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Slow and low heating/temp

My Saeco SuperAutomatica Electronic is from the 1980's. It does not have a model #, but I think it is one of the first superautomatics made by Saeco.
My problem is that it is taking longer and longer to heat up, about 10 min initially and then several minutes between functions. the water temp never goes above 160F, even from the frother for tea. It will however heat up enough when put on steam to froth lattes. Do you think this is a boiler problem or simply a thermostat?
thanks,
Suzy

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  • suzybanks Nov 27, 2008

    I cannot find the thermostat model #s that match the ones recommended for my machine because it is old. Are they interchangeable with newer models? Also, my machine has 3 thermostats and both the espresso and hot water are way too low in temp. What exactly should I order?
    thanks again,
    Suzy


  • suzybanks Nov 28, 2008

    I just want to say that Ginko is correct! I opened the machine up and the boiler was full of junk and the element is corroded to the point that there is bare wire. Now I just need to know if elements from a new model will fit my machine. Can you help me with that?
    Thanks Ginko!
    Suzy


  • suzybanks Nov 29, 2008

    I would like to follow up on the replacement part for the boiler and element. I cannot get the link for johnnybeans to work. Is the element attached to the boiler and therefore it and the top of the boiler must be replaced?
    thanks,
    Suzy


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Looks like you need a new Brew Temperature Thermostat. Should be around 95-100 degrees Celcius. The temperature is on the thermostat itself. You can find the thermostat at http://cerinicoffee.com/Thermostat_Saeco_espresso_machine.asp

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    Cerini Coffee Nov 28, 2008

    You can replace the top half with the original heating element... The new style heating elements will not fit your machine. If you are interested in purchasing the correct boiler contact me at johnny@cerinicoffee.com



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When a machine takes a longer time to heat up, this is often due to scale on top of the heating element, try using a descaler product, and running a descale cycle a couple of time.

If it is not a scale problem, then it is usually a faulty thermostat or a faulty element.
When it is a faulty thermostat water gets hotter than normally.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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