This is an old machine no longer sold by Nespresso®. It was manufactured between 2004/2006, and in fact there have been myriad complaints about the machine breaking down: too many electrical problems and product jamming. It was a bit overcomplicated in its manufacture, hence its discontinuation.
CI points / suggestions as follows:
- It is more than likely that the machine will not have been broken by Nespresso® compatible capsules, for 2 reasons
- The capsule is loaded on the Romeo machine face down, coffee then extracted through the capsule vertically rather than the horizontal barrel configuration on Nespresso’s modern machines. This has the least potential of any Nespresso® machine configuration for jamming.
- Any ROMEO machine would be between 6 and 8 years old as of this writing. These machines, like most small household appliances and ‘white goods’, are designed with a built in obsolescence of about 4 years. Old age and long term wear and tear are more likely to blame than any Nespresso® compatible capsule, and in all likelihood the machine would have broken down using Nespresso® capsules at about the same time.
It would be entirely coincidental that a ROMEO machine would break down after 6+ years of use, when using a Nespresso®-compatible capsule !
- If the ROMEO problem is not a major breakdown, in most instances the machine can be shut down and turned back on again after a few minutes, so that it resets itself.
- There are a number of ‘fix-it’ solutions for older Nespresso® machines on line (sites like ‘Fixya – Solutions for everything’, for example) within which one may find a solution for whatever ails a machine
- The capsules will never fall straight through the Romeo machine because of the way the capsule is placed on the machine and then extracted vertically.