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Where can you get a Astra espresso machine parts and repair manual?

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Astra espresso machine parts can be purchased at eReplacementparts.com, as of 2015. This online retailer carries parts for several Astra espresso machines, including home and commercial models. There is no repair manual. Online parts diagrams for Astra espresso machines demonstrate how various parts interconnect with one another.

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The Cafe Parts website features the most frequently ordered Astra espresso machine parts, which can be purchased from its website. Parts commonly replaced include the rotary vane pump, heating element, brew valve, taps and the holder gasket. Frequent machine use can lead to replacing critical components such as the steam tap, water tap or pressure gauge.

Espresso machines are composed of several sections, including the reservoir, pump and heating chamber. Making perfect espresso begins with filling the reservoir with cold water. Pumps spring into action as water is pumped into the heating chamber. The heating chamber has an element that heats the water to the desired temperature, which requires switches that are connected to the heating chamber and control panel. The filter cup contains coffee grounds that provide flavor to the heated water. Steam is what makes espresso unique among hot beverages. After the coffee is poured into the cup, cold milk is heated until frothy. Steam taps or wands spray hot milk over each cup of coffee.

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