For awhile now after turning on the steam, you could hear it fill with water and begin to heat, but then shut off. After doing this about 3-4 times it would stay on and produce steam. However, now it shuts off immeditely; it doesn't sould like its even begining to heat the water; it will not produce steam no matter how many times you press the on button. Still you can hear it start, but then it shuts down immediately.
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You would need a multi-meter or voltmeter to trace the power path. Turn on the generator and wait until you hear the water feed solenoid stop. This means the water has reached the satisfied level and the pc board should have sent 24v to engage the contactor. On the actual pc board there is a section label "cont" which is what sends the 24v to the contactor the engage the heating element. Verify that you have 24v on the spade terminals going out to the contactor, if not then you may have a pc board issue. Second possibility is the contactor, if it is recieving 24v and it is not engaging then it's simply a bad contactor. Check the load side of the contactors with the blue wires. Lastly if these two steps check ok, then perform an ohm reading with a multimeter on the actual heating element(with the power off, put your two test leads on the two flathead screws that hold down the blue leads the go to the heating element). If you get an open reading then this may indicate a failed heating element. Pulling the heating element out on the left side panel will confirm any element failure.
1 Fill the iron's steam receptacle with white vinegar or CLR, a product used to clean coffee pots. CLR is available in department stores.
2 Plug in and set the iron to its steam setting.
3 Operate as usual. When the vinegar or CLR begins to steam, operate the iron as you would normally. Press it over an old, clean towel as the vinegar or CLR loosens sediment and dirt from the appliance.
4 Continue ironing until all of the cleaning solution has steamed out. Repeat the cleaning process if necessary until the iron no longer oozes discolored liquid and the ironing surface is clean.
5 Fill the iron steamer receptacle with distilled water and set the appliance to steam.
6 Continue steaming until the smell of vinegar or CLR is gone.
7 Prevent future mineral buildup by using distilled water for steam in your iron, rather than tap water. Joe. Thanks for choosing Fixya!
The heating elements had burned up in the unit therefor creating a dead short on that circuit. Main breakers on homes and buildings are VERY sensitive and will sometimes trip before the smaller branch cicuit breakers will . So the popping you heard was the heating elements breaking down inside the unit it can be some what noisy.
This may be something you can fix. It depends on your comfort level with mechanical repairs. You probably need to replace some o-rings in the steam valve. Don't keep trying to brew or steam because leaking water or steam inside may cause an electrical short. Decide if you want to delve into the repair, or locate a repair center near you. I could put you in touch with some.
(Button 26 is the right-most one (2 intersecting ovals.)
From the Manual:
Press the button (26) for at least 5 seconds to select the descaling operating mode; the LED emits a fixed light. • Direct the steam nozzle (14) toward the drip tray. • Position a vessel of adequate capacity under the steam nozzle and turn the hot water knob anticlockwise (16). The appliance starts an automatic descaling cycle with pauses preset by the manufacturer and managed automatically by the appliance. • At the end of the cycle, the flow of the descaling solution is shut off and the 5 buttons start flashing simultaneously. • Turn the knob of the hot water nozzle (16) clockwise to OFF. In this case, also the warning light (27) flashes. • Rinse the water tank and fill it with fresh drinking water. • Position a vessel of adequate capacity under the steam nozzle and empty 2/3 of the contents of the water tank by turning the steam knob (16) anticlockwise; to shut off the flow, turn the knob (16) clockwise. • Let the appliance heat up and empty the remaining contents of the water tank by turning the steam knob (16) anticlockwise; to stop the flow, turn it clockwise.
Both tubes must be in the water. If you haven't used the machine for awhile, fill the water canister, turn the espresso maker on and also turn on the delivery switch (the top switch on the EC140). You'll hear the pump and in a second or two water will begin to exit the boiler nozzle. Immediately turn the delivery switch off. Wait for the "OK" light to come on. Press the "Steam" switch (the middle switch on the EC140, place an empty cup under the frother and turn the steam control knob on top in the counterclockwise direction. Steam will come from the frother. Be very careful to avoid contact with this steam.
Does the steam outlet give water when coffee swith is engaged. If so when you get a flow going, shut the steam valve and water should eventually pout in the cup. If no water pours thru the steam pipe, it's pump failure or blocked wand. If no water at shower depending on last result same problems. Search web for solution i.e. google "jammed espresso machine"