Coffee machine heats slowly and not as hot as usual
Seems like it is just grinding to a halt. I unplugged it and plugged it, but it is still not up to par. It feels like it's on its last leg--doesn't make the vigorous noises that it used to. It is 2 + years old.
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make sure your coffee grind is not too fine. try a coarser grind. imagine two bucket, one with fine sand and one with gravel. the water will travel faster through the gravel. if this works then slowly make the grind finer until creme returns on your espresso. also try descaling the machine.
Ive had this machine for over 3 yrs now and agree the coffee could certainly be hotter. I usually blast hot stream from the milk jug by pressing the clean button for 5-10 secs. This does help. Also by having the cups heated up on top of the machine also helps. But i usually always give the completed coffee a 10 second blast in the microwave to get it to the temp i like. Its not ideal i know, but there seems no other way. Oh and make sure the temp is on high in the menu.
Try adjusting the grind control (inside the bean bin on top of the unit) to a more coarse grind. This solved the same problem for my Starbucks-branded Saeco unit, that looks very similar to yours. As for the coffee temperature, yep, I have the same problem. It just can't be set to serve coffee quite as hot as I would like, and its seems to be designed that way on purpose.
Try running the gro;up without the portafilter in place, what does the water flowq look like: is it a nice strong flow or barely a dribble. If if is barely a dribble, backwash machine with purocaff and check shower screen, that may be clogged. If you have a nice flow then try adjusting the grind on the coffee grinder.
in our machine we wanted a stronger coffee so we adjusted the auto grinder (where the coffee beans are housed) to the finest setting thinking the finer the grind the stronger the coffee...after doing this the machine wouldnot make coffee...we sent it away while still under warranty and the tech said that the grind selection was too low so they just turned the grinder back up a notch and it worked fine ....dont know if this will help but it's worth a try!
Sounds like there is something wrong with the machine. Could be the thermostats or maybe something like an internal leak that is causing the machine to overheat. It sounds to me like you need someone to take a look at it..
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