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    Machine repair northish Sydney - Silvia is sulking

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
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    My PIDd Silvia has died what I believe is a boiler element death :( (little tip - dont leave it on steam temp for 10 hours). *I dont really have the time and patience to work it out / fix her up myself at the moment.

    Can anyone recommend someone or somewhere for repairs? Preferably as close to Epping, NSW as possible.

    Plunger is good for a change, but I miss my espresso...

    Pete

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    Re: Machine repair northish Sydney - Silvia is sul

    If it isnt heating up any more, there is a reset you can carry out which does cover your scenario:

    (See http://www.wholelattelove.com/tips.cfm?ItemID=39&tcid=6)

    Question
    My machine powers on but it wont heat up

    Answer

    The most common solution to this problem is to reset the high limit switch. This safety switch is designed to cut off power to the heating element if the machine overheats or if it is left in the steam mode for too long. To reset it, follow these instructions:

    1. Unplug the Silvia.
    2. Remove the water reservoir.
    3. Remove the four screws on the top cover.
    4. Remove the top cover.
    5. The high limit switch is the small blue or tan thermostat located on the boiler, but not on top of the boiler. It is on the side of the boiler at about the 6 o’clock position if you are facing the machine. It has a very small red plunger-type button in the center. Toggle this plunger in and out a few times to be sure it’s reset. Note: Be careful not to push too hard, as the plunger is rather delicate and can come out of the body of the switch.
    6. Replace the top cover and screw in the four screws.
    7. Replace the water reservoir and plug the unit back in.
    8. Turn the main power switch on and test it out. The machine should now heat up again.

    If this solution does not work, please call ........... an authorized repair center .

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    Re: Machine repair northish Sydney - Silvia is sul

    <<<<<<<<< Site sponsor DiBartoli can supply you with bits if you want to do it yourself or you can have Renzo repair it for you....

    Good luck!

    2mcm

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    Re: Machine repair northish Sydney - Silvia is sul

    Hi Martini,

    If you cant work it out you can bring it to us. We sell and service Silvias and were in Cremorne.

    charlie

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    Re: Machine repair northish Sydney - Silvia is sul

    Thanks Flynn,
    I just had the same problem and found your post with the search tool... My Silvia is happily warming up again as I type... 5 mins after i noticed the problem!
    Thank god as i was already picturing me having to skip work and rush the poor girl to emergency.
    Thanks again Flynn and thank you CoffeeSnobs... you rule!
    Cheers,
    Matt

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    Re: Machine repair northish Sydney - Silvia is sul

    No probs Matt. Ill be around for a cuppa shortly :)

    I dont own a Silvia but have seen this problem reported often enough. Luckily, there is an easy fix. Almost warrants an external reset button.

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    Re: Machine repair northish Sydney - Silvia is sul

    Thanks guys! Shes back in action.

    My googling skills must be failing me :)

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    Re: Machine repair northish Sydney - Silvia is sulking

    Thank you Flynn. Thank you Coffeesnobs. Just saved myself so much time, effort and money.



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