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Slow espresso dispensed, occasional water light, descaling option does not work

I have read all these solutions and i'm still unsure what is wrong with my italia. first off when i try to run the descale option it only goes for about 7 seconds then all 5 lights flash and then water light comes on. i pump the water through and it goes off. it slowly makes espresso but sometimes it stops and the water light comes on again. i have to keep priming it to make the light go off. i tried adjusting the strength of coffee and the grid but it does not make the espresso come out any faster. i think either the pump is not working properly or the machine has water scale but i can't get the descale to work...or the water sensor is just not working? not sure what to do please help.

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Hi,

try to replace the flowmeter in the machine.

/Mirran

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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