E61 machines are the affordable espresso machines to those willing to invest time to make a good cup. These are serious semiautomatic machine from Italy that are similar to what are used in cafes but at home baristas' budget. Unlike most consumer machines which are disposable, these can be repaired and rebuilt indefinitely. While each brand and model are different the parts are generally generic and can be procured readily. It is the nature of the business of heating water and making steam that inevitably they will need maintenance and repairs. I had repaired it once before due to the failure of a solenoid valve's magnetic coil.