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Can't Prime Water Circuit

The machine says to have the steamer turned counter clockwise while the machine is on in order to prime the water circuit. I've never used my machine before, have done everything it says, and no water will come out. How long should this take? And what could I be doing wrong?

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    I have a brand new Saeco Talea touch. Only very limited water output. It takes in coffee as it shall but there is a problem. It says prime water circuit. I do not know what is wrong.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    Can't get a stream of water to come out while "priming water circuit."  Tried advice below...still nothing.

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Hi You need to switch Steam ON so it heats up and then turn Steam button OFF (no light) and then turn steamer knob counter clockwise you will hear the pump start up and then water will stream out. This is when it's primed. Turn steamer clock wise to close. You must do this everytime you use the steamer.

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I had this same issue with my brand new Talea Touch. The first time I plugged it in and it was stuck on the "Prime Water Circuit" screen. I tried turning it on and off a few times and I noticed that the "replace brew group" screen showed up for a split second so I turned off the machine, pulled out the bre group, replaced the brew group and turned on the machine. It worked perfectly. The pump is pretty loud and starts immediately, so it is pretty obvious when it is working.

Also, when I brewed the first cup the water came out almost clear. I dumped it out and brewed again and got a perfect cup of coffee! Mmmmm.

- RareBlueMonkey

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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