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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2012, 2:59pm
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machine will not heat water.  It will send water through the system.
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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2012, 4:36pm
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Bad boiler? Or there is an issue with thermostat triggering the boiler to turn on is my guess.
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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2012, 2:35pm
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How do I find out which one is problem?
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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2012, 2:37pm
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FrankyD Said:

Bad boiler? Or there is an issue with thermostat triggering the boiler to turn on is my guess.

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How do I find out which is the problem.
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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2012, 2:57pm
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Based on your question and response, I have to assume that you are not on intimate terms with the ways of electricity. It could be a bad switch, tripped safety thermostat, burnt out thermal fuse, bad thermostat, or burnt out heating element. But messing with those things in a machine that combines electricity and water, is not a good idea if you don't know what you are doing. Do you have a volt-ohm meter, and do you have experience using such a tool?

BTW, just saw the same model on eBay for $74 shipped, so would not think it is worth putting too much money into it.

 
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Posted Tue Aug 7, 2012, 1:16pm
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Its a beautiful machine.  Baught it for my son on e bay.  Paid close to 200 for it.  How sad.  It was written up like a workhorse. I would love to fix it, and not kill myself in the process.
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Posted Tue Aug 7, 2012, 8:58pm
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The proteo grande uses the common imat-quaha boiler & group (same as the lelit) and it would be a shame to trash it.   The cost of the replacement part is either < $15 or $65 (heating element).  The main safety precautions when repairing an espresso machine are unplug the machine, make sure the machine is cold and test the machine using a GFI outlet.   However, some people don't have the aptitude to fix espresso machines.  My SO tried to loosen a bolt the wrong way and had to ask for help because the bolt was stuck.
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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012, 2:43pm
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great heads up.  thanks

coffee_no_sugar Said:

The proteo grande uses the common imat-quaha boiler & group (same as the lelit) and it would be a shame to trash it.   The cost of the replacement part is either < $15 or $65 (heating element).  The main safety precautions when repairing an espresso machine are unplug the machine, make sure the machine is cold and test the machine using a GFI outlet.   However, some people don't have the aptitude to fix espresso machines.  My SO tried to loosen a bolt the wrong way and had to ask for help because the bolt was stuck.

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