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Old 12-06-2021, 04:33 PM   #11
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Do you know who makes it for Sage? We had their kettle which was apparently a Russel Hobbs job and while it did work ok, the lid fell apart on the original and the replacement so John Lewis replaced it.
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Old 13-06-2021, 07:37 AM   #12
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Elsewhere eg USA they are sold under the Breville name.
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Elsewhere eg USA they are sold under the Breville name.
I kept googling part numbers and could never work out why Breville parts kept coming up...now I know! Thank you!

In other news, I have found another element that made me think ive found the cause for no steam. The unit that opens and closes for steam/hot water on the side was totally blocked. I managed to remove it - it was an exceptionally tight squeeze - and it was blocked beyond belief. Its been soaking in descaler overnight so im gonna reassemble later.

My thoughts are that if this bit is blocked, the steam will take the path of least resistance and then just go out the group head. More later on...(wish me luck)
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Old 14-06-2021, 10:34 AM   #14
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Sage Barista Coffee Machine - Broken

Fingers crossed this is the area of fault and that it works

On a side note: how have you found the machine up to this point, a mate at work is looking to buy a new machine and he’s between this and one of the Gaggia machines - advantage to this, is it’s semi-automatic and slightly cheaper…
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Fingers crossed this is the area of fault and that it works

On a side note: how have you found the machine up to this point, a mate at work is looking to buy a new machine and he’s between this and one of the Gaggia machines - advantage to this, is it’s semi-automatic and slightly cheaper…
Thanks! I've got my fingers and arms and legs crossed

I'll start my thoughts on the machine by saying that I've only really had a Nespresso machine before this. So I'm hardly well versed in the coffee machine world. I bought one after my family in the US had one and we fell in love with it. Its a really awesome bit of kit (when it works) and i love how you can do anything you want coffee wise with it. I have a subscription to Pact coffee which send me coffee whenever I need it (1 bag every 11 days for me) and it's just glorious. I really didn't realise how much I loved it until it broke. Makes brilliant coffee every time and you don't have to be a total wizard to use it. The Mrs used to work in a coffee shop and so she's very skilled with it but I can use it just fine. Tell him to go for it!
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That’s fantastic mate, thanks. I’ll pass the information on
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That’s fantastic mate, thanks. I’ll pass the information on
So, where's that poncey title you were promised?....
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Old 16-06-2021, 09:42 AM   #18
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Right, an update. Ive tested the solanoids using my multi meter and they both read just fine. I cant get them to click open and closed using a battery so confused.com there. I then thought it might be the valve that receives the hot water/steam that was blocked. Was a mare to get out but it was done, descaled and reinstalled. No luck. Now the machine isnt getting up to proper pressure....

Time to yeet it onto ebay as spares or repaires and start again...Any suggestions for a good bean to cup machine that isnt going to get me divorced price wise
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I got a Krups coffee machine from U store on ebay three years ago.

It cost £259 and has never let me down.
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Yo might find the videos by James Hoffman, former World Barista Champion interesting on all matters coffee brewing.
This one on the more expensive Sage/Breville enlightening; It's the first time I have watched this particular one but his opening question "Do you really want a new hobby" really hit home; this is one of my new hobbies and it is as, if not more, involved and nerdy as detailing. What I could not get to grips with is when I was told that the grinder is more important than the machine to producing good espresso but I am beginning to come round to agreeing with that. I spent heavily on my machine and grinder and even though my wife is used to me buying high endish stuff she was speechless when I told her how much I was going to pay. She freely admits though that I have used it everyday over the years so it must have been a good buy! She does roll her eyes though when I ask for a ristretto instead of an espresso in cafes.
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