Also, if you have the correct diagram, do send a link, and I'll take a look, not averse to DIY. Thanks much, Helena.
      Answered by the admin

      It could be, but rare, to replace the microswitch. However, this is just a guess as we would need to have the machine in front of us with a tester. Please note phone support is reserved for machines under warranty. Machines out of warranty are handled through Q&A as purchases do not include lifetime phone support.

      Answered by the admin

      Here is the link to the diagrams. Please click on your model and then search for the part number of the switch by the water reservoir. If it still doe snot work, the machine will have to come in for service.

      A Hello, I appreciate the policy regarding phone support, but this is not a terribly old machine either, and the link you gave, that's the page I looked at initially and requested the 2 parts, which you said belonged to the pl62x. The date on the pdf is 27-05-2015, which sounds about right for my older model. It's to avoid such confusion, and back and forth, that I'd really appreciate a quick call. Anyway, if you can't - what other problem could it be, do you think? Is it the brain? I'm willing to try that too. Thanks, Helena
    2. 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 5-10 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 started after about 5-10 minutes.
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      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 Kee on April 5, 2021 4:04 pm
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      Please check the magnetic float in the reservoir. Make sure it moves back and forth in the internal tube inside the reservoir.

      Make sure the reservoir is completely full when operating.

      If it still beeps, lift the reservoir and put back down. If it continues, power off the machine for 30 seconds. If it continues, the machine will need to be shipped in for evaluation and repair as it may be more complex to figure out - meaning a defective switch, sensor or brain unit.

      A Hello. Thanks for the tips, yes I'd done minor things such as checking the float, powering on/off, etc. I finally opened the case, quite a few screws, and fortunately the problem was simple. There are 2 penny sized discs that the tank rests on, one of which had come lose completely. Looks like there's a switch too, for the water tank sensor mechanism, and with that lose, out of position disc, must have caused the failure. Anyway, I glued it back on, and it now works, no beeping anymore. Thank you.
    4. Recently have started to get a steam leak at the fitting (GV028-43) which connects to the inner part of the steam valve on my PL62. Is this an issue with the fitting that needs to be replaced or an issue with the valve itself? I have not yet disassembled this further but wanted to ask first. Does appear to have been leaking for a while upon visual inspection.
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      Q Recently have started to get a steam leak at the fitting (GV028-43) which connects to the inner p...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Mark on March 30, 2021 11:21 am
      Answered by the admin

      This part has been replaced a few times before. The threads need to be cleaned on the backside of the valve. This part needs to be inspected for any hairline cracks and replaced.

    6. I had an earlier problem last week with the boiler over-heating. I was able to descale the PID and reinstall it in the machine. Now a new problem has cropped up -- the steam temperature is much lower than needed. When steaming milk, the temperature comes out mildly hot (although the wand is still releasing steam). The temperature for pulling espressos is fine so it seems like there's a temperature regulation issue solely related to the steaming function. Any suggestions for dealing with this issue?
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      Q I had an earlier problem last week with the boiler over-heating. I was able to descale the PID an...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Steven Feldstein on March 6, 2021 2:54 pm
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      There is only one temperature setting which is only for steam which is used for espresso. Since your machine was running hotter, the descaling would bring the PID sensor in line for proper temperature. Unfortunately, you were probably used to the higher steam temperature which produced more steam velocity and quicker results.

    8. I believe that I have limescale buildup on the PID for my Lelit PL62 Mara V2 machine. Can you provide step-by-step instructions for how to access and remove the PID sensor in the boiler in order to descale it? Thank you!
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      Q I believe that I have limescale buildup on the PID for my Lelit PL62 Mara V2 machine. Can you pro...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Steven Feldstein on March 3, 2021 7:44 pm
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      Sorry, we do not have formal instructions. The machine needs to be cooled down, unplugged from the electrical out, and have the water reservoir and drip tray removed. Them remove the screw on the top cover which needs to be removed. The PID wire (usually double red) needs to be disconnected from the black 2 pin connector. The PID sensor needs to be removed without twisting the wire (twisting causes damage). Wire brush the sensor on the inside and re-assemble.

    10. I've had my Lelit PL62 Mara V2 for about 6 months. In the last couple days, after turning on the machine to initiate a normal warmup (have not touched the steam wand) the steam pressure has started climbing from where it normally would hover around 1 bar up to 2-3 bar. Something in the interior of the machine has started hissing. I've had to shut off the machine off (and have also opened the steam valve to relieve pressure). I'm not sure what the issue is. I've been using the included water softener since I bought the machine and I recharge the softner regularly per instructions. As a result (and because I've only owned the machine for 6 months) I don't think it's an issue related to limescale buildup on the PID. Any ideas before I send back in for repair under the warranty?
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      Q I've had my Lelit PL62 Mara V2 for about 6 months. In the last couple days, after turning on the ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Steven Feldstein on March 3, 2021 2:26 pm
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      Overheat on espresso machines are caused by limescale on the PID sensor or pressurstat. And, limescale can build up in as little as 2 weeks.

      A Thanks - can you post or send instructions about how to disassemble and clean the PID?
    12. I purchased a lelit mara pl62, not sure the exact model but think it has the internal pid? When brewing it has started to pulse the brew. Any ideas how to diagnose the issue if it is an issue? I do not have the purchase date but think it is under a year old?
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      Q I purchased a lelit mara pl62, not sure the exact model but think it has the internal pid? When b...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Mike on December 29, 2020 5:13 pm
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      Please remove water softener, if attached to intake hose, and test machinewithout it. If problem stops, then water softener needs replacement.

      Please check with the blind filter in portafilter and if problem stops, then it is an issue with the coffee grind consistency.

    14. I purchased my machine a few weeks ago -- so far so good except for one issue. Several times this week I've turned on the Mara to heat it up. About 10 minutes into the warm-up process, the machine will unexpectedly turn on the hot water heater connected to the hot water wand and begin boiling accordingly. However, the hot water knob remains off and no water actually is coming out. Instead, the steam gauge shows immense pressure building (equivalent to 2 or 3 on the gauge). I can't figure out why this has happened and I'm concerned that a switch is inadvertently flipping in the process of regularly heating up the machine. Is this a problem that is common to this model? Is it perhaps a manufacturers defect? I've only owned the machine for 3 weeks so experiencing this type of issue so soon seems unwarranted.
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      Q I purchased my machine a few weeks ago -- so far so good except for one issue. Several times this...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Steven Feldstein on September 25, 2020 1:51 pm
      A Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but the two dials indicate pressure in the boiler on top, and in the basket during brewing the at the bottom. Pressure in the boiler builds naturally during heating (the levels you idicate are correct) and in the grouphead when you're actually pulling a shot. This being an HX machine, there's only a single heater/boiler tank and it uses it to heat for hot water, steaming, and brewing. I think everything you're seeing is normal operating behavior.
    16. I'd like a larger basket than the 14g included basket to use with the portafilter included with the Mara. What basket would you recommend? Would an IMS basket work?
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      Q I'd like a larger basket than the 14g included basket to use with the portafilter included with t...... Read more answer now
      Asked by steve.feldstein on September 4, 2020 3:56 pm
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      M107A is one of the largest baskets to fit. Some IMS baskets will work, and some will not due to the depth.

    18. I am also have issues with the group idling low. It usually will reach about 190 and stay there, occasionally only getting to 170. I cannot get it over 200 even after flushing. I have disassembled the group and descaled, the copper pipe connecting the HX loop on top of the boiler to the group is clean as is the restrictor on it. Occasionally there is condensation on the basket, so I replaced the top cam but that did not change anything. Also of note I used distilled water and add potassium bicarbonate to achieve desired TDS. I also have the lelit water softener that came with the machine, but mostly to filter out any unwanted debris.
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      Q I am also have issues with the group idling low. It usually will reach about 190 and stay there, ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Dillon Williams on August 28, 2020 7:26 pm
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      Please remove the water softener, descale through the grouphead only with and without the backflush disk. Using the backflushing disk insures the overpressure valve is descaled. Rinse and test. The only other scenario is the thermosyphon loop is running very hot and creating a syphon stall.

    20. I'm having a strange heating problem with my Lelit Mara. Normally, it heats to about 207F (per grouphead thermometer), I do my cooling flush and pull the shot. Lately it only heats up to about 190. Sometimes, but not always, when I do a flush the temp will go up, but instead of the usual 207, it goes up to 213-214. One time it went up to 223F! I then have to do a huge flush and then pull the shot. After the shot, sometimes the temp goes back up, but often it goes back down to 190ish and I have to start all over again. I know about thermosyphon stall, but this seems weirder than that. Boiler/steam pressure is good (~1.1 bar). There is another Mara owner on (removed link).com exhibiting the same symptoms.
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      Q I'm having a strange heating problem with my Lelit Mara. Normally, it heats to about 207F (per gr...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Randy Roy on August 25, 2020 1:09 pm
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      Water quality is usually the evil in temperature changes. It is important to use SOFT water, and not hard, reverse osmosis, purified, nor distilled water in any espresso machine. NON-soft waters.

      When the temperature is lower, this is usually because water is not circulating properly through the heat exchanger and thermosyphon loop. This happens when buildup occurs in the gicleurs that restrict the water moving to and from the boiler.

      We suggest removing any water softener from the reservoir, run a quick descaling through the grouphead, rinse and then test.

      A When's the last time you descaled? Sounds like that might be your issue. Even a very tiny amount of scaling can cause this. This happened to my PL62 after only 4 months of using RO water. On initial power-up and even after 1.5 hours on, the grouphead temp would be only 160-170. I took the E61 apart, descaled and actually replaced the boiler pipe (the S-looking pipe that comes out of the top of the boiler) and now use Third Wave Water to soften my RO water. No problems since. As an aside, I no longer worry about doing a cooling flush to get my temps down to 199F or so. I just worry about getting it below boiling - 210F or so - and go. I still enjoy my espressos immensely and am saving a lot more time and water in the process.
    22. I have a few questions as the manual isn’t too informative I thought this model had 3 temperature settings, does it not? The manual says I should follow instructions on a sachet for back flushing.. what is the sachet? How often should I replace the water softener? Is the temperature too hot in this machine for light roasts? Is it possible to control pre infusion time?
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      Q I have a few questions as the manual isn’t too informative I thought this model had 3 temperature...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jessica on August 17, 2020 4:06 pm
      Answered by the admin The PL62X or Mara X model has three temperature settings. This model does not have this feature. Sachet is a small pouch of backflush detergent. You can also use a big container and pit in 1/3rd teaspoon. Every espresso blend can require slightly different temperatures. Technically, on most vibration pump tank models, preinfuson is built in because the pump takes up to 9 seconds to get to full pump pressure.
    24. After backflushing with Cafiza, the lever is starting to stick a bit when flipping it up to pull a shot of espresso. I heard you can dismantle the lever and lubricate the handle so this doesn’t happen. Do you recommend this as a DIY? Do you have any tutorials on this or a recommendation on a lubricant to use?
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      Q After backflushing with Cafiza, the lever is starting to stick a bit when flipping it up to pull ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by M on June 26, 2020 3:23 pm
      A I experienced this. Keep flushing, there is possibly residual cleaner in the head.
      A I experience this also. Once you've finished the detergent backflushing routine, and have pulled a few shots with water, the lever should return to its normal, fluid motion.
      A Hmm, this didn't seems to fix my issue. When I backflush with Cafiza I back flush 5 times with water afterwards and then pull a shot and dump it. It is still slightly sticking, which makes me think that I have worn down the lubrication. Anyone else have any recommendations?
      A This still isn't working for me. After I backflush with Cafiza I do 5 backflushes with water and then pull a shot and dump it. I'm still having some sticking on the lever whenever I pull shots which makes me think I've worn down the lubrication. Anyone else have any ideas?
    26. I purchased this machine from you and am having a problem. When I turn it on, the pump runs continually instead of running briefly and turning off. The water flows continually through the HX and back into the reservoir tank. All the while, the pump gauge reads 10 bar pressure. The heating light does not turn on. Water does flow through the group head when engaged. I removed the top and checked all the wires... no success. I just returned to the machine to check it again and now all seems to be working fine. My question is can I expect this to happen more regularly and if so, what part do you think is malfunctioning and causing this issue? Thanks in advance for your response.
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      Q I purchased this machine from you and am having a problem. When I turn it on, the pump runs conti...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Ken on June 22, 2020 8:22 pm
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      This is usually resultant from a blockage in the boiler refill solenoid valve. Black rectangular box on left hand side. There are 2 of them, and it could be a wire has a loose connection instead of a blockage.

    28. looking at the 1st-line Bottomless E61 Portafilter with 3-Cup 58mm Basket and ~6.5mm Lips
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      Q looking at the 1st-line Bottomless E61 Portafilter with 3-Cup 58mm Basket and ~6.5mm Lips answer now
      Asked by mikegoglia on May 16, 2020 6:37 pm
      Answered by the admin

      This should fit.

    30. Will the 1st line portafilter fit the pl62? Which rim size?
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      Q Will the 1st line portafilter fit the pl62? Which rim size? answer now
      Asked by Michael Goglia on May 14, 2020 8:39 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Which 1st-line portafilter? There is more than 1 version.

    32. I've owned the Mara for a little over a year now, and just recently it started leaking from the bottom. It's unclear where it's coming from, but it is definitely coffee/some sort of coffee water mix. I have a white counter top, and I've noticed it when I come back to the machine after a couple days and there's dried brown liquid residue around the back of the machine. The machine otherwise works fine, and there doesn't seem to be any other issues at all. I've only put in filtered water (~60-80ppm hardness), and have never opened up the machine. I back flush regularly, with water and Cafiza. I can try an capture photos if needed, but any advice would be much appreciated
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      Q I've owned the Mara for a little over a year now, and just recently it started leaking from the b...... Read more answer now
      Asked by kevin on February 26, 2020 5:13 pm
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      Please clean under the drip tray and empty the drip tray.

      We suggest putting a few white sheets of paper underneath overnight. Check for leaks before start up in the monring. Then check after warm up. Then check after making espresso. This will determine where the leak is occurring. With the machine unplugged and cold, please remove the top cover and check for any leaks inside.

    34. can this machine be plumbed or does it only use a reservoir?
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      Q can this machine be plumbed or does it only use a reservoir? answer now
      Asked by Matthew Pecsok on February 8, 2020 3:10 am
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, this is a reservoir only espresso machine.

    36. Can you add Bianca Flow Paddle kit to Mara? I don't need a double boiler and I like the idea of flow control with the thermoblock quickness of Mara
    37. 0 votes
      Q Can you add Bianca Flow Paddle kit to Mara? I don't need a double boiler and I like the idea of f...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jim on February 3, 2020 4:13 pm
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      Yes, the Bianca kit will work on the Mara.

    38. I was hoping to ask a question about removing the water probe from my Lelit PL62 boiler. Following the recent failure of my pressurestat, I'd like to examine the probe to get a sense of what degree of scaling might exist inside the boiler, and de-scale the probe individually if necessary. The attached image shows what I understand to be be the water probe. Can the electrical connection be disconnected at this location -- just a simple pull of the wire as with disconnecting the pstat? Or does the wire need to be traced to the "brain" and removed there? Just wanted to ask before I went pulling too hard on any wires :)
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      Q I was hoping to ask a question about removing the water probe from my Lelit PL62 boiler. Followin...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Matt Chase on January 30, 2020 5:21 pm
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      On a PID sensor, the wire needs to be disconnected first from the brain unit as to not entangle nor twist the PID thin wires. Never pull, twist nor tug on the PID wires. This is to avoid damage.

       

    40. Today, just after steaming milk for a drink, I closed the steam valve as normal. Suddenly, steam pressure started climbing from where it normally hover around 1-1.3 up to 2. Something in the interior of the machine started hissing like crazy. I shut the machine off and opened the steam valve to relieve pressure but am concerned about what this portends for the internal mechanics. Do you know what this problem might suggest and if there is a part that sounds like it needs to be replaced? I've had the machine since August 2019, making approx. 3 drinks a day. Water backflush every day, detergent backflush every 6 weeks. Thanks for your help.
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      Q Today, just after steaming milk for a drink, I closed the steam valve as normal. Suddenly, steam ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by MC on January 23, 2020 4:50 pm
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      The machine has limescale which has covered the PID sensor or PID programming on the PID delta settings can cause error readings. You can read more on our tech support page.

      The sensor can not read the correct temperature, and then it overheats. After removing the body panels, the PID sensor needs to be disconnected from the brain unit first then making sure to NOT twist the thin wire when threading out of the top of the boiler making sure to never twist the thin wire. It will need to be cleaned with a descaler on the portion inside the boiler and inserted.

      We can not stress enough to SOFTEN your water! Your machine included a water softener and it needs to be recharged minimum twice per month and replaced every 6 months.

       

      A I'm not certain that I have the V2 version with PID in boiler -- the machine when I purchased it in 2019 did not have that designation in the title (was not called V2). I see that a very similar question was asked on May 7, 2018 by another reviewer and he/she was advised that the issue was related to a stuck pressurestat. Can I send you my original purchase receipt to find out if my machine indeed has this boiler PID? Just want to make sure I know for certain what procedure I will be performing before taking all the panels off!
    42. Oh, I see it now - part # MC919-1 is the restrictor. If you’re able to order that, I’ll take 2 or 3. ? Thanks!
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      Q Oh, I see it now - part # MC919-1 is the restrictor. If you’re able to order that, I’ll take 2 or...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Joel Quejada on January 9, 2020 3:19 am
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, this is a part that normally does not need to be replaced. In fact, across the 70,000+ customers we have, we only replaced only 2 of these. We would need to special order this. Please use the contact us form to make the request and for next steps. Please include your full name and order number.

    44. I have a PL62 (non-v2) which I purchased from 1st-line. I’m in need of the boiler pipe that goes from the Lelit Mara boiler to the E61 (upper) connector. Looking at the Lelit Mara parts diagram it has part #MC964. I came up empty searching for the part so maybe it’s not something you carry, but is it something you could order? I was trying to fix a thermosyphon stall issue at startup by enlarging the 2.5mm restrictor in the boiler pipe, which worked, but I think I went too far as I now have to do much larger flushes to get my group head temps back down between shots. ?
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      Q I have a PL62 (non-v2) which I purchased from 1st-line. I’m in need of the boiler pipe that goes ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Joel Quejada on January 7, 2020 7:14 pm
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      Do you need the restrictor or the pipe or both?

    46. How frequently do I have to backflush this machine if I am making about three cappuccinos a day? Also, is there a video on how to descale for heat exchange espresso machines and how often should I be descaling?
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      Q How frequently do I have to backflush this machine if I am making about three cappuccinos a day? ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Miguel Rodriguez on November 25, 2019 5:25 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The grouphead should be backflushed every 50 espresso extractions with detergent.

      Descaling should only occur if there are problems with the machine. To prevent lime scale, the Lelit water softener

    48. After just over a year (of course, it's now out of warranty), my PL62's (non-adjustable PID) pump turns on and off constantly (every 45 seconds or so), due to what seems to be a little amount of hot water constantly exiting the boiler and feeding back into the reservoir. If I leave it on long enough (30 minutes or so), the water in the reservoir eventually gets piping hot. When pulling a shot, half way through, the pressure at the e61 group head drops substantially while the machine seems to again need to fill the boiler, causing the shot to slow to a dribble, and after two or three seconds, pressure is restored, and I can finish the shot. I've had the machine open and can see small amounts of water coming out of a valve on top of the boiler, over to part MC931 on the side of the machine, and then on into the reservoir. I've descaled, etc, but that didn't help. Is there something simple I can do or part I can replace, to fix this?
    49. 0 votes
      Q After just over a year (of course, it's now out of warranty), my PL62's (non-adjustable PID) pump...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Arnold Artavia on October 9, 2019 10:37 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please advise the maximum reading of the steam pressure gauge.

      If over 1.3, your PID sensor may need to be removed and manually cleaned. When removing, please make sure to disconnect the other side because the PID wire is very sensitive on all machines to breaking if it winds or tangles.

      If under 1.3 , you may have limescale on the refill sensor or the bleeder valve. Typically, the bleeder valve or similar vacuum valve will leak a lot. Or, as you describe, there is a constant refilling and this can be caused by water that is too pure. Pure water can be corrected with a pinch of salt in the water reservoir and see if it stops filling.

      The above parts are usually not touched during a descaling as there are near the top of the boiler.

      Please note water issues are usually not covered by any manufacturer's warranty. However, we will assist as best we can!

    50. Called service and they told me to ask here before bringing the unit in for repair, in case it was something simple. Unit is 18 months old, pressure stat broke in half. Ordered a new pressure stat from 1st line and installed it, everything seemed fine for a week, but then I noticed steam and a clicking sound and saw that the pressure had jumped from 1.1 to 4 bars (maxxed out)! I turned the unit off and let it cool, but when I went to turn it on again, it wouldn't power up. Outlet power is fine, so it's something in the unit.
    51. 0 votes
      Q Called service and they told me to ask here before bringing the unit in for repair, in case it wa...... Read more answer now
      Asked by andrew on August 16, 2019 8:26 pm
      Answered by the admin

      You may have the wires in the incorrect position. Did you take pictures before disconnecting the wires?

    52. Hello, I've read differing specifications about this machine and was curious if temperature is controlled via mechanical pressurestat or an electronic mechanism of some kind. I know the PL62T has the adjustable PID but I was curious how temperature is regulated on this model. Thank you!
    53. 0 votes
      Q Hello, I've read differing specifications about this machine and was curious if temperature is co...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Matt C on July 30, 2019 1:50 am
      Answered by the admin This model has the adjustable pressurstat. The PL62S-T, under our own code, has the PID sensor for temperature regulation of the boiler, but it is not adjustable like that on the PID version PL62T.
    54. I have a home water softener that makes very soft water. Do I still need to use the included replaceable machine water tank softener?
    55. 0 votes
      Q I have a home water softener that makes very soft water. Do I still need to use the included repl...... Read more answer now
      Asked by andrew on November 16, 2018 3:42 pm
      Answered by the admin

      We will recommend it as it is a cheap "insurance policy" for your machine.

    56. We are going to be shipping our PL62 from Alaska to the Lower 48 and would like to know the procedure for completely draining the boiler. Also please advise of any special packing procedures that should be followed for transport.
    57. 0 votes
      Q We are going to be shipping our PL62 from Alaska to the Lower 48 and would like to know the proce...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jeffrey Yeaton on October 11, 2018 4:02 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please ship in the same way you received. This video can apply to draining the boiler

    58. My machine started to make noise once the pressure display moved from the normal 1 and started to reach 2. I have a picture and video that I can send if needed. Appreciate if you could comment on this problem
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      Q My machine started to make noise once the pressure display moved from the normal 1 and started to...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Thiago Pereira on May 7, 2018 8:01 pm
      Answered by the admin

      This sounds like the machine has limescale, which has made the pressurstat stick in the closed position. The closed position constantly sends electricity to the heating element, and the boiler goes into higher pressure. At some point, the safety valve can open up.

      We suggest descaling the machine and changing the pressurstat. The diagrams can be reviewed based on the model you have. Check inside your machine to confirm the part you need.

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