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Testing the Starbucks Barista Heating Element

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  1. Testing the Starbucks Barista Heating Element, Testing the Starbucks Barista Heating Element: step 1, image 1 of 2 Testing the Starbucks Barista Heating Element, Testing the Starbucks Barista Heating Element: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the 6 Phillips #1 screws from the back panel.

    • Remove the back panel.

  2. Testing the Starbucks Barista Heating Element: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  3. Testing the Starbucks Barista Heating Element: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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6 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 -

hi ! we have Starbucks Barisa Milano. some how it didnt want switch on! my husband wanted to have a look but we cant open. do you gave any guidence?

Zorigoo Purev - Reply

I have a Barista and want to change the pressure washer of the coffee maker arm.

can any one help me?

sonnynima - Reply

I feel the temperature of the espressos i’m making is not hot enough. How do i raise the thermostat to activate the Ready light at a higher temp?

Tim Furnish - Reply

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