When making an expresso cup of coffee, the water is only luke warm. Don't have a manual to see how to troubleshoot. Does anyone know where I can download a eurolab manual? The machine I have only has a coffee button and no heating button.
I have had this problem before: Could be two things either the boiler or the sensors that measure the temperature of the boiler. Normally the red flashing light that you get on startup will never go away if the boiler doesn't get to temp. If your light goes to constant red, it means that it thinks the boiler is at temp ( but it isnt). That points a bit to the temp sensor.
There are two sensors, one that regulates the temp and one that is an emergency cut off device incase the boiler gets too hot. Both must be working. If you download the manuals, they will show the position of these (if its the more detailed manuals with parts.
Taking these machines apart and putting them back together is a bear of a task, I have done it several times. Might be worth taking it in as you have to pull the whole assembly out of the container to get to the boiler.
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This is really a home style VPR brewer (but looks nicer)
if you listen to their video (link below) they mention it has a pre-heated tank of water already in the brewer. This means the brewer needs to be pre-filled with a full pot of water and pre-heated prior to using the brewer. Unplugging this unit won't be a problem UNLESS it was emptied of tank water and not refilled when powered up.
* The unit will try and heat up the tank of water but if empty then just air which overheats the unit then blows the thermal fuse. Call for service.
* The warmer is still working but it's not hot enough to brew frequently as the warmer may take up to an hour to get the tank hot enough to brew or it may not get hot at all if it's own thermal fuse blew too.
* Final; call for service to be safe.
If this ESAM is like the earlier 3500, the water heater element is actually a pair of heater elements in parallel but in the same aluminium moulded unit. Being in parallel they act independently of each other. If one goes open circuit then not enough heat is supplied to the water. Result is coffee a bit hotter than luke-warm. The only answer is to buy a new part. You can't replace the single duff element because it's in the moulding.
Your are propably need to prime the machine. This mean that air blocked in the machine and need to get out and fill all pipe system with water.
To do this you need to warm up the machine and turn the hot water knob so you will get one cup of hot water from the steam wand. After that try to get some water from the coffee head without any coffee in the filter handle. Now the machine is ready for coffee again. You will need to prime the machine very often so try to remember the procedure. This will happen again usually after you use the steam process and this normal for your machine. http://www.fixya.com/support/r5772014-saeco_gaggia_spidem_ventilate_prime
Sat on the stove and did nothing! Fire the credent!!!Is the water getting hot enough? Here is an idea, take it back to the store and get a dufferent model, or a straight across echange.I have a notion to buy one just to take it apart and see whats going on, There are so many on this forum I don't knpw whythey are bothered wirh. No offense to your preference and good taste but if twas and seriously fond of expresso, buy one at a t a restaraunt supply store. I'm sorry that was not an answer abd I know those machines are way over priced. It is frustrating me and I don't care for expresso myself. Take it bake and raise cain over it.. Expired warrantee or not. Send me a copy of the receipt and I'll write or call the manufacturer myself. Let me have their phone number, also. Ned Cook
The magic delux has only one boiler so if you are getting hot water and steam, then it could be that the cup used to brew into is taking the heat from your espresso, trly warming up the cup before brewing into.
hi elite 288! have you tried pre-heating your coffee cups? i fill w/hot water, then set them on cup warmer until i brew coffee (dump out water & slide cup under spout at last moment) and i do my frothing of milk before brewing espresso. also, have you allowed adequate time for machine to warm up/run just water through machine: after it indicates it's ready to go, hit the brew button & allow about a 1/2 cup or cup of water to run thru, warming up the brewhead. when ready button again lights up, brew your espresso. if this doesn't get it hot enough for you, try descaling your machine (you can look online or in manual for how to do this). since you have a refurb unit & heating element may not have been replaced, it could have some build up on it causing it to heat up all the water less efficiently. if this doesn't work, you may need to have the place you purchased it from diagnose and repair. good luck!