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Francis X1 overheat quickly

My X1 worked fine for 2 years.
Now it overheats and get to 140 in temperature in less than 1mn. So best way to make a coffee is to time it to be there when it reachs 100 degres and start my coffee at that time. Not good when you have friends as I can not make more than 1 coffee.. it takes about 1hr for temperature to come back down even with the machine on off.
Today is getting worst... no water is leaking... 
Any suggestions?

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  • un ptit noir Dec 14, 2008

    I tried this. I ran twice a decalcifier but without success.
    Any tip on running decalcifier? or specific brand that work better than others?

  • esc8peartist Feb 03, 2009

    Did the decalcifying work? Because mine gets so hot (so fast) it spits... Not sure how I could do it. I have the goods... but could use the help!


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Hey. you have calcium build up on the wands that go in your boiler so they can't messure the temp properly so it keeps a decalcifier from any coffee site online or coffee machine sales and repaires place.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

  • coffee freak Dec 14, 2008

    the only thing to do now is open up the machine to see the top of the boiler. there will be one or two bolts with ends stiking out, make sure you have released all the steam pressure. undo the bolt and inside attatched to the bolt is a rod. give em a good scrub and try again.


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