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mferg
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Posted Tue Oct 23, 2012, 5:24am
Subject: Astoria Compact - Weird Thermal Issue
 

So I just started having a strange issue with my Astoria Compact that appears to be related to temperature.  The short form is, if I remove the top cover from the machine, it works perfectly.  If I install the top cover, the machine appears to be working properly (hot water wand works, steam valve works, all lights, etc. are on), but when I push the dosing button, it does not activate the pump.  If I then remove the top, wait 15-20 minutes (for things to cool down due to air circulation I assume), then everything works fine.

Anyone have any ideas/suggestions as to what could be causing this issue?  Any help is much appreciated
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Posted Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:46am
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If it worked before and just started this, I would check all the wires for tightness and burn marks then start pricing pumps.  Screws can work loose over time.

 
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Posted Wed Oct 24, 2012, 2:18am
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Coffeenoobie,

Thanks for the reply.  I don't think the issue is with the pump since the hot water wand still works fine, and it uses the pump.  I also checked all wires last night, no issues.

Any other thoughts?
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