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After using coffee that was too small, I can't make coffee with one of the filters

I grinded my coffee in a new store, and did not realize that the coffee was too finely ground. I tried it on my breville, and now nothing happens when I try to make coffee. The 2 cup filter is fine. I woudl like a way to clean out the 1-cup filter. Thanks

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  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    I have had trouble with coffee ground too fine. The wat couldn't pass through & built up with pressure & splattered everywhere when released. It now does it with my regular coffee. i can't work out what the probelem is because the water is flowing fine. It sounds as though the filters themselves are clogged so I will give them a good soak as & clean to see if this help. Sounds hopeful because I don't think there's anything else wrong & the machine has always worked really well.



    BH

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    The rubber seal around the bit the filter connects to blew out this am. Obviously the extra pressure of the filter that blocks quite often, did the damage. Water is pouring out and can't make coffee no more. Do you know how I can find service agents to replace the filter and fix it? Thank you kindly.

  • m4ssimo May 11, 2010

    hi



    my machine is leaking and it looks like its from the rubber ring area. i took it off, cleaned it and put it back tightly and it still does the same. after i checked the ring it seemed to be fine with no leaks.... could it be excess pressure causing the water to spill over the sides of the filter? how much would it cost to have parts replaced?



    thanks

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I'm not sure you can. I did exactly the same thing, the very first time I used it -- I phoned Breville support and they told me to try soaking the filter in 2 tsp of baking soda dissolved in a cup of warm water. Which kinda seemed to work, although it was bit occasionally reluctant to give me my damned coffee.

I struggled on with it for maybe a year, but then the rubber seal around the bit the filter connects to blew out (with rather dramatic results). I think the extra pressure of the blocked filter did more damage that I suspected.

I got it serviced and they replaced both the seal and the filter. Worked great after that...

...until last week, when water started pouring out where no water should pour. Turns out that the black lock block that the filter holder goes into has developed a crack.

Looks like another trip to the service agent for me.

In short, you could try cleaning the 1-cup filter, but I would reccommend giving it up as a bad job and just buying another.

Before It Is Too Late.

(Signed, The Harbinger of Doom. Sorry about that.)

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