Question about Krups XP2070 10 cup Coffee Maker/15 bar Pump Espresso

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The espresso side of the machine stops pumping water after 5 seconds or so. At the same time the espresso on/off button and main display start blinking. Pushing the hott water/steam button will reset this condition. That is: wehn you push the espresso button, the espresso will run for another 5 seconds or so. It takes 4 of these iterations to fill one cup of espresso. The hot water tap has the same problem: pump shuts down after about 5 seconds. Would appreciate your help.

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  • nbjp03 Oct 09, 2008

    I have had the same problem. I have tried loose packed coffee, tight packed coffee. Removed the head and cleaned the grid but so far nothing to resolve the issue.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    I also have the same problem. I have tried de-scaling, cleaning the head, etc. Have taken the machine in for service. Fortunately, the service center is close to where I live. Don't know when I'll get it back.

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    I have exactly same problem. It stops water after 5 sec or so and is blinking urgently.



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The clue here is that the problem involves the hot wate and the single or double espressos. These three functions require accurate water measurements and they are programmable. It appears that the flow meter is not sending the correct information to the control unit. This could happen if you have blockages or if the flow meter is not working anymore. Most likely you need a new flow meter which only costs about $20 and should not be too difficult to replace. It is located between the water tank and the pump.

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  • joelpmaierl Apr 03, 2011

    I finally opened the machine we got for our wedding with the same problem. I tried to use the espresso side for the first time. Pump runs for a while but NO water comes out at all, totally dry. The unit is clearly heating up though. I replaced the flow meter, still no success. I sent it back to the company complaining the new machine does not work. They sent it back to me suggesting I send it to the nearest repair shop (in another state) Total drag, sick of the high starbucks bills . . . thoughts?

  • Sergio M Perez Apr 04, 2011

    In cases where the flow meter is not working properly you will get 5-10 seconds of hot water flow and then stop. If you are not getting any water out it coud be from a blocked coffee holder or a failed pump. Try running the cycle without the coffee holder just to check for the water flow. If you can get hot water for steaming or just to get hot water then your pump is fine. The only item left is the set of valves but that will mean that the hot water drops into the tray. I did replace the valves to fix mine but now the flow meter is not working after 6-9 months of usage. I am not sure I will replace the meter again.

  • Ale Apr 20, 2011

    I have a brand new floe meter to plug in my machine but I do not not which cluster I would insert it: J3 or J6? Thks

  • Sergio M Perez Apr 20, 2011

    It should plug into the J6 connector. Good luck! The white wire should be towards the nearest edge of the board.

  • Ale Apr 21, 2011

    THks a lot, Mr. Perez it is working now with about 50 ml for 1 cup and 100 ml for 2 cups! Flow meter on power board ,J6 connector .

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    Victor Both Dec 27, 2011

    I replaced the two valves and put the machine back together and since then I have the same problem. A few seconds of water from the espresso or from the hot water and then it stops and blinks. Did I not connect some of the parts correctly? Sounds strange that the flow meter stops working right this moment. Can I measure the needed amps or something, what's the specs on that?

  • Sergio M Perez Dec 27, 2011


    It is rather difficult to electronically check the flow meter. It is most likely a Hall Effect sensor that sends pulses back to the control board. The number of pulses translates to a given amount of water flow. If your unit pumps water for 5 plus seconds and then stops and starts blinking you most likely have a failed flow meter. Check your connections first but mos likely you have a bad flow meter. My failed again and I havenot replaced yet. Hope this helps!



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