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  1. POSITIVE UPDATE: Problem solved one of the three solid sate relays was causing the short. Problem now solved. Thank you for everyone that contribute their ideas for this post.
  2. Water fills - Hits Probe - Probe tells Pcb it has water - pcb tells contactor to start power to the solid state relays - solid state relays then power the elements. Where in the above is the circuit shorting, I believe contactor is the next step to investigate... something is causing a trip here possibly?
  3. Update: New Element fitted New Inlet Solenoid with Body Boiler is tripping the electrics as soon as the water level probe touches the water. help.....
  4. Hi guys Can a faulty capacitor on a pump cause the pump to continuously run?
  5. I checked for continuity between the earth cable on the pcb and the earth on the the body and this was fine. I also checked the probe wire, this was also showing continuity. I tried 3 other probes, still same issue. I ordered a new inlet solenoid and will fit this tomorrow but I don't think this will tell the pump to stop. Im confused.
  6. Hi @Sportwomble I'm not convinced the inlet solenoid is letting by because the pump is continuously working and over filling extremely quickly. If I disconnect the solenoid then I can see the water is not getting to the boiler but the pump is still continuously running! I just had the pcb back from repair and still have the overfilling issue. Why is the pump not stopping? Is it the pcb that tells the pump to stop or the inlet solenoid? When the boiler overfills it then causing a trip on the rcd! The element is a 6 pole 4500w currently running at 3000w. I was still having the tripping issue even when the element was disconnected. I have also checked the element for continuity and resistance and all checks out fine.
  7. Any techs out there that can advise if a noisy compressor is repairable?
  8. This is the updated version of the Gradisca, it is a 2008 and can be run on a 13A Plug. The RE-styled version has updated touch pads, raised group heads for large takeaway cups. It looks great and is a workhorse of a coffee machine. These things were built to last and this machine is in great cosmetic and working order. It has been given a full de-scale service, tested and can be demonstrated working. Please view the ebay listing via this link: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173682439268?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 It includes a double and single portafilter, water inlet hose and the waste house. I would also include a cup stand and a blanking discs for backflushing. This particular machine has not had much use as it was used more in a home environment and is ready to go to work in any commercial environment. Forum member price is £1000. I can also offer pallet delivery for extra charge if collection is not a option. Collection Postcode is WD3 9RE, My number is 07883448877 Thanks for looking! https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Xq0AAOSwdHpcDmV3/s-l1600.jpg https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/WnUAAOSwoZJcDmVt/s-l1600.jpg https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/yIMAAOSwDaBcDmVp/s-l1600.jpg https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ktgAAOSwBZBcDmVz/s-l1600.jpg
  9. Looks like a 6 pole element, two poles = 1500 watts, so total is 4500w, roughly 20 amps, this will need to be hard wired. If you use just 4 poles, it will be rated at 3000w which is 13 amps so could run on a plug. This is based on single phase but it seems you have a 3 phase cable going to the switch. You may need to convert to single phase first if its possible with your machine! Good luck!
  10. Good detailed video and a nice little project. You might find things like the elbows can be descaled and re used. Its probably leaking due to the limescale. There should be 2 tiny o rings behind the solenoid plunger. These may well be causing the leak around the solenoid.
  11. Can you post a picture of the element connections. You can most likely drop a leg depending on the element.
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