Mine is working OK, but since capacitors age and eventually fail, I want to be
proactive and see if I can source replacements. I’m also wondering if it would
work better with newer caps in it - I don’t have a point of reference, but
figured I could swap them in to see if they made a difference.
I assumed the capacitors worked with the pump to make it vibrate. I’ve got to
pop the cover again and trace out the circuit to see.
I can’t imagine the red light would be difficult to source. I don’t have mine
open right now but next time I do I’ll take a look.
> On Oct 15, 2016, at 4:28 PM, Mountain Man via Mercedes
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> Dan wrote:
>> It’s a weird application. It’s a capacitor that’s used to run the pulse
>> pump on my 1960s Italian Omre brand espresso machine. These machines used
>> either rotary pumps or pulse pumps. Mine has a pulse pump and I’m almost
>> sure the way this capacitor is wired into the pump that it’s what provides
>> the “pulsing” for the pump.
> As you know, I have the same Omre Automatica espresso machine. Older
> Automatica pumps were rotary pumps and the operator controls are
> buttons not 5-position rotary switch that we have. Our (DanP & DanG
> aka mao) Automatica is vibratory pump. Your Automatica is not
> operating properly? My Automatica does espresso but steam for milk is
> very choppy and ineffective. I thought the vibe pump was self
> contained, not pulsed with circuitry as you suggest?
> Another Automatica question for you is the red light when the machine
> is turned on. My red light is kaput. Find replacement for me...
> since you have yours open now?
> Here is a video of the Automatica lever killer:
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