mrjag wrote:Whether or not you decide to replace your machine, it's worthwhile to pop the top on your BDB and see if it's easily serviceable. It's common for the GFI to trip while heating up if there is a minor o-ring leak near the boiler. The fix is cheap; I think I paid $0.79 for a bag of 100 o-rings and 1-2 minutes of effort to swap them out. Look around for wet spots or dried mineral buildup where the tubes connect to the boilers. To replace, you pull the small horseshoe shaped clip, disconnect the tube, swap the old o-ring for the new one, reconnect the tube, and insert the clip back in place. The whole process doesn't require any expertise or finesse other than making sure not to drop or lose the clip inside of the machine after you pull it out.
jyl wrote:Drip or pod option for the unwashed? So much easier, maybe they will migrate away from the espresso machine?
delete000 wrote:Thanks, I might give this a shot. Do you perhaps have a source for the right o-rings for the BDB handy?