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    Rancilio Silvia not steaming, heat light wont go off

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Unfortunately (and stupidly) I left my Rancilio on all night. Pulled a shot first thing in the morning and at the end of the shot all steam came through the group head and I needed to reset the thermostat.

    Now it heats up for brewing but the light never goes off and it wont steam at all. Interestingly enough if I just run water through the steam wand it comes out cloudy too.

    I saw a post on coffeesnobs.com.au for the very same problem but no solution:
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1218447479

    I have no multimeter so I cant check the resistance on the thermostats. Any ideas on what it could be?

    Also does anyone know of a place in Melbourne that does Rancilio repairs? I cant live without my coffee :(

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia not steaming, heat light wont go off

    Quote Originally Posted by 595D575F4D400305340 link=1296950065/0#0 date=1296950065
    Now it heats up for brewing but the light never goes off and it wont steam at all. *Interestingly enough if I just run water through the steam wand it comes out cloudy too.
    I hope I am wrong, but all signs point towards a split heating coil.* Quite likely (depending on the vintage of your machine) that it will require a boiler replacement.

    Jim




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