Saeco Via Venezia Stopped!
Saddly this is my first post - I'm not sure if this is the right forum either but after few hours of research this seems to be my last resort to save my precious.
I have left my coffee on and gone to work (no water going etc - just stand by - first time it has happened!). The next day, my VV seem to be completely dead - It doesn't seem to be heating up nor there is any sound of pump/water going through. The only light that lights up is the power button - two other ones remain off even when pressed.
Coffee machine is almost 2 years old. I'm a bit of a DIYer so I don't mind pulling things apart/replacing them - I just want to make sure there is much point.
My gut feel is that either pump or heating element have gone (although chances of both of the going at the same time seems a little bit slim). Would machine still heat up even with pump being broken or is there a safe switch not to?
Thanks in advance. Let's hope I can get her back on the road soon!
Hopefully it's just the thermostat - it certainly sounds like it. I've done the same a few times, even took it be repaired before we knew we could fix it ourselves.
If you open the back up, hiding inside is a small thermostat reset button. You just press it down.
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I'll test this tonight. I have pulled everything apart last night
Originally Posted by JenBNE
- Checked the long resistor (seems to be showing correct resistance - 100K Ohm)
- Checked Klixon and it seems to be conductive (I assume it circuit would be open if there was an issue with that).
What puzzles me is the fact that no power is going to the pump - would thermostat affect the rest of the machine? How does the thermostat issue look like?
I have cleaned every thing that I could possibly clean then re-assembled.
Seems that machine is working (pressing the button have fixed the problem!)
However, as always I have one spare part that I have no idea where it goes http://puu.sh/njajW/ea14419c08.jpg.
Also, water is only going through the frothing wand - not through the main shower screen. Could it be that this is from the T valve?
All resolved. I found http://puu.sh/njzw4/8776e5ac64.pdf which contains all parts (exploded view) of all parts in Via Venezia.
Managed to find exactly where to put that left over part. Thanks @JenBNE for all your help!