Learn how to remove the housing, gauge and capillary of an ECM Technika V Profi PID espresso machine.
1. Start by using a 2.5mm Allen wrench to remove the four Allen screws that hold on the cup warmer. Once removed, lift the cup warmer off the machine and place off to the side.
2. Use a 3mm Allen wrench to remove the two Allen screws that hold on the cover. Once the screws are removed, set the cover off to the side.
3. Underneath the lip of the frame on the left and the right side is a 3mm Allen screw that holds the top of the side panels to the frame. These screws are slid into a little cutout in the frame and then are tightened down. You do not need to fully remove these screws. Simply use a 3mm Allen to loosen the screw on the right and left side.
4. Place a towel or pad down behind the machine and lay the machine on its back. Remove the four 3mm Allen screws that hold the housing to the frame. Once removed, flip the machine back up and simply slide the housing away from you off of the machine.
5. In the picture below, one end of the capillary is outlined in pink. Outlined in red is the tightening nut for the pump gauge bracket, and outlined in yellow is the block of the gauge and other end of the capillary. You will want to use a 14mm wrench and place it on the red outlined hold down nut for the bracket. Loosen the nut and back it off a little bit. This will provide space for you to place a 14mm wrench on the yellow outlined block coming off the back of the gauge, and then place a 13mm wrench on the yellow outlined capillary. This will hold the gauge so that you can break the capillary free and unscrew it from the gauge. Underneath the reservoir is the other end of the capillary, this can be removed using a 13mm wrench.