My 6-month old Appartamento has just started behaving strangely and I need your help pinpointing the problem.
I got up this morning to find it already on as usual but almost cold, and the pressure reading 0. My initial thought was that the heating element was dead, but anyway I switched it off and on again, and to my surprise it started heating up until it reached the usual 1.2 bar. But the pressure seems to fluctuate and have a hard time stabilizing. When I pull a shot (a bit watery), it drops to 0.7-0.8 and a couple of times, the heating element kicked in just for a few seconds and stopped before the pressure could reach 1.2 again. If I open the steam valve, the pressure also drops significantly.
That's all I can say for the moment and the machine is still usable, but I don't know how long it will stay that way. Has anybody had any similar problems? Could it be scale-related? A faulty pressure stat?
PS: I tried resetting the thermoswitches as described here
by homeburrero but I don't think anything's changed. Maybe I didn't do it right: are they buttons supposed to click or produce any noise at all when you press them? Mine didn't.