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sythslash2
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Posted Sun Feb 9, 2014, 4:13pm
Subject: Problem with power on my espresso machine
 

I'm fairly new to the world of espresso, and to divulge further into this, I recently purchased my first espresso machine.
I bought the Delonghi EC710 (EC702 for Americans)
It was working brilliantly, I hardly ever used it, but when I tried to use it this morning, it just wouldn't turn on. I've tried changing the fuse, but its still the same.
Advice and/or solutions would be greatly appreciated as there is nothing I could find online.
Cheers,
Johnny
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Posted Sun Feb 9, 2014, 4:32pm
Subject: Re: Problem with power on my espresso machine
 

sythslash2 Said:

I'm fairly new to the world of espresso, and to divulge further into this, I recently purchased my first espresso machine.
I bought the Delonghi EC710 (EC702 for Americans)
It was working brilliantly, I hardly ever used it, but when I tried to use it this morning, it just wouldn't turn on. I've tried changing the fuse, but its still the same.
Advice and/or solutions would be greatly appreciated as there is nothing I could find online.
Cheers,
Johnny

Posted February 9, 2014 link

Are you plugging it into a GFI outlet?
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Posted Sun Feb 9, 2014, 5:29pm
Subject: Re: Problem with power on my espresso machine
 

Burner0000 Said:

Are you plugging it into a GFI outlet?

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I don't know what that is, I'm just plugging it into the mains.
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Posted Mon Feb 10, 2014, 2:20am
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sythslash2 Said:

I don't know what that is, I'm just plugging it into the mains.

Posted February 9, 2014 link

A GFI outlet is a type of Residual Current Device (RCD) common in N.America and is fitted in the outlet itself. Its function is to trip if there is an imbalance in the current flow between phase  (live) and neutral, meaning a possible leakage back to earth.

It would be unusual to have a RCD socket in the UK although they do exist for older wiring circuits before RCD's became mandatory. Current wiring regs. require the RCD devices to be fitted upstream in the contact breaker box itself so that they protect all the mains wiring of the circuit as well as any plugged in device.  

Bottom line - It means that if other stuff plugged into the socket works fine, and as you have checked the fuse in the plug,  the problem will be somewhere in the espresso machine itself.

If it is still under warranty, that would definitely be my first port of call.
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Posted Mon Feb 10, 2014, 4:41am
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cai Said:

If it is still under warranty, that would definitely be my first port of call.

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I got it from an independent seller from ebay and yes, I am aware that this product is most likely not covered on warranty.
As for the internals, could you suggest a reason why its not turning on? Like what part in the espresso machine could cause this?
I've also checked all the wires, and they're fitted correctly
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Posted Mon Feb 10, 2014, 4:54am
Subject: Re: Problem with power on my espresso machine
 

Sorry can't help. Have never seen one of these.  Our transatlantic cousins may be able to help though if the N.American version is similar.

If you bought it new from a trade seller within the EU - ebay or not - you may have some legal rights to get it repaired FOC.  Difficulty tends to be getting those rights enforced though ;o(  

Your local Trading Standards department should be able to help with information at least.
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Posted Mon Feb 10, 2014, 5:02am
Subject: Re: Problem with power on my espresso machine
 

So the easiest way to know if your pluggin into a GFI is if you have 2 reset buttons on the outlet.  At home If I try to plug anything like a water boiler espresso machine it trips as soon as I flip on the switch.. Try a plug without GFI and see if you get anything.
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Posted Mon Feb 10, 2014, 7:02am
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Burner0000 Said:

Try a plug without GFI and see if you get anything.

Posted February 10, 2014 link

Once again, still nothing :/
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Posted Tue Feb 11, 2014, 6:26am
Subject: Re: Problem with power on my espresso machine
 

That machine is a pretty typical consumer grade SBDU machine. Once you know for sure that the problem is not your power outlet and is in fact in the machine, the problem could be as simple as a loose wire to a broken switch or other component failure. If you are not comfortable working inside an electrical appliance, get professional help but if the seller will not pay for it, most likely, the cost of repairs will be more than the cost of a replacement unit.

 
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Posted Tue Feb 11, 2014, 7:18am
Subject: Re: Problem with power on my espresso machine
 

calblacksmith is right.

Unless you're competent to poke around inside and look for obvious problems like wires having become detached or broken, or simply  testing the mains switch, getting it repaired is likely to cost more than replacing.

I looked on that well known auction site - refurbished with 2 yrs warranty about 86. EC710 seems to be a superseded model, so possibly not available new anyway.

Delonghi do have a repair network in the UK, so you might try them and see what they say.

Click Here (www.delonghi.com)
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