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    EM6910 help

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    Hi, I have had my EM6910 for ages, and over time replaced a few parts. (steam pump, water sensor, knobs)
    The problem I have now is when you turn it on it heats up, but the flashing heat up light stays flashing and the other lights don't come on saying its ready. The group head holder definitely warms up as usual.
    Is it going to be the main board faulty or could it be just a sensor?
    It's been a great machine, wish I bought a new one when they were on runout.
    I'm contemplating buying a new 7000 or 7100 rather than spending time and money repairing this one. The pump for the group head and the main board are original, so not sure how long its got left in it.
    So are there any differences between the 7000 and 7100 besides the capsule feature that I probably won't use? And do you think parts will be available for these machines for some time?
    Thanks in advance.
    Cheers Graham.

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    Nobody had this issue, or could recommend the new models?
    Any input would be appreciated.

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    Steam thermoblock fuse has blown. Reasonably cheap repair, generally there are no underlying issues but sometimes there can be a sticking relay causing the thermoblock to overheat.

    No difference other than some cosmetics and the capsule function between the 7000 and 7100.

    Regarding parts availability, all new Sunbeam machines are designated as non-repairable and there are no spare parts available. All parts are still available for older machines but given this new approach to their current models, I wouldn't want to rely on spare parts availability in general for the years ahead.
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    Wow I didn't know that about Sunbeam repair/parts.

    That might explain why our local service agent shut up shop recently.

    Has Breville gone down this path too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotjava View Post
    Has Breville gone down this path too?
    yup. cheapies come with a cost.

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    Including an environmental one. Damn that's appalling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotjava View Post
    Wow I didn't know that about Sunbeam repair/parts.

    That might explain why our local service agent shut up shop recently.

    Has Breville gone down this path too?
    No. Breville still sell parts for their entire line of espresso machines, even the BES250. There may be supply interruptions and some parts are delayed but they're all still listed as available.
    One of the reasons I recommend Breville.

    Regarding the closing of your local shop, it's no surprise. The repair game isn't what it used to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noidle22 View Post
    No. Breville still sell parts for their entire line of espresso machines

    Regarding the closing of your local shop, it's no surprise. The repair game isn't what it used to be.
    That's a relief about availability of Breville parts but a real shame about the state of the repair game.



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