Why Breville Coffee Machine Not Turning On? – Troubleshooting Guide

Breville coffee machines are one of the most popular machines on the market today. Whether you love espresso or latte, you can use a Breville coffee machine to make delicious daily beverages. However, Breville coffee machines are prone to some issues, like not turning on. 

A Breville coffee machine not turning on is likely due to a damaged control board, a blown fuse, the water pump or coffee grinder overheating, or the device is not connected to a power source. Solutions include repairing components, changing fuses, cooling the machine, and connecting to power. 

Continue reading this article for an in-depth view of the causes of your Breville coffee machine not turning on. I’ll explain the most common causes and offer practical solutions to the issue. 

1. Damaged Control Board 

The leading culprit of a Breville coffee machine not turning on is a damaged control board. The control board is where the buttons on the machine allow you to control various functions, like making certain types of coffee, steaming milk, activating cleaning cycles, and turning the device on or off. 

As a result, a malfunctioning control board may prevent you from changing settings or even switching on the device. 

The control board in a Breville coffee machine typically breaks due to a bang or bump to the device, or it could be due to wear and tear after years of use. If you’re experiencing this problem with a new Breville machine, there may have been a manufacturing issue that a warranty should cover. 

The issue could also be more specific than damage to the entire control board. It’s possible that only the power switch has failed and is preventing you from turning on the device. 

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How To Fix?

The first step in fixing a damaged control board is disconnecting the machine from the power source. Even though the coffee machine won’t turn on, the current could still flow through and cause a nasty electric shock if the device is plugged in. 

Once the coffee machine is disconnected from a power source, you’ll need to remove the control by removing the pins and screws holding the panel. Remember to store these clips and screws in a safe place so that you can reattach the panel at a later stage. 

Once the panel is off, search for any loose wires or connections. If you find loose wires, reconnect them to the correct place using a soldering iron or electrical tape. 

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However, if you can’t find any loose wires or components, you will need to remove the old control panel and replace it with a new one. 

If the source of the problem was the power switch, remove it and replace it with a new one. 

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2. A Blown Fuse 

Coffee machines use a lot of electricity to grind coffee beans, boil water, and steam milk. Any device that uses a lot of electricity could cause a fatal electric shock if something goes wrong. That is why Breville coffee machines contain crucial safety features like fuses to protect users. 

Fuses are safety features built into machines and power sockets. A fuse works by only allowing a certain amount of current and voltage to flow through before it blows and stops the flow of electricity.  

When the fuse blows in your Breville coffee machine, power will not flow from the source into the device. As a result, you will be unable to switch on the machine as there’s no current flowing through it. 

To ensure that the issue is a born fuse and not faulty electrics, plug the machine into another outlet and see if it works. If the problem persists, a blown fuse could be the source of your woes. 

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How To Fix?

The only way to fix a blown fuse is by removing it and replacing it with a new one. Fuses are typically in one of two locations. The first is inside the head of the plug connected to the power source. To replace the fuse in a plug head, disconnect the plug from the power source, unscrew the bolts and swap out the damaged fuse inside with a new one. 

The second place you can find a fuse in a Breville coffee machine is inside the device. To access the damaged fuse, you must remove the panel where the power cable connects to the device. 

Locate the fuse, disconnect it from the circuit and replace it with a new one. After completing this task, reassemble the machine and check to see if the device is up and running. 

For more information on replacing a blown fuse, check out this informative YouTube video by clicking the link below. 

3. Water Pump or Coffee Grinder Has Overheated 

Two components in the Breville coffee machine contain small but powerful motors: the water pump and the coffee grinder. While these components are safe and effective, they have one major flaw, overheating.

Overheating in an appliance could be a safety issue. However, the Breville machines are fitted with a sensor that switches off the machine if temperatures get too hot. If you’ve been using your Breville coffee machine or you’ve been grinding coffee, and the device has suddenly switched off and won’t turn back on, it’s due to overheating. 

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How To Fix?

Fixing an overheating problem in a Breville espresso machine is a straightforward fix that anyone can manage, regardless of your DIY experience. All you’ve got to do is leave the device alone, switched off, for 30 to 60 minutes. 

The coffee grinder and water pump will cool down at this time, preventing the sensor from turning off the device. However, if this problem frequently returns, you may need to replace the sensor, the water pump, or the coffee grinder. 

4. Machine Is Not Connected to a Power Source

Another prevalent source of your coffee machine not stitching on is no connection to a suitable power source. Breville coffee machines may disconnect from power sources for a few reasons, damaged components inside the device, loose wiring, a damaged power cord, or other issues with your power supply. 

If the issue’s root is electrical problems in your property, other appliances will also likely malfunction, and you’ll need an electrician to resolve the issue safely. However, this is not the most likely source of the devices disconnecting from power. 

The most likely cause is a damaged power cable. This cable connects the Breville coffee machine to the wall outlet. There are wires inside this can’t that may have become damaged. When this happens, the Breville machine can’t get enough power from the source and thus prevents it from turning on. 

How To Fix?

To fix the power cable in a Breville coffee machine, you need to inspect the cable for any signs of damage. If the cable appears intact, the issue likely lies in the plug or where the cable connects to the machine. 

To inspect the top of the plug, you’ll need to plug it out from the wall outlet first. Next up, you should remove the covering on the plug to see if the wires inside are connected to the appropriate place. You may need to pin the cables back into place before checking if the issue was resolved. 

After inspecting the plug, it is worthwhile having a peak at the power cable and where it connects to the rest of the device. You’ll need to look for signs of damage or loss of connections. Reattach any loose connections and replace damaged wires before checking to see if the device will now turn on. 

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Breville coffee machines are premium espresso-making devices. However, turning them on can be the most challenging part of using the device. When your Breville machine won’t turn on, inspect the power supply, fuses, and control panel and check for signs of overheating, as these are the most likely root causes.

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