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Overheating espresso machine

My Elektra micro casa lever has started getting overheated. By that I mean the temp. runs past the red on the gage. What do you think the problem is?

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It can be 2 problems

  1. the pressure stat and his pipe which connects to boiler.(pressurestat kan be broken or pipe kan be blocked)
  2. the heating element can be broken and it by pass the pressure stat by closing circuit with ground.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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