Question about Breville Die Cast 800ESXL Espresso Machine
The unit turns on, heats water and functions as normal, except when you turn to expresso mode, nothing comes out. The steam function works correctly. The pump seems to be working. I have thoroughly cleaned machine and parts, ordered new filter but still cannot get espresso. When you turn the machine off, the filter is full of water.
Once it. while the actual filter needs to be cleaned, because it will get blocked. You can clean it and make sure you clean it well. For that purpose I use the metal spunges from the grocery stores the ones you use for pots and pans, as it gets a lot of the coffee out of the filter and rinse well. Best way to see if the filter is blocked by fine coffe grinds is to point at any light. Its valid for all espresso machines. I used to fix mine like that and had no problems what so ever with the filter and always enjoyed nice cup of espresso:) Good Luck to all!
Posted on May 08, 2012
I tried the boiling of the filter, but didn't really work. Instead, I did something something which sounds stupid, but it worked!
I went to the sink, took a mouthful of water. Pointing my mouth at the ceiling (so as to not spill the water), I then put the filter in my mouth, so my lips sealed around the rim of the filter (the filter was back to front, as the single little hole was pointing down my throat, and the bit with many holes was pointing out).
Then, I bent over the sink, so that the water in my mouth covered the filter surface. I tend blew as hard as I could, keeping the seal of my lips around the filter, with my fingers helping close this seal.
This causes the water to push backwards through the filter, cleaning it out. After I first blew through the filter, the water went from my mouth, through the two metal layers, cleaning out the fine coffee grinds. My filter is now like new :)
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
THIS SAME THING HAPPENED WITH MINE - TURNED OUT I NEED A NEED RUBBER STREAM RING. THE ONE IN THE MACHINE HAD WORN OUT AND A PIECE CRACKED OFF. ONLY PROBLEM WAS FINDING ONE - AM WAITING TWO WEEKS ON A BACK ORDER. THAT SEEM SILLY WHEN THE MACHINE IS STILL ON THE MARKET.
Posted on May 02, 2009
Jejones is right. try a coarser grind. it still makes great espresso, especially if you really pack a lot of ground coffee into the filter basket. Just make sure it is a bit coarser than you would normally use for machines without the dual wall filter basket.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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