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No hot water

Hello- I have a Rancilio S24 that I have owned for the past 5 years.
When I turn the power switch to the ON position, the light in the switch comes on. However, the pump does not activate,and the boiler tank does not heat up. Do I have a heating element problem? Is there a reset switch to try before I have it serviced?

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Yes there is a small red breaker switch on the left side of the boiler tank. Unplug the unit first then remove the left side cover and just push down on the red breaker switch to reset it.

Posted on Apr 21, 2010

  • Craig Friend Mar 05, 2013

    what if there is no red breaker there

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