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The water is not getting picked up when the pump runs

I filled the water reservoir and turn on the machine. It runs but no water is pulled to the pump.

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Sounds like you need to prime the pump manually:
Fill water tank.

Turn power on.

Open the steam knob all the way.

Press the coffee button.

Put a cup under the steam pump wand.

Wait until you see a steady flow of water and no air.

When you see the flow of water, close the steam knob.

Turn off the coffee button.

Now the machine should be ready to brew an espresso.

You might need to do this if you have not used your espresso machine for a few weeks or if it has been moved.
if that does not work contact the service center:
Electra-Craft
41 Woodbine St
Bergenfield NJ 07621
phone 201-439-1700
fax 201-439-1701
info@electra-craft.com
www.electra-craft.com

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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Below are solutions for a leaking coffee maker and how to decalcify the machine?
Tools and Materials needed to fix this problem are as:
* White Vinegar * Fresh Water * Volt-ohm Meter * Screwdriver
Step 1 - Clean
If your coffee maker seems to be clogged, try cleaning it with a mixture of white vinegar and water. Assuming that your coffee maker has a 12 cup capacity you will want to use 11 cups of vinegar and 1 cup of water. Fill the coffee pot to the 11 cup mark with vinegar and then fill it to the 12 cup mark with water.
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If the coffee maker is leaking or sputtering then you should take a look at the tube connectors. Many times, a leaky coffee maker is caused by faulty tube connectors. If you find the leak is in an elbow, clean the surfaces before you replace it. If the tube connector leaks, replace both the tube and the elbow so that you can be sure the pieces will both fit together properly.
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