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Electric coffee maker no longer boils the water

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My coffee maker does not start to boil the water when I connect it to the electric charging stand and pressed the 'boil' button. The orange light on the machine is very faint. I am pretty sure that the problem is not with the charging stand, because I connected my friend's coffee maker to it and it started to boil the water. I spoke to a retailer of these machines and he told me that Bialetti has had quite a few problems with this model. I would like to know whether I can repair it by replacing a part of the coffee machine, or should I just throw it out.

I hope you can offer some advice
Thanks Steve

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  • BOOGh Oct 24, 2008

    Hi,

    I have the same problem with an electric Moka Easy (3 cups). No matter how I switch it on, manually or programmed, it will simply beep without making any coffee. Coul dbe because it can't start boiling the water. One needs a lot of patience, pressing buttons, before any coffee comes out.

    Does anyone have a solution.

    Thank you

  • Wendy Aungier Feb 02, 2009

    I have the same problem as katotas, faint light and not heating up at all. When I press 'on' manually, there is a continuous 'error' beep, but there's nothing obvisouly wrong. My 6 cup is only a few weeks old, so they must be a faulty design!!
    wencatha

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    Same problem. I have had my Moka-Easy for two years though.

  • Sigg08 Feb 20, 2009

    Same problem. I'm worried I shorted it, by cleaning it right before using it...but I don't know how to fix it. I asked Bialetti, but they said they don't carry bases for this type of model any more....

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As you explain i understood that heating element is in defect. Even if you don't find replacement in part DO NOT THROW IT. only remove electrical parts and you use it in direct heat , with gas or fire. buon apetit.

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