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Franke saphira malfunction 8 help What is this?

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Malfunction 8 on the Saphira is a fault in the brewing head region. We have two of these machines, the first time I saw the malfunction 8 message it was a brewing head problem, fairly straightforward to change but I believe they are quite pricey. Worth a strip down and a wash out as they can bind with coffee grounds. The second occasion it turned out to be a problem with the motor that drives the brewing head. It is a fairly small dc motor with a worm drive plastic gear, it has a micro switch mounted on it to measure the movement of the brew head assembly. On this machine the gear had stripped, so the brew head wasn't being moved, and that generated the malfunction 8 code again. Fairly simple to change, but no idea on the price of the part, but unlikely to be cheap. Also it is unlikely that the gear itself can be changed as the motor is held in a plastic assembly which will almost certainly self destruct when opening it no matter how careful you are. Incidentally, both of these machines have done over 50,000 coffees, which is probably way more than they are designed for.

Posted on May 15, 2011

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We Had The Same Malfunction 8 Problem And It Came Down To A Swolen O-Ring In The Brewing Piston, We Replaced The O-Ring With One Slightly Smaller That Still Sealed The Compartment And Our Problem Was Solved, Hope This Helps Others.

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

  • xpresscoffee Aug 22, 2011

    Malfunction 8 is normally the brew unit, which can be one of the seals. In more serious cases it can then be the brew unit motors or something else relating to the brew unit.
    If you keep your machine serviced as the brew unit is the main part that is serviced/changed on the yearly service.
    Another way or prolonging your brew unit is to run the machine clean more frequently and not waiting for the coffee clean message. We find that proactive cleaning helps lubricant the brewer so it will last longer.
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Malfunction 8 is a brewer fault NOT a motherboard issue. I believe that it is not usere fixable and you need to call a spanner man (or woman)

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Malfunction 8 is mother board failed, you will have to take it to franke uk

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