Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Espresso: Espresso Machines
boiler light flashing intermittently - How to fix?
Cafe Solutions
Commercial sales and service, nationwide installation, equipment leasing options.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Espresso > Machines > boiler light...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Author Messages
yerushalmi
Senior Member


Joined: 15 Jul 2008
Posts: 71
Location: Jerusalem
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Brasilia Mini Classic, 30...
Grinder: Accaso i-mini
Posted Sun Apr 6, 2014, 1:27am
Subject: boiler light flashing intermittently - How to fix?
 

Please see attached video. Is there an easy way that I can fix the boiler going off and on like this? Or do I need to send it in to the repair shop?
Many thanks in advance.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jcawjmn8wbmi25p/20140406_103024.mp4

 Blinkin Light 4.mp4
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
DavecUK
Senior Member


Joined: 21 Sep 2005
Posts: 1,416
Location: UK
Expertise: I love coffee

Posted Sun Apr 6, 2014, 3:32am
Subject: Re: boiler light flashing intermittently - How to fix?
 

Hopefully it's just a bad connection somewhere, probably at the back of the neon light that's flickering, if it's not there it will be around the pressurestat, any relay or possibly the heating element. If it's in the high amperage area of the circuit, look for any signs of overheating on the plastic spade connector covers.

I'm hopping the hissing was either you with the steam wand cracked open a pressure cooker or a video sound artifact....if not, check your vaccum breaker and Safety Valve isn't leaking.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
DeanOK
Senior Member
DeanOK
Joined: 24 Sep 2012
Posts: 683
Location: OK
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: QM Vetrano 2B
Grinder: Vario W
Posted Sun Apr 6, 2014, 9:03am
Subject: Re: boiler light flashing intermittently - How to fix?
 

If your pilot lamp has an NE2 Neon bulb inside of the lamp assembly, they can flicker after they get old. They can even become photosensitive to light and dark.  NE2 bulbs have been used for several decades in pilot lamp assemblies because of their long life, but I think it is fair to say that LED technology is taking over in terms of longevity. If the voltage to the bulb is stable, you simply need to replace the pilot lamp assembly.  Just choose a pilot lamp that will fit the hole and match the applied voltage.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Espresso > Machines > boiler light...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Coffee Kids
Help folks who help folks in coffee producing nations.
coffeekids.org
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.2793841362)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+