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  • Brand: Lelit
  • Product: Coffee Grinder
  • Model/name: William PL71
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Romanian

Table of Contents

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14 x 22,5 x 36,5 cm
Net weight:
6 kg
Power supply:
230-240V 50-60Hz / 120V 60Hz
Power output:
270 W
Beans hopper capacity:
350 g
Grinders Line
William - PL71
User manual
for the model:
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Careful design and choice of components are the
secret of the excellent performance
of all of our models.
We develop our products with technology applied
only to the best professional machines.
The materials used meet very high standards of quality
and reliability to provide you with durable, and long-
lasting products.
Write down the serial number of your product
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Safety notes 4
Main specifications 8
Product overview 9
Instructions for use 10
Solving the most common problems 14
The art of Espresso coffee 15
Cleaning and maintenance 17
Warranty terms 19
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panel have easily understandable symbols.The machine is designed for home
use and is not suitable for heavy duty professional use. The noise level of the
Safety notes
Symbols used
Shock hazard. Failure to comply may cause electric
shock with danger to life.
Caution. Failure to comply may cause damage to the
Please Note. This symbol indicates important advice
and information for the user.
Numbers in brackets
The numbers in brackets refer to the key provided in the description of
the appliance in Chapter 03 “Product overview“ and to the pictures in
the Quick start guide attached.
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General warnings
This manual is an integral and essen­
tial part of the product. Please read
all these warnings carefully as they
provide important information on safe
installation, use and maintenance.
These instructions should be carefully
- Store the packaging material (plastic
bags,polystyrene,etc.)outof thereach
of children.
- This manual warns you against im-
- The appliance is only designed for
-This appliance is intended to be used
in household and similar applications
such as: staff kitchen areas in shops,
offices and other working environ-
ments; communities; by clients in ho-
tels, motels and other residential type
environments; bed and breakfast type
environments. It’s not indicated for a
thereachof children.
- Do not install the appliance in a zone
tal capabilities or lack of experience
and knowledge if they have been giv-
en supervision or instruction concern-
ing use of the appliance in a safe way
-The appliance must be installed in an
by people that have knowledge and
experience of it, especially for what
- No liability is accepted for the manu-
missionof anycomponent.
- Cleaning and maintenance must not
be done by children without supervi-
- Any use other than that described
above is improper and could be haz-
ardous; the manufacturer accepts no
liability whatsoever for any damage
arising from improper use of the ap-
- No liability is accepted for the use of
unauthorized spares and/or accesso-
- No liability is accepted for repairs
not carried out by authorized service
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- The appliance must not be left unat-
- The appliance (state specific part or
parts in question) must not be im­
mersed in water or other liquid or
- Before switching on, check the hop-
perforpresenceof foreignobject.
In all the above cases the warranty will
Essential safety warnings
As with all the electrical appliances,the
risk of electric shock cannot be exclud­
- Before switching on, ensure that the
power supply voltage corresponds to
of the appliance and that the power
- Do not tamper with the appliance.
Contact an authorized technician or
- Do not touch the appliance if your
- Donottouchtheplugwithwethands.
- Ensure that the electrical outlet is al-
ways freely accessible so that the plug
- When removing the plug, always
hold it directly. It should never be re-
moved by pulling on the power cord,
- To disconnect the appliance, remove
- In the event of any fault or malfunc-
Switch the appliance off, remove the
- Intheeventof damagetotheplugor
the power cord,do not operate the ap-
pliance,these should be replaced only
- Donotuseadapters,multiplesockets
or extension cords. If their use is una-
voidable, use simple adapters or mul-
tiple sockets and extension cords that
conform to current safety standards,
taking care not to exceed the current
limit marked on the simple adapter
or extension cord, or the maximum
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capacityof themultiplesocket.
- The use of attachments not recom-
mended or sold by the manufacturer
- Unplug from outlet when unattend-
ed,before assembling,disassembling,
- To avoid injury risks, do not leave the
power cord dangling from the table
or next to hot surfaces including the
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Everything under
Possibility to program the
grinding time for 1 or 2 cof-
fee shots and to change the
coffee granulometry.
Switch for additions
To manually decide for even-
tual coffee additions or stop
the grinding before the pro-
grammed time.
filterholder pin
With a simple operation it’s
possible to adjust the hei-
ght of the pin so that your
filterholder can automati-
cally and firmly stay on the
filterholder support.
Coffee chute
An innovative coffee chute
that can be easily regulated
in order to deliver the ground
coffee with precision inside
any filterholder.
Magnetic drip tray
Easily removable for clea-
Tamper support
To have the chosen tamper
always at hand.
We design our grinders based on our customers’ needs.
We are sure that the features selected for this model will meet all your wishes,
so you can get a perfect tasting coffee for yourself and your guests!
Main specifications
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Take your new grinder out of the box and have a look at the various componen-
ts and accessories designed for you. The numbers refer to the pictures in the
Quick start guide attached.
Product overview
1. Beans hopper cover.
2. Beans hopper.
3. Tamper support, micrometric
regulation grinding wheel.
4. Switch for adding coffee/stopping the
grinding before the programmed time
5. On/off switch.
6. Led light.
7. Grinding switch (PUSH).
8. Filterholder fork.
9. Programming switch – 1 dose.
10. Adjustable coffee chute.
11. Adjustable filterholder pin.
12. Programming switch – 2 doses.
13. Removable drip tray.
What’s in the box
a. Power cord.
b. Hopper cover.
c. Removalbe drip tray.
d. Instruction manual.
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Instructions for use
To make a good cup of coffee, you must know how to use your grinder properly
and will need a bit of practice. Follow the instructions carefully. You can also
refer to the Quick start guide where you will find illustrated instructions
Note. It is important to carefully follow these instructions the first time the grinder
is started, to ensure that it works properly.
A Open the packaging
A.1 Open the box, take out the grinder and remove all the bags and packing
materials. Place the grinder on a flat surface to grant an optimal stability.
Caution. The unit weights 6 kg.
B Filling the hopper with coffee beans
B.1 Remove the cover (1).
B.2 Fill the hopper (2) with the chosen coffee beans.
B.3 Place the cover back in its seat.
Caution. Never use the grinder without the cover on the hopper.
C Switch the grinder on
Caution. Ensure that the power supply voltage is the same as that indicated on the
information plate and that the supply system has an adequate circuit breaker.
C.1 Connect one end of the power socket (a) to the socket on the back of the
appliance and the other end (plug) into the wall socket.
C.2 Turn the grinder on by pressing the on/off switch (5). The led light (6) will
go on confirming this.
Note. The led light (6) indicates both the ON/OFF mode as well as the programming
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D Check the functioning
Note. Thanks to the pre-set parameters, the grinder is immediately ready to grind
your coffee.
D.1 Position the filterholder, with the correct filter inserted, on the fork (8) to
“hook” it with the pin (11).
Note. In the case you can’t insert your filterholder on the fork (8), you can change
the position of the upper filterholder pin (11), loosening it with a screwdriver to lift or
lower it. Once you found the optimal position, screw the pin back (11) to grant a secure
support for your filterholder.
D.2 To grind 1 dose, press once the grinding switch (7) (PUSH).
D.3 To grind 2 doses, press twice the grinding switch (7) (PUSH). The 2 presses
have to be within 2 seconds.
E Grind the coffee
Note. The grinder has been equipped with 50 mm flat mills, that grant a uniform
and professional grinding.
E.1 Check that the hopper is filled with beans and that it has the cover (1).
E.2 Turn the grinder on by pressing the on/off switch (5). The led light (6) will
go on confirming this.
E.3 Position the filterholder, with the correct filter inserted, on the fork (8) to
“hook” it with the pin (11).
E.4 To grind 1 dose, press once the grinding switch (7) (PUSH). The grinder
grinds the dose according to the set time. Wait until the grinding is over. Re-
move the filterholder from the fork (8).
E.5 To grind 2 doses, press twice the grinding switch (7) (PUSH). The 2 presses
have to be within 2 seconds. The grinder grinds the dose according to the set
time. Wait until the grinding is over. Remove the filterholder from the fork (8).
E.6. To grind any quantity of coffee continuously, press the switch (4) and keep
it pressed. Remove the filterholder from the fork (8) once the desired quantity
has been ground.
E.7. Check the grinding and the quantity per dose.
Note. Once the grinding has started, you can stop it before the set time, pressing the
switch (4).
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Caution. The switch (4) is for: continuous grinding (keep it always pressed); stop-
ping the grinding once started before the set time; adding coffee once the grinding is over.
E.8 Eventual coffee rests can be removed from the removable drip tray (13) just
pulling it. The tray (13) is fixed with magnets: removing and placing it back is really
easy and practical!
F Regulate the coffee chute
F.1 The grinder is equipped with an innovative adjustable coffee chute (12)
that precisely directs the coffee into any filterholder. If the ground coffee is not
delivered in the center of your filterholder, move the internal part of the chute
backwards/onwards with your fingers in order to center the fall of the ground
coffee into your filterholder.
G Regulate the grinding micrometrically.
Note. The grinder has been set in the factory for a medium size grinding, ideal for
the grinding of most types of coffee blends, available in the market.
Caution. Regulate the grinding ALWAYS and ONLY while the grinder is grinding.
G.1 Rotate the grinding wheel (3) to change the coffee granulometry. Rotate
the wheel clock-wise (towards the small points) to obtain a finer grinding, anti-
clock-wise for a coarser grinding.
Note. Micrometric regulation does not require any blockage.
Note. If the coffee flow in your espresso machine is very slow, the coffee grinding is
too fine, if it’s quick, the coffee grinding is too coarse. Many factors influence the coffee flow
such as: the amount of coffee, its pressing, the espresso machine adjustments, how clean the
filters are and also the climatic conditions.
H Adjust the doses
Note. The grinder has an electronic programmable card, where you can program the
grinding time for both doses. It’s also fitted with a led light (6) that shows the pre-set time
for each dose.
Note. The factory pre-set parameters are 6 seconds for 1 dose and 10 seconds for 2
doses. The grinding time can vary from 2 seconds to 20 seconds.
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H.1 To enter in the programming mode and change the grinding time for 1 dose,
keep the switch (9) pressed until the led light (6) goes off, then release the switch.
From now and for 5 seconds the led light (6) stays off, the electronic card is in the
programming mode and the grinding time can be changed. In the same way, to
enter in the programming mode and change the grinding time for 2 doses, keep
the switch (12) pressed until the led light (6) goes off, then release the switch.
From now and for 5 seconds the led light (6) stays off, the electronic card is in the
programming mode and the grinding time can be changed.
H.2 To increase or diminish the grinding time, press either the switch “+” (12) or
the switch “-“ (9). Each time you press it, you increase or diminish the grinding
time of half a second. This is visualized by the blinking of the led (6).
H.3 To exit from the programming mode, wait 5 seconds or, if you want to grind
your coffee immediately, press the grinding switch (7) (PUSH). Once the 5 seconds
are over, the led light (6) will blink for the new set time. Each blink corresponds to
a second and two quick blinks correspond to half a second.
I Reset the factory parameters
I.1 To reset the electronic card, turn the grinder off. Once off, press both the
switches (9) and (12) contemporarily and then turn the grinder on pressing the
switch (5). The led light (6) shows that the reset has been completed blinking
quickly for 5 times.
J Energy saving
J.1 When the grinder has not been used for 30 minutes, it goes in stand-by and
the led light (6) blinks every 3 seconds.
J2. To turn it back on, press any switch.
Note. To remove the stand-by function, turn the grinder off. Keep the switch (4)
pressed and turn the grinder back on.
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We advise you to read the following instructions carefully in order to solve the
most common problems before calling the nearest service center.
The grinder does not grind coffee
Dirty grinding blades (oils and fats deposits of
coffee residues).
Carry out the grinding mills cleaning, see the
user manual, (Cleaning of the mills) for the
operating instructions.
The grinding blades are too closed, they are
Adjust the setting to obtain a coarser grinding.
Grinding blades worn. Contact the service center.
Foreing objet that blocks grinding blades. Contact the service center.
The motor grinder doesn’t work
The grinder has worked for a long time
in continuous, causing an overheating of
the motor.
Wait until the motor cools down (15-30min.)
before switching the grinder on again.
The grinder has exceeded the maximum time
of grinding in continuous. (20 seconds).
After a waiting time of 100 seconds, the
grinder will automatically reset.
Solving the most common problems
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The “5 M”
If you want to make perfect Espres-
sos, you should start by ensuring the
five essential factors which turn a sim-
ple cup of coffee into an Espresso for
connoisseurs! These are the “5 M’s”;
in Italian: miscela (blend), macinat-
ura (grinding), macchina (machine),
manualità (skill) and manutenzione
1- Miscela (Blend)
Good Espressos are always made with
a good blend of coffee. An Espresso
with the right taste requires a blend of
two types of coffee, Arabica and Robus-
ta. The first gives the coffee its delicate
aroma and the right amount of acidity,
while the second type gives it its full
taste, body and cream. The quantities
depend on your own taste. Try out dif-
ferent combinations until you find the
blend you like best!
2- Macinatura (Grinding)
The grinder is a must for making good
Espresso. Coffee should always be
ground just before it is used so that it
preserves its taste and aroma. The Le-
lit grinders let you adjust the grinding
level to suit the coffee blend in order
to establish the correct extraction time
and amount of cream.
3- Macchina (Espresso machine)
Choosing the right espresso machine
is equally important. Lelit coffee ma-
chines are designed and built to let
you adjust the water pressure and
temperature to your requirements.
The right balance of these two factors
allows you to extract from the ground
coffee not only the substances that
provide its taste, but also the insoluble
particles that give your coffee body
and aroma.
4- Manualità (Skill)
Half of the result depends on how you
use the machine. A passionate expert
is an essential part of the Espresso
production chain and can enhance
the result to bring additional value to
the final product. Passion and practice
are, therefore, the secrets to learning
how to use the machine. You can ex-
periment with different blends of cof-
fee, grinding, pressing, water temper-
ature and pressure, not just to make
an Espresso, but to make the one that
is just right for you.
5- Manutenzione (Maintenance)
Daily maintenance, scheduled main-
The art of Espresso coffee
Contrary to what you might think, making a perfect Espresso is not that easy. It
takes experience, ability, passion and a little bit of curiosity. In this paragraph we
would like to share with you some of the basic rules for making a perfect cup
of Espresso.
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tenance and care of the machine will
ensure the quality of the beverage and
the durability of the product you have
purchased. A clean machine says a lot
about your passion for coffee making.
Coffee varieties
The choice of the blend is an essential
factor for making the ideal coffee for
your taste. There are a lot of different
varieties of coffee blends on the mar-
ket to choose from. The differences in
flavour, aroma and texture depend on
the quantities of the two varieties of
coffee that make the blend.
This is a sweeter and more delicate
variety of coffee, with a rich aroma
and cream that is very thin, dense and
/600 m
It is grown between 900/2000 m
Rich aroma.
Caffeine between 0.9 ~ 1.7%
This variety is woody, bitter, full-bod­
ied and spicy, with little aroma. Its
cream is more frothy and grey.
It is grown between 200/600 m
Spicy aroma.
Caffeine between 1.8 ~ 4%
It is grown between 900/2000 m
Rich aroma.
Caffeine between 0.9 ~ 1.7%
The blend selection is important for
creating the perfect coffee for your
palate. There are many blends in the
market. Differences in taste, perfume,
consistency depend from the propor-
tions of the two main coffee varieties.
No variety of coffee can make an ideal
Espresso on its own.
The perfect Espresso has a top layer
of cream 2-3 mm thick, a nut brown
to dark brown colour, with reddish
tinges and light streaks, a harmonious
flavour, a strong, balanced aroma and
a sweet, long-lasting aftertaste.
It has a strong aroma with notes of
flowers, fruits, toast and chocolate.
These sensations can last just a mo-
ment or can persist for a few minutes
in your mouth. The taste is round and
well structured. The acid and bitter
perceptions are well balanced where-
as there is little or no astringency.
The ideal parameters to obtain this
type of coffee are:
7 ± 0,5 g. of ground coffee.
25 seconds to brew 30 ml.
88 / 92°C when brewing and 80°C in the cup.
8 /10 bar pressure during extraction.
Even Arabica blends often contain a
small amount of Robusta, which is nec­
essary to enhance the cream and add
aroma and body to the espresso.
Blends made for coffee bars usually
contain 20% Robusta but in southern
Italy, where they prefer a stronger taste,
the percentage can reach 40- 50%.
At the end of the day, it’s just a matter
of taste…Experiment until you find the
blend you like best!
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The grinder must be cleaned every 4
kg of ground coffee.
Before starting, remove the plug from
the electrical outlet.
Use a soft cloth, preferably microfiber,
like the Lelit cloth (code MC972 - not
cluded), and moisten it with plain
water. Do not use abrasive detergen-
ts and do not immerse the grinder in
Cleaning of the mills
It’s well known that the coarseness of
the ground coffee affects the quality
of the espresso in the cup.
During grinding, some coffee particles
deposit between the teeth of the mil-
lstones reducing the distance betwe-
en the discs, or between the cones
and consequently also the size of the
grains of coffee powder which come
out of the grinder .
These deposits, consisting of fats and
oils, due to the high temperatures de-
veloped between the mills, go rancid
quickly and create molds that damage
the ground coffee in an irreversible
The cleaning of the mills and of the
mill chamber becomes extremely im-
portant. This must be performed with
a specific product (PL104 – not inclu-
ded), i.e a powder formed by small
crystals based on gluten-free food
starches with a very high absorbing
power for oils and fats.
Passing through the mills the cry-
stals clean away the coffee deposits
enabling the grinding of a coffee pow-
der free of odors.
Any eventual residues do not contain
substances harmful to the consumer
or harmful to the grinder.
Cleaning the mills is very easy, just fol-
Cleaning and maintenance
Cleaning and maintenance of the grinder are essential for the quality of the
grinding and the durability of the appliance.
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low the following steps:
- Empty completely the beans hopper
- Press the grinding switch in order to
get rid completely of the remaining
coffee beans.
- Pour a pack of grinder detergent
powder (PL104) into the hopper (2),
paying attention to the fact that the
powder must penetrate the mills.
- Press the switch (4) for about 5 se-
conds so that the powder penetrates
completely through the mills.
- Fill the hopper (2) with coffee beans.
- Throw away the first couple of por-
tions of ground coffee.
- The cleaning is over.
We advise to replace the mills periodi-
cally, once worn out.
Maintenance has to be fulfilled just by
an authorised service center and with
original spare parts.
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Warranty terms
Legal warranty
duct has been sold; specific informa-
tion about the warranty terms can be
given by the seller or by the importer
in the country where the product has
been purchased.The seller or importer
is completely responsible for the pro-
also for the fulfillment of the laws in
distributes the product, including the
correct disposal of the product at the
endof itsworkinglife.
in force are the national laws imple-
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For the correct disposal of the product in accordance with EU DI-
RECTIVE 2002/96/EC and with Legislative Decree no. 151 of 25 July
2005. At the end of its working life, the product must not be disposed
of as urban waste. It must be taken to a special authorized differential
waste collection center or to a dealer providing this service. Disposing
of a household appliance separately avoids possible negative conse-
quences for the environment and health caused by improper disposal
and enables recovery of the materials it contains, with significant sa-
vings in energy and resources. The product is marked with a cros-
sed-out wheelie bin as a reminder of the need to dispose of household
appliances separately.
Gemme Italian Producers srl declares under its own responsibility
that the product:
Grinder type: PL71
To which this declaration relates, conforms to the following stan-
IEC 60335-2-14:2006(ed.5)+A1:2008+A2:2012+IEC 60335-
EN55014-1:2006+A1:2009+A2:2011 - EN55014-
NB: This declaration is null and void should the grinder be modified
without our specific authorization.
Castegnato, 01/05/2016 - Managing Director
Gemme Italian Producers srl
25045 Castegnato (Bs)
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User manual code 7800017 REV01, date 02/03/17
Art. PL71
©2016 Gemme Italian Producers Srl. All Rights Reserved

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