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Water doesn't pump

The machine is running dry and not pumping water up into the machine. Help!

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SOURCE: The pump isn't pumping. The machine is making the

There are no diaphrams in high pressure pumps. They use a small piston and check valves that can become stuck. Some can be fixed but that old it might be better to get a new pump. You can sometimes find them on ebay.

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

Testimonial: "The pump wasn't getting water because an air bubble got in the hose. Once cleared, the machine worked fine. I was glad to learn there was no diaphram"

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Have an Astra G.A.P. espresso machine and have replaced the pump. New pump will not pump water thru machine.

Sometimes a dry pump will; be a devil to prime up and start running. You may have to find a way to force the water into the pump. On the machines I worked on I had a hose the correct size to engage into the water tank socket on the machine. I would fill the hose up (about 2 feet) and blow as hard as possible while running the pump.

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Krups XP6010 won't pump water after running dry

The pump should not refuse to pump just because it was momentarily run dry. We do not have that model here in NZ so I'm not familiar with it. Is there a way to apply some air pressure (lungs) to the top of the tank and operate it, or maybe you can find some plastic tubing (2 feet of garden hose maybe) that fits the tank socket, full the hose with water and pressurise the top of the hose while operating the pump. If that doesn't work you are doomed to have to open it up and look inside.

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Water not pumping

Typically this is caused by the heating/water unit inside the machine drying out. Not being totally familiar with your machine let me offer this suggestion: if you have a "hot water" function that allows you to run hot water out of the machine use it to allow water to get back into the heating unit. Once water flows through without interruption you should be able to brew coffee again. I know this is the case with Jura machines and the problem you described is identical to what happens with those machines when the internal heated water tank runs dry.

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Water not pumping through, though steamer works and it makes noise.

You need to get the pump "primed" with water going through it.

If the machine is new or has not been used in a long time, the plastic feed tube(s) in the reservoir will be dry. You have to get the water to slowly creep up these tubes until it hits the pump inside, then the water/steam will come out the head and will keep coming out each time you use it until it dries out again.

I've had to re-prime my Via Veneto several times, and each time it seems like I'm doing it wrong and the machine is broken. But follow these steps and you'll get there.

1. Fill the reservoir with water and put the two tubes in it.
2. Turn on the boiler button (left-most of the two narrow ones)
3. Don't put the portafilter on, just leave the head bare.
4. Turn on the pump and let it run. Watch the water level in the plastic tubes. Understand that at this point, the pump is just pumping air, which it is not designed to do efficiently. As it pumps the air it slowly draws water up the tubes. Really slowly.
5. You can speed this up by putting a cup under the steam tube and opening the steam valve. This is while the brewing pump is still on. You will have hot water squirting out of the steam tube. You may see the water moving more quickly up the tubes.
6. The pump may have to run for several minutes. You'll get impatient and scared something is wrong, but just let it run. You'll see the water creep up the tube and go into the unit. Soon afterward pressurized water will start spraying out of the head.

Now, keep it primed for months by keeping water in the reservoir. If you use it only infrequently, run the pump and at least get some water moving every week or so.

I've tried silly things like holding the tubes upside down, trying to get water forced up into them, but in the end, just let the pump do the work and be patient.

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Water not running through the machine!

sounds like air got in the water lines. Try turning off the machine and making sure the tank is seated good. at menu try an get hot water to get the pump flowing again. you may hear a loud "eh-eh-eh" buzz which means air is in the pump. It will quiet down as the air is forced out. try it several times. Hopefully you get it working. Just remember not to run the tank completely dry.

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My Hamilton Beach 40729 will not brew! The motor hums and I can get water to pump through the steamer. Please help!

This unit does not use the pump to generate steam, so if the pump is bad (motor works but the pump it drives does not transfer water) you will get steam but no water through the head to the portafilter.

The unit is not user serviceable and at $68 to buy a new one, it is for the most part, disposable.

The pumps on this unit do not like to be run dry as they rely on water as a lubricant. Without water in the reservoir, the pump may fail in a short running time.

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Priming problem

Make sure you try to prime right when the machine is turned on, so that there is no boiler pressure making it more difficult to prime.

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