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Date: 24 May 2007 15:14:30
From: Don
Subject: Rancillio Silvia Lights Problem
I've owned my Rancillio Silvia for over six years and have enjoyed
thousands of cups of coffee from it.
Early on the lights stopped functioning, and when I looked into
replacing them I found it was costly and found I could just work
around it.
Now I'm wondering if this is simply a dirty or corroded connection
problem.
For example, the small light on the main on/off switch no longer
works. Interestingly, the other day after a thorough cleaning, I must
have jostled the connection on the main switch or maybe got it wet.
It worked again, briefly, intermitently. This makes me think I have
connection problems and that the switches and bulbs are not the
problem per se.

Any advice out there?

--Don





 
Date: 11 Jun 2007 08:06:52
From: Don
Subject: Re: Rancillio Silvia Lights Problem
On Jun 10, 11:47 pm, "Craig Andrews"
<alt.cof...@deletethis.rogers.com > wrote:
> "Don" <donhdo...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>
> news:1181529501.609955.192450@p77g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
>
> >I will go ahead and replace the defective lights (all but the middle
> > hot water light) and see if that will work. I hope this is something
> > I can do at home, being careful not to cross wires. I found I could
> > buy individual switches at reasonable cost at this site:
> >http://www.espressotec.com/umpartsRancilio.asp
>
> Not too reasonable! You can purchase them for 60% less here:http://www.greenbeanery.ca/bean/catalog/index.php?cPath=76_184
> Cheers,
> Craig.


Hmmmm, if it is not too late to change vendors, I'll get them here.
Thanks Craig.





  
Date: 11 Jun 2007 11:12:49
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: Rancillio Silvia Lights Problem

"Don" <donhdoyle@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1181574412.870149.238580@k79g2000hse.googlegroups.com...
> On Jun 10, 11:47 pm, "Craig Andrews"
> <alt.cof...@deletethis.rogers.com> wrote:
>> "Don" <donhdo...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>>
>> news:1181529501.609955.192450@p77g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
>>
>> >I will go ahead and replace the defective lights (all but the middle
>> > hot water light) and see if that will work. I hope this is something
>> > I can do at home, being careful not to cross wires. I found I could
>> > buy individual switches at reasonable cost at this site:
>> >http://www.espressotec.com/umpartsRancilio.asp
>>
>> Not too reasonable! You can purchase them for 60% less
>> here:http://www.greenbeanery.ca/bean/catalog/index.php?cPath=76_184
>> Cheers,
>> Craig.
>
>
> Hmmmm, if it is not too late to change vendors, I'll get them here.
> Thanks Craig.
>
>
>

You're welcome! {;-)
Craig.




 
Date: 10 Jun 2007 19:38:21
From: Don
Subject: Re: Rancillio Silvia Lights Problem
I will go ahead and replace the defective lights (all but the middle
hot water light) and see if that will work. I hope this is something
I can do at home, being careful not to cross wires. I found I could
buy individual switches at reasonable cost at this site:
http://www.espressotec.com/umpartsRancilio.asp




  
Date: 10 Jun 2007 23:47:27
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: Rancillio Silvia Lights Problem

"Don" <donhdoyle@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1181529501.609955.192450@p77g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
>I will go ahead and replace the defective lights (all but the middle
> hot water light) and see if that will work. I hope this is something
> I can do at home, being careful not to cross wires. I found I could
> buy individual switches at reasonable cost at this site:
> http://www.espressotec.com/umpartsRancilio.asp
>
>

Not too reasonable! You can purchase them for 60% less here:
http://www.greenbeanery.ca/bean/catalog/index.php?cPath=76_184
Cheers,
Craig.




 
Date: 07 Jun 2007 03:50:33
From: Don
Subject: Re: Rancillio Silvia Lights Problem
On May 31, 9:43 am, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com > wrote:
> I HIGHLY recommend a wall timer. about $9.00 at your local Lowes.
> don't get the digital one.
>
> NOT a good idea to leave stocksilviaon all day.
>
> Dave
> wilmington NCwww.hitechespresso.com
>
Good idea, especially now that I do not have the lights to alert me
that it is on! I will get one of those timers. But this is closing
the barn door after the horses have fled, and I was hoping to learn if
there is any quick fix for the lights. Yesterday, during my cleaning
of Miss Silvia I took off the top and looked at the switch connections
and tried cleaning the contact points on the main switch. No luck. I
may go ahead and buy new switches. It does not look all that
complicated to replace at least the main on/off switch. (Famous last
words before owner electrocutes himself).
--Don



 
Date: 31 May 2007 04:16:51
From: Don
Subject: Re: Rancillio Silvia Lights Problem
On May 25, 5:41 pm, "Craig Andrews" <alt.cof...@deletethis.rogers.com >
wrote:
>
> Don, where are you located please? You can of course replace the switch.
> Craig.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -


I'm in Columbia SC. The lights went out the first or second year.
I've gotten so used to it, I had forgotten until I saw the small light
on the main switch flicker on the other day. Do other Silvia owners
have this problem, I wonder?
As for replacement, I gather it involves replacing the entire switch.
It is the indicator light on the main (top center) switch that is the
critical one because it tells you if the machine is on or off (I've
been known to leave it on all day).




  
Date: 31 May 2007 09:43:54
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Rancillio Silvia Lights Problem
I HIGHLY recommend a wall timer. about $9.00 at your local Lowes.
don't get the digital one.

NOT a good idea to leave stock silvia on all day.

Dave
wilmington NC
www.hitechespresso.com


"Don" <donhdoyle@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1180610211.432515.209080@p47g2000hsd.googlegroups.com...
> On May 25, 5:41 pm, "Craig Andrews" <alt.cof...@deletethis.rogers.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Don, where are you located please? You can of course replace the switch.
>> Craig.- Hide quoted text -
>>
>> - Show quoted text -
>
>
> I'm in Columbia SC. The lights went out the first or second year.
> I've gotten so used to it, I had forgotten until I saw the small light
> on the main switch flicker on the other day. Do other Silvia owners
> have this problem, I wonder?
> As for replacement, I gather it involves replacing the entire switch.
> It is the indicator light on the main (top center) switch that is the
> critical one because it tells you if the machine is on or off (I've
> been known to leave it on all day).
>
>




 
Date: 25 May 2007 17:41:48
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: Rancillio Silvia Lights Problem

"Don" <donhdoyle@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1180044870.111744.196630@q66g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
> I've owned my Rancillio Silvia for over six years and have enjoyed
> thousands of cups of coffee from it.
> Early on the lights stopped functioning, and when I looked into
> replacing them I found it was costly and found I could just work
> around it.
> Now I'm wondering if this is simply a dirty or corroded connection
> problem.
> For example, the small light on the main on/off switch no longer
> works. Interestingly, the other day after a thorough cleaning, I must
> have jostled the connection on the main switch or maybe got it wet.
> It worked again, briefly, intermitently. This makes me think I have
> connection problems and that the switches and bulbs are not the
> problem per se.
>
> Any advice out there?
>
> --Don
>

Don, where are you located please? You can of course replace the switch.
Craig.




 
Date: 25 May 2007 17:32:54
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Rancillio Silvia Lights Problem
Since they are neon, they may just be tired out.

takes years but does happen.

dave

www.hitechespresso.com

"Don" <donhdoyle@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1180044870.111744.196630@q66g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
> I've owned my Rancillio Silvia for over six years and have enjoyed
> thousands of cups of coffee from it.
> Early on the lights stopped functioning, and when I looked into
> replacing them I found it was costly and found I could just work
> around it.
> Now I'm wondering if this is simply a dirty or corroded connection
> problem.
> For example, the small light on the main on/off switch no longer
> works. Interestingly, the other day after a thorough cleaning, I must
> have jostled the connection on the main switch or maybe got it wet.
> It worked again, briefly, intermitently. This makes me think I have
> connection problems and that the switches and bulbs are not the
> problem per se.
>
> Any advice out there?
>
> --Don
>