It’s probably why some of the old multigroup commercial boxes are still in use today, the RL30 variants seem to have a shortish life, especially if the environment they are in is hot. I know it’s mounted low down in a Londinium, but I imagine it gets pretty hot in that case. As the ventilation I believe is limited and there is no boiler insulation.
I saw the box on video and it looked a bit suspect, plus the machine has 3 simultaneous faults that didn’t make sense and is a million to one of them happening all at once, unless the Gicar box had a problem.
- Random low water warnings
- not always locking out the heating element when the autofill probe tip was exposed (which if enough water is drawn out could pop the heating element)
- not always autofilling, or autofilling for brief random periods of a few seconds.
It’s possible this was also the root cause of faults on Al’ Londinium.
It’s one of the reasons I try to dissuade Paolo from updating the commercial control box used in the Vesuvius and Vesuvius Evo…it’s proved relatively bulletproof. So perhaps it costs more, perhaps it’s old tech, but it doesn’t fail.