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The firmware upgrade feature on the Dream machine allows the user to upgrade their firmware to enable new features and also fix any bugs that may reside in the software. An SD memory card and reader have been provided to make this a simple procedure.

Download a copy of the latest La Spaziale Dream Firmware File

After downloading the new firmware file, then save it to the desktop. Double click on the downloaded file to unzip your latest firmware. Then save the unzipped bin file labeled as S1D_0119.bin to the provided SD memory card. Most modern computers have an SD memory card slot or purchase an external memory card reader at your local electronics store. The memory card reader that comes with the machine is used to interface with the espresso machine and not with a computer.

After saving the file to the memory card, do not remove it from the computer until the memory card device has been ejected from the computer. This is very important to help prevent the data on the memory card from getting damaged.

If the file does not copy to the memory card, then make sure the lock for the memory card is unlocked.

 

Loading the firmware file to the Dream

After loading the firmware file on the memory card, insert the card into the card reader provided with the machine. Do not connect the card reader to the machine at this time.

Turn the machine on and then access the main menu. Cycle through the menu until the icon for "SW UPDATE" appears on your La Spaziale's touch screen. Press the "OK/MENU" button, and then the display should read "Insert SD Card Reader" press "OK."

Open the right side of the SD card reader cover located to the right of your dual manometer.

Connect the SD card reader to the connection behind the cover. The connection is keyed and only connects one way. Make sure the card reader is firmly seated.

After connecting the card reader then press the "OK/MENU" button. The machine should turn off and then turn back on after a few seconds.

The menu times out if it takes too long to connect the SD card reader; if this happens: go back into the SW Update menu and then press the OK/MENU button again.

The display should now show all of the firmware files loaded on to the SD card. Select the newest version firmware file as a download at the beginning of this guide and then press the OK/MENU button.

The display should now read "INSTALLING NEW FIRMWARE" and "REMOVE THE SD CARD AND REBOOT THE SYSTEM" when the update concludes.

Unplug the machine from the electrical outlet and then disconnect the SD Card Reader from the machine. Plug the machine back into the electrical outlet, but DO NOT turn it on yet.

Warning: Follow the procedure below before turning the machine on.


1. Press and hold the OK/MENU button for 5 seconds. "SELECT BOILER THRESHOLD" is now on your display

2. Press the up arrow button to select "THRESHOLD B" for Dream machines up to serial # 259547 and Dream T machines up to serial # 259496 and then press the OK/MENU button to confirm. All serial #'s after that range must be set to "THRESHOLD A"

3. After setting the threshold setting the offset, the setting must also get changed in the menu for more accurate temperature control. The new offset setting should be 0°F/0°C. Failure to change the offset setting results in temperatures that may lead to a bitter taste.

The machine can now be used normally after setting the threshold and offset settings.

Here is a link to a very well written article by Jim Schulman that is lengthy but covers a lot of information that in my opinion one must at least have an understanding of in order to pull a good espresso. Click Here

The Isomac thermostat uses terminals P and terminals 1.The Limit thermostat uses terminals C and terminals 1. See the images:Isomac thermostatLimit thermostatNote: There is no polarity on a thermostat therefore it doesn't matter which wire goes to which terminal as long as it is the correct two terminals.

To see what steam tips we carry, the thread size, and what espresso machines they can be fitted on to, Click Here

For almost all E61 machines, the correct gasket size is 8.5 mm. On our web site we offer an 8 mm as well. I suggest you use the thinner 8 mm gasket if you have an original La Marzocco portafilter. The reason is the La Marzocco portafilter has slightly thicker ears, which prevents it from locking in as secure as it should. The slightly thinner gasket allows the portafilter to move farther to the right and results in a more secure fit.

Here is a link to a very informative video we produced that goes step by step how to properly froth and steam milk when making cappuccinos and lattes.


Here is a link to a well written article, by Aaron De Lazzer, on the finer points of frothing milk. Aaron's article not only explains the proper method to stretch then texturize your milk but it also includes several images. Click Here

Here is an article written by David Schomer on "Milk Texturing Basics" which is a must read for beginners. Click Here

The safest and best way to clean your grinder, in our opinion, is with 

BIOCAF COFFEE GRINDER CLEANER.

To see what bean hoppers we carry, the height and volume size, what comes with it, and what espresso grinders they can be fitted on to, Click Here

Here is a link to a very well written article by Jim Schulman that is lengthy but covers a lot of information that in my opinion one must at least have an understanding of in order to pull a good espresso. Click Here