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    Help! Rancilio Silvia v5 Broken :(

    Hi all, I bought a 2nd hand Rancilio Silvia v5 from a CS member a couple of years ago. It has been my pride and joy however the other day I did something stupid and now it won't heat up

    I checked the little red override switch (which had tripped in the past) but it's not that, its firmly pressed in.

    What happened was I was in a very brain foggy mood and I had the steam button on heating the boiler to do some milk frothing - but then forgot what I was doing and ran a shot of coffee WHILST the steam button was still pressed down. A whole lot of pressure and craziness went into my coffee shot and I was trying to work out what happened and then realised the steam button was down.

    And now it won't heat up

    So my questions are:

    1) Is there any way I can easily test what the issue might be?

    2) If I can work out what the issue is, is it worth trying to fix myself?

    3) If not, who would be the best person / place to send it to for looking at / fixing (if it can be)?

    Thanks everyone.

    Ant H

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    Does anyone at the very least have any idea who the best person or place to take my Silvia is?

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    Sounds like the element may have fried if the boiler ran dry.

    You can test is by checking the resistance of the element if you are electrically able.

    I believe the newer versions of silvias have elements that are part of the boiler. So if element is shot you would need a new boiler.

    If you provide your location it will be easier for people to suggest where to go.

    Cheers

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    Hi People, thanks for all the replies - and yeah, sorry about location. I'm in Bairnsdale which is 3 hours EAST of Melbourne so I imagine it will be taking a trip to Melbourne.

    Thanks Coffe4me2, I'll look up Coffeearoma.

    Cheers,


    Last edited by anthubbard; 1st June 2017 at 01:06 PM.

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