Question about Braun Tassimo Espresso Machine/Coffee Maker
This is quite an easy problem to fix. Whats happened is the water heater has overheated and tripped the power as a safety measure.
Take off the Left hand cover, there are 4 torx screws. You will see the water heater. with what looks like 2 circular teminals held on the side with a metal strap.
these are one shot thermal cut outs. the same as on a tumble drier.
Tassimos are over engineered and really only need one thermal cut of. if there are no lights on the front, the brown wire has tripped. if there is light and no heat the blue wire has tripped.
What I did was swap the brown wires over to the trip that had the blue wires on, so you still have a thermal trip. and bridge the blue wires together and taped them up - voila it works again. DO NOT CROSS THE BROWN WITH THE BLUE> BOOM!
to do the job properly take off the thermal trips and go to an applicance repair shop. of they dont have them on the shelf i would suspect they can get them they are very generic. try not to lose too much of the white thermal paste as this helps with the cut off. if you do lose some its the same as used on CPU heatink compound. put them in and replace the strap and re assemble.
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
Usually when there are no lights, the AC was cut by one of the thermal
fuses on the side of the water heater. One has black wires, the other
has white wires. You cannot locate replacement fuses anywhere! They
were custom built for
Saeco (Braun). If you want, you can buy them at a 1000 qty. I pried off
the aluminum cap of the thermal fuses using jewelers screwdrivers.
Being careful not to
change the face shape. I took the metal disc under the cap off and
popped it back
in opposite direction. I replaced the metal disk (BE SURE THE INSULATOR
UNDER THE DISK IS PUT BACK IN, IT INSULATES THE VOLTAGE). I replaced
the aluminum top, crimp two edges to hold. Then checked to be sure none
of the terminals were conductive to the aluminum face.
These fuses are similar in construction to resettable thermal breakers, but the metal strap in the coffee maker does not allow room for the reset button.
Posted on Sep 17, 2011
We are having the same problem with our Braun Tassimo.... no power, no lights. We followed Chris The Fix's solution, but we do not understand everything. First of all, we have a green, brown and yellow wires. Don't see a blue wire. I am assuming that the trip is the white thingy where the 3 wires go into. If that is correct, then how do you get the wires out of the trip so we can swap the brown with the green (blue?) I think we need layman's explanation. thanks so much.
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
I sent it back to Tassimo... got this answer too late... but thank you.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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