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READ THIS BEFORE YOU DO THAT!

WARNING! WARNING! – how to not snap the brew group screw even if it seems impossibly tight. Do not break the brew head screw off? – ever! If you already have then I’ll put it simply. You are in a world of pain. So what am I talking about. Well if you own a Breville
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THE BREVILLE 870 FLOW ISSUE – it will happen to you?

I get a lot of calls from Breville 870 owners all with the same problem. I’m referring to their coffee machine problems not all their other issues. I see too many in the workshop, 870 coffee machines that is, not crazy owners, all with the same issue. It’s not a fatal flaw, as you can
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BREVILLE BES 980 NOT HEATING UP COFFEE BOILER

The machine fails to complete the heating up sequence. It hangs on about 72 degrees. It produces steam ok but fails to heat. An amp meter shows the machine drawring reduced amps 5.9A, this tells me the problem is the coffee boiler. But I already knew the answer. There is a third element but its
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BES 870

Breville BES 870 Over Heating

The machine flashes the single and double filter size buttons and power button but never gets to the ready mode, then over heats. NTC sensor? Why does everybody suspect the NTC sensor? But some technicians always replace the NTC sensor when repairing an over heating issue, just in case the component has been compromised. But
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GAGGIA CLASSIC VALVE ISSUES – OLD AND NEW VERSIONS COMPARED

The Gaggia Classic, is just that a classic, they have a following of users who just love them. And for good reason they are a reliable little machine that lasts. They are similar but cheaper than the classic Rancillio Silvia single boiler machine, both machines require the user to purge the boiler to make room
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AN ANCIENT WEGA REPAIR

Ive got a customer called Bruce, nothing unusual about that, except Bruce owns an ancient old Wega single group coffee machine that he just won’t throw out. Its a great old machine, but it leaks and its literally falling to pieces. So it turns up here when I have a massive work load and I
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BREVILLE ORACLE BES980 ERROR CODES – WHAT DO THEY MEAN? AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

The error log in the Breville Machines is very useful in diagnosing faults. For some reason they are a secret and not meant to be disclosed. But it’s a poorly kept secret as I see them all over online forums. So not to be outdone I’ll mention a few of the common ones we see
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BREVILLE BES 980 – VENTING STEAM FROM WAND, WHEN IT SHOULDN’T

This machine had an obvious issue, see the valve coil in the first photo, its melted. I mention this as its related to the main issue. Which was the machine venting steam from the steam wand, I know this is what its meant to do but I mean it starts venting steam uncontrollably as soon
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INSERT INFUSER ASSEMBLY – DELONGHI DINAMICA ECAM 350.55.S

Ok, I am revisiting an issue I have dealt with before but with another model. I am documenting this case as we got a lot of debate as to what causes the issue. One blogger(another Russian and they know their stuff) on my last post on this issue stated “Nyet it’s always the hall sensor
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BREVILLE BES 980 NOT HEATING PAST 75 DEGREES

Ok this will be quick and of value to someone facing this issue with their BES 900 Series Coffee Machine. And I mention it as its not the usual cause. Ok what’s the issue, the machine hangs at about 75 degrees on the display. And fails to reach the usual 93 degrees. With the lid
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