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Thread: Silvia - is my brew switch on the way out? If not, what is?

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    Silvia - is my brew switch on the way out? If not, what is?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    A few times over the last couple of days, Ive turned on Silvias brew switch and nothing happened (no light, no pumping). Flipping the brew switch off and on again once or twice brought it back to life. Im guessing its the switch but seems to me to be quite weird that it hasnt just failed altogether. (Maybe it will in a week!).

    Anyway, if anyone has had this issue before or can tell me which part I should be ordering to fix it, I would be very grateful.

    (Possibly relevant, but I dont see how, I installed a pid kit a few years ago).

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    Re: Silvia - is my brew switch on the way out? If not, what is?

    Most likely a switch as you suggest

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    Re: Silvia - is my brew switch on the way out? If not, what is?

    When I got my Silvia, it came with a duff switch pre-installed...

    Chris sent me a replacement that has been good since I put it in. The original switch had the plastic doofer in the middle cracked (inside the switch). This meant that like you, I had to turn off,on,off,on... to get it to go. It is a simple over-centre type mechanism. You can get them apart with a couple of small jewellers screwdrivers, but once you have it apart you kind-of get stuck..

    The short answer is you need to get a new switch. They have, as they say, no user serviceable parts inside. They remind me of 1970s Italian motorcycle electrics ;D

    /Kevin



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