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Boiler U/S? Water does not heat up, and ready light does not stop flashing. Once water is heated its supposed to stay a steady green. Have traced a new element from UK company but how do I get to the Old one. Cannot see which screws to undo to allow access to the rear of the machine and into boiler/heating element. Help! Can remove all of the parts for cleaning etc but which screws do I undo to get to the back? Suppliers also need to know what shape my heating element is - round or oval and i cannot see until i get in the back of it

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  • Eric1 Dec 26, 2007

    I have the same symptoms. When turned on the middle green light flashes and the boiler does not heat up. I have taken the machine apart and it seems that one of the heating elements has blown.

    Lecop, could you please let me know where you managed to source the replacement heating element?



  • dshossack Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same problem. The middle light does not stop flashing. According to the manual it may be time to descale. Must buy appropriate descaling product and not use vinegar. Also, supposed to use bottled or filtered water and not tap water to make coffee. I have no idea what is to be descaled but think it may be the brew group (the removable thing inside)

  • dshossack Jan 26, 2009

    is it possible the brew group needs to be descaled? The middle light remains blinking and can not get a cup of coffee to brew.

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    I too have this problem. So...did any of you get it fixed??? If so, how???




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Take off the water tank, you will se one screw in the chassis, look in the beenhopper and there will you see two screw, loosen this to. Open the door and look up to the right corner and left corner there will you see one screw in each corner, loose this. take of the steam knob. Take of the top.
Look at the right corner and you will see one screw that has to be loosen. If you have to change the boiler you can put a screwdriver in the hole on the right side between the top and chassis and ****, now you can lift up all and work with it on the table.

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