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The water isn't heated

The heater doesn't seem to work any more. I have cared for my dear Silvia as well as I know how to, so I can not think of any reason for anything suddenly being broken. Can it be a fuse or something?

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  • christine988 Jul 14, 2009

    Thank you very much for your advice! I read about the reset button after posting my problem, but it didn't seem to help (I did get a shock though, after forgetting to unplug the machine...). Will try the brew thermostat test though. Again, thank you :)

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There is a reset button inside on the front side of the boiler (you have to take the top of the machine off. There are 4 screws and remove the water tank). It is located between 2 black wires and is a red button. Push it in and test. There is also an other problem that you might have. If the brew thermostat is bad it won’t heat. To test for this, push the steam switch and wait 15 seconds. Then open the steam knob and push the middle button and see if the water is warm. If it is then you need a new brew thermostat. That is the thermostat that has the red dot on the top. It sets on top of the boiler next to the steam thermostat. If you take the top off, make sure that the machine is unplugged.

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