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No heat or steam in starbucks barista espresso machine. Was working fine, then got left "on" for a couple days while we were away.  Now it doesn't heat up. Pumps work fine, so I know the electricity is flowing. Could be boiler or thermostat(s) or both... how to tell?

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  • Stooby Apr 07, 2008

    Similar problem. I left my Barista on for a couple of hours, on the brew setting (not steam). But when I went to make a cup, it wouldn't kick up to steam temperature and hasn't since. I'd rather repair it than buy a new model for $350.

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Likely a limit thermostat, you have to find them to see if they are resetable or one shot. Do not bypass them. Usually located on the boiler. Other option is blown element, you need an ohm meter to test both. Inexpensive one is fine.

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