Getting Started

Profitec Pro 800: Setup Guide Video

Congratulations on your new Profitec Pro 800 Espresso Machine. Watch our setup video below on this PID controlled vibratory pump machine to help you get started.


Step 1: Inspect the box and the machine for damage

  • Remove the machine from the box and place it on a stable, level surface.
  • Before turning on the machine, inspect for damage that may have occurred during shipping. If you notice any damage, contact us immediately.
  • Please note that it is normal for a small amount of water to be on the machine when it arrives. It is also normal for the portafilter to not fit perfectly at 90 degrees!

  • Save all packaging as this is needed for returns and repairs.
  • Attach the lever by threading it onto the joint at the top of the group head.

Step 2: Water Quality

  • Before introducing any water to the machine, it’s important to test it to make sure it is adequately soft
  • Use the included water test strip to verify the softness of your water. Ideally, we’re looking for a softness below 50 ppm.
  • Please read The Importance of Water and Your Machine to learn more about our recommendations for water quality.
  • The Pro 800 can use either the built in reservoir or the a plumbed-in line.
  • If you plan on using the reservoir, make sure the water source knob underneath the machine is in this position and the water source switch under the drip tray is set to reservoir.
  • If you prefer to plumb-in your machine, turn the water source knob to this setting, and change the water source switch to the plumbed-in setting.
  • Once you have verified your water is adequately softened and filtered, either fill the reservoir with water -
  • Or if you are plumbing in the machine, fasten the braided line to the water inlet on the bottom of the machine until hand tight, then give it a quarter turn using an adjustable wrench.

Step 3: Filling your boiler and turning on the machine

  • Plug in your machine using either the standard plug or the converter cord supplied with the machine.
  • Flip the power switch on the front of the machine. The machine will automatically begin filling the boiler and automatically stop when it is full.
  • Check the PID to ensure your machine is up to temp, this will take about 40 minutes
  • At this point, your machine is ready to pull your first shots.

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