How To Troubleshoot No Hot Water or Steam on an ECM Classika PID

Not Steaming and no Hot Water through group

If your ECM Classika PID is not producing steam or is can't steam, or can't dispense hot water from the grouphead, review the following instructions to troubleshoot the issue.

  • Confirm that water is coming through the group head when the lever is lifted. Is the orange light coming on on the front of the machine and blinking?
    • No. Is the machine plugged in and the power switch on?
      • Yes. Move on to the next question.
      • No. Plug the machine in and turn the power switch on.
    • Visually inspect the high limit switch.
        • Is it melted or broken? Replace it.
        • If it is not broken, unplug the machine, and reset it.
          • Power the machine on see if it heats.
        • Test the high limit switch for continuity.
          • Does it have continuity?
            • Yes. Move on to the next question.
            • No. Replace the high limit switch.
    • At this point if you have flow through the machine to the group head and there is no damage or the stat is not popped, the failure may be due to a bad control board, PID, or boiler element, static relay, or coffee/steam thermostat.
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