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goodlookin1
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Posted Thu May 17, 2012, 7:53pm
Subject: Am I screwed? (Bigtime mess-up)
 

Hey guys,

I am really upset with myself right now. I was working on my Expobar Pulser trying to adjust the brew pressure. Because it's my first time doing it, I've been researching how to do it and had the front panel off and also the upper area so I could reach straight down, if needed. Well, the expobar has a metal container inside that holds the water tank, and attached to the bottom of that is a weight sensor that will trip the system not to pump any more water into the boiler when the tank is getting low. There are a few wires going to this and they are fairly short. In order to have the system running to test the brew pressure, I had this thing out and in a funky position. Well, while the machine was on, I moved it (not thinking) and the bottom of the weight sensor hot the top of the metal outer shell and arced and sent a quick shower of sparks. The weight sensor seems damaged, but the worst part is that the machine wont even light up now. I expected it to at least turn on, but maybe not allow water into the boiler due to it being burnt out. But it seems the arc has affected a main power fuse so that the entire system is not getting power.

I've inspected the fuses that I can see and I dont see any other burnt out ones, but it might just not be showing.

Does anyone know what could possibly be wrong and a potential fix? I really hope I didnt fry the entire wiring systemn....
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goodlookin1
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Posted Thu May 17, 2012, 8:27pm
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UPDATE:

Ok, false alarm....I got it working. Nothing was fried. After reading another post, I was impressed to see if the outlet was even working. Sure enough, I tripped the circuit to that wall so none of the plugs worked. As soon as I reset it, everything was working fine!

All is well with my world again :-)
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Posted Thu May 17, 2012, 9:33pm
Subject: Re: Am I screwed? (Bigtime mess-up)
 

goodlookin1 Said:

UPDATE:

Ok, false alarm....I got it working. Nothing was fried. After reading another post, I was impressed to see if the outlet was even working. Sure enough, I tripped the circuit to that wall so none of the plugs worked. As soon as I recet it, everything was working fine!

All is well with my world again :-)

Posted May 17, 2012 link

In the future first search for Occam's razor.  Saves alot of grief, that is for sure.

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goodlookin1
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Location: Sacramento, CA
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Espresso: Expobar Office
Grinder: Vanelis Minipro III
Posted Fri May 18, 2012, 7:12am
Subject: Re: Am I screwed? (Bigtime mess-up)
 

Hah, had to look that one up :-)

Will definitely keep that one in mind next time.
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Posted Fri Jun 8, 2012, 4:20pm
Subject: Re: Am I screwed? (Bigtime mess-up)
 

glad to hear it wasn't an expensive problem. that first moment when a light doesn't come on just makes your heart drop doesn't it?
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