Question about FrancisFrancis! X1 - Stainless Steel Espresso Machine
The X1 uses a pump system with an automatic refill system.
This means that it has a separate tank that heats water to the optimum temperature for espresso making.
Only after the water has reached the right temperature is it sent through the coffee holder at the correct temperature, making sure that perfect cup of coffee! The heater is not working.Or the switch which you press for brewing.Both has to be checked. Keep updated.Thanks.
Posted on Aug 30, 2010
Hi, what you need to do is to find the heating element which will look like a small electric burner on a stove top, same type of material. It should have a wire connection at each end of it. When the thermostat is turned on to heat, this element is energized with 120 volts and will start to warm up and get hot just like the element on a stove top or oven.If this element has a lot of white old water deposits that have built up on it over the years, it has probably caused it to fail at some point in the element. It has to have continuity through it ( no breaks ) for it to work. If you have a electrical meter or know someone who may, they can check it in a couple of seconds to see if it is broken internally. I am positive this is the problem. Clean it up and look for any cracking any where on it and this will tell you it is open internally and will need to be replaced. If no meter, take it down to a appliance parts house retail, and ask if they will do a continuity check for you, and I am sure they will not charge you to do this as it is a very quick test. Take along your model number, serial number and name of this espresso machine and they may have the part right there so you can get yours up and running, or may have to order one for you. Yes, this is probably the problem, but I am not ruling out the stat just yet. The thermostat does bring it on and control the amount of heat it gets, but I am sure as this element has been in sediment water for 4 years so it has collected lots of deposits and has shorted out. Please do this check and get it back on line. Now if for some reason they say it has continuity, and no breaks, then you will need to go to the thermostat as this is next in line to be the part that keeps the heat from the element if it has failed. This is why you need to check this element over well and clean it up to check for any signs of cracking. Have it checked with a meter before you buy a new one. 99% of the time, the element has failed. Please be kind when rating as I know you will. If you need anymore help on this please feel free to contact me by my user name below here at FIXYA. Com.
Posted on Aug 31, 2010
Does the bottom light come on? The light is connected across the heating element and so if it is on the heating element is getting power.The steam power bypasses the thermostat and uses the pressure switch to shut off the heating element. So if the light comes on when you press the steam switch but off when it isn't it is most likely your thermostat causing problems, if it never lights it is most likely the pressure switch.
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Posted on Aug 30, 2010
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