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Dumping dry grounds and not making coffee

Dosage lever or knob is to the max positive and the brew unit can not compress the coffee, so the machine dumps it into the dredge drawer to prevent breaking the machine. Reduce the amount by 1 click back from the full positive, and that should take care of the problem. Another thing that can cause this is the grind is too coarse or the grinder has come apart. The grinds should look like coarse sugar.
PS. It will usually work if the brew unit is clean, but when it is used once it will go back to dumping dry grounds.

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Seams that my saeco incanto deluxe has a problem with the brew group possibly the boiler the grounds come out dry. If I do a rinse cycle the water still flows help? How do I clean the boiler?


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Dosage lever or knob (small knob in the bean hopper) is to the max positive and the brew unit can not compress the coffee, so the machine dumps it into the dredge drawer to prevent breaking the machine. Reduce the amount by 1 click back from the full positive, and that should take care of the problem. Another thing that can cause this is the grind is too coarse or the grinder has come apart. The grinds should look like coarse sugar.
PS. It will usually work if the brew unit is clean, but when it is used once it will go back to dumping dry grounds.

Aug 19, 2011 | Saeco Incanto Classic Espresso Machine

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the coffee grinder makes a sound and it grinds but the ground coffee is dumped directly in dreg container instead of going through water and turn into coffee


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There is a small knob in the bean hopper. It is all the way to the plus(+). Turn it back towards the minus(-) 1 mark. Then try again. It could also be the grinder is separated and is putting to large of a grind into the brew unit. When you have dry grounds dumped into the dredge drawer, it is because the brew unit can't compress it. If it is done too many times it will break the brew drive.

Apr 19, 2011 | Saeco Incanto Classic Espresso Machine

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Saeco Giro II Red Light stays on, even after removing watertank, dredge drawer and brewing unit, and replacing. Red light does not flash after removing dredge and brew unit.


Had the same problem, if you used steam or hot water, make certain the steam knob on top is all the way back in the close position, if not the red exclamation sign will stay lit.

Dec 12, 2010 | Saeco Odea Giro Espresso Maker -...

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