I can't get the coffee grounds plastic dispenser back into the
Machine.I removed it to empty the old grounds and now it won't go back in.When I turn on the machine the coffee bean empty signal comes on but nothing works.Can you help? I have removed the bottom tray and the opened the front panel and still no luck.The type of machine i have is seaco vienna deluxe about a year old.Thanks from Trudy
Re: I can't get the coffee grounds plastic dispenser back...
Remove the used grounds container and place a folded piece of paper where the grounds container touches the micro switch ( that is in a slot in the left side where the container enters approx 8cm inside) and then restart the machine and the grounds container will now be able to enter, remember to remove the folded paper before inserting the container
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Push "Off" on the coffee maker's control panel. Unplug the coffee maker, and allow the machine to cool down completely. Remove the coffee bean container by lifting up on it and sliding it out. Wipe it out daily with a damp cloth, and slide it back into the coffee maker. Press down on the handle to click the container into place.
Dump out the water in the water container,Wipe out the water container with a damp cloth. Refill the water container with clear drinking water.
Remove the dump box and drip tray, and empty them.Wipe each one down with a damp cloth. Open the service door and push "Press." Remove the brew group by its handle, and rinse if off in a sink with hot water. Use the key provided to unscrew the plastic pin holding the metal filters together. Rinse each one separately. Put the filter back together and dry the separate parts with a towel.
Mix a package of descaler with the water in the water container every four to six months to rid the coffee machine of mineral deposits. Plug in the coffee machine, and select "On." Select the "Hot Water" button, and position the steam valve over the drip tray. Dispense two thirds of the descaler and water into a container in 15 minute intervals by turning the steam valve counterclockwise to dispense and clockwise to shut off the flow.
Let the coffee machine heat up fully, and then dispense the remaining descaler and water by turning the steam valve counterclockwise to empty the water container. Press "Off" to turn the machine off.
If this does not work then you might require a technician.
Remove the brew unit, find the 2 screws above the top shower the connects the discharge tube to spout. Remove screws and carefully remove spring and ball some have a plastic seat at end of spring. Clean tube make sure there is no coffee grounds blocking tube, reassemble and test.
I think the microswitch that sensors the front door is not activated. Try to find it and "give it a massage" The machine resets the counter for the grounds container every time the door switch is activated.
the thing that dropped out was part of the micro switch for the dregs draw. Yes you can use the machine with the piece that you put in there, at some time you might consider just replacing the micro switch.
I had the same problem. I ended up taking the coffee machine apart and found that the reason coffee trickles out around the hot water spout is that the two coffee nozzles were partially plugged. Since I Had parts of the coffee machine apart I was able to clean it easily. It may also be possible to clean the assembly using a pick of some sort and clean out the holes of the two normal coffee spouts. Inside it is just a open cavity so gentle poking around and using some steaming hot water may do the trick.
If you want to take the machine apart you need to do the following:
1) take of the warmer plate on the top - 2 storz screws but an allen key works as well
2) take off the top plate of the machine - another 4 or 5 screws - make sure you empty the beans first otherwise you will have a mess
3) remove one screw from the right hand side of the removable coffee ground tray. Once this screw is removed the front panel is free to swing open except for the pipes connecting the front
4) unclip the steam assembly - there are a couple of plastic catches on the top. this will free the steam assembly from the front panel and also free a pipe connections. The steam dispenser pipe will also come free from the steam assembly.
5) remove the coffee pipes from the up and down sliding coffee dispenser. This is a small whitish color clip with 2 pipes connecting into it. The white clip has a little plastic catch on the top that frees it. The front panel should now swing open freely.
6) remove the sliding coffee dispenser from the front door. There are 4 plastic catches, 2 on either side. the whole front sliding coffee displenser now comes free
7) Take the sliding dispenser apart by release the 4 plastic catches on the front curved planel.
8) Inside the sliding dispenser is a white plastic piece that connected to the piping released in step 5. There is a small plastic catch that needs to be pressed while pulling fairly hard on the plastic piece and bending the whole piece.
9) You will now see the plugged spouts.
It goes back together really easily.
There is a very fine screen on the outlet of the carafe that becomes plugged over time with fine coffee grounds. You can see it if you look down inside the pot above where the coffee comes out. Just using coffee pot cleaner won't clean it, because it's fine coffee grounds stuck in the screen, that are slowing the coffee going through it.
It's not easy to reach, so you'll a pair of needle nose pliers. Get ahold of the plastic ridge the runs across the top of it and it pops right out. You can use the bristles of an old toothbrush to scrub it. The bristles will fit in the spaces of the fine screen and force the deposits out. You can probably just leave the screen out altogether, it's just there to stop grounds.
new to you what make that turn is 2 plastic gear inside maybe gear are loose and jump maybe that why it doent aling to check that out you need to open like everything a big job but if you whant a saeco coffee and belive me it worth it cheers