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Model X1 overheat

My X1 temperature reaches 120 dgs and "steams". The temperature reached light does come on and go off, hower it bursts steam into the cup via the coffee filter holder.

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  • deedee754 Jan 17, 2009

    HELP - I can't figure out how to take the steam knob off my ffx1 so i can fully remove the top. any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I had the same problem with my Francis Francis X3 overheating. I'm certain the thermostatic controls are similar and I suspected that as the problem. I did not want to pay the roughly $180-$200 to send it in for repair so I opened the X3, located the thermostat and discovered that it was a Prodigy Italiana TR/86 30C-120C adjustable thermostat with the temperature control knob removed and the "P2" wire-lug removed. I could not find one online, but later discovered that Chris' Coffee Service sells it for the Zaffiro here: http://www.chriscoffee.com/products/home/isomacparts/zaffirothermostat.
You should probably open your X1 and confirm the thermostat(s) before ordering. Ironically, I ordered the thermostat, put my old thermostat and machine back together so I could try to use it for a few more days while I waited for the new thermostat to arrive, and all of the jostling apparently freed up the thermostat in my machine so that it started working properly again. The new thermostat arrived and it is an exact match, so I have set it aside for when the orginal one permanently fails, and I know it will. Good Luck!

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