Originally Web posted Wednesday, 27 May 2009.
Content last modified Friday, 11 January 2013 .
There are many WWW pages which discuss the Breville 800ESXL and/or other espresso machines. This one focuses on failures and repairs, especially electrical. The build quality of the unit in general is very good, and entirely befitting a high-quality appliance in its category. Unfortunately, the electrical circuit board seems to be an exception: the design appears sound… the implementation not so much. Our sample had vastly bad solder joints on every joint on the main PCB, conductive glue, and an overheated resistor (R4) on its way to failure. What originally got me into repairing this out-of-warranty unit was the apparently well-known failure of the pump running spontaneously when the machine was Off. Hopefully something here will be of use to you.
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