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AlexKilpatrick
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013, 2:08pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

BubbaDude Said:

Minimum labor charge is $100, so it's not going to be that cheap.

Posted February 18, 2013 link

Its a firmware update. It should fit in the minimum charge.
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013, 2:13pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

AlexKilpatrick Said:

Its a firmware update. It should fit in the minimum charge.

Posted February 18, 2013 link

Hmmmm . . . .

BubbaDude Said:

The first problem to show up is water leakage. When I get up in the morning, I find that the area around the machine is covered with about a cup of water. It's on a stand with a channel that catches the water, so there's no doubt it's coming from the BDB. I don't know if it's a persistent leak or a warm-up leak, but either way it sucks.

Posted February 18, 2013 link

One man's firmware is another man's water leak . . . who knew?  ;^)

 
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013, 2:16pm
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BubbaDude Said:

So I'm going to take this piece of junk in for service, and if the repair cost is as high as I imagine it will be, it will be hitting the trash can and polluting a landfill shortly.

Posted February 18, 2013 link

Hey Bubba...any chance that you could send me the BDB instead of throwing it away? :) Please!

 
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013, 3:47pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

   The first problem to show up is water leakage. When I get up in the morning, I find that the area around the machine is covered with about a cup of water. It's on a stand with a channel that catches the water, so there's no doubt it's coming from the BDB. I don't know if it's a persistent leak or a warm-up leak, but either way it sucks.

If it is what I think it is = known problem.

Resolved are part of the many mandatory software / hardware changes  that the manufacturer has implemented.


The second problem is strange behavior when the machine comes out of standby mode. Instead of warming up until it reaches the set point, as it used to do, the temperature skyrockets all the way to 208, and temp display never stops blinking. The water in the brew boiler gets super-hot, sputtering like mad if I draw hot water from it.

Some say it gurgles = known problem.

Been under investigation for a while - I understand they may have the exact cause pin pointed.

PS  Bubba.  I will flick you a $100 for postage to Australia -  > 12 months old and been used and tinkered with.   I have a few mods I would love to implement :-)

 
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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:01am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

Kinda sucks that the original BDB thread got locked and is now buried - in no small part to Buvilla Dude's crappy decorum on the forum defending the electronic vs mechanical advantage the BDB had over older, inferior technology from Italy. Too bad...

Still rocking along with my QM Silvano - just sayin'...

 
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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:10am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

Who would have thought that a consumer grade machine built with plastic and heat sensitive electronics would have problems after a year?  Someone should have warned the forum about this.  Oh, wait....
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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:49am
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EricBNC Said:

Kinda sucks that the original BDB thread got locked and is now buried - in no small part to Buvilla Dude's crappy decorum on the forum defending the electronic vs mechanical advantage the BDB had over older, inferior technology from Italy. Too bad...

Still rocking along with my QM Silvano - just sayin'...

Posted February 19, 2013 link

So why are you posting in the BDB owners thread? I don't go to the QM thread and try to bash those machines.
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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:52am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

AlexKilpatrick Said:

So why are you posting in the BDB owners thread? I don't go to the QM thread and try to bash those machines.

Posted February 19, 2013 link

What part of that is bashing?
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AlexKilpatrick
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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:11am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

dsblv Said:

Who would have thought that a consumer grade machine built with plastic and heat sensitive electronics would have problems after a year?  Someone should have warned the forum about this.  Oh, wait....

Posted February 19, 2013 link

Thank you for posting this in the BDB owner's thread.  It is very helpful.  Oh, wait....
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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:14am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

AlexKilpatrick Said:

Thank you for posting this in the BDB owner's thread.  It is very helpful.  Oh, wait....

Posted February 19, 2013 link

Are you looking to start arguments here? Your posts are not very productive either for that matter
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