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Trouble with my Briel ES-37FS espresso machine

The 'froth knob' from my Briel ES-37FS espresso maker kept coming loose when I tried to froth the milk. Also, the frother (the metal nozzle) kept shooting out hot water the whole time during the brewing of the espresso. Is something serious wrong about my machine and what can I do about it? Could anyone post the instruction manuel for this machine? Thanks!

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Re: Trouble with my Briel ES-37FS espresso machine

Sorry I didn't post this earlier, but I actually found out about and contacted Electra-Craft in February, shortly after my original post above. I spoke with a guy named "Frank" and found out that they would sell me the entire valve assemble only for around $23 or $24 including shipping. I went ahead and ordered it and when it arrived, installed it. It wasn't too difficult and anybody with a little bit of mechanical skill shouldn't have any problem putting it it. Anyway, it now works like a brand-new unit.

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Re: Trouble with my Briel ES-37FS espresso machine

I'm looking for a part for my Briel ES37S - Espresso Machine. I found what appears to be a New Jersey company that sells parts for US customers. I haven't called or e-mailed them yet, so I can't say that I've verified their parts selection, but I thought it would be good to share their contact information anyway.

Here is the contact info, as copied from their website:

"If you want to place a parts order, you can e-mail at, fax us at (201) 439-1701 or call 800 223-1898. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover."

I plan to e-mail them and ask if they have the milk-frother knob, which I also need for my machine. IF I find that they don't have this part, or that it isn't worth contacting this company, then I'll post another message here and let you know.

Your mileage may vary...

Posted on May 27, 2008

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