Question about FrancisFrancis! X5 Espresso Machine
Apparently, the heating element on our FrancisFrancis burned out because the temperature does not rise.
Picture showing burnt out heater element and top removed from X5
Most problems with too much heat, too little or circuit breaker tripping most likely point to this.
If your water is "hard" then this will happen. Clean with vinegar weekly, or one of those expensive solutions they sell to avoid this.
Part ordered through illy's parts sub, $35 and 3 weeks. About 2 hours to disassemble/reassemble.
Posted on May 30, 2009
If you are getting power but no heat then it may be the element or there is a small thermostat on top of the boiler which could have blown or it may be a faulty wire. If no power then it may also be the power cable. I can get parts that you require but you would be best to use a multimeter to test all the bits to see what it is you actually need.
All the best
Posted on May 28, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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