When you turn the switch on to brew, does the pump sound normal? Does it run at all.
If you are looking for a more accurate diagnoses online you need to supply more info.
A refurb in the States is about $175. For a thermoblock machine with crema enhancing portafilter, that is not much less than what it would be worth new. Depending on the problem, if it only lasted 1 to 1½ years, why would you want another one of the same model? Might it be time to step up?