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Introduction

The boiler heat the water to the needed temperature for both the steam wand and portafilter. If your machine isn't heating up, one possible cause is a failed heating element inside the boiler. This guide will show you how to test for this.

Image 1/2: Remove the back panel.
  • Remove the 6 Phillips #1 screws from the back panel.

  • Remove the back panel.

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Image 1/1: Set your voltmeter in continuity mode and place the leads on the two 90 degree prongs on the boiler's heating element.
  • Make sure the machine is turned off and unplugged.

  • Set your voltmeter in continuity mode and place the leads on the two 90 degree prongs on the boiler's heating element.

  • It does not matter which lead touches which prong as you're just testing for a break, or "open" in the heating element circuit.'''

  • If the voltmeter shows 0, or "open", then there is an issue with the heating element's continuity and it needs to be replaced.

  • If given a reading, then your heating element is fine.

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Image 1/1: Place a cup, to catch fluid, underneath the portafilter.
  • In the water reservoir, place mixture of de-calcifying agent and water as directed on the product label.

  • Place a cup, to catch fluid, underneath the portafilter.

  • Run Barista, as if making coffee, for the amount of time directed by the de-calcifying product.

    • See the links section of the device page for further directions.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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2 Comments

I did this a few months ago and the boiler was full of rusty gunk. This guide sure did help me out.

oguitar200 - Reply

the same here - it was disgusting... was afraid to have damaged it while cleaning it. tested it yesterday already... just going through all the steps to validate function of the units.

Martin Zeitler -

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