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A coffee machine thermostat is a switch that controls temperature in a heating element device. It opens and closes a circuit based on temperature. Thermostats used in coffee machines use a bimetal strip. If faulty, they should only be replaced rather than repaired. They come in Klykton or screw on and safety type which cut of the electricity should boiler over-heat due to faulty thermostats.


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Coffee machine contact thermostats:

When do I replace the coffee machine thermostat?

  • You should replace the thermostat if  are not getting enough steam
  • You should replace the thermostat if the coffee tastes cold or tastes burnt

How long should a thermostat last?

  • Thermostats have a finite life. They last typically 3-4 years before they lose their accuracy and they can be damaged over time.

Do I need special tools to change a thermostat ?

  • You don't need special tools to change an M4 contact thermostat, however, a thermal paste will ensure quicker and more accurate results.

What types of thermostats are used on a coffee machine?

  • Typically most coffee machines use a 4mm, screw-in,  contact thermostat.
  • Some use the Klykton thermostat - this is not screwed on but held with a bracket.

How do coffee machine thermostats work?

When the correct temperature is reached - the bimetal strip contracts and breaks the circuit, causing the temperature to fall.  A coffee machine thermostat is a switch that controls the temperature in a heating element device.