Troubleshooting

LUCCA A53 / Vivaldi: Flow Meter Error

When attempting to make an espresso with your La Spaziale LUCCA A53 or Vivaldi espresso machine, if you see no water/coffee come from the group head, you may have something obstructing your flow meter.

When attempting to make an espresso, if you see no water/coffee come from the group head and the display flashes "85 90 95" (1cup) or "100 105 110" (2cup) you may have something obstructing your flow meter. It will need to be cleared using the following steps.

Tools Needed:

  • #3 (or #2) Phillips Screwdriver
  • Wrenches: 8mm, 13mm, 16mm, 17mm
  • Clipper (for zip tie)
  • Allen Wrench 3mm

Begin by removing the two screws from the front panel, at which point the panel will slide out.

LUCCA A53 / Vivaldi: Flow Meter Error

Clip zip-tie and remove wires from flow meter taking note of their order. Loosen brass nuts attaching water lines to the flow meter, as well remove the brass fitting from the meter housing.

LUCCA A53 / Vivaldi: Flow Meter Error

Tilt machine up and remove the two bolts holding the flow meter in place. Flow meter will be loose at this point.

LUCCA A53 / Vivaldi: Flow Meter Error

Remove x3 allen screws from flow meter cap, wire color placement has been noted for your reference.

LUCCA A53 / Vivaldi: Flow Meter Error

Inspect 'flow in' cavity, there is a tiny hole or "jet" that can get clogged. Using a piece of wire or a small gauge paper clip you can clear the opening.

LUCCA A53 / Vivaldi: Flow Meter Error

Check the inside cavity (back side of jet) for any mineral buildup/obstruction. Ensure magnetic sensor 'wheel' is able to spin freely, also make sure white gasket is in place before re-assembling the flow meter.

LUCCA A53 / Vivaldi: Flow Meter Error