ryecarr01 Senior Member Joined: 2 Nov 2011 Posts: 44 Location: north east Expertise: Just starting
Posted Mon May 14, 2012, 2:33am Subject: help with Brasilia Gradisca
Good morning, I was wondering if anyone could share there wisdom and maybe help me out a little.
I have a Brasilia Gradisca 3 group machine, over the weekend I stripped it down, gave it a deep clean, full descale etc.
I have put it all back together today to find out that my autofill is not working, it will sometimes kick in, either for a second, a few seconds or just not at all. I can manually fill the boiler but it was working fine before??
Also one of the group panels is completely unresponisve, all the lights flash on initial start up and the left and the right work fine, however the one in the middle does nothing, if you press a dosing key the green led light comes on but nothing happens and it goes out as soon as i take my finger off the button.
i have double checked the wiring, everything is as it should be ???
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Posted Mon May 14, 2012, 6:40am Subject: Re: help with Brasilia Gradisca
Remote trouble shooting is a hard thing to do but, off the top of my head, if it was all working before and there are issues now, you might have a plug that looks like it is connected but may not be fully seated. Electrical problems can be hard to trace but I would start with the plugs and connections. YMMV!
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Posted Mon May 14, 2012, 8:36am Subject: Re: help with Brasilia Gradisca
- Loose, bad, or disconnected ground connection - Loose wire connection - Broken circuit board in black or control/keypad - If it was hot and dry it could be static damage to electronics
Check that the autofill probe is insulated from the boiler (not grounded when thr wire is disconnected. Disconnect level probe wire to see if autofill starts. Ground it to boiler to see if the autofill stops.
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