Ok so I admit to having a bit of a chest cold, and not getting much sleep last night COMBINED with my go-to coffee machine being on the blink, but still, some things are inexcusable!
So this is how it happened:
Go to turn on coffee machine.
Realise that power and boiler rocker switches have been playing up recently, so most likely therein lies the problem
Zip across town and pick up some replacement switches
Take front and side panels of coffee machine and swap out rocker switches - new for old (or so I thought)
Plug in and turn on coffee machine - power up = good
Brew switch working properly = good
Waiting for boiler to engage but nothing happens
Decide that any more advanced electronic diagnosis is beyond my ken
Take coffee machine to certified repairer and explain what happened
Half hour later get a phone call saying, "Are you sure that you swapped over both of the rocker switches, coz it looks like the top one is not in mint condition"
Me. "Yes I swapped them both, but no, I replaced the boiler switch with the dud one that I had just removed!!!"
Some days good things are not going to happen
SO I'll know tomorrow if its a straight forward repair - even if it is its still $100 for the general inspection
Still, maters could be worse, and hopefully Ill have my machine back in working order sooner rather than later!