All you need to know before bringing your machine for service:
Where are you located?
Di Bartoli Coffee is located at 23/69 O'Riordan Street. Click here for directions and opening hours. Machines drop offs are at our storefront in the Speciality Arcade behind the Nick Scali Furniture building. Drive up the ramp on the right of Nick Scali, we're the first unit as you come up the ramp.
Do I need to book the Service / Repair?
YES! Please head over to our Booking Page for more info.
How long do I have to wait?
Service / repair standard turnaround time is 7 - 10 business days. This is subject to change without notice in busy periods. You can confirm turnaround with our support team over the phone or in store. In an event that parts need to be ordered in, it may take few days more. We do offer a faster Priority Service, see below. Please note due to limited workshop space, we ask for your machine to be picked up as soon as possible after completion. We charge stocking fee of $20 per week after 21 days from completion, should your machine fail to be picked up.
Do you provide Priority Service?
Yes. You can pay $35 priority fee for a guaranteed 3 business days turnaround. We also offer Priority Service with the following scenarios:
- Out of town same day turnaround. Only available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Must be booked at least 7 days in advance with our support team and brought in no later than 9:30am on the day. Subject to parts availability, obtain confirmation upon booking. Free if you purchased the machine from us or $35 if purchased elsewhere
- Warranty - your machine has broken down within 12 months from purchase with Di Bartoli (3 business days turnaround)
- Reoccurring* issue observed immediately after collecting from repair (3 business days turnaround)
*Must be the same original issue it was brought for initially
How often should I bring my machine for service?
Frequency vary between technologies, the usage of the machine, frequency of cleaning and whether you use filtered water at home. However on average, we recommend servicing your Prosumer machine every 18th months.
How much does Service / Repair cost?
Click here to view our Technical Services Price List
What do you do in General Service?
Click here to view our Technical Services List
What to do BEFORE bringing the machine in?
- Empty the water tank
- Leave handles, drainage tray and the drainage cover at home. Di Bartoli is not liable for any of the above items go missing during repair
How do I know my machine is ready?
We let you know your machine is ready for a pick up via a text message to your mobile. Please wait 7 business days from drop offs prior to contacting us for updates. We charge stocking fee of $20 per week after 21 days from completion, should your machine hasn't been picked up.
Can I pay over the phone before picking up?
Ofcourse. Once you received the text message that your machine is ready, ring us with the reference number in your message and we will process it over the phone for you.
Do you do home repair, service or installation?
Unfortunately not at this stage. If you have a plumbed in or a heavy machine, give us a call we may be able to refer a local mobile technician to you. We can pick up your coffee machine on Friday and drop it back the following Friday if suits. See above price list for fees and details and book your collection with our support team.
Do you offer pick up and drop off service?
Yes, we pick up and drop off machines on Fridays only, between 9:00am-12:30pm . Note we only cover Sydney East, South, CBD & Inner west. Pick up & drop off is charged at $65 (both ways) and will be added on the repair invoice. Please make sure you have your machine ready for a pick up (no water in tank, no handles, no tray, machine is dry and has cooled down) before the scheduled pick up.
Do you provide repair quotes?
Yes we do. Repair quotes can only be provided when you drop off your machine for diagnosis. Diagnosis fee is $50. Once we provide you with a quote, if you decide to proceed with a repair with us, we will wave this fee from your repair bill's total. If you wish not to proceed, payment for the diagnosis will be required prior to pick up.
What happens if I decide not to proceed with repair and leave the machine with you?
If we've diagnosed your machine but you decided not to proceed with the repair work and leave it with us, you will need to pay $50 Diagnosis Fee and complete a discharge form transforming ownership of your machine to us. All machines needs to be picked up within 2 weeks of repair, after which Di Bartoli will be charging $20 per week stocking fee. Any machine unclaimed in our workshop for over 3 months and all attempts to contact the owner were made unsuccessful, ownership will be automatically transferred to Di Bartoli Coffee.
Can I repair my own machine?
Unless you know what you're doing, or you are a certified technician, you can actually cause more harm to your machine and it's best to leave it to the professionals. However If you are in a remote area with limited access to a technician or if you are mechanically oriented, you can ring us for advice on what spare parts and cleaning products to purchase online, request diagrams and learn how to perform some of the simpler repairs or maintenance work. Check our E61 DYI kit here.
Do you offer same day service if I live interstate?
We will try our very best. Make sure you ring us few days before to see if it can be guaranteed. Please make sure your same day request is on the Service Sheet attached to the machine. If it isn't, same day will not be guaranteed.
Can I courier my machine to you?
Yes, however Di Bartoli will not be held liable to any damage incurred in transit on the way to us. Please note courier service is only authorized for machines packed in their original boxes with plenty of padding material to protect the machine from damage in transit. Ring us for a quote on courier fees back to you.
What brands do we repair?
We sell and repair the following espresso machines brands:
- Di Bartoli
- Gaggia (Only Classic model)
We repair and sell the following grinders brands:
- Anfim (ECA)
We also repair the following brands we don't sell:
- La Scala
- Nuova Era
- Nuova Simonelli
What brands of machines we don't repair?
We don't repair fully automatic machines like:
- De Longhi
- All Gaggia manual models (besides the Gaggia Classic)
What do I need to do between Services to keep my machine in good conditions?
Here are the fundamentals for all single boiler / heat exchange / twin boiler machines:
- Use filtered water rather than normal tap water to minimise lime scale build-up on internals and impact the machine's performance. Click here for our recommended solution. Contact us for best advice for SA, TAS, WA and NT.
- Backflush your machine every fortnight or every 1kg of coffee. Only machines with a release solenoid valve can be backflushed. Contact us if you are not sure about your machine. You will need a powder and a blind filter for backflushing.
- Clean your grinder every 6 months with grinder cleaner tablets
- Detailed guide for an E61 Heat Exchange preventive cleaning is available here: