Lelit PL62S-T Mara HX Espresso Machine

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A huge legend in a small body – Mara is placed at the prestigious end of many home espresso machine. 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 enabling to apply barista’s golden rules and extract the most tasty espressos and cappuccinos you can dream of.

This version of the Mara comes with a built-in PID Sensor.  This helps keep a steady boiler temperature, better than a pressurstat in terms of temperature management and in terms of reliability. 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.


  • Polymer tubing connecting 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 with a satin 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 and 2 hole steam tip.
  • Professional grade portafilter – double spout handle – with 58 mm with Lelit logo imprinted on the filter head.
  • Adjustable over pressure valve – top cover and body panel need to be removed to adjust. We do not recommend this as the pump pressure can be regulated by the grind fineness, amount of coffee in the basket, as well as the tamping presure.
  • Water reservoir has a two stage shut off. 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 boiler – this usually occurs if the PID sensor
  • 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 side, with heat exchanger and thermo-siphon double cycle system to have the brewing group and the boiler always hot, at the right temperature determined by the manufacturer
  • Extremely low feet to create a very low profile
  • Power plug completely removable from rear of machine – make sure it is thoroughly plugged in as a weak connection can cause a fire hazard.
  • Accessories: Instructional manual, dual spout portafilter with 2-cup basket, cheap plastic tamper, plastic scoop, and blind filter basket/insert

Additional information



Height (inches)

14.5, approximate

Width (inches)

9, approximate

Depth (inches)

16, approximate

Weight (pounds)


Wattage (watts)


Voltage (volts)


Boiler capacity (liters)


Portafilter size (mm)


Tank capacity (liters)


Country of manufacture



  • Label: The label on the box shows the SKU as PL62S/120/1STL.
  • Comparison to the PL62 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.
  • Direct water connection: The Lelit PL62T Mara is currently NOT available with a direct water connection. It can only operate with a water tank / reservoir.
  • 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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  1. 0 votes

    Thank you for your inquiry. UPS stated the machine has moved to Oregon. Please note that UPS does NOT show every scan of the packaging through their systems and warehouses. on their web site.

  2. 0 votes

    Thank you for your inquiry. The better machine to mimic the Solis SL90 is the Lelit Anna or the Lelit Vittoria.

    First, the Mara is a superior steam performance machine with a 20 minute warm up time. For one cup per day with no entertaining, this is not your best choice. If there is entertaining or you are making 12 ounce and larger cappuccino or lattes, then this may be the better choice. There are only a few units of this models left under the sale.

    The Lelit Anna has the quickest warm up time of 10-15 minutes due to the brass boiler and there is a short wait time to steam mode like the Solis SL-90. Steaming performance is similar. Major difference is the on/off switch to make espresso when compared to the Tronic or SL90 which was a full automatic dosage feature for the espresso extraction.

    The Lelit Vittoria is a step up over the Lelit Anna with better build quality, higher steaming capability, better espresso in the cup, and a forced fill function of the boiler after steaming milk. It also has an auto-shutoff if the machine is left on too long.

    The Ascaso DUO Tronic was a poor steam performer because 110 volts had to be shared between the coffee boiler and steam thermoblock. This was not enough power, and this is a reason why we did not yet carry the newest DUO from Ascaso. We have one coming in for testing and evaluation.

  3. 0 votes


    The drip tray is removable. The capacity is approximately 45 fl oz.

  4. 0 votes

    this will vary because it will depend upon the evaporation of the boiler through the vacuum breaker bleeder valve on top of the boiler.

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    The temperature is preset by the manufacturer and is not adjustable. The pump pressure is adjustable through the OPV. Please be careful when adjusting as it will not be covererd under warranty if you break it.

  6. 0 votes

    We are sorry to hear this. Please make sure the tube inside the tank is on the left hand side.

    Also, it is important to get a surge suppressor (single outlet rated 1080 joules or higher) to protect the machine from electrical noise and surges.

    Lastly, unplug the machine in a cold state and remove all the screws on the top panel. Lift off the cover and check for any loose or burnt wires. There is also a safety thermostat on the top of the boiler than can have the middle button pushed in. If it clicks, this means your machine overheated which leads to another cause! Limescale! The water needs to be treated.

  7. 0 votes

    On all e61 grouphead heat exchanger machines, they do run a little hot after sitting for 5 minutes.

    Run a cooling flush until you see the steam stop exiting the grouphead and you have only hot water flow.

  8. 0 votes

    The steaming functionality has nothing to do with the grouphead on the PL62 series espresso machines. The reason is that the PL62 is a heat exchanger machines. It sounds like your current machine is a dual purpsoe single boiler espresso machine.

  9. 1 vote
    A This is normal. HX machines have a large steam boiler and an HX chamber inside the large boiler. The water for water wand is pulled from the main boiler while the HX chamber supplies water for pulling the espresso shot. The water from the water wand is almost boiling hot because it is in the middle of becoming steam. The manual recommends not pulling more than 4 oz of water from the water wand as this would cause a lot of room temperature water to enter the steam boiler. The water wand is actually not that useful if you are thinking of it as a source of hot water. As a side effect of HX chamber being inside the steam boiler, if the machine is kept on for too long, the water in the HX chamber will also become quite hot. That is why it is recommended that you pull a blank shot until you see that water is flowing calmly (no sputtering or hissing).
  10. 0 votes

    Sorry, it is only adjustable on the other Mara models. This machine has a fixed boiler pressure/temperature.

  11. 0 votes

    Sorry, Lelit currently does not offer a larger knock box/drawers as you prefer. You may ant to look at the other ones we offer from other manufacturers.

  12. 0 votes
    A The quick answer is that it depends. I also have 2-4 cups per day, and my old La Pavoni Napolitana handled that very well, keeping an espresso-induced smile on my face. It was, however, worth the money, for me, to step up to a machine that would make those 2-4 cups noticeably better. I have no regrets about getting this machine, and in fact think it is an extraordinary deal for what you get. Hope this helps.
  13. 0 votes

    Please do not use any reverse osmosis, distilled, or purified water in any espresso machine, including a heat exchanger machine, like the Lelit Mara,

    There are a few reasons:

    a) This water will oxidize with the metals and create issues similat to that of limescale, and

    b) the espresso extraction requires minerals to extract the oils for the espresso flavor and crema production, and

    c) the machine may not operate correctly as the machine monitors the water level in the boiler by sending 5 volts of electricity from the refill sensor through the water to the boiler wall. If the water can not pass through the water, it will overfill the boiler and leak inside the machine as well as the countertop until the reservoir is dry.

    One can try a mixture of water (part pure and part tap), but also still use the in tank water softener (optional on some models) to increase protection of limescale.

  14. 0 votes

    This really depends upon externally factors, such as usage, sitting time, heating cycle, ambient temperature, and actual voltage in outlet.

    In some cases, there may be some overheating that requires a cooling flush (machine idle for too long or in hot weather). In other cases, a flush may not be needed. In some cases, it may need a heating flush (using machine outdoors in cold weather).

  15. 0 votes

    Yes, we have them in stock behind the scenes. Please look at the diagrams for the Mara to see the part numbers needed. We will have them set up on our online store in the next week.

  16. 0 votes

    Thank you for your purchase, and more importantly, your interest in maintaining your machine. Every 6-12 months, please change the portafilter basket, grouphead gasket and dispersion screen.

    After market: Basket 1 Cup and 2 Cup, Gasket F15, and Screen F277
    OEM: 1 Cup and 2 Cup Baskets, Portafilter Gasket, and Dispersion Screen

    Competition: Competition Basket and Competition Screen

    As for softening water, please utilize the V725 and recharge every 24 liters or minimum 2x per month.

    Descaling should only be performed if asked by regarding an issue with the machine.

  17. 0 votes
    A Mine idles around the same as yours, and it has had no consequences for recovery time when I've pulled multiple shots. I'd experiment a bit, and see if you notice a drop-off in the quality of later shots, or increasing recovery time. Of course, then you'll have to drink the shots, but such are the sacrifices we make.
  18. 0 votes

    Thanks for your question. 

    It's true that a water softener will be the most effective method of preventing limescale from building up in your machine. The water softener, wet or dry, is good for one year. It shouldn't dry out after one night of being out of water, it can be left in the tank if you plan to change the water daily. It would probably take up to two weeks for the water softener to dry out; and even if it does, it can be recharged and used again. 

    That being said, while changing the water daily in your machine is proactive, it isn't absolutely necessary. Water can be left in the reservoir for 3-4 days before needing to be changed. The tank should be washed with non-abrasive dish detergent every two weeks or so. Hope this helps.

  19. 0 votes

    Yes, it is. However, in some cases if not careful enough, it can get damaged.

  20. 0 votes

    First, we prefer that customers utilize preventive measures to prevent limescale by using a water softener. One reason is descaling can eat at the metals, the metal's finish, any in-tank filter/softener, and the gaskets inside the machine. This is why limescale prevention is better.

    Second, in some cases, the machine will need a descaling. It is best to not pour in the descaler into the reservoir. Mix it with water outside of the reservoir.

    Most importantly, if there is a water softener attached to the intake hose, please remove it before adding the descaling solution to the reservoir.

  21. 0 votes

    First, the heat exchange system has to have water. If idle, a vacuum can be created in the system. A preflush needs to fill it up. Also, if the grind is too fine, this can stop the preinfusion.

    The previously mentioned 4 bar pressure is the system pressure built up inside the HX with steam in the HX. If water escaped through the OPV or evaporated, the active pre-infusion with the lever may not work.

    First step, remove water softener (if unit has one in tank) and run a good descaler through the grouphead as there is a small possibility that the gicleur got clogged with contaminants or dried water from manufacturer's testing.

    Second step, if descaling does not work, unplug the machine from the outlet and the body panel panel will need to be removed (T15 screws on top) and 2 on each side, and 5 Philips screws on bottom holding body panel. The nut on the switch needs to be loosened counterclockwise with with a 14mm open end crescent wrench lightly touch to start to avoid scratching. Loosen nut out by hand, but do not remove nut, then push switch inwards. With a finger or flathead screwdriver, turn the internal nut clockwise 2-3 rotations. Pull switch outwards, then hand tighten outside nut and tighten 1/8th turn with 144mm wrench.

    Being very careful and not sticking anything inside machine, test. Adjust as necessary. Once done, unplug machine and assemble body panel. We have a private video we can share going over the second step.

  22. 0 votes
    A My understanding is that pre-infusion occurs as a NORMAL part of the process when the group lever is in the fully turned position; it is NOT something the operator does by using the midway position. You can actually tell that something like this must be going on by observing the pressure dial: for the first 8-10 seconds, the dial is at about 4 bar, and then for the remaining 20 seconds (during which coffee is actually flowing out of the portafilter), it is at 9 bar. During those first 8-10 seconds, pre-infusion is actually occurring. This is also confirmed by studying the E61 group design (there is a separate chamber that is mechanically activated during the first phase that facilitates pre-infusion, and then is deactivated for the remainder of the time). As far as what the mid-position of the lever is used for, that is a mystery to me. It seems to allow water to come out of the group, but without any pressure. I actually use this to clean the filter, in the following way. After pulling a shot, to clean the group filter of grounds that are stuck on it, I put the lever on mid-position, which allows some water to flow, and I then use a brush (the Pallo) to remove the grounds. The slight flow of water helps a lot. But that's just how I use it, and not necessarily what the mid-position was designed for. If there is a designed/prescribed use, I'd certainly be interested in knowing what it is.
  23. 0 votes

    We do not recommend removing the dispersion screen as there is a change that it will be damaged. We recommend backflushing for cleaning.

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