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We baby this ****** - distilled water only since brand new, and never missed. The steamer just started coming on while in the coffee making mode - can this be remedied? We are now out of water before coffee is 2/3 done.

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SOURCE: My espresso quit working and the steamer wont work

how doomed it is depends on how handy you are...
First check if the unit has an illuminated power switch or indicator of any kind. If so check if it is lit. If it is not lit, it may be as simple as a power cord problem which can be checked by a voltmeter.

Otherwise, several things can go wrong:
1- a loose internal connection. This will require redoing the connection in a similar manner to the original.
2- a bad heater. This will require a replacement parts
3- the thermal protection is blown. This can be purchased from an electronic component store for a dollar or two and will require soldering or crimping.
All of the above requires basic electrical knowledge and a voltmeter.

If you are not handy and the unit is worth more than a 100$ then a local repair shop may be able to fix it for 40$ to 60$ (mostly labour as parts will never exceed 10$)

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