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Rancilio miss silvia dispenses cold water

Any other causes besides the thermostat reset button?

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  • bertoni545 Feb 27, 2009

    My Silvia will not heat the coffee. The steam works fine, the pressure to pump the water is fine, but there is no heat for the coffee. i have tried to reset the red button, but no change.

  • bertoni545 May 11, 2010

    There is no heat, not even warm, when the coffee is run by itself. Even the heat beside the main switch does not go on to indicate the unit is heating up. The light does go on if I want to just do steam.

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If there is steam in the machine, the only other problem would be if the portafilter was cold and you are brewing into metal or glass demitasse that has not been heated.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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    Ernest R Mar 09, 2009

    Remove the connections on the element and get ohms reading to see if element is damaged or not. Also check resistance on all dthermostats.

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