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Rancillo Silvia thermostat blown?

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I tried the thermostat reset, and it doesn't seem to have fixed the problem. How hard is it to replace a thermostat on a Silvia?



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All you have to do is unscrew it from the boiler and replace it the same way.

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How do you reset the thermostats on the rancilio?

Safety thermostat for rancilio silvia is on the boiler and has a red button on top.Press this button down and you should be ok.
Other thermostats cannot be reset - just replaced.

If the boiler temperature exceeds 165 degrees Celsius, this thermostat will trip, cutting power off from the element. This is done to try to prevent element damage due to overheating.

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Sounds like the heating element is fried, you will need to find a local person who understands basic electrical troubleshooting with a meter. Take the top off and have somebody meter voltage across the heating element electrodes if there is voltage ther,e but the machine is cold, your heating element positively absolutely has gone bye bye. We can repair this

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Remove the top panel one of the thermostats on the tank tripped, reset thermostat, and turn machine on.

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Check to see if it will heat in the steam position. If it does, then you have a bad brew thermostat, and just need to replace that. Its the one with the red dot. If not, run some water through the wand and see if it is milky? If its milky you have a blown heating element. You can also do an ohms check in the element. There should a reading between the element terminals of 12 to 16 ohms. If you have no reading, your going to have to replace the boiler.

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3 things could be wrong. First is easy to check. With machine on, turn on the steam switch and after about a minut open the steam knob and push the middle switch. Check the water coming from the wand and see if its warm? If it is you need a brew thermostat. Unplug the machine. Remove the water tank. Remove the 4 screws that hold the top on and lift top off. The boiler has 2 thermostats on the top front of the boiler, and the one with the red dot is the brew thermostat and need replacing.
If that didn't fix your problem there is a reset thermostat on the front face of the boiler and has black wires going to it. There is a red button in the middle of the thermostat and needs to be pushed.
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replacement parts would exceed the value of the machine, I would purchase a new one and keep the old for parts

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Youve probably run your boiler dry and blown your thermostat/s. You'll need to have them replaced. You may get away with only having to replace one. It will cost about $80(AUS) to have done or less if you source the parts and do it yourself (not recommended).

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