Equipment doesn't work? Troubleshooting? If you're handy, members can help.
I was impressed with the build quality of Profitec but very disappointed with the electronic thermal design of the SSR and mechanical design of the thermosiphon in my HX. The performance of my machine is dismal for rebound and means I can only make a few shots before a long reheat. After 3 years, I now know I can re-drill the restrictor but I have come to rely on my Robot more for espresso. I use the HX mostly for steaming. With the quality of manual levers now.. there is no need, for me, to have an electric machine.. I invested my money in the grinder.Bdfrank wrote: I have gotten so tired of pulling the machine apart, that I am now ordering double parts and saving them in the "espresso machine parts box" at home. I am not sure if all Profitec take this care (had a quick mill Anita that I never had to touch), might as well be an old Porsche... though admittedly, very nice looking mechanics/plumbing with this machine
Thanks for the info, fine on the wiring etc. Do a fair amount of electronics. I will post the results, probably a week or so.
I'm betting that was your only issue.. although the other maintenance might help its longevity.. That should help a lot as it is drawing the cool air in from the bottom..
Thanks for this excellent Repairs forum thread! Relocating the relay to that area with better cooler air circulation makes great sense. The only concern I'd have is that in that location it might be more exposed to drips and steam condensation in the event of leaks (note the dried drip stains in the photo), though I'm sure that risk could be mitigated.