How-To: SCG’s Tune-up Kits for the Saeco Via Venezia & Aroma

SCG's Parts KitsBack in our wayward youth, we purchased a motorized moon buggy for one of our brothers’ birthdays. After a few days of running it all over sand, grass, asphalt, linoleum and the spongy, pine needle-infused earth of the forest, his curiosity got the best of him: How did it work? To find out, he took it apart and meticulously laid out each tiny component on the table, then spent a couple of hours examining them, playing with where and how they fit, experimenting with how they interacted — or didn’t — with each other. Then it was time to put it back together again … and that’s when everything went a little bit sideways.

This story isn’t particularly unique; sure, it may reference a cheap plastic toy from the ’80s, but we’ve all heard of (or been personally involved with) situations in which someone decided to take the mechanical bull by the horns — literally — and lost. It’s super easy to take things apart, but the skill of a true engineer comes forth when it’s time to put it all back together again.

Preventative maintenance on your Saeco Via Venezia or Aroma includes a semi-regular replacement of some of the brew head components — the gasket, screen, anti-suction valve and more. But taking it apart and putting it back together again can seem daunting to some, and we want to allay your fears! Not only do we have parts kits with step-by-step instructions for each of these machines, we’ve made this guided video, courtesy of our parts guru Brendan. Check it out to see how easy it is to replace these well-worn parts — we promise you won’t have a non-functioning moon buggy at the end of it all.

4 comments for “How-To: SCG’s Tune-up Kits for the Saeco Via Venezia & Aroma

  1. Zarah
    June 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Do you guys offer the service of doing this for me? If so, how much?

    • Kat
      June 21, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Yes, we do! We offer it on all of the machines that we repair — cost kind of depends on the state of the machine. Are you local? If so, you can bring it by our store and our Service Writer will give you an estimate.

      - Kat

  2. Greg Clarke
    November 24, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Would this kit work for a Poemia also?
    Thanks

    • Kat
      November 25, 2013 at 8:08 am

      Hi Greg -

      It doesn’t; the brew head gaskets on the Poemia are different than on the Via Venezia & Aroma. Brendan is working on a kit specifically for that machine, however, so stay tuned.

      Kat

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