Question about Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines
At the one year mark from purchase, the Ascasco Dream Machine has stopped heating.
I am happy for guidance on a troubleshoot path that I might travel, and outside that option, is there a repair location in Portland, Or you recommend?
A large number of the failures of the broad range of machines seems to be the thermal fuses used to prevent fires if they fail to shut off when too hot.
These are typically in the AC line inside of the unit and welded to terminals (too hot there for solder).
They are kind of bullet-shaped, leads coaxially attached and one end pointed with the lead attached directly to the case, the other in an end that is glass sealed.
These things are designed to melt at a particular temperature and the American made ones were very predictable; the Asian ones are all over the map.
You can determine if the thermal fuse is still intact (has continuity) with any multimeter.
Repair is another matter.
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
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