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Date: 26 Apr 2007 18:07:24
From: Robert
Subject: Will not turn on: Saeco Caffe Charisma
Hi All,

I need some help. Had my Saeco Caffe Charisma for about 18 months. Worked
well. Last night I turned it off - and this morning it will not turn on.
Seems completely dead. Normally when I turn it on there's a squidgy little
grinding noise and the lights flash for a while, then its "ready". Now -
nothing. Like its not even plugged in (it is plugged in!).

I suspect that some sort of heat sensor or similar has been tripped (I leave
it on 24/7 normally) ... does anyone have any ideas at all? Have I perhaps
totally toasted something? I've opened her up to check for leaks etc - all
seems ok in that regard.

Any ideas? Anyone?
Rob





 
Date: 26 Apr 2007 19:03:15
From: Dave b
Subject: Re: Will not turn on: Saeco Caffe Charisma
On Apr 26, 8:35 pm, "Robert" <n...@none.com > wrote:
> It seems to be, yes. Testing with a multimeter shows its working...
> Do you have any other suggestions I can try?
>
> Help very much appreciated!
> Rob
>
> "Dave b" <davebobbl...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:1177633645.323311.293640@r3g2000prh.googlegroups.com...
>
> > On Apr 26, 8:07 pm, "Robert" <n...@none.com> wrote:
> >> Hi All,
>
> >> I need some help. Had my Saeco Caffe Charisma for about 18 months. Worked
> >> well. Last night I turned it off - and this morning it will not turn on.
> >> Seems completely dead. Normally when I turn it on there's a squidgy
> >> little
> >> grinding noise and the lights flash for a while, then its "ready". Now -
> >> nothing. Like its not even plugged in (it is plugged in!).
>
> >> I suspect that some sort of heat sensor or similar has been tripped (I
> >> leave
> >> it on 24/7 normally) ... does anyone have any ideas at all? Have I
> >> perhaps
> >> totally toasted something? I've opened her up to check for leaks etc -
> >> all
> >> seems ok in that regard.
>
> >> Any ideas? Anyone?
> >> Rob
>
> > The door interlock switch -- is it OK??
>
> > 1st thing to check.
>
> > DAve
> > Saeco / gaggia service SE

there are one or 2 thermal fuses clamped to the boiler or a resettable
one with a button.

check that next.


dave

leaving one of these on 24X7? -- NOT recommended.



 
Date: 26 Apr 2007 17:27:25
From: Dave b
Subject: Re: Will not turn on: Saeco Caffe Charisma
On Apr 26, 8:07 pm, "Robert" <n...@none.com > wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I need some help. Had my Saeco Caffe Charisma for about 18 months. Worked
> well. Last night I turned it off - and this morning it will not turn on.
> Seems completely dead. Normally when I turn it on there's a squidgy little
> grinding noise and the lights flash for a while, then its "ready". Now -
> nothing. Like its not even plugged in (it is plugged in!).
>
> I suspect that some sort of heat sensor or similar has been tripped (I leave
> it on 24/7 normally) ... does anyone have any ideas at all? Have I perhaps
> totally toasted something? I've opened her up to check for leaks etc - all
> seems ok in that regard.
>
> Any ideas? Anyone?
> Rob

The door interlock switch -- is it OK??

1st thing to check.

DAve
Saeco / gaggia service SE



  
Date: 26 Apr 2007 18:35:43
From: Robert
Subject: Re: Will not turn on: Saeco Caffe Charisma
It seems to be, yes. Testing with a multimeter shows its working...
Do you have any other suggestions I can try?

Help very much appreciated!
Rob

"Dave b" <davebobblane@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1177633645.323311.293640@r3g2000prh.googlegroups.com...
> On Apr 26, 8:07 pm, "Robert" <n...@none.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I need some help. Had my Saeco Caffe Charisma for about 18 months. Worked
>> well. Last night I turned it off - and this morning it will not turn on.
>> Seems completely dead. Normally when I turn it on there's a squidgy
>> little
>> grinding noise and the lights flash for a while, then its "ready". Now -
>> nothing. Like its not even plugged in (it is plugged in!).
>>
>> I suspect that some sort of heat sensor or similar has been tripped (I
>> leave
>> it on 24/7 normally) ... does anyone have any ideas at all? Have I
>> perhaps
>> totally toasted something? I've opened her up to check for leaks etc -
>> all
>> seems ok in that regard.
>>
>> Any ideas? Anyone?
>> Rob
>
> The door interlock switch -- is it OK??
>
> 1st thing to check.
>
> DAve
> Saeco / gaggia service SE
>