Can anyone tell me if there is someone locally who can mend coffee machines. I live near High Wycombe in Bucks HP15 and it would save me sending it to Dualit in Croydon. Thanks in anticipation.
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I am one of the very few domestic coffee machine service engineers in the UK and i am based in Glasgow. I get machines from all over the uk and i think normally costs about £10 - £20 to send depending on who you send it with. I usually turn around machines in two - four days depending on parts availability and number of machines on my workbench but always very quick service and at best prices. If you go to www.theespressoshop.co.uk you will see where and how to get in touch. Just click on domestic servicing on the home page.
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Try to run vinegar undiluted through the coffee maker first. If this does not help, you may have a plugged valve in the coffee maker or a tube/hole where the coffee maker water should drip through. if this coffee maker has a dispenser(where you put your cup against it and the coffee comes out) then there is likely a plugged up valve. This will require dismantling the coffee maker to clean it. Usually coffee makers get plugged up because coffee leaves a residue that requires scrubbing at time to remove.
you have blown the thermal heat switches usuallythere are two but it usually only blows one of them. they are located under the heating plate they look like small bullets check with a test meter to see if current passed through them if it does not replace them they are cheap and do not solder theminto place they are held together by copper wire clips as heating plate will get hot enough to remelt solder and lose connection... word of warning those thermal safty switches do on ocasion do go out without any problems but most of the time they blow due to a problem problem with the coffee maker. thats whatthey are there for .so you may wat to replace coffee maker for safety sake. and in the event you want to try your hand a coffee pot repair youhave the perfect guinny pig... good luck
1) Turn machine on (innermost right switch) 2) Red light goes on (power on) 3) Yellow light goes on (thermablock heater) 4) Wait for yellow light to go off 5) Detach handle (pull to left) 6) Clean handle, remove crema sieve, clean with soap & water 7) Put crema sieve in handle (you should have a choice of two) 8) Put espresso ground coffee in with brown handle 9) Tamp coffee down FIRMLY with handle 10) Place handle back into machine (push to right) 11) Ensure flip switch on leftmost side is at top position 12) Flip down rightmost switch to infuse coffee into handle 13) Wait 18 - 24 seconds 14) Flip up rightmost switch to turn off infusion 15) Put milk into container (about 200ml in a 600ml container) 16) Flip down rightmost switch to bottom position = steam 17) Keeping tip about 5mm from top of milk, foam to ~400ml 18) Place sugar in coffee, if desired 19) Pour milk in coffee