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DeLonghi Magnifica always asks "Insert Infuser Assembly"
DeLonghi "Insert infuser assembly" error
Easy Fix - Delonghi Coffee machines which have built-in coffee grinders often suffer from a problem that produces an error, "Insert infuser assembly" that appears at random times.
The problem is usually caused by distortion of infuser lifting mechanism limit switch mounting (Orange colored plastic)!
The mounting is very close to the water heater so with heat and pressure from the infuser lifting mechanism the mounting gets bent over time. The switch mounting (Orange colored plastic) gets permanently distorted so the striker arm on the lifting assembly only just presses the micro switch button causing the error message "Insert infuser assembly".
To easily fix the problem on ESAM 5500 machines and should work on other similar machines:-
1.Unplug the machine and remove the rear cover screws and remove.
2.Slide out the two side covers.
3.Remove the grinder lever screw in the top cover coffee bean compartment.
4.Carefully lift the top cover pushing it slightly back so it does not stick under the front cover (you may have to loosen the 4 front cover screws on the side).
5.The limit switch is clearly visible on the top (see photos).
6.Wedge some insulated material (wood, plastic etc, I used bamboo) between the heater assembly and the switch mounting so the switch is in a VERTICAL position. The thickness of the packing is around 3-4mm (see photo).
7.Re-assemble the machine and enjoy your coffee. JTS
on Sep 21, 2019
Infuser jammed in ESAM 5600 cannot get it out
Obvious question really, but is the power turned off? You cannot get the infuser out if the power is on. Or has it been reinserted recently, and incorrectly? The only time I have known of issues getting them out is if the power is on, or if the power went out when it was not parked, in which case turn the power back on it, let it go through the warm up cycle, then turn it off again, let it shut down, then remove the infuser
on Sep 19, 2019
DeLonghi BCO120T coffee maker side does not work.
TYPICAL FAILURE OF THIS MACHINE = THERMAL FUSE MALFUNCTION.
WHERE ARE THE THERMAL FUSES: There are 2 thermal fuses under the coffe tray and 1 fuse under the espresso boiler. (YOU WILL HAVE TO REMOVE THE BOTTOM COVER OF THE MACHINE). What this fuse does is regulate the temperature of the heating element so that everything doesn't melt (yep, I tried to bypass the fuse and found out the hard way..testing...testing..). Anyway, replacement for these thermal fuses are sold at RADIO SHACK for about $2.00. (Yep, only $2.00) If you open the bottom cover of the coffee maker and you will see the 2 fuses, they look like resistors. they are covered in a plastic tube to prevent damage. Clip them off I used a small wrench(radio shack) to pry open the small clamps that hold them, replaced them, then reclamped the new fuse back on.
REPLACEMENT FUSES: The thermal fuses have the watts/Amps and temperature stamped on them. There is 1 part that I use and has been working well for over a year ( over a year, yes this machine can last a long time!!).
The part # is Labeled - Raido Shack 270-1321 Thermal Fuse 438°F (226°C) 250VAC 10A (For heating devices like coffee makers and hair dryers). The temperature may vary + - a few degrees° on the label, from what I have seen.
HOW TO TEST THERMAL FUSES: These fuses are not only used for temp control but they also close the curcuit. If the fuse blows then it is open and will not heat. I use my ohmeter (put 1 prong at each end of the fuse) and if it reads open it means that the thermal fuse is bad, it has blown, there is no current running through it. I believe a light meter can check for continuity also and are much cheaper. Test by putting the test leads at each end of the fuse (1 prong at each end).If the light turns on then you are good, getting continuity. If you cannot get no light then it is bad. You can test your light fuse with a simple wire, touch each end and the light should go on, cut the wire in the middle and no light!!easy.
fyi. If your coffee does not get hot enough the fuse may need to be replaced also.
HOW TO READ THE OHMETER.
Know that a reading of OL means "over limit." That means the resistance is off the charts, and you have a break in the circuit. If you got an OL reading for the plug wires, you'd know there was a broken wire that needs replacing. In this case, we got an OL reading because the light switch is in the "OFF" position.
Read more: How to Use an Ohmmeter ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2282412_use-ohmmeter.html#ixzz0zwX1LcJD
Consider that a low reading, anywhere from 0 to .5, indicates very little to no resistance. This means there's a continuity of current in the circuit. This is the reading you should get
Read more: How to Use an Ohmmeter ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2282412_use-ohmmeter.html#ixzz0zwXjz6C0
on Jul 19, 2019
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