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I hear pump working no water

Hi, I ran my machine without water for few seconds before I realized it was empy.. I filled it but now it wont pump water.. Hose isnt kinked..
I appreciate any help... Thank you, Carrie
this is a stabucks Barista espress machine not what is listed below
i didnt see it in the drop down

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  • Unplug the machine and allow it to cool completely.
  • First you need to get a priming pump to inject water with some pressure.
  • Look into the reservoir and find the soft tubes. There is usually 1 or 2. You will need to locate the inlet tube.
  • Plug in your machine and turn it on.
  • Fill the priming pump with water.
  • Open the steam knob.
  • Press the brewing button.
  • Now the pump will activate. Quickly make a tight seal with the priming pump and the inlet tube and force water into the tube.
  • As soon as you have injected the water, turn the pump off by turning off the brewing button
  • Once you see water being pulled through the machine, replace the tube into a FULL water reservoir and let the water run out of the steam wand for 1 minute or until you no longer see sputtering. Your machine is now re-primed and ready to use again.

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Please check the hose and the pump motor due to air tag it might be not working.

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Machine says needs priming. Water light stays on but no water comes out when opening valve. No water for coffee either. Water pump broken?

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If no or very faint noise can be heard, pump is probably faulty or needs to be disassembled and cleaned (see tutos on the Net)
If you can hear a loud noise, the pump is working but unable to suck water, keep on trying, if still unsuccessfull you will have to open the machine and fill yourself the watel inlet tube to "help" the pump priming.

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This must be redesign from Keuring factory since there is not much we can do about it to solve once for all even if they will replace your machine with a new one you will have the same problem in few weeks. And definitely this not a problem due your Electricity in your area or due to hard water. However hard water areas will face bigger and more intensive the above problem so one more suggestion is to decaling the machine every week this will help a lot.

If you find the above helpful please remember to vote for it Thanks Mike

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