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Date: 05 Mar 2007 20:12:40
From: Kezza
Subject: Burnout boiler?
Hi guys, just a quick question,

I own a Rancilio Silvia and the other night stupidly forgot to turn it
off. I woke up the next morning to find it still turned on with the
steam switch turned on also. The steam valve was off so had obviously
had a build up of pressure overnight.

I turned it on again later to use it however it will not heat up. My
best (and relatively uneducated guess) is that I have burntout the
boiler. Does anyone have any other suggestions as to what may be
wrong, or if it is the boiler, where to find a replacement 240v boiler
(as I am located in Australia). I saw a couple online but they were
all in America and so were 110v.

Also lastly, how easy is it to replace the boiler yourself or is it
best done by an expert. The machine is about 2 months out of warranty
unfortunately so the cheapest way out of this will be quite appealing.

Thanks
Kieran





 
Date: 06 Mar 2007 18:54:10
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Burnout boiler?
On 6, 9:02 pm, "stefano65" <espressoc...@msn.com > wrote:
> On 6, 5:42 pm, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On 6, 6:37 pm, "stefano65" <espressoc...@msn.com> wrote:
>
> > > On 6, 3:02 pm, Jules <sdf...@example.com> wrote:
>
> > > > Kezza wrote:
> > > > > On 6, 7:57 pm, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > >> On 5, 11:12 pm, "Kezza" <souledout_f...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > Thanks heaps guys. Hit the reset button as she is running sweet as.
> > > > > That was a whole lot easier and less expensive then I was expecting.
>
> > > > > Cheers
> > > > > Kieran
>
> > > > Heh... we've all had that dreadful feeling followed by the joy of
> > > > another Silvia coffee and one time or another in our ownership ;-)
>
> > > > I actually had a dream last night that I burnt out the boiler! Talk
> > > > about obsessed...
>
> > > The Silvia boiler should read around 15 ohms not 30
>
> > 30 ohms in 240 volt land
>
> > 15 in 120 volt land
>
> > OP is in 240 volt land
>
> > dave
>
> Me bad where in a hell is OP???????????

". . . where to find a replacement 240v boiler
(as I am located in Australia) . . . "


d



 
Date: 06 Mar 2007 18:02:01
From: stefano65
Subject: Re: Burnout boiler?
On 6, 5:42 pm, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On 6, 6:37 pm, "stefano65" <espressoc...@msn.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On 6, 3:02 pm, Jules <sdf...@example.com> wrote:
>
> > > Kezza wrote:
> > > > On 6, 7:57 pm, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >> On 5, 11:12 pm, "Kezza" <souledout_f...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > Thanks heaps guys. Hit the reset button as she is running sweet as.
> > > > That was a whole lot easier and less expensive then I was expecting.
>
> > > > Cheers
> > > > Kieran
>
> > > Heh... we've all had that dreadful feeling followed by the joy of
> > > another Silvia coffee and one time or another in our ownership ;-)
>
> > > I actually had a dream last night that I burnt out the boiler! Talk
> > > about obsessed...
>
> > The Silvia boiler should read around 15 ohms not 30
>
> 30 ohms in 240 volt land
>
> 15 in 120 volt land
>
> OP is in 240 volt land
>
> dave

Me bad where in a hell is OP???????????



 
Date: 06 Mar 2007 17:43:01
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Burnout boiler?
On 6, 6:37 pm, "stefano65" <espressoc...@msn.com > wrote:
> On 6, 3:02 pm, Jules <sdf...@example.com> wrote:
>
> > Kezza wrote:
> > > On 6, 7:57 pm, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> On 5, 11:12 pm, "Kezza" <souledout_f...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > Thanks heaps guys. Hit the reset button as she is running sweet as.
> > > That was a whole lot easier and less expensive then I was expecting.
>
> > > Cheers
> > > Kieran
>
> > Heh... we've all had that dreadful feeling followed by the joy of
> > another Silvia coffee and one time or another in our ownership ;-)
>
> > I actually had a dream last night that I burnt out the boiler! Talk
> > about obsessed...
>
> The Silvia boiler should read around 15 ohms not 30

30 ohms in 240 volt land

15 in 120 volt land

OP is in 240 volt land

dave



 
Date: 06 Mar 2007 17:42:06
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Burnout boiler?
On 6, 6:37 pm, "stefano65" <espressoc...@msn.com > wrote:
> On 6, 3:02 pm, Jules <sdf...@example.com> wrote:
>
> > Kezza wrote:
> > > On 6, 7:57 pm, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> On 5, 11:12 pm, "Kezza" <souledout_f...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > Thanks heaps guys. Hit the reset button as she is running sweet as.
> > > That was a whole lot easier and less expensive then I was expecting.
>
> > > Cheers
> > > Kieran
>
> > Heh... we've all had that dreadful feeling followed by the joy of
> > another Silvia coffee and one time or another in our ownership ;-)
>
> > I actually had a dream last night that I burnt out the boiler! Talk
> > about obsessed...
>
> The Silvia boiler should read around 15 ohms not 30

30 ohms in 240 volt land

15 in 120 volt land

OP is in 240 volt land

dave



 
Date: 06 Mar 2007 15:37:40
From: stefano65
Subject: Re: Burnout boiler?
On 6, 3:02 pm, Jules <sdf...@example.com > wrote:
> Kezza wrote:
> > On 6, 7:57 pm, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On 5, 11:12 pm, "Kezza" <souledout_f...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks heaps guys. Hit the reset button as she is running sweet as.
> > That was a whole lot easier and less expensive then I was expecting.
>
> > Cheers
> > Kieran
>
> Heh... we've all had that dreadful feeling followed by the joy of
> another Silvia coffee and one time or another in our ownership ;-)
>
> I actually had a dream last night that I burnt out the boiler! Talk
> about obsessed...


The Silvia boiler should read around 15 ohms not 30



 
Date: 06 Mar 2007 10:10:33
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Burnout boiler?
On 6, 11:44 am, "Kezza" <souledout_f...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On 6, 7:57 pm, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On 5, 11:12 pm, "Kezza" <souledout_f...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Thanks heaps guys. Hit the reset button as she is running sweet as.
> That was a whole lot easier and less expensive then I was expecting.
>
> Cheers
> Kieran

good news! be careful w/ that steam switch!

dave
www.hitechespresso.com



 
Date: 06 Mar 2007 08:44:46
From: Kezza
Subject: Re: Burnout boiler?
On 6, 7:57 pm, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On 5, 11:12 pm, "Kezza" <souledout_f...@hotmail.com> wrote:

Thanks heaps guys. Hit the reset button as she is running sweet as.
That was a whole lot easier and less expensive then I was expecting.

Cheers
Kieran



  
Date: 06 Mar 2007 23:02:42
From: Jules
Subject: Re: Burnout boiler?
Kezza wrote:
> On 6, 7:57 pm, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 5, 11:12 pm, "Kezza" <souledout_f...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Thanks heaps guys. Hit the reset button as she is running sweet as.
> That was a whole lot easier and less expensive then I was expecting.
>
> Cheers
> Kieran
>

Heh... we've all had that dreadful feeling followed by the joy of
another Silvia coffee and one time or another in our ownership ;-)

I actually had a dream last night that I burnt out the boiler! Talk
about obsessed...


 
Date: 06 Mar 2007 01:57:18
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Burnout boiler?
On 5, 11:12 pm, "Kezza" <souledout_f...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> Hi guys, just a quick question,
>
> I own a Rancilio Silvia and the other night stupidly forgot to turn it
> off. I woke up the next morning to find it still turned on with the
> steam switch turned on also. The steam valve was off so had obviously
> had a build up of pressure overnight.
>
> I turned it on again later to use it however it will not heat up. My
> best (and relatively uneducated guess) is that I have burntout the
> boiler. Does anyone have any other suggestions as to what may be
> wrong, or if it is the boiler, where to find a replacement 240v boiler
> (as I am located in Australia). I saw a couple online but they were
> all in America and so were 110v.
>
> Also lastly, how easy is it to replace the boiler yourself or is it
> best done by an expert. The machine is about 2 months out of warranty
> unfortunately so the cheapest way out of this will be quite appealing.
>
> Thanks
> Kieran

if pressing the buttion does not help, boilers are about $80.00 in the
US.

test it with an ohmmeter, should read about 30 ohms in your case. if
it reads infinite? then boiler.
not too hard to do. -- rg will be along. --

dave



 
Date: 06 Mar 2007 06:10:33
From: Coffee for Connoisseurs
Subject: Re: Burnout boiler?
Resettable Thermostat is on the FRONT LEFT of boiler; press the red button
in.

Alan

alanfrew@coffeeco.com.au
www.coffeeco.com.au




 
Date: 06 Mar 2007 04:36:13
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Burnout boiler?
Howdy Kieran!
Yep, sounds like you need to lay out hundreds of dollars for a new boiler -
or reset the high limit tstat.
http://www.terrystockdale.com/coffee/resetting_silvia.php
--
Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmon
http://tinyurl.com/pou2y
http://tinyurl.com/psfob
http://tinyurl.com/fkd6r

"Kezza" <souledout_funk@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:1173154360.725244.154670@q40g2000cwq.googlegroups.com...
> Hi guys, just a quick question,
>
> I own a Rancilio Silvia and the other night stupidly forgot to turn it
> off. I woke up the next morning to find it still turned on with the
> steam switch turned on also. The steam valve was off so had obviously
> had a build up of pressure overnight.
>
> I turned it on again later to use it however it will not heat up. My
> best (and relatively uneducated guess) is that I have burntout the
> boiler. Does anyone have any other suggestions as to what may be
> wrong, or if it is the boiler, where to find a replacement 240v boiler
> (as I am located in Australia). I saw a couple online but they were
> all in America and so were 110v.
>
> Also lastly, how easy is it to replace the boiler yourself or is it
> best done by an expert. The machine is about 2 months out of warranty
> unfortunately so the cheapest way out of this will be quite appealing.
>
> Thanks
> Kieran
>