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Overheating boiler I've owned this machine for about 7 years. I've replaced the boiler once when it developed aleak after about 3 years of everday use. The leak occured again, I ordered a new boiler, replaced it and now it overheats continuously, when I try to make coffes steam is injected into the brew unit instead of hot water, making a mess. I tried replacing the thermostat and temp control sensors on the boiler but that didn't solve the problem. The thermostast says it's "150 degree", but botht he old and new one don't open when over 200F (tested this with a multimeter and boiling water emersing just the tip of the sensor). They can't both be malfunctioning, can they? I've worked on two of these machines over the years, I have a tub of spare parts and have fixed a variety of problems but this one has me stumped.

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  • steve389 Dec 29, 2008

    Pierre:



    Thanks for the idea. I thought of this, had it happen once before. The thermostat and the temp sensor are well seated, and I reapplied the thermal conductant grease. I'm going to try to lower the temp setting in the menu, it's currently set to high.



    Thanks.

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Try replacing the temp sensor the green wire coming from the boiler to the board

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It hapen to me it was the thermostat that was not seated properlly put grease on it white grease and make sure it seat good good luck pierre

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