My EM5600 has recently started overheating - to the point where its WAY too hot to touch anywhere on the machine. And when trying to pour an espresso steam tries to squeeze through the ground coffee instead of water. :(
Turning the machine off and unplugging it obviously cools it all down, so I can leave it unplugged untill Im ready to make a coffee, plug it in, make the coffee, and unplug it again. All good as long as I dont leave it plugged in.
Im not an electrician, but if its a quck easy fix (stressing quick and stressing easy), Id give it a go. If not, then Im in the market for a new machine.