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so i have a Silvia and a meCoffee PID.

a couple of days ago it just stopped working.

 

i have the power led on, but brew buttons and steam buttons don't do anything.

hot water button is working.

 

has someone else encountered such a problem?

send 2 emails to Jan but no answer and that's frustrating...

 

please advice.

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Is it perhaps the older type with non-resetable fuses? These are known to die eventually. I'll post a pic of the difference.

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To check, you'll have to open the machine and look inside the PID box - slide the cover sideways.

This is a screen shot from my

showing the difference between old and new type of fuses, sorry about the quality, it was taken with a phone. The old type, grey cylindrical fuses are circled in red, new yellow re-settable round ones in green.

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The peculiarity of espresso beverage is the simultaneous presence of three dispersed phases coexisting within a matrix, namely a concentrated solution of salts, acids, sugars, caffeine and many other hydrophilic substances. These phases are: an emulsion of oil droplets, a suspension of solid particles and an effervescence of gas bubbles, which evolves into a foam.

MildredM's towels, joey24dirt's tamper, MaraXprofitec, Portaspresso Rossa PG Air, Niche Zero, Aergrind, IMS and VST baskets, Hario Syphon TC3, Java Maestro dripper, Chemex, French press, Gnali & Zani moka pot, Bonavita kettle & scales, modded Gene Cafe CBR 101, BWT Bestmax PREMIUM V

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As far as I'm concerned, he would send a new, replacement unit without issues. He might be having vacation at the moment or just being too busy, but lately he was replying to emails eventually, as reported by other forum members. This is a one-man business so looks like you just have to wait for him to get to you.

The peculiarity of espresso beverage is the simultaneous presence of three dispersed phases coexisting within a matrix, namely a concentrated solution of salts, acids, sugars, caffeine and many other hydrophilic substances. These phases are: an emulsion of oil droplets, a suspension of solid particles and an effervescence of gas bubbles, which evolves into a foam.

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Unfortunately I've no idea nor experience in that field, it might be possible though

The peculiarity of espresso beverage is the simultaneous presence of three dispersed phases coexisting within a matrix, namely a concentrated solution of salts, acids, sugars, caffeine and many other hydrophilic substances. These phases are: an emulsion of oil droplets, a suspension of solid particles and an effervescence of gas bubbles, which evolves into a foam.

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can you revert to original thermostat and wiring until he reacts?

The peculiarity of espresso beverage is the simultaneous presence of three dispersed phases coexisting within a matrix, namely a concentrated solution of salts, acids, sugars, caffeine and many other hydrophilic substances. These phases are: an emulsion of oil droplets, a suspension of solid particles and an effervescence of gas bubbles, which evolves into a foam.

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  • 4 weeks later...
...can the fuses be replaced by a electrician, how do you think?

 

Don't know if you've got this sorted yet but if you (or know someone who) can solder, it's relatively simple to replace a component on a pcb.

Plenty tutorials on youtube. Big Clive's channel springs to mind.

Laissez les bons temps rouler

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Don't know if you've got this sorted yet but if you (or know someone who) can solder, it's relatively simple to replace a component on a pcb.

Plenty tutorials on youtube. Big Clive's channel springs to mind.

 

Having corresponded with Jan I think this is likely to be a firmware issue and so I doubt soldering new components will be successful.

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