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Posted Sun Nov 4, 2012, 12:18pm
Subject: Expobar Brewtus Problem
 

Expobar Brewtus IV-R with Rotary Pump

The machine has worked fine for about 6 months, but now it's tripping the GFP.  Wondering if it was the GFP, I plugged it into a non-GFP plug.  While it didn't trip the bigger fuse, it's exhibiting dysfunctional behavior.

Basically, the temperature starts climbing and doesn't stop.  It was set at 206 and got up to 260 before I turned it off.

Any advice on what might be causing this?

Thanks,
Steve
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Posted Sun Nov 4, 2012, 4:46pm
Subject: Re: Expobar Brewtus IV-R Problem
 

Presuming you bought it new, a call to WLL is on order . . . this is why Good god invented warranties.

 
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Posted Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:48pm
Subject: Re: Expobar Brewtus IV-R Problem
 

JasonBrandtLewis Said:

Presuming you bought it new, a call to WLL is on order . . . this is why Good invented warranties.

Posted November 4, 2012 link

I'm assuming you meant "god".

I like WLL, but not sure "god" works there. ;)

I'd definitely forgo plugging in your brewtus until you figure out what's going on. It's an expensive machine to melt down. May be something very simple to fix (as long as you don't melt stuff).
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Posted Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:55pm
Subject: Re: Expobar Brewtus IV-R Problem
 

That's what I get for capitalizing the "g" . . .

 
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Posted Sun Nov 25, 2012, 8:16pm
Subject: Re: Expobar Brewtus Problem
 

Your heating element is cracked.  Your power to the element is shorting out through your boiler water, allowing the machine to continue heating forever, even after the thermostat/pressostat is off.
Remove the element, clean and flush the boiler while it is open and install a new element.
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