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Not enough hot water
Posted by Anonymous on
There are top and bottom elements on hot water tanks. The bottom one usually burns out first, it can be replaced, they cost about $30. Some are immersible some are wrap around. Disconnect the power. Open the bottom cover for the element, cut the insulation, remove both wires and test with a meter to see if you have approx. zero ohms. If you have high ohms readings, then the element is pouched.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Here is what I would do;
1. Determine if you have noticed a change. i.e was the coffee hotter in the past or has it always been this temperature. If the cups are cold or the amount of water used for each cup is small then the resulting coffee will be cooler than if warm cups were used or if the amount of water used was larger. Also if the water is not hot enough you will not get a good Crema and coffee taste will not be correct.
2. Assuming the problem is not '1' above then the likely causes is the flow through water heater. This heater is used to heat water for coffee and also for the hot water. So if the hot water pipe is also not producing hot water then you know it's a problem with the flow through water heater or power control of this module. In addition to the actual heater there is a temperature limiter, temperature fuse and a temperature sensor. If some heating occurs then it is not the temperature fuse. But it could be a fault in the actual heater, the sensor or the limiter. These components are at mains voltage and thus identification of the fault and replacement of defective parts should ONLY be performed by a trained Miele technician. So if this is the problem its best to call Miele.
I hope this helps. Regards
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