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WAter is not running through espresso and low temp

I have Saeco SuperAutomatica Electronic from the 80's. I bought it on ebay and the seller said it was used as a store demo about 10 times and then put away. the temperature has always been low: 145F for espresso and 160F for the steam wand.
Now the water will barely run through the espresso, even when I am running water through without coffee and the temperature is luke warm.
the discarded coffee puck is very wet and mushy.
I use fresh spring water and my beans are not oily.
the water that I ran through the espresso w/o grinds was at first very dirty but is now running clearer. but very little comes through. The frothing wand is leaking more than usual as if under pressure.
thanks for looking into this,

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  • suzybanks Nov 28, 2008

    Do you think that this model, Saeco Superautomatica Electronic/ family, is in anyway superior to the new models sold today? I'm just wondering about fixing it compared to getting a new one. It is in absolute mint condition other than the boiler, which may have been caused by water sitting in it for over 20 years. The seller said it was used 10 times for store demo and came with original boxes.



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Hi Suzy, about the replacement part for your 80s machine, contact one of the dealer to get a heating element with same specs shipped to you.

Youu can contact Saeco parts In NY

215-361-7000 Toll free in USA: 1-888-950-4878


I can also see that the other expert here has a contact of his own they should also deal in parts: by calling them in NY at : 718-584-6120

Here is more Saeco part dealers:

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I understand that you have ran lots of water through the machines, but you need to descale the espresso machine so that you are sure all the lines are clean and not clogged.

If you need a good descaler you can purchase it
This is the descaler we use at our location.

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