Fracino Bambino Manual

Summary of Bambino

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    Manual for models: fracino heavenly, cherub, classico & little gem fracino bambino, contempo & romano fracino retro coffee machines “world class espresso coffee machines”.

  • Page 2: Overview

    7. Water filter (a) inserting water filter. 8. Start up/daily procedure (a) turning the machine on. 18.Making coffee & programming coffee measures (a) loading coffee (b) semi-automatic model coffee control (c) electronic/auto model coffee control (d) electronic programming coffee measures 22. Retro ...

  • Page 3: Warnings

    Ensure you read, understand and follow all instructions in this manual before using your machine, taking note of any warnings. 1) machines contain high voltage parts, at no time should body panels be removed while the machine is on. 2) before removing any body panels, ensure the mains power and wate...

  • Page 4: Machine

    1 18 2 3 24 19 20 17 16 15 14 13 12 9 10 11 21 8 4 5 6 7 machine overview 25 21 22 23 4 1 2 6 10 13 3 7 11 14 4 8 15 16 17 18 19 20 legend 21 22 23 24 25 gas & lpg mains on/off switch steam/water tube safety clip steam tube group exhaust 5 right hand group drip tray hot water tube inner drip tray 9 ...

  • Page 5: Retro

    1 20 2 3 22 19 21 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 9 11 10 8 4 5 6 7 retro overview 1 2 6 10 13 3 7 11 14 4 8 15 16 17 18 19 20 legend mains on/off switch steam/water tube safety clip r/h steam tube steam pressure gauge 5 r/h group gas burner sight hole hot water tube 9 main gas isolator boiler drain l/h group ...

  • Page 6: Heavenly, Cherub,

    Heavenly, cherub, classico & little gem 6 model hea1, che1 clas1 lg1, lg1e voltage 230vac 50hz 230vac 50hz power rating 2.85kw 2.7kw current rating 13amp 13amp boiler capacity 3l 4l expansion valve set pressure 12bar 12bar safety valve set pressure 1.6 - 1.8bar 1.6 - 1.8bar boiler max working pres. ...

  • Page 7: Start Up/

    7 start up/ fitting water filter fitting water filter a note: for machines fitted with a removable water tank a water filter is supplied with the machine - this must be used to soften water. It is recommended that only fracino approved filters are used. Note: the filter must be replaced regularly, e...

  • Page 8: Start Up/

    Note: remove all protective coverings and film before use. 1) depending on the year of the model either lift the black lid or unscrew the silver lid on top of the machine. 2) fill the tank with fresh, cold water. Note: ensure water filter has been fitted correctly plug the machine in and switch it o...

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    6) wait for steam to vent from the steam tube (which will take between approximately three and four minutes). 7) then close the steam valve by turning the black handle clockwise until it stops. Warning: do not over-tighten or you will damage the seals. Warning: failure to vent the steam tube before ...

  • Page 10: Bambino, Contempo

    10 bambino, contempo & romano refer to the supplied fracino installation manual for detailed installation instructions and technical specifications machine overview litt le g em , c las sic o he av en ly & c he ru b bambino, contempo, romano gas machines making coffee frothing milk and hot water cle...

  • Page 11: Start Up/

    Note: remove all protective coverings and film before use. 1) switch the machine on, using the black rocker switch. 2) open the steam valve to allow the air to vent. Warning: failure to vent the steam tube before steaming milk could result in the milk being sucked into the boiler, which then becomes...

  • Page 12: Gas Machines

    1) before turning on the machine please select which fuel you would like to use via the switch to the right of the right hand group. Click the switch towards you for electric and away from you for gas. Warning: if using an inverter, ensure the switch is on “gas”, otherwise the unit will overload. 12...

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    Warning: the following procedure can only be done by qualified personnel. Adjustments can only be made to increase or decrease steam pressure or to regulate low flame height. 1) remove the drip tray, the gas regulator can be found on the right hand side of the machine. The adjustment screws are loca...

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    Note: the recommended service interval is 12 months. Service must only be carried out by qualified personnel, who are gas safe registered with a comcat 2 certificate. Description burner 1 group burner 2 group burner 3 group main gas isolation valve 2 position thermo-couple m8 x 450mm spark generator...

  • Page 15: Retro - Gas

    2 2) switch the machine on via the on/off switch. 3) open the steam valve to allow air to vent 3 retro - gas start up/daily procedure 1 15 warnings a turning the machine on b warning: ensure whoever is operating the appliance is fully conversant with its operation and aware of dangers involved in in...

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    8) once steam starts to pass through the steam tube (approximately 15 minutes using electricity or 30 minutes using gas from switching machine on) close the valve. The pressure will be then build up to 1.0 – 1.2 bar. The machine is now ready to use. 8 4) to ignite the burner turn the main gas regula...

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    17 note: the recommended service interval is 12 months. Service must only be carried out by qualified personnel, who are gas safe registered with a comcat 2 certificate. Description burner 1 group burner 2 group burner 3 group main gas isolation valve 2 position thermo-couple m8 x 450mm spark genera...

  • Page 18: Making Coffee &

    Coffee machine 1) put ground coffee into the filter holder. One shot of coffee for single, two shots for double. Each machine comes with filter holders which have interchangeable filters (single, double and blank) which clip inside the holder. The single filter makes one coffee, the double makes two...

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    Single espresso single coffee double coffee double espresso automatic model coffee control 19 single espresso: use the single filter holder, one shot of coffee, one espresso cup. Single coffee: use the single filter holder, one shot of coffee, an espresso, cappuccino of latte cup. Double espresso: u...

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    5 seconds 2) put one shot of coffee into a single filter holder and fit the holder into the left hand group as shown at the start of this section. 3) put the espresso cup under the beak. 1) machines with two or more groups are programmed on the left hand group/touch pad. When the process is complete...

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    5) press the single espresso button within 5 seconds and allow the coffee to fill the cup to the required level. Press the button again to stop and store the setting. Note: if the button is not pressed within 30 seconds the machine will revert back to the previous settings and you will need to repea...

  • Page 22: Retro

    Retro making coffee a 1) remove the filter holder from the group. 2) pull the lever down until it reaches the stop at the bottom. 3) ease the lever back to the upright position. Heating the group 2 3 22 note: it is important if you have a machine with more than one group that all groups are used equ...

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    2 1 4 3 23 b making coffee 1) place a warm filter holder with coffee into the group and lock in to position (see making coffee section). Place a warm cup under the filter. 2) pull the group handle down firmly, until it locks. 3) wait a few seconds, or until coffee starts to flow from the filter hold...

  • Page 24: Romano

    2) put one shot of coffee into a single filter holder and fit the holder into the left hand group as shown at the start of this section. 3) put the espresso cup under the beak. 1) machines with two or more groups are programmed on the left hand group/touch pad. When the process is completed the sett...

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    25 r made in eng land 5) press the button you wish to set i.E. Espresso. The led for this button will illuminate with the star button and the group will dispense coffee into the cup/mug. The display will read “programming espresso” . When the required volume is reached you must press any button on t...

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    R made in eng land cumulative total cumulative total litres scroll down scroll up 2) press the espresso button to scroll up through the buttons and the cappuccino button to scroll down. 3) the “cumulative total” will be displayed for each button on the lcd display. If you press each button individua...

  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    R made in eng land low level water detection water consumption reset filling up h2o filter if after programming a button does not operate this is usually because the pcb (electronic board) has not received any impulses from the flow meter and recorded a 0 (zero) value. The possible causes of this ar...

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    Boiler refilling time out the flow meter alarm 1) if all the leds flash on and off on the key pads and the display reads “alarm time-out boiler refilling” this means that the machine has not reached the level probe in the set refilling time. This can simply be because a large quantity of water has b...

  • Page 29: Steaming &

    1) fill 1/3 of a jug with fresh cold milk. Then insert the steam tube into the milk with the nozzle below the surface of milk. 2) fully open the steam valve. Place the steam tube to the front of the jug to help the milk circulate and froth. 3) move the jug gently up and down so that the tip of the s...

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    4) when the ‘tone’ changes it is an indication that the milk is about to boil. Alternatively you can use a jug thermometer and heat to the required temperature of 70-75 o c 5) at this point turn off the steam. Do not allow the milk to boil as it will go flat. The milk should have risen to almost fil...

  • Page 31: Steaming/

    1) cappuccino/latte selector switch: selects between cappuccino and latte milk. 2) start cycle switch: starts the milk frothing cycle. 3) cappuccino air intake adjustment valve: adjusts the amount of air entering the system when a cappuccino cycle is selected, see section d for more information. 4) ...

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    4) wipe clean the tube with a damp cloth to remove any milk residue. 5) press the “start cycle” button to allow steam to vent for a second or two to clear any milk that maybe in the tube, this will help prevent blockages. 1) unscrew the nozzle from the tube and clean in warm water - check the holes ...

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    The volume and texture of the milk foam can be adjusted for the cappuccino and latte by adjusting the cappuccino and latte adjusting valves. 1) turning the cappuccino valve to the left will allow more air in to the system, creating more foam. Turning the valve to the right will reduce the amount of ...

  • Page 34: Hot Water

    1) place a cup/pot on the drip tray, under the hot water water nozzle which is located on the left hand side of the machine on all machines except contempo and romano. 2) open the water valve by turning the knob anti-clockwise. Warning: do not hold the cup/pot when dispensing hot water, the water is...

  • Page 35: Idea Rapido

    1 warning: fitting the idea milk frother should only be done by trained service engineers. 1) make sure the machine is off and has cooled down sufficiently then remove either the left or right steam tube depending on which side you prefer to attach the rapido idea frother and attach the short steam ...

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    Operating idea rapido frother b 6 5) place the cup you are using to make your chosen drink under the frother nozzle. 6) open the steam valve to push steam through the frother. 7) gently wind the milk regulator screw attached to the rubber tube outwards to draw milk up the tube into the frother which...

  • Page 37: Cleaning

    Cleaning 2) reconnect the frother. 3) to clean out the frother mix a solution of fracino milk frother cleaning fluid with hot water in a 250ml jug. Run the machine as if frothing milk to clear any milk residue. Repeat this process again with hot water to remove any cleaning fluid from the frother. I...

  • Page 38: Cleaning And Storage

    R made in eng land cleaning and storage daily cleaning 1) wipe the outer casing of the machine with a soft damp cloth (do not use a scouring pad). Use a shower plate brush to dislodge dried coffee particles in the group and around the filter holder washer to prevent a build up of coffee (brushes can...

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    R made in eng land 1 3 backwash cleaning procedure with & without detergent coffee machine 39 b 2 now the groups must be backwashed. 1) this is done by inserting the blank filter into one of the filter holders. 2) then put the filter holder into one of the groups as if making coffee. 1 group bambino...

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    On a daily basis the back washing process should be done using fracino liquid quartz detergent to reduce the build up of coffee in the groups and solenoid valves. This can be purchased through your dealer or from fracino direct (part no. Det/liquid) put half a cap of detergent into the blank insert ...

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    41 precautions for using liquid quartz note: read instructions on the bottle. Wear protective clothing, gloves and eye protection, avoid contact with skin and eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. If product is spilt on skin, remove conta...

  • Page 42: Retro

    A daily cleaning 1 3) remove the filter holders from the group and clean in warm water, liquid quartz can be used if heavily soiled with coffee. 4) pull the lever down until it reaches the stop at the bottom. Warning: do not let the lever go at this point as it will return to the upright position in...

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    9 7 8 43 7) lift out the drip tray and drip tray grid, clean in warm soapy water, do not use a scouring pad as this may damage the surface finish. 8) steam tubes and nozzles should be cleaned using warm water and a cloth. If heavily congealed soak the tubes in a jug of warm water or a solution of fr...

  • Page 44: Romano

    R automatic group cleaning cycle coffee machine washing group 3 3 44 a a romano cleaning 1 2 together 1) insert a blank filter in to the filter holder. 2) insert the filter holder into the group as if making coffee. 3) the romano is fitted with an automatic cleaning cycle which pulses the group on a...

  • Page 45: Warranty

    Warranty terms and conditions 1) fracino cappuccino coffee machines are guaranteed to be free from defects in material and workmanship during manufac- ture for a period of 12 months from the initial installation. 2) liability under the warranty is limited at the option of the manufacturer to the rep...

  • Page 46: Technical

    46 electronics factory re-set a technical the electronics on all automatic machines can be reset to the factory default by performing the following procedure: warning: the full factory re-set should only be done by trained persons. Warning: after performing the factory re-set, the drink volumes will...

  • Page 47: Spare Parts

    47 spare parts the following spare parts and assecories are parts that can be replaced by the user, it is recommended that fracino service engineers or fracino trained engineers replace any other parts, if required. Fracino offer a wide range of spare parts and accesories, the list below is not exha...

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    “world class espresso coffee machines” the fracino company policy is one of continuous improvement. We retain the right to change specification without prior notice. Fracino 18-22 birch road east, birmingham, b6 7db, great britain. Website / www.Fracino.Com email / [email protected] tel / +44 (0)121...