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Posted Sat May 25, 2013, 10:41am
Subject: Need help diagnosing Fracino little gem... from parts
 

I have a fracino little gem machine that no longer pressurizes or heats water - still turns on, still runs the pump.  Unfortunately the machine is in Monrovia, Liberia, far from any espresso machine technicians, and is too heavy to easily carry out of the country.  I have just arrived in the US with the components from the machine where I think the fault must be - from the relay to the overheat switch, pressure switch, and heating element, with the wiring in between.

I have been in touch with a Fracino technician in the UK who says if I can just tell him what the fault is, he can fix it.  But this is the problem - I don't know how to diagnose the fault.  

Any ideas for specifically how to diagnose from parts only, or where to take the machine components in either Nashville TN or Washington DC for help?

thanks,
-Amanda
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