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Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012, 5:45pm
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Anyone care to take a gues what might be causing this and if there is a fix?
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Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012, 8:15pm
Subject: Re: My Venus just started popping the kitchen outlet fuse breaker
 

The odds are that it is either a hole in the heating element or a leak dripping water around the heating element where the wires connect.

 
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Posted Tue Jan 1, 2013, 6:39pm
Subject: Re: My Venus just started popping the kitchen outlet fuse breaker
 

Hi Doonie,

I'm assuming what you are talking about is a GFIC outlet like we have in the US.  If so, it isn't looking good.  Is water coming from the boiler cloudy?  I'm guessing that the heating element is on the way out.

A test which you can do is unplug the machine, turn it on then measure the resistance from the ground pin of the plug to the blade pins.  Anything less than several hundred meg-ohms is cause for concern.

If that test fails open the machine and with it still unplugged remove the heater leads from the boiler.  Measure the resistance from the terminals to the boiler case. If it is less than several hundred meg-ohms it is time for a new heater.  Hopefully the heater can be replaced without replacing half of the boiler as on a Silvia.

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Anyone care to take a gues what might be causing this and if there is a fix?
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Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013, 7:57am
Subject: Re: My Venus just started popping the kitchen outlet fuse breaker
 

Is this a victoria arduino venus?
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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:32am
Subject: Re: My Venus just started popping the kitchen outlet fuse breaker
 

Another way to test the heating element is as follow:

Unplug the machine.
Disconnect both wires from the heating element and position the connectors so they don't touch anything.
plug in and turn on the machine.

If the GFI doesn't pop, the problem is the heating element. Id it still pops look for broken or burned wires or water leaks.
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