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#1 Thermostats are not working properly #2 I have

#1 Thermostats are not working properly #2 I have to push reset button on the side of the boiler nearly every time I turn the machine on to start the boiler, then it heats continuously. I have to guess at the temp for espresso and shut it off as soon as I steam milk. I'm afraid if I left in on, it might overheat. #3 Steam selector does not light up when selected.

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Using an ohms meter check the thermostats and replace the broken one, I think it is most likely the coffee thermostat.

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