Question about Krups Caffe Bistro 867 Espresso & Coffee Maker

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Switched it on to heat, waited for yellow light to extinguish, red light was on, when trying to steam milk red light got really dim and nothing would happen. Switched machine off and waited a couple of hours, when trying to turn on (toggle swithc), neither the yellow or red light will come on, totally dead

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  • hoetjen Sep 06, 2010

    I can do the repair you dexcribe, but need instructions on how to dissamble the expresso maker in order to gain access to the PC board.
    Thanks henning

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With a dimming light like you described,something in the power circuit slowly fried.You probably should have smelled burning or heat yet also may have not.Something burned up in the power circuit.If you want to repair,shipping will probably cost at least $10.Parts by a repair center have a minimum markup of 20% and labor can range from $40-$60/hour.I am telling you this so you can determine cost of repair versus replacing.
Good luck! Greg

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On the circuit board is a relay that supplies the power by switching it on and off ,which is controlled by the thermostat ,now these relays often get burnt contacts inside and they need a new relay which has to be soldered in ,this is not really a home type repair that i would recomend but take it to a local repairman as they have to be stripped and the relay soldered in onto the circuit board which is easy with the right tools .

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