My machine keeps prompting to "fill water tank", eventhough the water tank IS completely full. I know that you have to remove the tank and replace it, but it still says "fill water tank" .... The machine will not let coffe be brewed and sometimes I have to repeatedly remove and replace the tank until it says "ready" Then it will only brew ONE cup and it says "fill water tank" AGAIN!
Can this be fixed?
The magnet float may become stuck or may not move freely in its chamber. Clean the chamber and the magnet float gently with warm water and dishwashing liquid, moving the float up and down the chamber. Ensure you rinse thoroughly following procedure. Fill water tank again with cold water and replace into machine.
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Inside the water tank npat the bottom look for anything switch like that may have got stuck in the upward postion and try to move it down. This what senses the water level so if you can wedge it down it will work? Hope this helps.
Can't give specific instructions without knowing which model it is. If it is a super automatic such as the Titanium, you put it into descale mode and then follow the prompts on the display.
If you have a semi automatic such as a Classic or Coffee or Carezza etc. you simply mix the dezcal with warm water in the reservoir and run the pump a little to spurt a few ounces of water out the brew group - and some out the steam wand. Then stop the pump and let it sit for a few minutes - and then start the pump and spurt a little more out the brew group and the steam wand - and so on for about 20 minutes or so until the tank is empty. You get the best results if you let the solution sit in the boiler for a few minutes (maybe 5) between each time you run a few ounces out. After you've emptied the reservoir, rinse the reservoir really well and fill it with clean water and run the whole tank of water through the group and the steam wand (mostly through the group head). I like to rinse a few tanks full just so it is really rinsed well - but one or two tanks is supposed to be enough.
If your machine is a Titanium or Platinum, the readout will tell you what to do - they usually only spurt descaler out the steam wand and not out the brew spout since all the brew parts are plastic and don't need to be descaled. And the steam wand routes the descaler through both boilers so you get all the important parts that way. It'll keep cycling you through opening the steam valve and then waiting 5 minutes and then opening it again - until the tank is run empty (so you may want to mix up the dezcal using less than a full tank (more concentrated) - otherwise it'll take a long time to finish. The dezcal package will recommend how much warm water to use for a package.
The titanium will prompt you through the rinse cycle too - just clean out the tank after you've run all the dezcal through the system - rinse the tank really well and then fill it with clean water and let the machine do the rinse cycle - it will run the entire tank until it is empty. Then you will want to refill the tank with clean water and run a few blank shots - make sure the water from a blank shot is tasting like pure water and doesn't have a citric acid (lemon juice) taste to it - if it tastes like citric acid then you still need to rinse more. The citric acid is not harmful to you - but it will make the coffee taste a bit funny and the milk will foam up funny when you steam it.
Check the little black rectangular box which is in a plastic channel at the back. To work properly, the rectangular box, with the narrower end facing downwards, needs to be floating at the top of that channel. Apparently it's a magnet which signals the circuitry that the water tank is full. Make sure it's floating to the cap of the channel. If not, you can get a replacement one from Gaggia.
I have just had the same problem with my Krups XP7240 and I discovered (quite by accident!) that it was the magnetic float inside the water tank which was causing it. I think the float must have let some water in and always stayed on the bottom even when the tank was full. As the float was in an enclosed plastic column it was a bit hard to access, but through sheer desperation I snapped a plastic fork in half and wedged the handle section under the float to keep it off the bottom and this works nicely. It is not professional by any means but I was quite pleased with my innovation :)
The only down side to this 'method' is that the opposite is now true and when the tank is empty it doesn't register so you would really have to keep an eye on the water level to avoid killing the element completely.
I would imagine that the only professional way to get this sorted out is to replace the tank (or float if it is accessible?). Good luck!!
clean your spray head by removing it and at the same time run the cleaning spring up through where the spray head screws to. before replacing spray head place your pot under and pour a pot of water through,to rinse.when done replace spray head .wait for it to heat up and your set to brew again...