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An easy to use home Espresso machine created by Saeco and rebranded for Starbucks. This machine is excellent for every day espresso drinkers and has an excellent build and product life.

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Ready light does not come on

The Ready light does not come on anymore. The water does not get hot. The pump does work. Water does come out of the steam dispenser & brew head. I did feel the brew head & it was slightly warm, but never got hot & the ready light never came on after 10- 15 minutes.

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Is it under warrenty?

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No, it is not under warrenty. It is probably 5 or 6 years old.

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What barista model do you have???

is it this one?

"normally" - the problem you are describing is the result of a calcified or defective boiler.

if it's the model as shown in the teardown, than you can also search for parts from the Saeco Estro Vapore - it's the same machine

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If the machine is warming up somewhat but not getting hot then your heating element is probably coated in calcium. You should be descaling roughly every 3 months to prevent this from happening; make sure you use a proper descaling agent (Dezcal/Durgol) as home remedies such as lemon juice or vinegar are not good for the machine.

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If you’re handy with a few simple tools, replacing the boiler sounds like a good option. Certainly, try to clean it first, but replacement isn’t a tough job either. Read the guides on Ifixit, and search on youtube videos. Parts are pretty common on Ebay, sometimes you can buy a machine just for parts pretty cheap. Just chop shop out a boiler and reinstall it.

Sometimes you get REALLY lucky. I bought a brand new Starbucks Barista SN006, in the box, for $150. I almost fainted when I saw it. Now my old one is is slowly but surely being repaired and cleaned, and my wife isn’t bugging me to fix it!

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