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Saeco Incano Sirius brew unit blocked

Hi, I am getting a brew unit blocked fault on my machine and have tried the following (keep in mind that Im an electrical eng.)

-Originally machine would not power up, found bad power switch & bypassed.
- after fixing above, I powerred it up and it began its warm-up. I unplugged it to tidy up the wiring.
- plugged it in and heard a slight pop. Since the good side of the switch was still connected (and the bad side wired through), I figured the switch made the slight pop so I bypassed the swich all together.

-now I get brew unit blocked after every power-up & selftest
the brew unit has been removed and is free to move.

-performed the bypasses to the switches with no brew unit in to see if she would spin but no luck... as far as I can tell it is in home position (N)

-went as far as disconnecting the motor from its circuit board and feeding it with a 9V battery to get it to spin in each direction. This worked well, meaning the motor is good.

-Have not tested the continuity of the switch yet but I will do that next, I have had it for the night


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  • electroma279 Jun 05, 2009

    I have removed the power board and checked the large capacitor and it checks OK. I noticed the bottom of the board has bubbled but not directly under the capacitor. Could this have been the POP I heard...
    Seems that this may be a bad board now

    Another thing worth noting, the motor does not even attempt to move, it just self tests and goes into blockage fault.

    CPU board does not show signs of damage, and capacitors look ok visually



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It is possible that the problem is in the CPU board, check the board, and the capacitor next to the pump.

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