After two weeks of failing to fix our espresso machine, the repair guy found time in his busy schedule to stop by again today. This time what he had to say was: "This used espresso machine that you just spent $1,500 on is junk. What you ought to do is buy a used espresso machine from me for $2,500. Oh, it's not a La Marzocco, it's some model that nobody else uses. And it's bigger, so it will waste another foot of your bar. But I'll give you $400 for your machine that I don't know how to fix!"
We'll be going with someone else now.
More days down the drain.