Lelit Victoria PL91T PID Single Boiler Espresso Machine

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Lelit Victoria PL91T PID Single Boiler Espresso Machine

A great home espresso machine made by Lelit in Brescia, Italy. This machine has a lot to offer! The Lelit PID Control Center allows PID programming of the boiler in coffee mode from 176-230 degrees Fahrenheit and the steam mode can be programmed from 230-284 degrees Fahrenheit. The pre-infusion can be turned on or off, and when turned on, there is a ~ 3-second pre-infusion with a 3-second soak before the countdown shot timer starts. Compact size allows a super quality espresso to be extracted.

Lelit Victoria PL91T PID Single Boiler Espresso Machine

Single boiler, dual-purpose system:

  • Brass – Boiler is made brass which retains heat better than stainless steel. Typically brass boilers are more susceptible to limescale compared to stainless steel boilers. We highly recommend utilizing the water softener included with the machine.
  • Quick warm-up time – From a cold start, it takes approximately 5-10 minutes for the machine to reach its set temperature at 200 °F (93 °C). Before this time, the machine modes will not function. It will take another 5-10 minutes for the rest of the machine (grouphead & portafilter) to fully heat.
  • Dual Purpose – This means there is one boiler inside. The machine heats and rests in coffee mode. When the steam switch is depressed, the same boiler heats up approximately in less than 1 minute to get to steam mode. One super nice safety feature is that when the steam switch is depressed to off, the machine will run the pump to get fresh water into the single boiler to bring the temperature down. more importantly, on many other machines that do not have this auto-refill process, the heating element can become damaged because it is not submerged in water.
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LCC – Lelit Control Center:

  • Temperature adjustment – The temperature of the boiler can be adjusted to suit most espresso coffee blends through the LLC.
  • Shot timer – The shot timer starts as soon as the coffee switch is engaged and can be programmed from 0-50 seconds. The shot timer does not stop the espresso extraction. The coffee button needs to be depressed to stop the extraction. It was set up this way in case a greater extraction was needed.
  • Preinfusion – Pre-infusion can be turned on or off within the LCC.
  • Fahrenheit or Celsius – AFTER the machine is powered on, the “+” can be depressed and held and then the ‘-‘ key can be depressed and held to convert which temperature scale is desired. Once the scale menu is shown, the minus key can be depressed to change. Check out our technical support article about changing from Celsius to Fahrenheit on the temperature display!
  • LCC Reset – Need to reset the LCC to original factory settings? This is easy! Just hold the “+” and ‘-‘ key depressed, then power on the machine until it says “Preset Done” on the LCC. Power ff the machine, then power it back on. please note the machine will attempt to refill the boiler with water, so please open the steam valve open using the steam valve knob.
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Pressure gauge:

  • Brew (pump) pressure gauge – Located above the LCC. Measures between 0 – 16 bar. The optimal range is between 8 – 9 bar, and this is achieved by the amount of coffee in the basket, the tamping pressure, and the fineness of the grind.
Lelit Victoria PL91T PID Single Boiler Espresso Machine

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
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Tank/reservoir system:

  • Particle filter – Protects the machine from any unseen particles from entering the pump and boiler. It can be removed 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 spring-activated plate lifts off the switch which turns off the heating element.
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Steam / hot water wand:

  • Multi-directional – Allows for more movement and flexibility. The wand is equipped with a rubber grip which helps you position the wand without burning your fingers.
  • 1-hole steam tip – Allows for maximum steam power without running out of steam that can happen on 2 and 3 hole steam tips on a single boiler, dual-purpose espresso machine.
  • Rotational knob – Located on the right side of the machine. It allows for easier control of the intensity.
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Grouphead:

  • 3-way solenoid valve to allow the portafilter to immediately be removed after the coffee switch is disengaged. This allows back to back extractions.
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Vibratory pump:

  • Efficient – 41 watts, rated up to 15 bar with air valve bypass. Only 9 bar is needed to extract espresso, and wattage does not correlate with 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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Accessories included:

  • Portafilter – 1 dual spout portafilter. The handle is designed with an angle that allows it to rest on a flat surface. This eliminates the need for a tamping station. The Lelit logo is imprinted on the portafilter head and brown handle.
  • Filter baskets – 1-cup filter basket which holds approximately 7 grams. 2-cup filter basket which holds approximately 14 grams. Blind filter basket 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. We recommend upgrading to a better tamper.
  • Scoop – Simple plastic scoop if using preground coffee.
  • Water softener – Helps reduce limescale buildup in your machine. Highly recommended to replace the existing particle filter and install this water softener. Instructions are in the Support tab.
  • 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)

9, approximate

Depth (inches)

11

Weight (pounds)

25

Wattage (watts)

1200

Voltage (volts)

120

Boiler capacity (liters)

0.3

Portafilter size (mm)

58

Tank capacity (liters)

2.7

Country of manufacture

Italy

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.

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.

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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.

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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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      We just purchased a Lelit Victoria and we are excited! We are interested in a puck screen but we are confused with sizing. They come in 49mm ish and a 58.5mm. The Victoria is 58mm but is 58.5 too big for these puck screens and tampers?
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      Q We just purchased a Lelit Victoria and we are excited! We are interested in a puck screen but we ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Louis on January 3, 2023 12:04 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Hi,

      Sorry, we currently do not sell puck screens so we cannot confirm how tight 58.5mm will be.

    2. Hi, I just watched Java Jim’s video regarding problems, resulting from using certain water in PID machines. Our refrigerator dispenses filtered water, which is filtered using a Whirlpool Ice and Water Refrigerator Filter 3. Is it preferable to use the water dispensed from that refrigerator in my Lelit Victoria machine, or am I better off using my unfiltered Philadelphia tap water?
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      Q Hi, I just watched Java Jim’s video regarding problems, resulting from using certain water in PID...... Read more answer now
      Asked by David on December 29, 2022 11:57 am
      Answered by the admin In your case for this machine, the filtered water and use of the Lelit water softener would be preferable to minimize issues.
    4. I'm looking for a Lelit-brand 2-spout 58.5mm portafilter like the ones that came with Lelit Glenda espresso machines to use with my Lelit Victoria. I have the portafilter that came with my Lelit Victoria but don't like its rounded, forward-spewing spouts. Also hoping to find a shower-screen upgrade and the best-available 14-gram basket.
    5. 0 votes
      Q I'm looking for a Lelit-brand 2-spout 58.5mm portafilter like the ones that came with Lelit Glend...... Read more answer now
      Asked by John on December 13, 2022 3:24 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Hi,

      Please see SKU XMC020-LELIT.

    6. Looking for a Lelit 58mm dual spout for my Lelit Victoria. Your listing says the portafilter in your listing fits Lelit Guiletta...but I'm not familiar with familiar with that model.
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      Q Looking for a Lelit 58mm dual spout for my Lelit Victoria. Your listing says the portafilter in y...... Read more answer now
      Asked by John on December 6, 2022 3:59 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Just a spout or the entire portafilter? If just a spout, wide or narrower style?

    8. Doing my routine back flush yesterday, I noticed condensation in the PID LCD and in the pressure gauge. I have not seen this before in owning this over a year and half. It quickly dissipated and did not come back even when pulling a shot. Is this normal or should I be concerned there is a leak? I did not want to crack it open in case that would void my warranty.
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      Q Doing my routine back flush yesterday, I noticed condensation in the PID LCD and in the pressure ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Douglas Hoff on November 29, 2022 1:40 pm
      Answered by the admin

      It may be condensation from warming up. We see this behavior this time of year. Upon further use, please listen for a hiss. If there is a hiss, please power off the machine and contact us.

    10. I am looking to buy my first espresso setup. The last few weeks have been a long twisting journey with many points where I felt I made a decision. Now I am looking at the Lelit Victoria. Does the PID display only show target temperature? I cannot find any videos where I see current temperature? This looks like a great machine but I feel that not being able to see current temp could be an issue switching from Steaming to brewing?
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      Q I am looking to buy my first espresso setup. The last few weeks have been a long twisting journey...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Sven on July 19, 2022 1:00 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Last we checked, the machine shows the temperature as it is climbing.

    12. I'm looking to replace the rubber stock portafilter gasket (MC752-6) on my Victoria with a silicone model, and am curious if a standard universal E61 style is compatible?
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      Q I'm looking to replace the rubber stock portafilter gasket (MC752-6) on my Victoria with a silico...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Tyler on May 26, 2022 2:43 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, at this time, we do not have any recommendations knowing a good fit.

    14. I just bought a Lelit Victoria from you. How do you get the LCC display to show actual temperature and not set temperature? Your description of the machine says that it does display actual temperature, but there is nothing in the manual that tells you how to do this.
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      Q I just bought a Lelit Victoria from you. How do you get the LCC display to show actual temperatur...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Luat Nguyen on February 1, 2022 11:25 am
      Answered by the admin

      Hi,

      We spoke with Lelit and confirmed this was an error on our website. We have updated the description. We apologize for the confusion.

    16. Hello!! I’m owner of lelit Victoria and I lost the o-ring goes on steam wand tip.. I was looking your page but I’m not sure if you have it. Can you tell me the part number so I can make the order, please!! I’m appreciate. Thanks in advance for your help
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      Q Hello!! I’m owner of lelit Victoria and I lost the o-ring goes on steam wand tip.. I was looking ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Eva on January 31, 2022 3:38 pm
      Answered by the admin

      We are very sorry as Lelit does not offer this o-ring separately. We usually just put a little plumber's tape on the threads.

    18. Hi, just received by Lelit Victoria and have a couple warranty related questions. 1. The metal tabs that hold the water tank cover stick out and gouge the water tank pretty good each time I take it in and out. If I grind / sand those tabs back a bit, will this void the warranty? 2. On a similar note, do these generally ship new at ~10 bar? If I lower the OPV pressure will this void the warranty??
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      Q Hi, just received by Lelit Victoria and have a couple warranty related questions. 1. The metal ta...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Eric on January 11, 2022 1:45 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Yes, there is a little scratching on the tank when pulling in and out. Yes, you can shave the metal tabs if you like.

      Lelit, as well as other manufacturers, will not cover the OPV if modified. Lelit uses a sealant to hold the OPV in place. If the screw is modified, there is a chance it will strip the screw.

    20. For the Victoria, is there an aftermarket or Lelit branded steam wand available which is double walled? Looking for an improvement over the stock steam wand which tends to remain hot enough post steaming to burn the milk on the tip if not wiped off immediately.
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      Q For the Victoria, is there an aftermarket or Lelit branded steam wand available which is double w...... Read more answer now
      Asked by tyler409 on December 30, 2021 2:20 pm
      Answered by the admin Sorry, we, not Lelit, have any at this time.
    22. I ordered a Lelit Victoria machine and the pressure gauge shows 10 bars pressure when using a blank filter basket or double filter basket. Why does this machine come preset and glue locked at 10 bars when 9 bars is considered the ideal pressure? Also if the pressure shown by the gauge isn't the same as the pressure in the portafilter, what good is having a pressure gauge in the first place?
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      Q I ordered a Lelit Victoria machine and the pressure gauge shows 10 bars pressure when using a bla...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Matt B on December 5, 2021 1:56 pm
      A 10 bars is where it is set from the factory on mine also. You can adjust the OPV to a lower pressure if you take the machine apart.
    24. Hello, I looking for a basket and gasket for my Victoria. I also would like a portafilter with a gauge so that I can adjust the pump. What can you recommend?
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      Q Hello, I looking for a basket and gasket for my Victoria. I also would like a portafilter with a ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Mo on November 17, 2021 3:59 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please review the diagrams for parts. Sorry, we try to not point to parts because they can change in the future.

    26. I would like to purchase the 5 extra Lelit baskets, Part number #PLA180S. Please let me know when you can get it.
    27. 0 votes
      Q I would like to purchase the 5 extra Lelit baskets, Part number #PLA180S. Please let me know when...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Michael Graham on November 4, 2021 10:37 am
      Answered by the admin

      We are very sorry that we do not carry this item at this time.

    28. After switching the machine back to espresso mode after turning off steam mode, can the machine be turned off? Or should it be allowed to get back to brew temp before being shut off?
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      Q After switching the machine back to espresso mode after turning off steam mode, can the machine b...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Dave on October 26, 2021 3:48 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please allow to get back to brew temp first. Otherwise, the heating element on the machine can be damaged on the next start up.

    30. Hello I have two questions: 1) I have read that the machine reminds you to run the steam wand after steaming by turning on the pump. What does this mean exactly? After I press the steam button after steaming, so the machine returns to espresso mode, I have to open the steam valve as well and let it run? If so, how long do I have to let it run for before closing the steam valve? 2)I'm curious if you recommend keeping it on in between use? If I use it at 9am, and then again at 2pm, should I turn it off and on again in the afternoon? Or leave it on the entire time? What is the eco mode exactly and can I tell when it is triggered, or does it happen automatically after 30 min of no use?
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      Q Hello I have two questions: 1) I have read that the machine reminds you to run the steam wand aft...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Arty on October 15, 2021 9:06 pm
      Answered by the admin

      1) I have read that the machine reminds you to run the steam wand after steaming by turning on the pump. What does this mean exactly? After I press the steam button after steaming, so the machine returns to espresso mode, I have to open the steam valve as well and let it run?

      ---Yes.

      If so, how long do I have to let it run for before closing the steam valve?

      ---Until the pump stops.

      2)I'm curious if you recommend keeping it on in between use?

      ---Best to power off so there are less life cycles used on the heating element as well as reducing the possibility of damage from electrical surges

      If I use it at 9am, and then again at 2pm, should I turn it off and on again in the afternoon?

      ---Strongly recommended.

      Or leave it on the entire time? What is the eco mode exactly and can I tell when it is triggered, or does it happen automatically after 30 min of no use?

      ---It reduces power consumption. Please refer to the owners manual as some mush older versions did not have this.

    32. What is the exact high size of this machine, because I have small space from the counter to the cabinet. Thank You.
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      Q What is the exact high size of this machine, because I have small space from the counter to the c...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Mario Cavallaro on October 3, 2021 11:56 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please look in the specifications tab of this machine.

    34. Machine will no longer turn on. While performing a routine back flush, near the end of the cycle, the back flush started coming out of the group head and then the machine shut down.
    35. 0 votes
      Q Machine will no longer turn on. While performing a routine back flush, near the end of the cycle,...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Dan on August 9, 2021 12:31 pm
      Answered by the admin Please check to make sure there are no internal leaks. Please check the machine on a different outlet.
    36. I have a question. Is it safe to use a smart switch for espresso machines ? I have a lelit Vitoria
    37. 0 votes
      Q I have a question. Is it safe to use a smart switch for espresso machines ? I have a lelit Vitoria answer now
      Asked by lupe on July 22, 2021 1:45 pm
      Answered by the admin WeMo is our preferred choice as they are less problematic in creating voltage fluctuations and surges.
    38. Is a smart plus safe to use in my lelit Vitoria.. if so do you recommend a brand ?
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      Q Is a smart plus safe to use in my lelit Vitoria.. if so do you recommend a brand ? answer now
      Asked by Lupe on July 21, 2021 12:30 pm
      Answered by the admin We are unsure what that is. If a smart timer, we prefer WeMo.
    40. Hello, I have a new Victoria and it seems the steam pressure is lacking. It usually takes about 2.5 minutes to get 8oz of milk to temperature and struggles to create the vortex effect of sturring the milk. I have the PID set to 140C for steam mode.
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      Q Hello, I have a new Victoria and it seems the steam pressure is lacking. It usually takes about 2...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Joel on May 21, 2021 12:24 pm
      Answered by the admin Heat up machine for 20 minutes. Turn on steam mode, drain 2-3 ounces of water through the wand by opening the steam valve knob, close the knob and allow to heat for 45-60 seconds. Bleed the want for a few seconds, close the knob, and insert wand into pitcher. Also, use a cold pitcher made of stainless steel and 20 ounces or less.
    42. wanted to check if you sell any two-hole steam wand tips that would be compatible with a Lelit Victoria coffee machine
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      Q wanted to check if you sell any two-hole steam wand tips that would be compatible with a Lelit Vi...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Matthew on May 14, 2021 12:06 pm
      Answered by the admin Sorry, we do not.
    44. So I got the machine about a month ago and so far I’ve been loving it! I was thinking it may be time to recharge the filter and looking at some videos. I happened upon a video that had someone setup the machine and I noticed that he two hoses in the tank and he removed the white tip that came with it reinstall the filter. For the first month I left that white tip on the hose and put the filter on the other hose that was already open. My question is: what is the proper way to setup the hoses and what does each hose do?
    45. 0 votes
      Q So I got the machine about a month ago and so far I’ve been loving it! I was thinking it may be t...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Derian on April 18, 2021 11:52 pm
      Answered by the admin The hose with the white particle filter needs to be removed, and the water softener filter needs to be attached. The second hose is the return hose for the over pessure.
    46. Does the Victoria come with the same quiet pump that has been added to the MaraX and Elizabeth? If not, is Lelit planning on this?
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      Q Does the Victoria come with the same quiet pump that has been added to the MaraX and Elizabeth? I...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Steve on April 8, 2021 10:36 am
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, the current version does not. There has been no recent information from Lelit about placing their new pump on the Victoria.

    48. Hi, I see that the machine now includes a brown double spouted portafilter while all accents on the machine are black, which is unfortunate. However, I'm also considering a bottomless portafilter. I'm curious if any 58mm portafilter would fit. Specifically, I'm looking at 1) Lelit PLA580S 58mm Bottomless / Naked Portafilter, 2) La Marzocco Bottomless / Naked Portafilter – 58mm 3) ECM 89426 58mm 3-Cup Bottomless / Naked Portafilter 4) 1st-line Bottomless E61 Portafilter with 3-Cup 58mm Basket and ~7.50mm Lips 5) 1st-line Bottomless E61 Portafilter with 3-Cup 58mm Basket and ~6.5mm Lips
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      Q Hi, I see that the machine now includes a brown double spouted portafilter while all accents on t...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Austin on March 31, 2021 2:49 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The power switch, steam wand grip protector, and displays are in black. The symbols, portafilter and steam knob are in brown. The other portafilters, except Marzocco and 1st-line 7.5mm lips, should work.

    50. Victoria?? own a Gaggia Classic which is a single boiler. I have ALWAYS made my two double espresso shots first, then did my steaming for my 4-5oz. of steamed/frothed milk. Doing it that way has never proved to be a bad thing. So in the way I make my cappuccinos--is there even a need for a dual boiler? I am the only coffee drinker in the household, rarely entertain & when we do, rarely does anyone want espresso/espresso drinks. I only can drink one 4 shot cappuccino per day as my heart literally can't take more. I know people push the dual boiler, but because of what I said above, again do I really need a dual boiler? My Gaggia is fine except I never know what temperature it's at because of no PID, so I think I could have better espresso with a machine with a PID. Also, Our water in Milwaukee, WI is 136 PPM, according to data on various sites, they say you need (if using reservoir--water softener pouches) if water is above 35ppm and below 85ppm. Now I have never used a water softener with my Gaggia Classic--just descale every 3 months with food-grade citric acid. I only use my machine once a day. All my searching has told me that with Gaggia's it's okay to descale, but then other machines it is a no-no & to use water softener pouches. If you could be so kind to answer my questions, I would really appreciate it.
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      Q Victoria?? own a Gaggia Classic which is a single boiler. I have ALWAYS made my two double espres...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Linda on March 23, 2021 2:57 pm
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      In our opinion, you probably do not need a dual boiler.

      As for the water, descaling eventually eats away at the internal components. We prefer prevention with the use of a water softener, which we asked Lelit to include with the machines. Dual boilers have more stringent requirements for water usage because of the auto refill circuitry. The Victoria has a wider range in water usage.

    52. Just got a Lelit Victoria and reaching out to you because with all my repeated viewings and searchings on how to use it, you all seem the most experienced. Your videos have been very helpful. I am having a problem that makes me wonder if I'm doing something wrong or trying to get the Victoria to do something it wasn't meant too. My normal flow is 2 weekday cappuccinos. 1 caf. 1decaf. 20-30 minutes between the two. Weekends my wife joins me so the flow is different and I'd like to do back to back cappuccinos. This weekend I noticed that my machine takes at least 15-20 minutes to return to brewing temperature after steaming milk. Didn’t notice that during the week, because I waited anyway. When I watch the LeLit video and she makes her cappuccino steaming the milk first and pulling the espresso second, I wonder how she got her machine down to brew temperature or if she likes cold milk. Wondering if there is a trick to bring the temperature down to brew temp more quickly for when we sometimes (not in 2020!, but hopefully maybe later this year) have guests. Is my machine running properly with a 15 minute cool down?
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      Q Just got a Lelit Victoria and reaching out to you because with all my repeated viewings and searc...... Read more answer now
      Asked by John on March 22, 2021 5:50 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Hmmm. You may want to check with your dealer.  After the steam is turned off, the pump will auto activate to run water through the boiler, basically reminding you to open the steam valve.  This will refill the boiler and bring the temperature down.

    54. I am so excited my 1st home espresso machine is arriving tomorrow. I realize that I am not sure what all I need to keep it clean and well maintained. What are your recommendations for the Lelit Victoria that I just purchased from you? Also, are there any good how-to videos I should bookmark besides the Backflushing one and the Water softener one I found from 1st Line?
    55. 0 votes
      Q I am so excited my 1st home espresso machine is arriving tomorrow. I realize that I am not sure w...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Dan on March 11, 2021 7:05 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Backflushing and water softening recharging are the key. Clean the reservoir every 2 weeks with dishwash soap and rinse. No dishwasher.

    56. Hi, I purchased a Lelit Victoria a little over a year ago. It has been running fine until last week when it started to trip the GFI the unit was connected to. I disconnected the unit for a few days and then tried again. This time everything worked. I, however, open the top of the unit up and noticed the Teflon tubing running from the boiler and the steam wand valve assembly has a pin hole leak. The tube would only start leaking once the boiler generated enough heat to pressurize the tube. This tube has a black dot at each ends. I have an image of the tubing if that would help identify it. Could you tell me how to order either some new tubing and how the couplers used to connect the tubing works, or new tubing with the couplers attached?
    57. 0 votes
      Q Hi, I purchased a Lelit Victoria a little over a year ago. It has been running fine until last we...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Michael Murphy on March 3, 2021 4:52 pm
      Answered by the admin

      First thing on GFIC, please read.

      Second, always refer to the parts diagrams and search for parts on our web site for availability and pricing.

    58. Can you tell me a a bit more about the auto standby mode? Should I be manually switching the machine once done if planning to use later in day or letting the 30 minute auto standby kick in instead?
    59. 0 votes
      Q Can you tell me a a bit more about the auto standby mode? Should I be manually switching the mach...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Phil on February 11, 2021 7:03 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The 30 minute stand by mode saves energy as well as help preventing the boiler's heating element from burning out.

    60. i am looking for a new group head gasket for my lelit victoria machine could you guys help me out with a part number
    61. 0 votes
      Q i am looking for a new group head gasket for my lelit victoria machine could you guys help me out...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Mike on December 11, 2020 5:06 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Hi,

      Here is a link to the Lelit Victoria parts diagram.

      Here is a link to the grouphead gasket.

      Answered by the admin

      Please always refer to the parts diagrams on our web site. We are out of stock at the moment, but they should be in stock in early January.

    62. Hi, I am in the market for a new expresso machine and am weighing out my options. Right now I'm looking at the Casa V and a few of the Lelit machines in the same price range. What are the pros and cons between the Casa V and the Lelit Victoria? And if you have a Lelit machine you would recommend over the Victoria, what would it be and why?
    63. 0 votes
      Q Hi, I am in the market for a new expresso machine and am weighing out my options. Right now I'm l...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Chris on December 2, 2020 10:55 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The Casa V is by ECM and is a more simple machine controlled by thermostats for coffee and steam mode.

      The Lelit Victoria has a LCC which manages the temperature through a PID sensor for coffee and steam modes. It also has a brew pressure gauge to help you if you need to make the grind finer or coarser. Lastly, ont he Victoria, as soon as steam mode is turned off, the pump automatically kicks in to refill the boiler so it does not get burned out from lack of water - the user needs to remember to open the steam valve. On other machines, the user has to manually turn on the coffee or hot water switch and open the steam valve to refill the internal boiler. If forgotten, the heating element can damage as no single boiler machines refill the boiler from the reservoir automatically after steaming.

    64. I'm interested in changing the portafilter gasket. Do you stock them or have a resource? What is the part number?
    65. 0 votes
      Q I'm interested in changing the portafilter gasket. Do you stock them or have a resource? What is ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Lynn on November 10, 2020 11:03 pm
      A By portafilter gasket, I assume you mean the red gasket that fits up in the brew head/chamber since there isn't any gasket on the portafilter itself. The red gasket part # is MC752-8. There is also a black gasket that seals the portafilter to the brew head/chamber that has a part # MC752-6. I purchased both of these as spare parts at the time I received the machine.
    66. I'm getting my Lelit Victoria I purchased from your store, this Friday via FedEx. I'm wondering if the Lelit Bianca's water tank is available to buy so I could install it on my Lelit Victoria on the back or even on the right hand side with minor mod that I could probably do myself? Also, do you have a triple basket for the Victoria portafilter or do I have to use a different portafilter handle altogether?
    67. 0 votes
      Q I'm getting my Lelit Victoria I purchased from your store, this Friday via FedEx. I'm wondering i...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Rick on October 27, 2020 5:38 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we checked on the Bianca reservoir, and it does not fit.

      As for extra baskets, we do have them on our web site.  Most 58mm baskets do fit the Victoria portafilter.

    68. Where can I find the lead content of the brass used in the Lelit machine boilers? For example, is it eco-brass? Also, are there any results of leaching tests similar to what ECM has provided for the Casa V?
    69. 0 votes
      Q Where can I find the lead content of the brass used in the Lelit machine boilers? For example, is...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Dan Meisburger on October 26, 2020 4:41 am
      Answered by the admin

      Lelit just provided the following documentation.

    70. I"m curious about the Victoria LCC display showing real time temperature vs set temperature only. I found this manual on your website reference from a youtube video. https://www.1st-line.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Parameter-settings-technical-menu-Bianca-PL162T.pdf Do the TR settings apply to the Victoria 2020 model as well? Can you press and hold the "+" key while the set temp is showing and see the real temp like it describes?
    71. 0 votes
      Q I"m curious about the Victoria LCC display showing real time temperature vs set temperature only....... Read more answer now
      Asked by gregbrookshire on September 2, 2020 9:00 pm
      Answered by the admin Unfortunately, the 100 units we received in the last shipment sold out within 3 weeks, and we are unable to check this for you.
    72. I bought the Victoria from you about 1 1/2 years back. The portafilter was tight from start - but the manual said it would be tight in the beginning. But, as time went by - it never really got any easier to get the portafilter locked. Infact I've never been able to lock it. Recently it has gotten so tight - that I can no longer move the portafilter enough to get a leak proof shot. Infact since yesterday it is falling out spilling coffee everywhere. What is the solution ... Do I need a new portafilter ?
    73. 0 votes
      Q I bought the Victoria from you about 1 1/2 years back. The portafilter was tight from start - but...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Nataraj on August 7, 2020 10:50 pm
      A Hello, I had trouble getting my portafilter to lock also. When I weighed my doses, it turned out I had way too much coffee. So now for single I use 7-9grams. For double I use 14-16grams. If you don't have a scale, try filling to a lower level than normal. Also, does your portafilter lock when empty? Good luck!! BTW don't expect any support from 1st line. I'm not a fan. Management Note: Thank you for assisting a fellow Victoria owner. We do support many customers every day. Unfortunately, since we answer our phones unlike other companies who just have voicemail, we do get bogged down with non-customers trying to get support from us. In addition to the numerous email inquiries looking for free support, just reading the requests can get overwhelming by people who never made any purchase from us. And, this impacts our service levels to paying customers. We try to manage this the best we can, even through the COVID-19 pandemic with being short staffed, changing processes, and having staff work from home to keep all safe. We appreciate, in advance, your understanding.
      A I should add - this happens with even empty portafilter. So, not a dosing issue.
      A I found a solution to the issue. Bought a new silicone gasket, used a bit of food grade lubricant - and now I can lock the portafilter with not a lot of effort.
    74. I'm interested on the Lelit PL91, is there any promotional deal? Since I live in CA, if the machine needs repair or maintenance , how to send back it to your store? Thanks, Joe
    75. 0 votes
      Q I'm interested on the Lelit PL91, is there any promotional deal? Since I live in CA, if the machi...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Joe C. on August 7, 2020 6:20 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we do not answer with promotional deals as they change over time. Some manufacturers do ask that certain products be removed from promotional offers.

      As for technical support, we can assist those customers under warranty via phone, email, and in some cases with video (where we made videos). For out of warranty machines, support is handled via our Q&A tab on the product page. In either case, where a customer is not mechanically inclined, the machine can be shipped to us in NJ for repair. If out of warranty, customers can go to any third party repair center and then just order the parts from us.

    76. Do you guys still sell the 2016 model? Will it be cheaper than the 2020 version?
    77. 0 votes
      Q Do you guys still sell the 2016 model? Will it be cheaper than the 2020 version? answer now
      Asked by Jimmy Lyu on August 3, 2020 8:33 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, the 2016 model is no longer available.

    78. I see that the Lelit Victoria is now showing as back in stock (awesome!). Can I please confirm if this is still 2016 inventory as mentioned in the product notes or is this now newly produced machine inventory? Thank you.
    79. 0 votes
      Q I see that the Lelit Victoria is now showing as back in stock (awesome!). Can I please confirm if...... Read more answer now
      Asked by lan001 on July 16, 2020 12:25 am
      Answered by the admin

      In July 2020, we started shipping the 2020 version.

    80. Do you know when the Lelit Victoria is likely to be in stock again?
    81. 0 votes
      Q Do you know when the Lelit Victoria is likely to be in stock again? answer now
      Asked by Martin on June 25, 2020 5:42 pm
      Answered by the admin

      We are hoping by the end of July. Sorry, COVID-19 impacted production schedules at many European suppliers.

    82. The manual states that descaler should not be used in the machine. Is it true that using a filter is enough to prevent scaling? If not what instructions, frequency and product do you recommend for descaling?
    83. 0 votes
      Q The manual states that descaler should not be used in the machine. Is it true that using a filter...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Lynn on June 14, 2020 12:19 am
      A There is a backwash feature to the Lelit's PID control and special detergents designed for expresso applications that allow this cleaning option.
      A I was as surprised as you are, but the descaling solutions available are too harsh for the machines interior. The backwash feature is taking care of keeping everything clean. And I find it much easier then descaling. Definitely get the in-tank softener, it makes a world of a difference and we'll keep the machine healthy.
    84. Hi, I would like to buy a Lelit Victoria or a Lelit Anna TEM and I have some question might help to choose. 1. I have seen that Anna has an 57mm portafilter vs the 58mm in Victoria. I understand thet Victoria's portafilter has a bigger weight what is good for heat, bu tis there any other benefit? Does it change the coffee taste? 2. As I have seen in Victoria it is possible to define the temperature of the steam. Is it worth to change? I understand that for brewing it depends on the type of coffee but in case of milk? 3. I have plan to brew a double coffee 4-5 times per day. Should I switch off the machine between the brewings? Does this on and off switching have effect to the lifetime of the machine? Thanks in advance
    85. 0 votes
      Q Hi, I would like to buy a Lelit Victoria or a Lelit Anna TEM and I have some question might help...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Tamas on May 20, 2020 3:40 pm
      Answered by the admin

      1. Coffee taste can be different, better or worse is an opinion.
      2. Changing temprature for steam depends upon how small or large the vessel is for the milk.
      3. Bets to shut off the machine if not being used within 30 minutes.

    86. I'm interested in purchasing differently-sized baskets, but I'm weary that some might not be compatible with my machine. Can you give me any guidance on brands & sizes that should be compatible with my stock Lelit Victoria portafilter and grouphead
    87. 0 votes
      Q I'm interested in purchasing differently-sized baskets, but I'm weary that some might not be comp...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Mark on May 13, 2020 5:21 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we do not have any Victorias in stock to double check.

      A IMS Competition E-61 Precision Filter Ridged Basket 16/20 gr - B70 2T H26.5 M fits 100% And is the largest basket that fits the stock portafilter. I use that basket every day with 17-18g
    88. we love our lelit victoria. the build quality and espresso is a huge upgrade from our breville 870xl. its hard to find any faults with the machine, but I wanted to mention a few things to you before I post a review.. sometimes, after I steam milk, the unit refuses to go back to coffee temperature. i release steam from the wand as you recommended, and 80% of the time, it gets back to 95 fine, but sometimes it just gets stuck, and I have to turn it off and back on, and it immediately says its "OK". its not a big deal. the only other gripe is the "chrome" paint around the bezel of the PID display had already started flaking off when we pulled it out of the box, and has only gotten worse (see attached photo). For a quality, Italian machine, I would have hoped for more attention to detail here, it just sort of makes an otherwise beautiful machine look a little cheap. I acknowledge that this is a 2016 machine, and maybe that's just the lifespan of the paintwork
    89. 0 votes
      Q we love our lelit victoria. the build quality and espresso is a huge upgrade from our breville 87...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Sean Porter on May 11, 2020 5:49 pm
      Answered by the admin After depressing the steam button, the pump should turn on and the steam knob needs to be turned open to allow the steam and water to exit the boiler so the temperature is reduced. As for the bezel, this is the first report we heard of on this machine. we still have the unit from the same batch in our showroom, and even after wiping it, it has still stayed on. Please make sure to not use any abrasive cleaners nor abrasive sponges.
    90. So we are about a month into our new Lelit Victoria. We love the espresso we are getting from it. We typically pull 4-5 shots from it a day. we use a scale and leveler and have been getting pretty consistent pulls. however in the last 2-3 days I've noticed some strange behavior - the first two pulls are great, right at 9-10 bar. then a couple hours later, using all the exact same measures and settings, the machine pressurizes to only 6-8 bar, and then the shot after that maybe only 6 bar. what would cause this? we are using the water softener filter provided. I can't imagine in a month we've accumulated that much scale... Thanks so much!
    91. 0 votes
      Q So we are about a month into our new Lelit Victoria. We love the espresso we are getting from it....... Read more answer now
      Asked by Sean Porter on May 6, 2020 6:23 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The reading on the brew pressure gauge is related to the puck in the filter basket. Please read our article about this.

    92. We are (un)patiently awaiting our Lelit Victoria we just purchased from 1st-line. I am wondering if this unit has the ability to hard-line to the water supply?
    93. 0 votes
      Q We are (un)patiently awaiting our Lelit Victoria we just purchased from 1st-line. I am wondering ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Sean Porter on April 13, 2020 4:13 pm
      A It has a Removable 2 liter plastic water tank requiring refilling Manually. There are no Plumbing connections for An outside water supply.
    94. Other then lelit branded will any other bottemless 58 mm portafilter work with this model?
    95. 0 votes
      Q Other then lelit branded will any other bottemless 58 mm portafilter work with this model? answer now
      Asked by nismojunkie20 on March 2, 2020 6:28 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Others might work, but we are unable to guarantee it.

    96. I recently purchased a Lelit Victoria espresso machine for you. Beautiful machine! Having trouble to make single espressos with 7g of coffee. The single ports filter is too deep to get proper tamping. After extraction the coffee is watery, loose, and separates between the machine and portafilter. If I put more than 7g I can get 9 bars. Pressure, but the coffee seems too strong. I also tried backflish and developed 12bars. Will appreciate any support to solve this problem
    97. 0 votes
      Q I recently purchased a Lelit Victoria espresso machine for you. Beautiful machine! Having trouble...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Oscar Gomez on February 7, 2020 6:39 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Our advice always given, never use the 1 cup basket. It is difficult to achieve good results. If you are achieving 9 bars, then the machine is working properly. The strength of the espresso is then the characteristic of the espresso beans.

    98. Lelit Victoria PL91T 1. After pulling a shot or steaming milk, the boiler fills and the temperature bar increases to the point of almost fully heated, but takes another 15 minutes to go the last little distance. If I turn the power off and then on at this point, it turns back on and is ready to pull a shot. I is this correct? 2. Pressure gauge lights up when you turn the Machine on and then goes off. It comes back on when you pull a shot to show how many "bars". Is this correct? Thanks
    99. 0 votes
      Q Lelit Victoria PL91T 1. After pulling a shot or steaming milk, the boiler fills and the temperat...... Read more answer now
      Asked by paul.klink on January 26, 2020 5:07 pm
      Answered by the admin

      On point 1, 15 minutes is a long time. It should be up to 5 minutes.  After steaming milk, you do need to open the steam wand and shut off the steam button. Then allow the temperature to come back down by allowing the machine to cycle cold water through the boiler. If you do not do this, then it can take 15 minutes for the temperature to drop from steaming mode to coffee mode.

      On point 2, this is correct.

    100. Are there any differences between the 2016 Victoria machine that’s on sale and newer versions? Do you stock the newer versions?
    101. 0 votes
      Q Are there any differences between the 2016 Victoria machine that’s on sale and newer versions? D...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Rod Moren on January 14, 2020 2:50 am
      Answered by the admin

      Hi,

      We currently have stock of the 2016 version. Once we clear out and bring in the new version, we will update the description (and price) with the changes.

    102. As you do not appear to carry Lelit cleaning products, what exactly do I need for safe and proper maintenance? Thank you. Also is it possible to reset only the hot water temp on this machine as it cools the coffee too much at 95 factory preset? Thank you
    103. 0 votes
      Q As you do not appear to carry Lelit cleaning products, what exactly do I need for safe and proper...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Joel Posner on January 13, 2020 4:54 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Hi,

      For backflushing, we recommend the Ascaso Detergent.  Here is a link to the instructions.

      The coffee and hot water temperature are on the same setting.

      To change the temperature of the hot water (and grouphead). Press the "-" button to get into the menu. The first option is the hot water/grouphead temperature. Press "+" to get into this setting. You should see the temperature blinking. Then use the "-" or "+" to change the temperature. After a few seconds, your setting will save. Please note when navigating through the screen, you must press the buttons within a second or two. Otherwise, it will revert to the previous screen.

      A The Ascaso detergent is discontinued. What is the next option for backflushing Lelit Victoria?
    104. 1. Does the portafilter have to line up with the lock symbol or does it just have to be tight? I know the instructions say that it will be tight at first, but not sure it should be this tight. I am 6'1" 240lbs and a weight lifter, if I try to get it to the lock position, I have to hold the top of the machine and pull really hard. I can actually see the top of the machine twist some. I stopped doing that and just make sure it is "reasonably" tight. The handle of the portafilter sits at the 7-8 o'clock position, if you were looking down from the top Locked would be at the 6 o'clock position. 2. There were two filters sent with the machine. One is clear one is white plastic. Are they the same? My dogs thoroughly enjoyed the clear one and I only have the white plastic one left
    105. 0 votes
      Q 1. Does the portafilter have to line up with the lock symbol or does it just have to be tight? I ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Paul on January 8, 2020 6:08 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Lock to be tight and no leaks. Eventually, it will move over. Try without coffee, and this is where you should end. If you don't with coffee, then you have too much coffee in the basket.

      The filters function in the same way. We hope your dogs are ok.

    106. I just returned from a week trip to use my brand new Lelit Victoria, but the water reservoir is displaying the no water icon. I've filled the water reservoir multiple times and no luck. The tubes are not twisted or blocked in any way.
    107. 0 votes
      Q I just returned from a week trip to use my brand new Lelit Victoria, but the water reservoir is d...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Nick Allen on January 5, 2020 4:31 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please note that we do bench test every Victoria espresso machine with water only prior to shipping.

      Please make sure the magnetic float tube is on the left hand side of the reservoir when inserting it into the machine. In addition, with the water reservoir empty, flip it upside down to make sure it moves within the tube. Lastly, make sure the reservoir engages the switch on the front panel inside the reservoir section.

    108. I've found the pump down low behind the reservoir, but where is the adjustment screw/valve for the OPV?!! I bought this machine from you a few years ago and it's never worked properly. Staff cannot help either. To obtain a proper 25-30 second extraction I need to ground powder with the Lelit William, with the adjustment almost zero'd and the pressure is still 13 bar. Blind filter also reads 13 bar so the machine is obviously not calibrated correctly. Too bad, Lelit machines look nice, have some quality parts, brass boiler, etc. but not worth the investment.
    109. 1 vote
      Q I've found the pump down low behind the reservoir, but where is the adjustment screw/valve for th...... Read more answer now
      Asked by BryanG91504 on December 21, 2019 8:13 pm
      Answered by the admin The OPV only opens at maximum brew pressure created from the resistance of the coffee in the filter basket. At 13 bar, this means your grind is WAY to fine. It's pretty obvious if you start from the return hose in the reservoir. It goes to the T off the pump and the screw is inside. Keep in mid that if you turn too much either way, you can damage the OPV and Lelit will not cover it under warranty.
    110. Are bottomless portafilters available?
    111. 0 votes
      Q Are bottomless portafilters available? answer now
      Asked by David on December 17, 2019 10:44 pm
      Answered by the admin Yes, they will be in early, 2020. The code is PLA580V.
    112. Does it come with a raised drip tray, as shows in your video?
    113. 0 votes
      Q Does it come with a raised drip tray, as shows in your video? answer now
      Asked by David on December 17, 2019 10:39 pm
      Answered by the admin Yes, it does.
    114. How do you adjust the OPV valve to change the bar pressure?
    115. 0 votes
      Q How do you adjust the OPV valve to change the bar pressure? answer now
      Asked by Bryan Grace on December 6, 2019 8:13 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The OPV is way down below in the back in front of the reservoir. The machine will need to be disassembled.  However, the grind fineness and amount of coffee in the basket are the parameters that create the resistance for the pump to push the water through. Hence, the flow control or brew pressure is managed with these parameters.

    116. I got a Lelit Victoria. I want yo buy Tamper and distribution tool for the machine. I don't need it to be Lelit. What size should they be? 58.55, 58.35 pr other? Do you hace Tampers and Dist tools that fits with the Victoria?
    117. 0 votes
      Q I got a Lelit Victoria. I want yo buy Tamper and distribution tool for the machine. I don't need ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Manuel on November 25, 2019 6:48 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The tamper needs to fit the 58mm baskets on the Victoria. Any quality 58mm tamper will work great! As for the levelers, Lelit makes the best one!

    118. hi, the pressure gauge on my new machine never moves. I've tried very fine grind + high tamping pressure but even when the machine "chokes" & water is coming out the relief the gauge doesn't budge. any ideas? thanks!!!
    119. 0 votes
      Q hi, the pressure gauge on my new machine never moves. I've tried very fine grind + high tamping p...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Matthew on August 14, 2019 4:41 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sometimes, the water from testing dries in the gauge capillary tube. Running 2 cups white vinegar through the grouphead (no filter attached in tank) and let sit for 20 minutes. Repeat with another 2 cups and and 20 minutes, Then rinse water reservoir and fill half way with water and through grouphead and steam wand (half and half). This should clear the capillary tube.

    120. How does the "programmable pre-infusion" on this machine work given you would not expect steam pressure to be available prior to brewing?
    121. 0 votes
      Q How does the "programmable pre-infusion" on this machine work given you would not expect steam pr...... Read more answer now
      Asked by regattago on March 12, 2019 6:25 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Pump pressure.

    122. Sorry to be a pest, but I have a couple of followup questions - still trying to fully understand all the tradeoffs between this and the Mara, and I really appreciate all the help and info you've given me so far - it's why I keep coming back to 1st-Line. I'm asking here because I figure others may wonder about these after reading the existing questions. One customer asks "The machine sometimes switches from Steaming Mode to Brewing Mode by itself during frothing." and the answer is "Yes, this is a built-in safety feature to prevent damage to the machine." My question is, how often does that happen? And when it does, I guess I have to wait until it has reached steaming temp again before being able to switch back (30-45 seconds according to another answer)? If it's a rare occurrence, it's not a big deal, but I do exclusively milk drinks, and if I need to pause in the middle of steaming half/most of the time, that seems like it would get kind of annoying. Another answer states: "For cooling back down, this machine actually has a very nice feature to prevent damage to the heating element. When the steam button is depressed off, the pump engages to refill the boiler. When this happens, a empty cup needs to be placed under the steam tip and the steam valve knob needs to be turned to open the steam valve. Once the machine says OK or there is a steady stream of water without steam, then the machine's boiler is brought back near espresso mode temperature." Is there an audible alert in that case? I could see me forgetting to do that unless there's some obvious reminder, even just an alert symbol on the controller screen. I plan to extract first and then steam, since I've always done it that way, so maybe this won't be an issue for me, but I suspect it will because I probably am supposed to turn off steaming when I finish frothing even if I'm doing nothing else afterwards. Thanks again!
    123. 0 votes
      Q Sorry to be a pest, but I have a couple of followup questions - still trying to fully understand ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Robert Mingee on March 9, 2019 7:05 pm
      Answered by the admin

      The steaming mode typically will switch to coffee made once the steaming button is depressed off after an amount of time has passed (Lelit does not say how long, but we believe about 2 minutes). So far, no one has complained about this steaming function.

      Once the steam function is depressed off, the pump is turned on and this is the audible alert. This function saves the machine from the lack of the proper water level inside the boiler (not the reservoir).

    124. Lelit dose recommendations are 7 gm and 14 gm for single and double shots respectively. My Eureka grinder recommends 9 gm and 18 gm. Which should I follow?  
    125. 0 votes
      Q Lelit dose recommendations are 7 gm and 14 gm for single and double shots respectively. My Eurek...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Levy on February 25, 2019 5:09 pm
      Answered by the admin

      These are ALL guidelines. At the end of the day, try and use whatever works and tastes best in your cup.

    126. The manual included with the machine is fine for basic operation, but leaves a lot of unanswered questions for the novice, like me. For example, the shot timer is set for 24 seconds, regardless of making a single or double shot, but I would expect double the volume of liquid for a double shot. Is this not correct? Do I run the extraction for 48 seconds? Does Lelit have any additional documentation or video available that would be helpful for the novice? I did not see anything on their website
    127. 0 votes
      Q The manual included with the machine is fine for basic operation, but leaves a lot of unanswered...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Levy on February 25, 2019 5:08 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please read our knowledge base to learn more on making espresso.

    128. When the machine is extracting, I observe typically an ounce or so of water dripping down into the tray from underneath the machine, directly behind the black Victoria label. The pressure gauge is indicating about 10psi when extracting.
    129. 0 votes
      Q When the machine is extracting, I observe typically an ounce or so of water dripping down into t...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Levy on February 25, 2019 5:07 pm
      Answered by the admin

      This is most likely the OPV relieving over pressure tot he drip tray.

    130. I would like to remove & clean part MC752-4 plate. I realize that I can backwash the unit but the plate looks easy to remove looking at the parts diagram by removing the Allen head screw MC752-10. I ask because I don’t want to disturb unnecessarily some unknown spec setting not detailed in the parts diagram.
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      Q I would like to remove & clean part MC752-4 plate. I realize that I can backwash the unit but...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Peter Vagadori on February 10, 2019 11:32 pm
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      The screw can be removed for deeper cleaning of the grouphead screen and parts. When tightening, hand tighten and then 1/8th turn tight with the Allen key.

    132. I purchased one from you about a month ago. The machine sometimes switches from Steaming Mode to Brewing Mode by itself during frothing. Is this normal?
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      Q I purchased one from you about a month ago. The machine sometimes switches from Steaming Mode to ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Chanho on January 9, 2019 4:12 pm
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      Yes, this is a built-in safety feature to prevent damage to the machine.

    134. Hello. I have a Lelit PL041QE that I purchased in 2010. I live at 9600' above sea level and after the first use, the second cup and after boil over. I assume it's a boiling point issue. What can i do?
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      Q Hello. I have a Lelit PL041QE that I purchased in 2010. I live at 9600' above sea level and after...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Eric Mamula on October 15, 2018 4:14 pm
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      The Victoria with a PID will allow you to reduce the temperature through the PID display so you have a lower boiling point. Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done on the PL041QE as it has thermostats.

    136. Does the Victoria have an adjustment inside as the Diana has to adjust the brew pressure?
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      Q Does the Victoria have an adjustment inside as the Diana has to adjust the brew pressure? answer now
      Asked by Jane Grassman on June 25, 2018 11:23 am
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      Yes, there is an adjustable OPV valve, but it is not easy to get to.

      The top panel (2 screws), back panel (5 screws), and internal tank panel (6 screws) need to be removed to access.

      One may ask why? The reason is that vibration pumps pump enough pressure to pump the water to pass through the resistance created in the espresso puck - the grind fineness, the amount of coffee in the basket, and the tamping pressure all relate to the resistance. Hence, the pump pressure can be controlled through these 3 paramaters.

      The OPV, a.k.a. overpressure valve, only manages the maximum pump pressure by opening the valve when the pump achieves the set point on the OPV. However, it does not control anything lower. Hence, if the grind fineness, amount fo ground coffee, or tamping pressure is off, the OPV does not always help.

    138. How long does it take for the water to heat up from brewing temp to steaming temp, or cooling back down to brewing temp after steaming? Is there a particular order (steaming vrs brewing) preferred for the Lelite? Thank you.
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      Q How long does it take for the water to heat up from brewing temp to steaming temp, or cooling bac...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Tim on January 11, 2018 4:31 pm
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      The timing is different based on different ambient temperatures, different actual voltages in the outlet, and some other stuff. Typically, we see about 30-45 seconds for warm up to steam mode.

      For cooling back down, this machine actually has a very nice feature to prevent damage to the heating element. When the steam button is depressed off, the pump engages to refill the boiler. When this happens, a empty cup needs to be placed under the steam tip and the steam valve knob needs to be turned to open the steam valve. Once the machine says OK or there is a steady stream of water without steam, then the machine's boiler is brought back near espresso mode temperature.

      Choosing to brew or steam first becomes a personal preference as either process is ok.

    140. Hi- I just purchased a Lelit Anna machine from your company. I'm curious about the Lelit Control System on this machine. How does one know when the boiler has come up to temperature for brewing or steaming? It seems odd that the temperature readout does not seem to provide a continuous indication of the current temperature so that you could monitor what's going on. Am I missing something?
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      Q Hi- I just purchased a Lelit Anna machine from your company. I'm curious about the Lelit Control ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by jsml on January 8, 2018 9:02 pm
      A I think I just answered my own question. I looked up the Owner's Manual and it says that the display will show the current temperature (blinking while heating up) on the display along with a progress bar. None of the videos, etc. that I've seen show how this works.
      Answered by the admin

      The machine will state OK once the machine is at temp for espresso.

      A I'm looking at buying the Victoria or the Anna. I've noticed the same and read postings that say that the Victoria does NOT show real time temperature on the LCC and users are annoyed at this. It's a reason that I'm hesitating buying the Victoria. The User Manual that I see online has no real details on the LCC, such a Reference Manual would. Is there some hidden configuration that will tell it to show the real-time temperature please???

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