Lelit PL92T Elizabeth Dual Boiler Espresso Machine – PID, V3

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Lelit PL92T Elizabeth Dual Boiler Home Espresso Machine, Version 3

The Lelit PL92T Elizabeth beginner dual boiler espresso machine, made in Italy, is an upgrade from the previous PL60 Diana model. This is great for first-time espresso machine owners as well as those who want an upgrade! Furthermore, Lelit’s new L.C.C. display replaces the regular PID display. In addition, you can now program preinfusion time as part of the regular PID settings. The portafilter comes with a new coffee spout style and filter handle. Thus, this allows you to rest the portafilter on your countertop and tamp evenly without the use of a tamping station. Learn more about this beauty below and on this owner experience page! Finally, check out this awesome detailed user experience review to see why you may like the Lelit Elizabeth!

V3 in September 2020 – New LCC Display called Software505

  • The coffee boiler temperature goes up to 110 degrees C (230 degrees F).
  • Economy mode: Allows users to disable the steam boiler at the push of the minus sign for 3 seconds. If the “E” lights up, then the machine is in Economy Mode.
  • Reserve mode: Active if the water stops coming out during an espresso shot. Users can finish performing the extraction WITHOUT wasting any espresso. The LCC display shows a tap icon next to the icon of the brewing time. Coffee comes out for the other 60 seconds. When the supply ends, the “lack of water” icon appears on the LCC display.
  • Extraction time – Users will see this on the LCC for 20 seconds at the end of the supply.
  • Steam temperature – Users can lower the temperature to 115 degrees C (239 degrees F) from 135 degrees C (275 degrees F) for low-pressure pre-infusion.
  • Real temperature – Push button “+.” The first one is the temperature of the coffee extraction. The second is the steam temperature.
  • Automatic purge – An automatic cooling flush that will let users have an ideal temperature for extraction. Users can turn the function on prior to the brewing phase by pressing Coffee Button 1 and Coffee Button 2 simultaneously. Then, the “drop” icon will show up. The function can go from 1 to 6 seconds. The set-up value is 5 seconds.
  • Coffee blooming 1 and 2 – Works in Phase 1 of pre-infusion (WITH the steam boiler on) by adding water from the tank to improve the temperature of the pre-infusion for the espresso extraction. Hit the minus sign and select “BLS1” (or “BLS2”) from the technical menu. The coffee blooming function can go from 1 to 10 seconds. The coffee blooming function turns on automatically when making a coffee with the pre-infusion preset.
  • Pump blooming 1 and 2 – Users can do pre-infusion WITHOUT the steam boiler on. Users can add water from the tank while using the pump power. Hit the minus sign and select “BLP1” (or “BLP2”) from the technical menu. The pump blooming function can go from 1 to 10 seconds. The pump blooming function turns on automatically when making a coffee with the steam boiler OFF and this function ON.

V3 in September 2020 – Updated Internal Features

  • New cross fitting – NOW has a metal cross fitting on return rather than a plastic one.
  • Upgraded expansion valve – NOW above the coffee boiler for user convenience.
  • New anti-vacuum valve – A plastic pipette is also included, which will direct water from the anti-vacuum valve to the drip tray.
  • Upgraded temperature probe and level probe – Improvement over older versions.
  • Removal of old air release valve for self-starting pump.
  • Incorporated newer 2020 Lelit silent pump system.

New Version 2 in December 2019!

  • Upgraded steam knob to give you a better grip!
  • Now has two safety thermostats!
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PURE Dual Boiler System at 110 Volts

  • Coffee boiler – 0.3 liter (300ml) – The coffee boiler is brass which retains heat better than stainless steel. 1200 watts.
  • Steam boiler – 0.6 liter (600 ml) – Made of the quality stainless steel. A truly made boiler will outperform any thermoblock typically found on competitive models in the Lelit PL92T Elizabeth price class! 1000 watts.
  • Electricity alternates between boilers, unless the steam boiler is off.
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Preinfusion

You can program a different pre-infusion time for each coffee button on the Lelit PL92T Elizabeth.

Pre-Infusion 1- Xx sec. (for button 1) / Pre-Infusion 2 -Xx sec. (for button 2)

When you press either coffee button, the 2-way & group solenoid valve will open for the pre-infusion time programmed. Furthermore, the 2-way solenoid valve hydraulically connects between the steam boiler and the coffee boiler. When it opens, it allows water to pass from the steam boiler in the coffee boiler. A water mixing occurs into the boiler, and the puck is gently pre-wet with a low pressure 3/4 bar max. During this process, the pump is OFF. Once the pre-infusion time is over, the pump will activate. Finally, the coffee brewing will start at full pressure.

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Sensible Construction

  • Wide passive cup warmer.
  • Stainless steel, push-button switches with backlights when engaged.
  • Wide water tray in stainless steel complete with self-cleaning grate.
  • Brushed stainless steel body keeps the fingerprints off. Do not tell the FBI!
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Brass Grouphead

  • Brass, brass, and more brass! Did we say brass? Yes, we did! Lot of brass on this 58mm grouphead adds to the temp-stability.
  • 3-way solenoid valve to dry up the coffee puck once the espresso extraction terminates.
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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.
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Removable 2.5 Liter Water Tank

  • Particle filter – Protects the Lelit PL92T Elizabeth from any unseen particles from entering the boiler. Moreover, you can remove it if you are installing an inline water softener.
  • Auto-shutoff – Prevents burning out the heating element. The water tank sits on a spring-activated plate. Once the water is low, the plate depresses the tank microswitch which turns off the heating element.
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Anti-Burn Steam Arm and Wand

  • Multi-directional – Allows for more movement and flexibility.
  • 2-hole steam tip – Allows for maximum steam power pure control of steaming direction.
  • Rotational knobs – Located on the right side of the machine. Allows for easier control of the intensity.
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Lighted BREW Pressure Gauge

  • Brew (pump) pressure gauge – Located above the LCC. Also, measures between 0 – 16 bar. However, the optimal range is between 8 – 9 bar.
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LCC – Lelit Control Center

  • Temperature adjustment – Change the temperature of the coffee boiler through Lelit’s very intuitive PID display and control center.
  • Shot timer – Count the time. Need we say more?
  • Preinfusion – Program your pre-infusion to your liking.
  • Steam Boiler Shut Off – Want to save energy when not steaming milk? Then, turn off the steam boiler to speed up warm up time and save energy.
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Accessories included

  • Portafilter – 1 dual spout portafilter. The handle has an angle design which allows it to rest on a flat surface. Thus, this eliminates the need for a tamping station. The portafilter head and handle have the Lelit logo imprint.
  • Filter baskets – 1-cup filter basket which holds approximately 7 grams. Also, a 2-cup filter basket which holds approximately 14 grams. Next, a blind filter basket which you use for backflushing. 58 mm in diameter.
  • Tamper – A cheap plastic tamper, common for most espresso machines to keep the overall selling price of machine low. However, we recommend upgrading to a better tamper.
  • Scoop – Simple plastic scoop if using preground coffee.
  • Water softener (resin filter) – Helps reduce limescale buildup in your machine. Highly recommended to replace the existing particle filter and install this water softener. You can find instructions in the Support tab above.
  • Instructional manual – Written in 7 different languages (English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Romanian, Russian). Instructions also work for the Lelit PL81T Grace.

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)

15, approximate

Width (inches)

12, approximate

Depth (inches)

11, approximate

Weight (pounds)

27

Wattage (watts)

Coffee – 1200, Steam – 1000

Voltage (volts)

110 – 120

Boiler capacity (liters)

Coffee – 0.3, Steam – 0.6

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.

Maintenance

Documentation

Common Parts

MC754-2Filter Basket (1-cup, 2-cup, blind)

1000066-3Parts Kit (includes filter baskets, portafilter, tamper, scoop)

Technical Support

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.

Version 3 Item Code References:

  • The item code for the new expansion valve placed above the coffee boiler is MC931. The old expansion valve placed near the pump was Item MC097.
  • The item code for the new anti-vacuum valve is MC9700052.
  • The item code for the new temperature probe is MC9600092 and the item code for the new level probe is MC96000105.

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.
Parts Diagram - Lelit PL92T Elizabeth
1000030 5100035 CD458
1000066 7800034 MC042
1000102 8600008 MC192
1400118 8600011 MC268
1400141 8800014 MC269
1400142 8800015 MC269/110
1600038 8800016 MC269AUS
1600046 8800017 MC377
3300008 8800018 MC747
5100030 8800019  

Parts Diagram - Lelit PL92T Elizabeth
1000125 3700034 9600076
1000127 3700035 9600077
1000128 3700040 9700038
1000157 3700056 9700042
1000158 3700057 GV025-31
1100024 8600004 GV025-46
1400120 8600010 GV036-12
1400139 9100022 MC006
1600028 9200012 MC006/110
3000010 9400043 MC006/60
3000034 9400045 MC017
3000038 9400046 MC097
3700001 9600009 MC100
3700006 9600010 MC101
3700021 9600034 MC111
3700026 9600042 MC117
3700028 9600052 MC238
3700029 9600056 MC268
3700032 9600061 MC786

Parts Diagram - Lelit PL92T Elizabeth
1000168 CD024-466 MC752
1400109 CD348-1 MC752-1
2200016 CD624 MC752-4
2200033 CP032 MC752-5
2200066 CV103 MC752-6
2200075 FS017 MC752-7
2200076 MC032 MC752-8
2200084 MC037 MC752-9
3700065 MC043 MC752-10
8700010 MC073 MC752/11
8700023 MC141 MC752-13
9100003 MC215 MC752/110
9100038 MC238 MC752/11/110
9100040 MC268 MC755
9200014 MC583 MC755/60
9600074 MC731 MC755/110
9700038 MC744 MC922
9700041 MC744-60 MC935
9700045 MC744/110 PR00299
CD024-444    

Parts Diagram - Lelit PL92T Elizabeth
1000128 CD506
1000157 CD623
2000007 FS032
2000008 GV025-23
2200021 GV025-27
3700015 MC073
8300005 MC117
8700013 MC118
9600078 MC521
9700015 MC522
9700043 MC935F
CD024-466  

Parts Diagram - Lelit PL92T Elizabeth
1400112 9200012
1400140 9200014
2400007 9500014
2400018 9600008
2400019 9600027
3300012 9600028
3700041 AST114
8600009 MC043
9100003 MC268
9100022 MC429

Parts Diagram - Lelit PL92T Elizabeth
1400115SA
1400116
9200013
9300018

Parts Diagram - Lelit PL92T Elizabeth
2200024 MC050
2200027 MC099
3700030 MC754
3700031 MC754-2
9300004 MC754-C
AST131 MC756LELIT
GV565 MC757
MC049-1  

Lelit offers a wide collection of accessories to satisfy your coffee needs.
Collection-Lelit-Cups

Cup Collection

Porcelain cups with matching saucers. Imprinted with Lelit logo and Audrey Hepburn in a scene from “Roman Holiday.” Available in multiple coffee sizes.

Collection-Lelit-Cleaning

Cleaning Products

Currently, Lelit offers a microfiber cloth which helps keep the surfaces of your equipment clean.


Collection-Lelit-Knockbox

Knock Boxes/Drawers

Helps keep your area clean and eliminate trips to a garbage can.

Collection-Lelit-Tampers

Tamping Tools

Improve your espresso shots with a proper level coffee tamp.


Collection-Lelit-Water-Treatment

Water Treatment Addons

Protect your espresso machine from harmful minerals that can result in limescale.

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      Hello, I received an Elizabeth last week and had a question about the steam knob sensitivity. It takes several full turns (2+) to get the steam valve fully open ( steam pressure is fine once open). As far as I can tell from some research and looking at the valve itself (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEBpf3JhK9s) the Teflon seal is already highly distorted from the stock flat shape. Is this normal behavior? is there a replacement part available? Thanks, Michael
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      Q Hello, I received an Elizabeth last week and had a question about the steam knob sensitivity. It ...... Read more
      Asked by michael.hallsnyder on September 26, 2021 6:44 pm
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    2. A little water is dripping from the o-ring / connector where the hose from the boiler attaches to the valve that is connected to the valve that controls the steam wand. I noticed that the gauges in the machine become fogged and there is excess steam coming from the machine. I removed the top of the espresso machines and noticed that a little water is dropping from the place where the hose from the boiler attaches to the valve that is controlled by the steam knob. I was hoping this issue is still under warrantee. The machine works well and I'm trying to catch the water/steam issue before it becomes a rust issue or damages the machine due to "excess steam" in the machine.
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      Q A little water is dripping from the o-ring / connector where the hose from the boiler attaches to...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Philip on September 13, 2021 12:40 pm
      Answered by the admin We are sorry to hear about this. With machine cold, please check that the hose is fully inserted. If it is, then it can be removed and checked for the angle of the cut on the hose - needs to be a straight cut. If there is a bubble (highly unlikely), it would need to be trimmed and reinserted or the hose replaced. Please refrain from using until the leak is corrected.
    4. Machine will no longer turn on, and trips GFCI outlet switch After ~8 months of daily use, starting earlier today our machine will no longer turn on. Even when powered off, plugging it into a GFCI outlet in our kitchen causes the outlet to immediately trip. We didn't have any issues prior to this and the machine doesn't show any external signs of damage. There's no signs of water being where it shouldn't be either.
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      Q Machine will no longer turn on, and trips GFCI outlet switch After ~8 months of daily use, starti...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Dom on September 2, 2021 12:28 pm
      Answered by the admin Please read our article.
    6. Thanks for being so timely in answering my questions. Here’s another one: I’ve read that the target timing for an extraction should be 25-35 seconds. Should this include the pre-infusion time? I have an Acaia scale that starts the timing when the first drip hits the cup. I wonder if this should be the moment to begin the stopwatch, get to 25 sec, and then work backwards to program the timer on the Elizabeth?
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      Q Thanks for being so timely in answering my questions. Here’s another one: I’ve read that the targ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by greg on August 9, 2021 11:39 am
      Answered by the admin There are different schools of thought on this. We believe the timing starts as soon as one depresses the coffee switch as this is when the water starts to saturate the espresso. What is more important is you follow your same timing to keep your own consistency.
    8. 1. Could I get any E61 size portafilter, regardless of brand? 2. If I wanted to keep using the Lelit filter baskets, what is the lip size I’d need?
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      Q 1. Could I get any E61 size portafilter, regardless of brand? 2. If I wanted to keep using the Le...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Greg on August 6, 2021 5:19 pm
      Answered by the admin Sorry, not every E61 style portafilter will fit the Elizabeth. Sorry, we do not get down to lip size measurements.  It is going to be trial and error unless you purchase Lelit's portafilters for the Elizabeth.
    10. I just received my Lelit Elizabeth from you guys, and the manual said I need to have a technician descale the thing every year. So, I’m wondering: 1. Can I do this myself? I’m pretty handy. 2. Doesn’t the descaling schedule depend on a few different factors, like the hardness of my water and whether I’m using the resin filter that was included with the machine? 3. So, if there is a scenario in which my water is soft enough, or because I’m using the provided filter that I would never need to descale?
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      Q I just received my Lelit Elizabeth from you guys, and the manual said I need to have a technician...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Greg on August 5, 2021 3:18 pm
      Answered by the admin We suggest never descaling any machine as descaling eats at the metals. We suggest more of prevention in terms of using the water softeners. Only descale if there is an issue whereby we recommend descaling.
    12. First, thanks again to Jim for helping out and spending some time teaching me about espresso machines this weekend at the Saturday Sidewalk sale. I've been reading a lot about water since and am wondering whether my NYC water is suitable as is for my machine. My plan from talking to Jim was just to continue to use the filtered water I use for drinking + the Lelit in machine softener. However, looking at the NYC water report I'm worried the water will be under-mineralized. (see pages 11 and 12 in the attached). According to the report, the Langelier index of NYC water is between -2.76 and -1.96, which is considered corrosive. Additionally, the ppm is low, at an average of 1.4 grains/gallon or ~24 ppm. I know from talking to Jim that 1st line has heard from a lot of customers with issues regarding adding minerals to their espresso water, and I'm wondering if you all have any advice on my situation. The best I can seem to determine would be to add very small amounts of potassium bicarbonate (rpavlis water), which seems to be the most reliable long term (although some users still report problems). It seems that I'm fighting against corrosion rather than scale but maybe I should just work with the very soft water and hope for the best.
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      Q First, thanks again to Jim for helping out and spending some time teaching me about espresso mach...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Joe on August 3, 2021 1:16 pm
      Answered by the admin That is too low, too corrosive, and not good water. It may be better to buy bottled water and test. We do not like adding any minerals as Lelit mentioned that these solutions are not equally distributed within the water.
    14. Does the softener matter if I'm using distilled water 100% of the time?
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      Q Does the softener matter if I'm using distilled water 100% of the time? answer now
      Asked by David on August 3, 2021 12:02 pm
      Answered by the admin Never use distilled, nor certain other waters as this is corrosive to the internal metals of the machine or create limescale, PLUS distilled water makes flat espresso. Learn more...
    16. I bought a Lelit Elizabeth from you in June, and the manual indicates that I should have it descaled by an authorized service provider each year. Next June is a long way off, but I just want to understand the process so I can prepare for it when the time comes. lelit lists you as the one and only dealer and/or service provider in the US, so .... * do you happen to have any partners in or near Chicago that are not on lelit's site that could do the work? * how long will you need to have the machine? * how much will I be (today's prices are fine, I'm not looking for a promise of prices a year out and just want to have an idea)
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      Q I bought a Lelit Elizabeth from you in June, and the manual indicates that I should have it desca...... Read more answer now
      Asked by David on August 2, 2021 12:08 pm
      Answered by the admin Please recharge the water softener every week and replace every 6 months. Get a single outlet surge suppressor rated 1080 joules or higher to protect the electronics. We advised against descaling unless there is an issue with the machine.
    18. It would appear that I have a faulty gasket with my Lelit Elizabeth. I have significant leakage coming from my group head when I brew. I was wondering if it was possible to get a replacement gasket? Thank you so much.
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      Q It would appear that I have a faulty gasket with my Lelit Elizabeth. I have significant leakage c...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Michael on August 2, 2021 11:38 am
      Answered by the admin Sorry, this is very unusual with a fairly new machine. Many times there is too much coffee in the basket. Please test with a blend filter making sure the handle is locked to the 6 to 5 o'clock position when facing you. If it persists, please email us directly for a new gasket.
    20. I just bought new Lelit Elizabeth and having problems with brew pressure. Pressure never reaches 9 bars even with blind basket. With double basket its 8, and with blind basket it's a bit higher but still less than 9. Please help. Also when I turn the machine on, when the temp is set to 205, it overshoots to 245 then cools down to 205, this happens every time. Is this normal?
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      Q I just bought new Lelit Elizabeth and having problems with brew pressure. Pressure never reaches ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Omur on June 14, 2021 12:40 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Since we do not see your purchase from us, we suggest you contact your vendor for assistance to adjust the OPV. As for temperature, this is normal as there is an overshoot on the temperature.

    22. I am impatiently waiting for one of the Lelit models to be available, Elizabeth or Marax and the water to use that won’t cause problems seems to be non existing for me. I don’t have good tap. We have whole house softener and it tastes no good and leaves deposits on faucets etc. We use water from water.com; Hinckley Springs delivered in 5 gallon bottles. It is purified RO water with minerals added back in. I tested it for softness with a strip and basically no hardness. The water report for it on water.com states only 5 ppm for TDS. This may cause other problems. They also offer spring water and TDs is 13 - 198 with conductivity of 20 - 300. Basically the report is useless as those numbers are all over the map. I have seen Java Jim on YouTube also state don’t use distilled water with adding a ratio of minerals as this also causes overheating problems. I am at a loss of what to do for water for the Elizabeth or MaraX I want to purchase from 1st Line. Please help if you have any suggestions.
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      Q I am impatiently waiting for one of the Lelit models to be available, Elizabeth or Marax and the ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Steve on May 10, 2021 11:30 am
      Answered by the admin

      Unfortunately, we do not have a perfect solution. It may be a good idea to purchase bottled water low in calcium, magnesium and chlorides. However, some mineral content is needed to make the machine function properly, especially the water refill of the boiler.

    24. What size (length and diameter) is the screw that holds the dispersion unit and showerhead screen in place? I see the part number is MC752-10, but nowhere online is this part number listed with the actual dimensions. I need to get a replacement after losing it while cleaning, and you guys won't ship it on its own (understandably).
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      Q What size (length and diameter) is the screw that holds the dispersion unit and showerhead screen...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Andrew James on April 28, 2021 10:00 am
      Answered by the admin

      We updated the description with what the manufacturer provided us:

      • TSPEI INOX M5X16
    26. ordered a Lelit Elizabeth from you all in November (order #223270). I've generally been happy with it, but this morning the steam knob stuck in the full open position. I'm not able to get it to turn back with a reasonable amount of force. Do you have any suggestions for troubleshooting? If not, what's the best way to get warranty service?
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      Q ordered a Lelit Elizabeth from you all in November (order #223270). I've generally been happy wit...... Read more answer now
      Asked by fred on March 29, 2021 1:10 pm
      Answered by the admin

      This can occur when the knob is over-tightened. Please pull out knob and inspect inside for any damage. Now, it depends upon if tightened closed or open, and a crescent wrench will be needed to turn the stem in the opposite direction. It will open. Remember to close the knob enough to stop the steam, not always until the knob stops. Overestimating causes the gaskets to wear faster.

    28. I’ve had the machine for 3 months. The other morning, I woke to find the machine stopped heating up past 95 Coffee/27 Steam. I went in and the safety valve on the steam boiler had tripped. I pressed it and it felt the physical ‘click’ and the machine worked fine for a day. I don’t know what tripped it. Today, after making 2 shots, I started to hear screeching and gurgling. I opened the top and saw water bubbles getting vented back to the water tank. I turned off the steam boiler at the LCC and the screeching and gurgling stopped. Coffee boiler is perfectly fine. I have a video of what i just described if you need to troubleshoot. By the way, I always use filtered water from BWT at the sink as well as the Lelit filter in the tank..and I actually do recharge it every month. I’m stumped. Can you please help soon? I’ll have to drink Nespresso until then! :)
    29. 0 votes
      Q I’ve had the machine for 3 months. The other morning, I woke to find the machine stopped heating ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by 1st-line Equipment on March 22, 2021 5:31 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry to read this. The PID sensor on the steam boiler will need to be cleaned. We have only seen this on a few Elizabeths, and more on the mara X. The PID sensor needs to be cleaned with a wire brush. Please read the removal from the Mara X page https://www.1st-line.com/technical-support/lelit-technical-support-page/overheating-lelit-mara-pid/

       

    30. I purchased this machine from 1st line this past Christmas. I use it morning, lunch and dinner and sometimes later at night so I keep it on all the time. Is it detrimental in keeping it on all the time? If so to what degree?
    31. 0 votes
      Q I purchased this machine from 1st line this past Christmas. I use it morning, lunch and dinner an...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Rich on March 12, 2021 7:00 pm
      A Bottomless Portafilter that will fit Lelit Elizabeth? Anything in stock?
    32. The machine had been working flawlessly but when I turned it on this morning, it would not produce steam. When I push the + button, the steam boiler shows that it is not heating. If there is any way to diagnose this over the phone, I would appreciate that. If needed, I can replace parts inside the machine.
    33. 0 votes
      Q The machine had been working flawlessly but when I turned it on this morning, it would not produc...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Darryl on March 8, 2021 5:23 pm
      Answered by the admin

      On top of the steam boiler there may be 1 or 2 safety thermostats. Before removing the two or three screws on the back, please make sure the unit is cooled and unplugged from the wall outlet. The safety thermostat will have the button click when pushed in. This means the unit overheated. Overheat situations come from the PID sensor being fouled up from limescale or  oxidation.

      A Thanks! I was able to reset the switches on the steam boiler and it is working again.
    34. I see this is out of stock already after receiving inventory a few days ago. When will you receive another shipment? Thanks.
    35. 1 vote
      Q I see this is out of stock already after receiving inventory a few days ago. When will you receiv...... Read more answer now
      Asked by JamesKL on March 2, 2021 11:25 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, very popular espresso machines that crush the competition sell out super fast.

    36. Order placed in April 2020. Since yesterday my Elizabeth has been making gurgling noises, and it appears as though a small amount of steam is escaping through the return line back into the water reservoir. This stops for a time after I release some steam through the wand. I turned the steam boiler temperature down (from 140C to 130C), which seemed to stop it temporarily but it began again this morning. I tried to repeat the problem this afternoon but it seems to be sporadic, so I wanted to check in with you whether this is something you've seen before and just so you have a note in the file. Is there a way to display the steam boiler temperature on the LCC? I'd like to narrow down whether the boiler is over heating or if the relief valve is leaking.
    37. 0 votes
      Q Order placed in April 2020. Since yesterday my Elizabeth has been making gurgling noises, and it ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Walter on February 24, 2021 7:08 pm
      Answered by the admin

      This is usually an overheat issue caused by water.

      The PID sensor can develop a film created by the water which creates an overheat in the steam boiler which forces the safety valve to open.

      Before proceeding with a self-repair, the machine should be cold and unplugged from a wall outlet. As long as no one 'fussed' with the hidden programing of the PID, the following can be performed. The top cover needs to be removed, usually 2 star key screws need to be removed and then the top panel lifts up.

      The PID sensor (similar) may need to be cleaned with a wire brush. It is the double red wire on the steam boiler in the rear left of the machine when facing front. It can be difficult to remove. The red wire needs to be disconnected at the black connector. Twisting this double red wire will render the PID sensor to not heat at all.

      After cleaning, test the machine. If it gurgles, the safety valve may need to be cleaned. It is the horizontal fitting that usually says 5.5 bar on it. If not resolved, then it should be replaced.

    38. I have a Lelit Elizabeth I bought a couple of months ago and it has been perfect. A couple of weeks ago I was in the Advanced men. changing the pre infusion setup, which I have done a couple of times with out any problem but this time when I turned the machine off and then on again it just started pumping water through the group nonstop. The display blinks Lelit and then R5.05a, then a garbled display of I think temp but it is fractured and then it goes off and the machine starts pumping water. This all happens in about 2 seconds. Am I looking at a failed LCC or something in the programing. Right now I have a 1600 dollar paper weight. I love this machine and would really like to get it up and running. Thanks for any help you can give me.
    39. 0 votes
      Q I have a Lelit Elizabeth I bought a couple of months ago and it has been perfect. A couple of wee...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Thomas Landry on February 19, 2021 9:14 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Typically, this kind of stuff happens when water gets inside and goes away after it dries up. If it still continues, please email us for tech support.

    40. I am also considering lelit elizabeth because my wife prefer latte or capp (and need to stretch budget). My one concern is that I heard 20A circuit is required to brew espresso and steam milk at the same time. I have only regular 15A in the kitchen. Do you have any idea about this kinda thing? Thanks.
    41. 0 votes
      Q I am also considering lelit elizabeth because my wife prefer latte or capp (and need to stretch b...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Danny on February 5, 2021 6:20 pm
      Answered by the admin

      This machine only needs 15 amps as it switches voltage from one boiler to the other and vice versa. Priority is given to the coffee boiler.

    42. When are these expected to be back in stock?
    43. 1 vote
      Q When are these expected to be back in stock? answer now
      Asked by Rebekah Myer on January 12, 2021 9:48 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Currently, we are hoping for around mid-February. Please make sure your email is added to the waiting list to be notified.

    44. Hi There, our family recently received an Elizabeth V3 order from you all before Christmas. I was wondering what is the recommended dosage for the single and double baskets included with the machine. The manual only says “single” and “double”. In another section it mentions single as 7g and double as 14g, but dosing the double at 14g seems under-dosed and makes a soupy mess after pulling a shot, so I’ve been working on 16g. On your site you have a Lelit “double” basket that shows 16-18g. Is this the same basket that is included with the machine? It would be helpful to know the capacities of the included baskets. Thanks.
    45. 0 votes
      Q Hi There, our family recently received an Elizabeth V3 order from you all before Christmas. I was...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Ian on December 31, 2020 3:35 am
      A I have had the Elizabeth since Christmas. I found 18 is a good number in the double. Never have and can’t see myself using the single.
    46. When would I use Bloom instead of Steam Preinfusion? And what's a good starting point in seconds? Coming from a 15yr old DB machine with a rotary pump and no preinfusion, I'm totally sold on the idea of having multiple preinfusion options and timing available on the Elizabeth! Not to mention the additional ramp-up of a [quiet] vibe pump. Many thanks, Jim, for your helpful (and playful!) videos, along with this Q&A section and your posts at the Home Barista site. The expert level of knowledge and advice you've shared over the years is absolutely unsurpassed, and greatly appreciated!
    47. 0 votes
      Q When would I use Bloom instead of Steam Preinfusion? And what's a good starting point in seconds?...... Read more answer now
      Asked by algrilli on December 17, 2020 4:57 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry or the delay as our system lost a bunch of these requests and we were able to find them.

      Steam pre-infusion is more like old school lever action pre-infusion which Jim really prefers for fresh, but not so freshly roasted espresso blends (2-3 weeks after roast). He likes Bloom when the coffee is very close to the end of the de-gassing period (5-10 days after roasting) after freshly roasting the beans. This is his personal preference.

    48. I have an Elizabeth V1 that's been maintained very well, but recently I have difficulty producing much steam. Should I try soaking the steam wand in something like Rinza to clear out any milk residue?
    49. 0 votes
      Q I have an Elizabeth V1 that's been maintained very well, but recently I have difficulty producing...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Lori on December 9, 2020 7:56 pm
      A Fill a small jug with water and leave the steam wand in it overnight. Should be able to brush off the milk residue easily with a paper towel. Or unscrew the wand tip and soak overnight. Pierce the holes with a toothpick and brush off the residue with a paper towel. I routinely put the steam wand into a jug of water after use. No problems for over a year.
    50. What is the maximum cup height that will fit under the portafilter?
    51. 0 votes
      Q What is the maximum cup height that will fit under the portafilter? answer now
      Asked by Victor on December 8, 2020 7:22 pm
      Answered by the admin

      If you are using the standard short spout portafilter, the height clearance is ~4 5/16".  If you are using the drip tray stand, the height clearance is ~ 3 5/16".

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      If you are using the coffee slide portafilter, the height clearance is ~4 1/16". If you are using the drip tray stand, the height clearance is ~ 3 1/16".

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    52. The Steam Wand on my Lelit Elizabeth no longer produces good steam. The valve opens properly and a little bit of weak steam and water comes out, but there is almost no pressure. I suspect that the steam boiler isn’t working at all. I checked to make sure in the system that the steam temperature is set correctly and that steam is on.
    53. 0 votes
      Q The Steam Wand on my Lelit Elizabeth no longer produces good steam. The valve opens properly and ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by William on December 7, 2020 1:08 am
      Answered by the admin

      If you are using distilled, purified water or distilled water, the boiler can be overfilled. This is why water comes out.

      On the opposite end, the boiler can also be overfilled because of limescale on the refill probe.

      Lastly, remove the steam tip and check inside. There may be a blockage.

       

    54. My Elizabeth was purchased in April 2019. During the past week, I noticed the machine no longer goes into power saver mode. How do I get the machine to go back into power saver mode?
    55. 0 votes
      Q My Elizabeth was purchased in April 2019. During the past week, I noticed the machine no longer g...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Omar on November 3, 2020 7:29 pm
      A Check here: https://www.1st-line.com/technical-support/lelit-technical-support-page/energy-saving-mode-lelit-pl92t-elizabeth/
    56. Pressure gauge does not light up
    57. 0 votes
      Q Pressure gauge does not light up answer now
      Asked by Lora on September 28, 2020 4:18 pm
      Answered by the admin It should only light up when the coffee switch is engaged. If does not light up when the coffee switch is engaged, then the wire behind it may have loosened.
    58. Is it possible to adjust the brew pressure? If so, where can I find documentation for how to do this? Can't seem to find it in the manual. The Elizabeth seems to pump at a consistent 10 bar but I would like to have it at 9 bar.
    59. 0 votes
      Q Is it possible to adjust the brew pressure? If so, where can I find documentation for how to do t...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Brian Jeong on September 28, 2020 3:39 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Coarsen your grind and the brew pressure gauge will adjust. The gauge does not show the pump pressure. It shows the resistance created in your filter basket.

    60. New V3 owner here. Machine running fine until yesterday when machine ran out of water. I normally check water level at startup but forgot yesterday. Shot pulled fine without error sign but when I went to steam there was very little pressure, them I say low water signal. Immediately filled water tank but the steam boiler will not heat. Coffee boiler is okay. Tried everything including letting machine cool completely and restart but still no steam pressure. Display blinks coffee boiler temp (200) degrees with solid bar underneath but steam boiler temperature is ambient. Can make straight shots no problem, just no steam. Is there a reset switch on top of steam boiler?? Unfortunately need to get some Torx screwdrivers to open top but want to check with you first obviously! Thanks, Jim and others! I really like this machine.
    61. 0 votes
      Q New V3 owner here. Machine running fine until yesterday when machine ran out of water. I normally...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Bill Zarycranski on September 21, 2020 11:36 am
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry for the delay. Yes, the steam boiler has a reset inside. Please unplug unit and press the tab. Your machine may have 2 safety thermostats on the boiler.

    62. For the Lelit Elizabeth - May I know which is the best fitting Lelit bottomless portafilter model to get? (That doesn't leak)
    63. 0 votes
      Q For the Lelit Elizabeth - May I know which is the best fitting Lelit bottomless portafilter model...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Aden on September 17, 2020 5:00 pm
      A The Elizabeth takes E61 portafilters so you've got a lot of options. I bought the "1st-line Bottomless E61 Portafilter with 3-Cup 58mm Basket and ~6.5mm Lips" and it works great.
      A I have had great luck with this one: Lelit XMC021 Bottomless / Naked Portafilter - 58mm https://www.1st-line.com/buy/lelit-pla580s/ It comes with a larger basket so with the two baskets (~7g/~14g) you will have out of the box and this one, you'll have three basket sizes to work with. The larger basket with this naked portafilter holds up to ~21 grams so it can pull a pretty big shot if you like.
    64. Hello. I purchased the latest Lelit Elizabeth V3 and I am trying to buy a bottomless filter. Would the Lelit PLA580S 58mm Bottomless / Naked Portafilter (https://www.1st-line.com/buy/lelit-pla580s/) work? I read on the 1 review by Ryan Vance that it is only big enough for 12 grams, but the Q&A answer by the admin says it can fit 16-18 grams, squeezing 22 grams. What's correct or like the admin said, does it heavily depend on the coffee grind? Is the handle detachable, meaning can I remove it and replace it with another handle? Is this product also angled?
    65. 0 votes
      Q Hello. I purchased the latest Lelit Elizabeth V3 and I am trying to buy a bottomless filter. Woul...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Anthony on August 26, 2020 4:52 pm
      Answered by the admin

      This portafilter fits into the Elizabeth grouphead. Unfortunately, Lelit like many maufacturers will make changes using the same code number without any notification to us. Since we do not inspect every item of every shipment that comes in, changes will not always be recorded. If we had to inspect every part on every shipment, costs would go up.

      So, our information is as of the time our responses are made.

      As of this writing, the Lelit booklet states 18-21 grams. Based on experience, this basket may yield up to 22 grams - basically those coffees with a higher density.

      Handle is detachable, but will require pliers while damaging during removal.

    66. Is it possible to upgrade v2 to v3? If yes, what are the costs?
    67. 0 votes
      Q Is it possible to upgrade v2 to v3? If yes, what are the costs? answer now
      Asked by SDS on August 7, 2020 6:58 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, the new units are NOT even here yet and we just received information on the new features. If an upgrade is available, we will post on our web site in the future. Unfortunately, we are not given a time line.

    68. What is the difference between v2 and v3?
    69. 0 votes
      Q What is the difference between v2 and v3? answer now
      Asked by SDS on August 7, 2020 4:46 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The V3 upgrades or differences are shown in the description of the espresso machine page.

    70. May I know what size is the gasket on the brew head of the Lelit PL92T? Which silicone gasket will fit?
    71. 0 votes
      Q May I know what size is the gasket on the brew head of the Lelit PL92T? Which silicone gasket wil...... Read more answer now
      Asked by jeffrey on July 28, 2020 5:32 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please always refer to the Lelit diagrams on our website. Search the diagrams for the part number(s), then search those part numbers on our web site for availability and pricing.

    72. Do you know when you'll have the updated Elizabeth in stock with the Mara X pump and the updated control center?
    73. 0 votes
      Q Do you know when you'll have the updated Elizabeth in stock with the Mara X pump and the updated ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Geoff on July 19, 2020 12:33 pm
      Answered by the admin Right now, it looks like early September.
    74. Pre-sales question: I don't want to program a brewing time but I do want to do preinfusion. So if I set the 'brewing time' on switch (1) to zero and then set the preinfusion time on switch (1) to three seconds, then when I hit switch (1), I should expect to see the machine go into a three second pre-infusion and then go up to full extraction pressure (eg: about 9bar) and stay there until I hit switch (1) again to stop the extraction ...right?
    75. 0 votes
      Q Pre-sales question: I don't want to program a brewing time but I do want to do preinfusion. So if...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Patrick Connolly on July 7, 2020 12:38 am
      A Correct
      A Correct. That’s how I have my 1 button set up. It will run at full brew pressure until you press the button again to stop the extraction. It will also run the timer for reference.
      A The behavior you describe is exactly how the top button comes programmed from the factory. You can adjust both shot time and the preinfusion length as desired.
    76. I'm considering purchasing the Lelit PL92T Elizabeth V2. I have a couple of questions. First, I’m completely blind and use an application running on an iPhone to read printed text and appliance displays. I understand that to change settings, you need to use the LCC. How large is the physical screen, and what are the approximate colors of the font and background? For example, is it black text on a white background, white text on a black background, or something else? Likewise, what are the colors used in the pressure gauges? Second, do you all ever run any specials or coupons for this machine? If so, do you have anything planned in the near future? Thank you for your help Sean P.S. I’m not sure if this message went through the first time, so I’m resubmitting it. I apologize if you receive it twice
    77. 0 votes
      Q I'm considering purchasing the Lelit PL92T Elizabeth V2. I have a couple of questions. First, I’m...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Sean on May 14, 2020 7:28 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Hi Sean, some questions were previously answered by a current user/owner of the Lelit Elizabeth. The lighted gauge is full black with white and green numbering and bar.

      Sorry, for hot selling models, Lelit has opted out at this time of writing of any coupons or discounts for the Lelit Elizabeth espresso machine.

    78. I’m contemplating purchasing the Lelit PL92T Elizabeth V2. I have two questions. First, I am completely blind and use an application on an iPhone to read printed text and displays. What is the approximate size of the LCC screen on the Elizabeth, and what is the text-color and background-color? For example, is it black text on a white background, white text on a black background, etc. Second, do you ever have any sales or coupons that apply to the Elizabeth? If there are sales, are any coming up? Thanks for your help
    79. 0 votes
      Q I’m contemplating purchasing the Lelit PL92T Elizabeth V2. I have two questions. First, I am comp...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Sean on May 12, 2020 6:48 pm
      A I don't work for first line but do own the machine. I just measured and the LLC screen is 2.5cm wide by 1.5cm tall. It's white text on a black background. One potential issue you might have in regards to the iPhone app is that many of the menu options use symbols to indicate their function. As an example, the coffee boiler temperature setting is indicated by a coffee cup and the brew time setting is indicated by a clock with a coffee cup below it.
      A Hi Sean, Measuring the screen display itself, it I came up with 23 millimeters width and 18 millimeters high. The test is White on Black. An issue you may encounter, in addition to what was already mentioned in regards to icons, is that if you attempt to change the setting, there is a very short timeframe by which you may change a setting before it get's out of the setting mode and goes back to it's regular display. Than you have to cycle back to the parameter you would like to change again. Other than that, I highly recommend the Elizabeth.
    80. I purchased a Lelit Elizabeth around last Christmas . And after a few months the pressure gauge stopped functioning. The brew pressure itself seems to still be fine, and the machines still functions, so it does appear to be isolated to the pressure gauge itself. Please let me know what the next steps are to get this issue remedied
    81. 0 votes
      Q I purchased a Lelit Elizabeth around last Christmas . And after a few months the pressure gauge s...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Erik on May 4, 2020 3:51 pm
      Answered by the admin

      We are unsure what you mean, as there is only one pressure gauge for the brew pressure. How can it stop functioning, and the claim that the brew pressure is still fine?

      If the gauge is stuck, then it maybe fouled up with lime scale. If it is not getting high enough, then it is the result of your grind fineness, amount of coffee in the basket, and/or the tamping presure.

      A The issue is exclusively with the pressure gauge. It is not functioning. However the machine itself is functioning fine in terms of its ability to produce espresso. I can claim the brew pressure is I am still producing a 40g shot from an 18g espresso dose in approx 30 seconds. It also seems exceedingly unlikely that this is a limescale issue as the machine is only 4 months old, this issue arose after approximately 2-3 months of regular use, and I have been extremely diligent on recharging my water softener.
      Answered by the admin Not lighting? Not showing pressure? Pressure gauge frozen at zero? Pressure gauge frozen at a certain bar pressure? Pressure gauge only shows a max of 4 or 6 or 2 bar. Sorry, you are not specific enough and 'stopped functioning' is too broad, just like someone claiming "my car doesn't work". Just to let you know, limescale can build up in as little as two weeks, and even a water softener can be overcome. Please remove the water softener, and descale through the grouphead only. if you do not have a descaler, you can use white vinegar in the reservoir. Run 2 cups through the grouphead. Let sit 20 minutes, repeat procedure 3 times with third time using the blind filter with pump on only for one minute. Rest 20 minutes. Rinse with water three times following same procedure. Let us know how it works.
    82. Hello - I purchased the Lelit Elizabeth in July. The steam knob is frozen at the 'on' position. I have turned off the steam boiler via the menu. Do you have any suggestions on how I might repair or what is the process to have it repaired?
    83. 0 votes
      Q Hello - I purchased the Lelit Elizabeth in July. The steam knob is frozen at the 'on' position. I...... Read more answer now
      Asked by George on April 14, 2020 9:55 pm
      Answered by the admin Pull out steam knob outwards to slide off. Then use a small crescent wrench to turn towards closing position. Try not to overtighten the knob.
    84. I got the lelit elizabeth. I like to get a bottomless portafilter . which one will fit the machine? also which IMS screen do you recommend?
    85. 0 votes
      Q I got the lelit elizabeth. I like to get a bottomless portafilter . which one will fit the machi...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Dexter on April 6, 2020 3:55 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we are currently out of stock on the Elizabeth bottomless for which you can sign up for a back in stock notification.

      Answered by the admin

      As for IMS, we are sorry, we are unsure which ones will work.

    86. I contacted you some time ago (03/25/19) about a steam boiler issue I was having. I had to put that on hold due to personal issues but am hoping to get it resolved now that I'm stuck at home. Basically, the machine will always blink the temperature as if it's warming up if the steam boiler is active. If the steam boiler is deactivated through the menu then the machine will heat up and be ready for use as normal.
    87. 0 votes
      Q I contacted you some time ago (03/25/19) about a steam boiler issue I was having. I had to put th...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Leonid on April 2, 2020 8:33 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Last we checked, the coffee bolelr heats up first, then the temperature will blink on and off while the steam boiler is warming up. This is so the barista knows the steam is not ready.

      A My answer is the same as the company's. I have my steam set to Max. Water to 197. The water temp # blinks until it reaches full temp, and then I am good to go.
    88. How often do you recommend descaling the machine?
    89. 0 votes
      Q How often do you recommend descaling the machine? answer now
      Asked by Ben on April 2, 2020 6:29 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Hopefully, never. It is best to use the Lelit water softener. By treating the water with the Lelit water softener, descaling is avoided. Thus, damage from descaling is avoided. Descaling should only be performed if there is an issue.

    90. Hi, I recently purchased a Lelit Elizabeth from 1st-Line, and this morning the "#1" button broke. It no longer sits flush, and I have to reach in to press the button. I had read in some reviews that users had encountered this problem, but I would have assumed that such a significant design defect would have been fixed by now. 1) How do I fix the button? 2) What do I need to do so that the buttons don't break again?
    91. 0 votes
      Q Hi, I recently purchased a Lelit Elizabeth from 1st-Line, and this morning the "#1" button broke....... Read more answer now
      Asked by Keith on February 18, 2020 10:00 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Hi Keith, sorry for the delay and sorry this has happened. There have been three instances where the breaks inside we believe breaks in transport. After a few days of use, the button pushes in. One or two or both brackets need to be replaced. It is fairly easy to do once the top cover is removed.

    92. Hi, I recently purchased a Lelit Elizabeth from 1st-Line, and this morning the "#1" button broke. It no longer sits flush, and I have to reach in to press the button. I had read in some reviews that users had encountered this problem, but I would have assumed that such a significant design defect would have been fixed by now. 1) How do I fix the button? 2) What do I need to do so that the buttons don't break again?
    93. 0 votes
      Q Hi, I recently purchased a Lelit Elizabeth from 1st-Line, and this morning the "#1" button broke....... Read more answer now
      Asked by Keith Lazuka on February 14, 2020 4:27 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Thanks for the inquiry. In the almost 2 years we have been selling the Lelit Elizabeth, we have experienced 3 issues with the plastic holding bracket inside. Considering the number of machines we have sold, this issue is much less than 1% of the machines sold. in fact, almost zero percent. If the issue was greater than 5%, then we would advise the manufacturer to put the issue on the improvement list. If the issue increases to 10-20% of machines sold, then the machine goes on a probation list. If the issues goes over 20% of defects, then we tend to drop the machine or grinder.

      The button holding bracket is made of plastic for  main reasons. First, less heat transfer to the switch when the stainless body can get hot. Second, there is less chance of electrical shock if there was a short in the machine.

      We will email you for more information to resolve the issue.

    94. Having an issue with my machine... My machine is off and when I turn it on it says "Lelit" then "version 5.02" then it just starts pouring water out of the grouphead nonstop. I can't stop the water and pressing none of the buttons works. Is there a way to reset the whole machine, or how can I fix this?
    95. 0 votes
      Q Having an issue with my machine... My machine is off and when I turn it on it says "Lelit" then "...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Michael on January 14, 2020 4:06 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Hi,

      When you first start the machine, it will go through a fill cycle, which takes approximately 40 seconds (please see page 13 of the manual).  During this (1) time, it is best to put a large container under the grouphead.

      If it takes longer than this, the other issue could be if you are using distilled, RO, or too purified water.

    96. How different is the new steam knob and can we order one to put on the V1 Elizabeth?
    97. 0 votes
      Q How different is the new steam knob and can we order one to put on the V1 Elizabeth? answer now
      Asked by Jess Otteson on January 3, 2020 10:49 pm
      Answered by the admin

      It is easier to turn. Sorry, replacement newer knobs will not be available until 2nd quarter 2020.

    98. I sent a question about my machine acting weird after every time I backflush. The reply I got was that you needed to check with the manufacturer but I haven't heard anything back from you. Has anyone looked into this? Should I contact Lelit directly?
    99. 0 votes
      Q I sent a question about my machine acting weird after every time I backflush. The reply I got was...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Michael on December 2, 2019 5:28 pm
      Answered by the admin Sorry for the delay. Can you describe what you mean by weird?
    100. My Lelit Elizabeth has issues after each time I backflush. I use the Cafiza backflush detergent and u only put about 1.3 grams in the portafilter backflush basket. I follow instructions from the manual. All you have to do is press and hold the 1 button and then press the lower hot water button. It then cycles through 5-7 backflishes then turns off. Anyway, after I backflush, the water flow becomes sporadic and seems to be full of air and not constant. See the video I posted on Reddit in the link below. I then just have to play the waiting game. Sometimes it takes a few days before I can pull a shot.. I just have to keep trying until the water flow is back to normal. Any idea what could be causing this?
    101. 0 votes
      Q My Lelit Elizabeth has issues after each time I backflush. I use the Cafiza backflush detergent a...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Michael Murrell on October 15, 2019 3:18 pm
      Answered by the admin

      This is the first we heard of this. We will need to ask the manufacturer.

    102. Hi, do you have a bottomless portafilter with the same style handle as the one the machine comes with? I believe the code is PLA580V.
    103. 0 votes
      Q Hi, do you have a bottomless portafilter with the same style handle as the one the machine comes ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Josh J on October 7, 2019 9:39 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Thanks for the inquiry. We will have these sometime in December.

      A Hi, I'm curious if these are available yet?
      Answered by the admin

      Hi,

      We apologize for the long wait.  Here is a link to the part: PLA580V.

    104. I’m reaching out to get some advice about an espresso machine purchase. I’m looking for a affordable double boiler that can fit into a ~$1600 budget. The Lelit Elizabeth seems like a good fit for this price range, but I couldn’t find many customer reviews online. I’m primarily interested in how this machine compares to the Profitec Pro 300 machine. Profitec seems to be known for their longevity and build quality. Does Lelit have a similar reputation? Any new info or help in making this decision would be greatly appreciated.
    105. 0 votes
      Q I’m reaching out to get some advice about an espresso machine purchase. I’m looking for a afforda...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Tyler Heintz on July 22, 2019 4:09 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Hi Tyler, the Elizabeth is a kick butt machine. There are not too many reviews because they have only been around for about a year. So far, no returns from customers and only one issue where a wire came loose in shipping. This machine rocks. Unfortunately, we do not carry Profitec and we are unable to comment on the line or their machines at this time.

    106. Thanks for answering my question about the stuck open hot water dispenser. I have two follow up questions: First, what can you recommend as a 'light' descaler? Second, the manual says to never put a descaler in the tank of the machine. How should I run descaler through the water tap without putting descaler in the tank? Thanks very much for your help!
    107. 0 votes
      Q Thanks for answering my question about the stuck open hot water dispenser. I have two follow up q...... Read more answer now
      Asked by mdpriselac on June 21, 2019 7:29 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Here are the instructions for descaling per Lelit tech support. Please remove any water softeners or filters from the tank or intake hose. A light descaler is Durgol.

      Switch on the machine and wait until the set-point temperature has been reached.
      • Place a container of at least 1l capacity under the hot water outlet, press the hot water button to dispense water until it stops.
      • Switch off the machine immediately.
      • If present, remove the water softener resin filter from the tank and fill the tank with 1l of fresh water and add the descaling solution (Follow the dosages stated on the product package).
      • Switch on the machine, will start the filling of the steam boiler with the descaling solution.

      • In the setting menu, disabled the “Pre-infusion time” of the button n.1
        • Place a jug under the coffee brewer and press the button 1 to dispense water until the solution in the tank is run out.
        • Remove any splashes on the bodywork with a damp cloth.
        • Switch off the machine and leave the solution to act at least for 30 minutes.   

      Rinsing procedure:

      • Switch on the machine and wait until the set-point temperature has been reached.
      • Remove the water tank, rinse it well and refill it completely with fresh water.

      • Disable the timer from the settings if activated.
        • Place a container of at least 1l capacity under the hot water outlet, press the hot water button to dispense water until it stops.

      . In the setting menu, disabled the “Brewing time” of the button n.1
      • Place a jug under the brew group and dispense water until it automatically stops (99 sec).
      • Wait about two minutes to avoid overheating the pump.

      • Repeat this operation until at least 3 full fresh water tanks have run out, to ensure that all the descaling residues will be removed.
    108. Can this unit be back-flushed?
    109. 0 votes
      Q Can this unit be back-flushed? answer now
      Asked by Bob on June 21, 2019 3:52 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Yes, we recommend short backflushing.

    110. Hello, I ordered an Elizabeth from you a few months back and have been extremely happy with it so far. However, a couple days ago when I used the hot water tap it stayed open and wouldn't shut when I pressed the button again to close it. When the pump is on to refill a boiler, water continues to dribble out the hot water tap. Similarly, once the steam boiler is up to temperature, it continues to leak steam and drops of water out of the tap. I tried letting it cool down (overnight) to see if it would close from cooling down and didn't have any luck. Any advice on how to go about getting this fixed? Thanks, Matt
    111. 0 votes
      Q Hello, I ordered an Elizabeth from you a few months back and have been extremely happy with it s...... Read more answer now
      Asked by mdpriselac on June 19, 2019 7:46 pm
      Answered by the admin Sorry to hear about this. If you are using purified, distilled, or reverse osmosis water, the boiler is probably overfilling and causing the leak. Otherwise, there may be a particle inside the valve which is not being allowed to seat a good seal. If not using the aforementioned waters, please run a light descaler through the water wand.
      A I'm using the supplied Lelit water softener (and have recharged it). Would using that be enough to make the pump overfill? As for the light descaler, can you recommend a product? The owner's manual says never to put a descaler into the water tank so I'm not sure how to run a descaler through it. Thanks for your help.
      Answered by the admin Descalers damage machines and should only be used when necessary. Please use the Lelit water softeners to manage scale build up.
    112. Hi, the Lelit Elizabeth I bought has instructions saying to descale for cleaning, but then gives no clues or instructions on how to do so. How do I figure it out? Also, do you sell water softener for the Lelit? My machine has also been acting up lately. Pouring super slow and I feel like it's clogged or something. Any tips on cleaning.
    113. 0 votes
      Q Hi, the Lelit Elizabeth I bought has instructions saying to descale for cleaning, but then gives ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Michael on June 18, 2019 6:20 pm
      Answered by the admin Super slow pours are the resultant of the grind fineness, amount of coffee in the basket, and tamp pressure. On a newer machine, it is usually not scale build up. As for descaling, we will ask Lelit.
    114. I cleaned my portafilter and now the bottom spout does not screw on correctly. I'm assuming an o ring or gasket is missing now. Does the portafilter have a gasket, and if so do you sell replacements?
    115. 0 votes
      Q I cleaned my portafilter and now the bottom spout does not screw on correctly. I'm assuming an o ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Michael Murrell on June 15, 2019 4:51 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, to our knowledge based on the diagrams, there is no o-ring by the portafilter spout. You may need to use Loctite which has to be NSF approved for food use to lock the spout in place.

    116. When will you have this machine in stock again? Also, can you provide more pictures of the machine? Different angles, how the shorts are pulled, inside view, etc...
    117. 0 votes
      Q When will you have this machine in stock again? Also, can you provide more pictures of the machin...... Read more answer now
      Asked by John on June 12, 2019 4:56 pm
      Answered by the admin

      More stock is on its way. Unfortunately, we do seem to have more back in stock notifications than stock arriving.

    118. I wanted to know if I’d be able to order Lelit replacement parts from you. For instance, PN 1600046 for an idea I had. I don’t want to hack up my original one, so a spare would work best.
    119. 0 votes
      Q I wanted to know if I’d be able to order Lelit replacement parts from you. For instance, PN 16000...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Larry on June 1, 2019 7:01 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, this part is currently not in inventory as we did not foresee a need for replacements for quite some time. We can special order one for you.

    120. How does turning off the steam boiler affect pre-infusion?
    121. 0 votes
      Q How does turning off the steam boiler affect pre-infusion? answer now
      Asked by Pascal Golay on April 28, 2019 7:54 pm
      Answered by the admin

      If the steam boiler is turned off, there will be no steam to push coffee boiler water for pre-infusion. However, there is a delay of 8-9 seconds for the pump to get up to ~9 bar of pressure, so there is some form of pre-infusion in this process.

    122. Hello, My Elizabeth starts out at between 45 and 49 degrees F upon start-up (brew boiler set to 204). Since my house never goes below 62 at night, and the water in the pitcher right next to the Elizabeth stays in the mid to upper 60's, I am wondering if I can trust the 204 when it is ready to brew. Do I have a faulty thermostat? Might I ask - At what temperature should the water or espresso exiting the spouts be if the boiler is set at 204? Thanks!
    123. 0 votes
      Q Hello, My Elizabeth starts out at between 45 and 49 degrees F upon start-up (brew boiler set to 2...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jeff S. on March 12, 2019 4:57 pm
      Answered by the admin

      There is a programmed offset on the display. This is a common set point for many doible boiler machines because there is a difference of the water temperature where it is measured at the boiler and what exits the grouphead.

      So, this is normal.

      A Regarding the 45° reading on start-up: Is my thermostat defective? Also, I am asking specifically: What should the temperature of the water or espresso exiting the grouphead be when the boiler is set to 204? I don't have access to the offset formula. If I can get this information, I will know if the espresso is coming out at the proper temp. Thanks. Editor's note: There is no thermostat inside, so there is no defect. The temperature exiting the grouphead can not be measured accurately with a SCACE device as an insta-read thermometer does not control the faster water flow into the cup and it also incorporates ambient temperature. Please focus more on your espresso making skills as the machine is pretty accurate for the price point. If you require more precision, we can discuss way more expensive machines that may better satisfy your needs.
    124. Hello, is it possible and easy to change the pump pressure without voiding the warranty? It came set at 11 bars and is very consistent, but I would like to experiment with 9 and 10 bars if possible. Thanks!
    125. 0 votes
      Q Hello, is it possible and easy to change the pump pressure without voiding the warranty? It came ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jeff S. on March 8, 2019 7:07 pm
      Answered by the admin

      You can change it, but if you turn too far one way or the other, any manufacturer can void the warranty. Please adjust your grind fineness to allow less pump pressure.

    126. Do you have any recommendations for maintenance practices beyond a daily backflush with water and weekly backflush with detergent? Does the frothing wand ever need to be cleaned with detergent if it’s properly purged after every use? Does the group head dispersion screen ever need to be replaced? How often does the resin filter in the water reservoir need to be replaced? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
    127. 0 votes
      Q Do you have any recommendations for maintenance practices beyond a daily backflush with water and...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Lori on March 7, 2019 4:07 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Purge the steam wand after every use. Wipe the wand with moist terry cloth with no detergents.

      Recharge the water treatment cartridge minimum 1-2x/month and replace once a year.

    128. Do the electronic controls in any way prevent the Elizabeth from being put on a "smart plug" so that it can be programmed to power on and off via Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple HomeKit?
    129. 0 votes
      Q Do the electronic controls in any way prevent the Elizabeth from being put on a "smart plug" so t...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Dennis on March 7, 2019 3:19 am
      Answered by the admin

      We do not believe there is an issue as there is a hard power switch that can be left on. We know it works for one customer who owns a Lelit Vittoria which is a similar design.

      However, we can not guarantee it working on any espresso machines as we have never tried any of these devices.

      In addition, if you will be using any other device to power up any espresso machine, we do recommend using a surge suppressor at 1080 joules rating or higher. In the past, owners of many different espresso machines have experienced burned out heating elements in their boilers when we asked if they had timers installed without surge suppressors. As a preliminary caution, we recommend these surge suppressors for any espresso machine using these electronic devices that control power.

    130. Question regarding steam pressure of the Elizabeth. If you head a good guess, how long do you think it would take to bring up 8oz of cold whole milk (35-40F) to 140F? I've been scouring forums, but this machine is still rather new and not much info is out there.
    131. 0 votes
      Q Question regarding steam pressure of the Elizabeth. If you head a good guess, how long do you thi...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jonathan on March 4, 2019 6:27 pm
      Answered by the admin

      We have decided not to publish performance data as we would be held liable for such data. There are too many variables....

      a) Even though an outlet may be 110 volts, the actual voltage may be ranging from 108 to 124 volts as provided by the power company in a certain locale, and

      b) The room temperature may be different, and

      c) the temperature of the milk and fat content may be different (we have seen differences in whole milk), and

      d) the steaming or frothing method may impact the time, and

      e) Each heating element may be slightly different depending upon the actual ohms of the element, and

      f) The type of steaming vessel and its temperature may be different.

      All of these parameters can impact the timing of milk frothing. If we published our findings, we would have customers claiming machine defects if they could not replicate our findings. One of competitors used steaming water as a benchmark. They were getting complaints of defects because custoemrs could not replicate. It is unfortunate, but it is so true from what we also experienced in the past.

    132. Question regarding pre-infusion. Per Lelit's video diagram (https://i.imgur.com/YY6Ond8.png) and explained around the 2:50 mark in the Lelit "How it works" video on youtube, it seems that the 2-way solenoid valve between the steam boiler and the t valve connector on the brew boiler (that allows cold and hot water to come in) opens up during pre-infusion to bring in water from the steam boiler directly into the brew boiler for a low pressure pre-infusion. If that is indeed the case, wouldn't this raise the temperature of water coming out during pre-infusion? I'm just concerned on how the machine regulates the extraction water temperature during pre-infusion.
    133. 0 votes
      Q Question regarding pre-infusion. Per Lelit's video diagram (https://i.imgur.com/YY6Ond8.png) and ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jonathan on March 4, 2019 6:25 pm
      Answered by the admin

      In the video, there was a small grouphead purge before loading the portafilter to bring in non-heated water into the boiler. There may be a small increase, but it would be negligible unless the pre-infusion time is very long. The only other alternative is to use incoming reservoir water which is pumped from the reservoir and will bring the temperature downwards for the remaining extraction. Which is the less of two evils? So far, of the many units we sold, there have been no complaints about too much heat.

      On many double boilers in higher price ranges, the water incoming to the coffee boiler goes through a steam boiler pre-heat (through the steam boilers HX tube). This can also run too hot, or if the steam boiler is off, the thermodynamics of the water temperature changes.

      If temperature instability is a concern, the Lelit Bianca would be a better choice for pre-infusion that pumps room temperature water with pressure on the grinds controlled by the paddle on top of the grouphead. The water to the coffee boiler is always room temperature as there is no pre-heat.

    134. Question regarding the group head. Not being an E61 grouphead, I was wondering if you could tell me how the Elizabeth heats up the grouphead. I see from the Lelit "How it works" video on youtube that the small brass brew boiler seems to sit right on top of the group head, and was curious if that is how or if the grouphead is heated up.
    135. 0 votes
      Q Question regarding the group head. Not being an E61 grouphead, I was wondering if you could tell ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jonathan on March 4, 2019 6:23 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Yes, it is heated from the heating element that heats in the water in the boiler sitting over the grouphead.

    136. Hello, might I ask if the 1st. Line branded 58mm bottomless portafilter (SKU 50890) fits the Elizabeth? Thanks!
    137. 1 vote
      Q Hello, might I ask if the 1st. Line branded 58mm bottomless portafilter (SKU 50890) fits the Eliz...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jeff on March 4, 2019 4:35 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Hi,

      We tested the 50890 portafilter on our Lelit Elizabeth showroom model and it does fit.

    138. Hello, can you tell me if the Elizabeth's drip tray is removable? Also, what is it's capacity? Thanks!
    139. 0 votes
      Q Hello, can you tell me if the Elizabeth's drip tray is removable? Also, what is it's capacity? Th...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jeff on March 4, 2019 4:29 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Hi,

      The drip tray is removable. The capacity is approximately 60 fl oz.

    140. What receptacle is needed to run this machine (15A or 20A) and what is the heat up time to pull your first shot.
    141. 0 votes
      Q What receptacle is needed to run this machine (15A or 20A) and what is the heat up time to pull y...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Max on February 14, 2019 7:56 pm
      Answered by the admin

      15 amp is sufficient, 20 amp is better. 20-30 minutes for warm tip with portafilter in grouphead works best.

    142. When using a Lelit resin filter will the Elizabeth require periodic descaling? The owners manual says to never add descaler to the water tank.
    143. 0 votes
      Q When using a Lelit resin filter will the Elizabeth require periodic descaling? The owners manual ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Rod Moren on February 3, 2019 2:49 pm
      Answered by the admin

      We recommend prevention over descaling. Simple answer is that this will make the machine last longer. Descale only if there is an issue and we advise.

    144. What size VST baskets will fit into the stock portafilter?
    145. 0 votes
      Q What size VST baskets will fit into the stock portafilter? answer now
      Asked by Leo on January 21, 2019 7:27 am
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we are unsure as we do not sell VST baskets.

    146. Do you have any recommendations for dose, preinfusion time, total shot time, etc. based on your tests with the machine?
    147. 0 votes
      Q Do you have any recommendations for dose, preinfusion time, total shot time, etc. based on your t...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Lori Downen on December 29, 2018 7:04 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Every espresso blend and each person's taste preference is different. Our recommendation is to experiment and do what you feels works best in your cup's flavor profile. We do suggest leaving he pre-infusion on as programmed.

    148. What kind of bottomless portafilter do you suggest for this machine?
    149. 0 votes
      Q What kind of bottomless portafilter do you suggest for this machine? answer now
      Asked by coweyes298 on December 27, 2018 1:50 am
      Answered by the admin

      This is the best fit bottomless for Elizabeth by Lelit. However, at this time we are out of stock.

    150. What are the dimensions, weight and other specifications?
    151. 0 votes
      Q What are the dimensions, weight and other specifications? answer now
      Asked by Eumi Sprague on December 22, 2018 9:23 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we wanted to wait until the units arrived for this info.

      10.75" Depth without portafilter and steam wand directed forward

      12" Width

      15" Height (but need room for refilling water reservoir)

      We will post weights in the next week.

    152. Any update on the arrival of the Elizabeth? I’m just so excited about my preorder!
    153. 0 votes
      Q Any update on the arrival of the Elizabeth? I’m just so excited about my preorder! answer now
      Asked by Lori on December 11, 2018 3:24 am
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, it was supposed to be here last week. It is at port, but delays from Customs.

      A I am exited about my pre order too. Hope every thing goes well at the port side... It is close to holiday and it may be another delay if the product are still at port...
      Answered by the admin

      All pre-orders have shipped! Units are now in stock...

    154. I am a pre -ordered customer. When this product is available to ship?
    155. 0 votes
      Q I am a pre -ordered customer. When this product is available to ship? answer now
      Asked by coweyes298 on November 30, 2018 2:16 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The units are already enroute via a container ship. We HOPE in 2 weeks for arrival. There are a lot of uncontrollable factors getting machines imported.

    156. Have ordered one. Do you know when is it going to be ready to ship out?
    157. 0 votes
      Q Have ordered one. Do you know when is it going to be ready to ship out? answer now
      Asked by Louis on November 28, 2018 8:10 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Hopefully they will come in two weeks. They need to pass Customs, FDA, then it takes coordination to get out of port.

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