Answer to "Ready light does not come on"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!
Answer to "Pump works, briefly, then gets quieter, doesn't pump"Hi, I was having the same problem. My machine was purchased in 2004, and I must admit I took poor care of it, until the last couple of years. I found the solution, between this site and Youtube. A new pump solved the problem (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B8K...). Replacement is fairly easy, takes about 30 minutes, all you need are Phillips screwdriver and a couple of metric wrenches (10 and 12mm). One video I found was not very helpful, about half of it was useless (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMVy6l7f...) but it at least familiarizes you with the internal workings.