Question about Breville ESP8XL Espresso Machine
Hello Top Appliance Experts!! :)
My Breville ESP8XL Espresso Machine (Cafe Roma) suddenly stopped heating water, and of course no longer makes coffee. The machine is about 7 months old and has barely been used once a day. It literally went from making a nice espresso to nothing, all within the space of an hour.
Calls to Breville customer service have been one-sided, as they never answer or reply to emails. (Wonder how you get a job like that??)
Mine stopped heating (pumped only cold water) and when I opened the top of the machine I noticed that the blue electrical cable to the thermal block assembly (probably to the thermal fuse, but I an not sure about that) corroded and was loose. I fixed the connection and since then the machine heats perfect.
Posted on Sep 18, 2011
Same problem for my machine. I opened the top by removing the two screws behind and the screw on the top. There are also two screws that are accessible with a long screwdriver on both sides of the portafilter (the screws retain the top also). See drawings in link for details.
I also had the blue connector connected to the heater completly burned. I managed to fix it with pliers and I added some solder to ensure a better electrical contact. I also added some solder on the red connector (also connected to the heater) because it turn red and fumed when I turned the heater on again. These connectors have poor contact and may heat up with the high current passing to heat up the water. Just make sure that there is a solid contact and that it cannot get loose during the vibrations of the pump.
Posted on Oct 11, 2015
Instead of soldering the 2 connectors, I used part of the electrical connector showed in the attaches image ( pointed by an arrow). This creates a solid connection between the 2 items, and now the water heats up un less than 20 seconds.
Posted on Nov 01, 2016
As Hans suggested, take off the top and check the blue wire feeding into there abloom. Mine was corroded and snapped so was only occasionally providing contact. 5 min solder job and machine now consistently heats up in about 2 minutes versus ( 20minutes to never )that I had previously experienced.
Posted on Apr 22, 2013
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 17, 2011 | Vacuums
Sep 13, 2010 | Breville ESP8XL Espresso Machine
May 20, 2010 | Breville ESP8XL Espresso Machine
Dec 27, 2009 | Breville ESP8XL Espresso Machine
Oct 04, 2008 | Breville ESP8XL Espresso Machine
Jul 21, 2008 | Breville ESP8XL Espresso Machine
Mar 06, 2008 | Breville ESP8XL Espresso Machine
Jun 08, 2014 | Breville ESP8XL Espresso Machine
1,727 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!