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Posted Sun May 5, 2013, 9:20pm
Subject: vibiemme sbdu steam function not working - please help!
 

Hi everyone,

I've been using my VBM sbdu for a little over a year now? It's been wonderful owning it but today the steam function completely stopped working on me. Without the option of a local espresso machine repair shop, I was hoping someone here could help me figure out what might be going on.

Water heats up as usual, the group head pushes water out and makes a shot as always with the pressure gauge reading normally.
The hot water runs through the wand also, so it's not a clogging issue.
The light for the steam function works, the toggle switch doesn't feel loose.
The machine has been descaled and the cover taken off to look at loose wires, and nothing seems out of the ordinary.

When the steam function is switched on, nothing happens - no spitting, no light steam, no pressure build up, only little little drops of water.

The last thing I want to do is mail it out somewhere to get it looked at. If anyone has any idea what might be going on, your advice is greatly appreciated!
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