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Overheat? Machine has been great for over two years but now overheats easily, by which i mean that when i'm trying to steam milk i get a message to close the knob because the machine needs to prime, but even when i close the knob it's too hot for any water to come out so i have to shut everything down and wait for the machine to cool. I generally prime by releasing about 2 to 4 ounces of water but am now in the habit of priming with at least 8 oz though i have no reason to know if this helps. I also will pull my shot of espresso before steaming milk (even though i always used to steam my milk first) because the problem occurs with the higher temp of milk steaming; if i steam milk first and then run into a problem, the machine won't let me brew any shots. Any suggestions? Much appreciated.

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Re: overheat?

Typically it give the ventilate because insufficient amount of water/steam is comming through. A clog in one of the lines is usually the problem. This causes all kinds of headaches. There is nothing you can do so I suggest you do a search for an Authorized Saeco reapir center and have them do a service on it.

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