La Marzocco Rebuild

I acquired a used La Marzocco Linea espresso machine from Ebay. The auction claimed that the machine was in working order, and it probably was...

I never even got the chance to plug it in. I started to clean it up a bit, and after finding some information on the web about what sorts of nasty things might be lurking inside the machine, decided to rebuild it.

This has been a very interesting process for me. I have taken just about everything I own apart at some point or another to see how it worked. This piece of equipment is fairly basic if you know anything about electronics and plumbing. There were some points during the rebuild where I was worrying, but in the end it seems to have worked out for the best.

This is the photo journey of my rebuild.