Originally Web posted Wednesday, 19 October 2011.
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Breville 800 Series Service Manual - Comparison with my own and readers’ findings

In the summer of 2011, a kind reader provided me (and us all) with what appears to be the service manual for the Breville 800 series of machines, as of early 2008. The document explicitly lists the model 800ES for Australia and New Zealand, the 800ESXL for the United States, and the BRE800ESXL for Canada. There are also various notes for the “A” suffix models, which do indeed appear to be “new and improved” revisions.

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Breville 800 class Service Manual PDF (PDF download)

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Had this been available to me when i first needed to work on our own machine here, it is unlikely that i would have gone to the time and trouble to draw out my own schematic. Comparing the two, there are some interesting differences. Open up the PDF in another window to the schematic (p. 6) and let’s compare it with my schematic, repeated here:

handmade 800ESXL schematic

At first, this looks like an entirely different circuit. Yet after careful study, it is mostly the same circuit, drawn differently. Some changes appear to be related to the difference between the 230-240V version, which appears to be what is shown in the service manual’s schematic, and the 120V U.S. version (i’d assume the Canadian model is the same, but i don’t know) in the schematic i drew. The changes i see which are apparently related to the voltage difference are:

Then there are a group of differences which are likely errors on my part or whomever drew up the schematic in the service manual: There’s another class which may be errors or may be production changes:

The service manual pin assignment for P65 and P53 and the interconnection to the switch and LED makes more sense than my drawing, though i did do mine pretty carefully. I suggest checking your particular circuit board carefully to see which schematic matches before doing any work around this part of the circuit.

Another class are clearly production changes:

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