[Homeroast] Andrea Premium...help/confirmation of diagnosis

Demian Ebert coffehound at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 15:58:06 CST 2015


Thanks for the help. I sent an email to Clive, we'll see what they say when
the service folks come back on Monday.

Demian

On Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 1:08 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mckona at comcast.net> wrote:

> Most likely pressurestat gone bad. Common failure item every few years.
> Simple to replace.
>
> Check with Clive Coffee. If they don't do the repair themselves they'll
> highly likely direct you where to go.
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> Behalf Of Demian Ebert
> Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 12:35 PM
> To: homeroast
> Subject: [Homeroast] Andrea Premium...help/confirmation of diagnosis
>
> Morning-
> Saturday morning started as usual. Get up early with the dog, let him out,
> feed him, turn on the espresso machine and go back to bed. A couple of
> hours
> later, I made two cappuccino's without any issue and everything was normal.
> As I was making breakfast I attempted to get some hot water our of the
> machine. Nothing. Not a drop out of the water 'wand'. The steam wand failed
> to produce any steam (the valves are all manual so this is not an
> electronic
> problem). Mystified I finished breakfast.
>
> Further inspection a bit later indicated that the pump still works and
> water
> moves through the grouphead. That's when I noticed that the boiler pressure
> was down to almost zero and the water coming out was not nearly as hot as
> it
> should be. Because the steam/water are supplied by pressure created by
> heating the water in the boiler, I'm thinking I lost a heating element or
> some control for the heating element.
>
> Does that sound right?
>
> Secondarily, are there recommendations for repair shops in Portland, OR
> where I could take it?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Demian
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