The V2 Updates:
1. Lelit’s Logo. The new machines have a black silk screened logo instead of the classic red logo.
2. OPV discharge. The original version had the OPV discharge water routed to the drip tray. Later models had this added recently prior to V2. The new version comes from the factory with the OPV discharging to the pump.
3. Water tank has Lelit logo embossed.
4. The coffee baskets are now IMS filters made of 304 stainless steel: single dose (9-11 g), double dose (16-18 g), double dose PLUS (18-21 g).
5. Software Updates:
Lelit has indicated that there will be an upgrade GICAR box for Mara X V1 owners to update their machines to V2, but no additional information is available at this time (May 2022).
Lelit has also indicated that their E61-type grouphead on Mara X and Bianca will now be referred to as L58E because common E61 parts may not fit the groupheads.
Here is a video that Lelit released on how to tell which version you have:
The Lelit Mara X (PL62X) is a compact, simple, quiet E61-type Heat Exchanger (HX) machine for home use with automatic brew temperature control that will allow owners to pull excellent shot after excellent shot. Lelit engineers have done it again with their patent pending dual-probe HX system. The way they designed this machine eliminates the necessary cooling flush that all other HX machines need prior to brewing. Now (January 2022) the hose from the Over Pressure Valve (OPV) has been redirected from the drip tray and incorporated into the hoses for the water tank and pump. This will reduce the amount of water released into the drip tray when the OPV opens.
Owners can choose between two modes: Brew temperature Priority (BTP), or Steam Temperature Priority (STP) via a switch on the right side of the machine. If you want a standard HX use STP. If you want a no flush, brew temperature ready machine use BTP. In Brew Temperature Priority, the owner selects between the three brew temperature ranges via a three-position switch located in front behind the drip tray. With a temperature probe in the heat exchanger and one in the steam boiler, Mara X makes calculations twice a second, and will then either heat up or cool down the boiler thereby regulating the temperature of the heat exchanger to make sure it is equal to the selected brew temperature with no flushing required. It has a 1.8 Liter stainless steel boiler, a vibration pump that is quieter than most (due to insulation and controlled water flow rates), and is able to be used with a smart plug for extensive scheduling and remote control. Another technical innovation from the same engineers that brought the Bianca into the home espresso community.
It is strongly recommended that you acquire and install a single-outlet surge suppressor rated at 1080 joules or higher to avoid electrical damage to the power switch, the electronics, the heating element, the pressurestat or the wiring inside. Any damage to these components are not considered a manufacturer defect
To increase the useful life of and not damage your espresso machine, you should be using softened water. Softened water is water without calcium and magnesium, but still has other minerals for espresso extraction. Do not use distilled water, purified water, nor reverse osmosis water as these waters create oxidation with the metals and cause the same damaging effects as limescale.
We do not recommend descaling this machine unless there is an issue with the espresso machine. Too much descaling can eat away at the metals and gaskets inside an espresso machine hastening replacement.
We pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service. We will do our best to meet the timing commitments detailed in our shipping policy below.
When making a purchase with Total Espresso, the customer, or purchaser of products, is also agreeing to all terms and conditions on this page and website.
When you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail. This means that we have received your order in our system and a pre-authorization was received from your credit card or payment account for the purchase. We do our best to keep up with inventory, but there may be occasions when an item is shown as available on our website, but is actually backordered or unavailable. If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will contact you via e-mail and/or telephone and void the pre-authorization. If your item is available for shipment (within 3-5 business days), we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment. In the event of high demand, unavailable items, we will notify you of our best estimate of when the item will be available. You can then inform us if you would like us to process the payment and wait for delivery or that you would prefer us to void the order and pre-authorization.
If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within three to five business days from the date of your order. We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at sales@TotalEspresso.com or toll free at (877) 652-6533. Once a tracking code has been generated, we cannot cancel or make changes to your order. Most merchandise will be shipped insured and require a signature at delivery. Orders shipped via common carrier (UPS and FedEx) include delivery to the customer's external door. Orders shipped via USPS are delivered to a customer's mailbox or door, depending upon package size. In general, shipping carrier delivery times are best effort and not guaranteed.
We offer free standard shipping for orders greater than $99.00 in the lower 48 contiguous United States on all non-commercial electric espresso machines and coffee grinders unless specifically noted in product description. Some home espresso machines may be shipped via freight company on a pallet to lessen the possibility of damage. If a machine will be shipped via freight on a pallet, you the customer will provide additional shipping funds upon checkout to offset the extra expense. We do not ship internationally. The customer is responsible for all freight charges on commercial machine shipments. We are unable to ship items to APO/military addresses. If you order more than one item, your shipments may be delivered separately. Orders will be shipped using our preferred providers and we are unable to accommodate shipping orders on a customer's personal shipping account. Orders totaling $99.00 or less will pay a flat rate standard shipping charge.
Packages will be delivered to the address confirmed on your order, and address changes can only be made before your order ships. We are unable to change shipping addresses, redirect, or place a hold on a shipped package. For all orders of home espresso machines and grinders, all packages will require a signature upon delivery. Total Espresso does not guarantee and will not be liable for shipments signed by an individual other than the recipient at the same address (i.e., doorman, roommate, fraudster, etc.). You are encouraged to ship your merchandise to your workplace address rather than your home address if there is someone you trust who will sign for the delivery or will call you when the merchandise arrives so you can sign for it.
Please note: Before shipment most or all espresso machines and grinders are removed from packaging and inspected or bench tested. This is done to ensure that they arrived without damage from overseas shipment and to add to or modify packaging for shipment. Grinders may have some residue from testing upon arrival. Signs of opened packaging or grinds does not mean the product was returned or used by another customer.
Refused Delivery or Unable to Deliver
If you elect to refuse the delivery of the items you ordered from Total Espresso or your purchases are returned due to the carrier being unable to make delivery, your order will be treated as a return without an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization), and will be subject to a 20% restocking fee, plus all shipping charges will be deducted from your refund. In addition, a $50.00 administrative fee will be deducted.
The customer is responsible for all freight charges on commercial machine shipments.
Damaged, Missing, Defective or Malfunctioning New Merchandise Policy
Please report damaged, missing, defective or malfunctioning merchandise immediately and no later than five (5) days of receipt/delivery.
DAMAGE – All damage claims must be reported within five (5) days of receipt/delivery and the equipment must NOT be used. Customers should not use the equipment and must keep all original packaging and boxes. Satisfactory returns must include the original accessories, original packaging, and proper packing of loose articles to avoid damage. Failure to comply will result in denial of credit to your account due to denial of payment of claim from the common carrier.
Items are carefully packaged on our end to protect against damage during shipping. Please carefully inspect your package when it arrives for any shipping damage. If an item appears to be damaged, do not attempt to use it and notify us immediately so that we can begin the claims process.
Damages In Transit: Common Carrier (i.e. UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL) - To increase customer satisfaction, we take great care in inspecting EVERY piece of equipment that is sold by Total Espresso. You will notice that we do open boxes to inspect the equipment as well as add packaging material for an extra safe shipping journey to every customer. Therefore, we ask that you do not be alarmed if you see that we opened the box and re-sealed it. All non-palletized orders/shipments are properly boxed and insured for delivery by common carrier to your address. Please inspect your package when you receive it from UPS or USPS. All claims for damages and shortages must be made within five (5) business days of receipt of merchandise.
Box Damage - If you notice any apparent damages to the outer carton (i.e. gashes in the box, box severely crushed, internal packaging leaking peanuts, or creased corners), please alert the driver/carrier and make a damage notation with your signature.
Concealed Damages (UPS, FedEx, and USPS only) - If you notice any concealed damages from shipping, please notify us via email within five (5) business days of receipt. Include pictures of the damaged item, if possible. Make sure that you keep all packaging (boxes, shipping labels, peanuts, etc...) as the respective UPS, FedEx, or USPS inspector will need to inspect the package. Failure to keep and return all packaging will null and void all applicable return, exchange, and refund privileges.
If your equipment order has arrived with visible damage, please do NOT use the merchandise. Once used, the carrier, as well as you, will deem the shipment as "accepted and acceptable" or "used", and the carrier will not issue a claim number nor pay for any damages. If there is no visible damage to an espresso machine, please check the operation of the machine initially with water only to inspect for internal damages which would show water leakage. If there is water leakage, please call us within five (5) business days and please unplug equipment. If there is no physical damage to a coffee grinder, please turn it on without coffee to inspect for any strange noises. We cannot issue a replacement, exchange or refund unless a claim number is issued. Your use of purchased item(s) damaged in transit or failure to keep all packaging for the carrier's inspection will null and void our return, exchange, or refund privileges with manufacturers or importers.
Please e-mail Total Espresso (sales@TotalEspresso.com) to notify us that your machine, grinder, or shipment was damaged, we will gladly ship a replacement of the same item only or replacement part when a claim number is issued by UPS, FedEx, or USPS AND after the damaged unit has been returned to us or our agent in the original carton shipped. Replacements or refunds will not be issued if the damaged order is shipped back in a carton different than what we shipped to a customer as UPS, FedEx, and USPS will only investigate claims that have the original shipping carton included. In cases where damage has occurred to parts that can be replaced (including, but not limited to removable water reservoir, bean hopper, knock box), Total Espresso reserves the right to send only those replacement parts that were damaged in transit. Please note that domestic claim numbers for USPS can take up to 6 months and for UPS/FedEx can take up to 15 days. Our damage policy does not apply for customers or their agents who re-ship our packages outside the United States.
Please note that we often ship orders in multiple packages. However, if items are apparently missing from your order, please report it to us immediately so we can track packages and replace the shipment if necessary. All claims for missing item(s) and/or component(s) must be reported within five (5) days of receipt/delivery. Total Espresso’s only responsibility will be to ship the missing item or component. Missing item(s) or component(s) external to the machine are not considered a defect.
DEFECTIVE OR MALFUNCTIONING NEW MERCHANDISE
Home equipment which arrives defective not due to shipping damage or becomes defective due to manufacturer's defect within five (5) calendar days of the receipt/delivery date will either be replaced, or a replacement part will be provided for installation by the customer, or the defective merchandise will be repaired at no cost and returned to the customer at the discretion of Total Espresso. If required, the defective product must be returned in its original packaging before a replacement or repair is provided. After the initial five days, you must follow warranty repair procedures.
Lack of water in the internal boiler, not just the water reservoir of an espresso machine, can damage the heating element – these cases are not handled under warranty as this is not a defect of the machine. Customer should watch the water intake hose (where applicable) when starting for the first time to insure water is being drawn in. If not, you should stop the machine immediately and notify Total Espresso.
COFFEE TEMPERATURE, TASTE OF COFFEE, POSSIBLE ADJUSTMENTS THAT MAY BE NEEDED, LACK OF PROPER GRINDER, LACK OF FRESH COFFEE, OR INEXPERIENCE ARE NOT CONSIDERED DEFECTS.
This policy does not cover defects caused by user error or negligence, including, but not limited to, not reading the owner's manual or instructions included with the purchased item. Items designated as commercial are not covered by this policy and are covered by the respective manufacturer's warranty or by the installer. Adjustments are not considered defects. Temperature and/or adjustments (i.e. foot height, pump pressure, etc.) on espresso machines are not considered defects when within the respectable range set forth by the manufacturer. During shipment, it is common for wire connections to get disconnected from heating elements or other components. This generally has an easy solution and is not considered a defect.
Please see our Warranty page for complete listing of exceptions to general warranties.
Effective 30 March 2020
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Total Espresso reserves the right to decline a price match at our discretion.
Does this machine come ready to use right out of the box?
Most of our machines are bench tested with water prior to repackaging and shipping. Other than that, the machines are shipped as they come directly from the manufacturer. On this particular machine, there is an ability to program the PID to have the machine in an "economy" or stand by mode (as required by EU). The Lelit Mara X is delivered with stand by mode enabled. The machine can either stay on full time or go into economy mode after 30 minutes. To switch between these, turn the machine off, lift the levetta (the name for the E61 lever) and turn the machine on. When the on button light starts flashing , the mode has been changed. Turn the machine back off, lower the levetta and run as usual.
I received the machine couple days ago , I haven’t used it yet, but I have tried many time to fix the portafilter into the brewing group, no matter how hard I push it , the handle is not aligned with padlock symbol present on the group. Is it safe to use ? Anything I can do to fix it ?
This happens a lot with new machines because the portafilter gasket on the group head is new and stiff. It should soften a little bit with use. As long as the portafilter handle is between 5 and 7 o'clock or so, it should be safe to use. Before putting any coffee in the filter basket, try running the pump like you were going to brew with the portafilter in place to see if any water leaks out. If it doesn't, you should be good to go. The quickest way to "fix" this is to replace the original gasket with a new silicon gasket which is much more pliable.
Just bought a Mara X (from a local supplier here in Canada). Question... When I start it up with a full tank, after 30 minutes of warm up and 1 espresso made, followed by another 30 minutes of standing by, the resevoir tank ends up half empty. Obviously my 1 espresso did not empty the tank. It's the drip tray that ends up nearly overflowing! Is this normal? Is this just part of the startup procedure? Kind of like priming a pump? This is my first E61 machine, so I have no point of comparison. Thank you
Many (most) tanked machines return the OPV discharge water back to the water reservoir. On the Mara X. the dumping of the water to the drip tray was meant to enable provision for a neat in-tank filter in the bottom-fed water reservoir, with no messy tubes entering from the top. So rest assured that this is completely normal operation fo rthe Mara X. However, if you don't want to have to empty the drip tray as often, you can modify the OPV flow and still use the in-tank filter; and if you don’t use the filter - it’s even easier.
My Mara X machine quickly goes from the warm-up setting to stand-by. It is taking ~24 minutes to warm up, which matches what is printed in the instructions. Six minutes later, the machine is shifting to standby mode. If I want to make coffee, it has to warm up again. So there is a 6 minute window to make a cup. Is there a setting or an adjustment that can be made to fix the problem?
The machine is set at the factory with economy mode enabled. Here is the procedure to disable it: The machine can either stay on full time or go into economy mode after 30 minutes. To switch between these, turn the machine off, lift the E61 lever and turn the machine on. When the power light starts flashing, the mode has been changed. Turn the machine back off, lower the E61 lever and run as usual.