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Faema Compact A has marked it.
« on: 13/05/2018, 02:54 PM »
I recently turned on the power on my Compact A 2 group machine after it had been reconditioned only to hear a clicking coming from the right hand side of the machine. The motor did not come on to refill the boiler as it usually does for a few seconds. The right group touch-pad was dead but the left group touch-pad clicked into action but the motor did not. The coffee cup filled from the water pressure I guess. I know the electronics in this machine are a little old fashioned but as each group is acting differently I am wondering if anyone has any idea what may be wrong.

I look forward to some enlightenment (and hopefully a fix)


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« Reply #1 on: 16/05/2018, 11:30 AM »
First thing I would do is go to Repco and purchase the Repco brand or similar electronics cleaner in the spray can

Then use it to clean all the electronics / behind touchpads ect and wire connections
It’s dries in a few seconds but it also cleans dirty terminals
Further - it won’t damage anything inside your machine

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« Reply #2 on: 16/05/2018, 08:42 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: 18/05/2018, 03:52 PM »
First thing I would do is go to Repco and purchase the Repco brand or similar electronics cleaner in the spray can

Then use it to clean all the electronics / behind touchpads ect and wire connections
It’s dries in a few seconds but it also cleans dirty terminals
Further - it won’t damage anything inside your machine

KK

It has blown a fuse. There are two boards nearly identical to each other and each has a fuse. This blew on one, and I had it replaced and machine want perfectly: made a coffee and then half hour later died again. There must be something tripping the fuse. Any ideas?

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« Reply #4 on: 18/05/2018, 03:56 PM »
It has blown a fuse. There are two boards nearly identical to each other and each has a fuse. This blew on one, and I had it replaced and machine want perfectly: made a coffee and then half hour later died again. There must be something tripping the fuse. Any ideas?

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Same advice applies clean electronics and connections first
If that does not solve the issue, you may have a short or debris on a contact causing a short

Something out of left field - a board may have a bad track or debris causing a short

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« Reply #5 on: 22/05/2018, 01:18 PM »
Same advice applies clean electronics and connections first
If that does not solve the issue, you may have a short or debris on a contact causing a short

Something out of left field - a board may have a bad track or debris causing a short

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Does the fact that it goes OK for an hour or so: it fill, heats, makes a cup of coffee etc. mean anything? I would have thought a short would blow the fuse immediately. This seems to be something that is happening over the length of an hour or so and then only to one group!

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« Reply #6 on: 22/05/2018, 03:05 PM »
Does the fact that it goes OK for an hour or so: it fill, heats, makes a cup of coffee etc. mean anything? I would have thought a short would blow the fuse immediately. This seems to be something that is happening over the length of an hour or so and then only to one group!

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Metal expands with heat so I suppose it’s possible
My gut feeling is - the culprit is a micro switch possibly connected in thermostat area controlling the on off sequence of the heating element

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« Reply #7 on: 02/06/2018, 02:25 PM »
yep sounds like it could be the manual switch for the thermostat clicking in and out in theory its not too costly a fix from previous experios

good luck and keep us posted!

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