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Blowing the fuse in the kitchen when it's turned on.

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    My Sylvia started blowing fuses recently -- perhaps the fuses are weak. But I'd like to know.

  • julia65 Nov 24, 2008

    My Silvia all the sudden blows my kitchen fuses when I turn it on. It is 6 years old.

  • squidhudo Dec 08, 2008

    Our Rancilio Silvia also trips our circuit breakers when turned on. I suspect that it has something to do with a thermostat because it first tripped just before I expected the ready heating ready light to illuminate.

  • Ritterview Dec 25, 2008

    My brand new Rancilio Silva trips my kitchen wall outlet circuit breaker when the brew button is switched on.

  • goofy66 Apr 06, 2009

    I've had my machine for a few years, and this weekend it has started tripping the circuit. Won't work now, what gives?

  • ch in va Apr 14, 2009

    We are having the same problem with our Rancilio Silvia.  It started tripping the circuit breakers and fuses in our kitchen after running fine for a little over 5 years.
    troubled in VA


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When you blow the fuse your heating element is blown. The only fix is to replace the boiler. Sorry

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