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I have a DeLonghi Magnifica coffee/expresso centre that is now spilling grounds over and outside of the inner basket. When I remove tray I find grounds all through the inside of the machine, including both sides of the infuser. I have cleaned all areas of the inside; removing and cleaning the infuser, brushing out the inside and using a pick/brush to clean all small areas. This has not helped.What am I missing?

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  • dierdreturne
    dierdreturne Nov 07, 2012

    It seems that for some reason the coffee is not compressing into a puck, it just seems to spill over the infuser. I have not changed the coffee brand nor the settings.I have also de-scaled and cleaned the inside twice. Any suggestions?

  • Carl Lum Nov 30, 2012

    I have a similar problem: coffee use to discharge as a nice solid puck. Now, the puck is small and misshapen and there are coffee grounds everywhere in the inside of the machine.

  • Kyle J Jul 21, 2013

    Did you ever find a solution? My machine has the same problem.

  • jon france
    jon france Feb 13, 2014

    I had the same problem and spent ages looking for a solution. Eventually I found if you turn down the strength of the coffee down it seems to solve it. I was finding that on the strongest setting it was producing too much coffee and the granules were getting stuck in the top of the infuser when it went up to collect them..hope that helps

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SOURCE: Delonghi EAM3400 water ends up in tray will not come out of spout

i had this problem, and have now finally figured it out and fixed it. the problem is that there is a solenoid valve sticking. i believe that the valve is used to relieve pressure after using the steam, and it vents the hot water directly to the tray. if you aren't diligent about descaling, or if there are water impurities, or if you use the machine infrequently, or for probably any number of other reasons, the valve can gum up and stick in the "open" position, continuously draining the water directly to the tray.

one easy way i've got my machine to work was to cycle steam on and off a few times, thereby signaling the valve to open/close, and unsticking the valve. you can see if it worked without wasting coffee by initiating a rinse cycle, and seeing if the water correctly comes out of the coffee nozzles.

if that doesn't work, you can disassemble the machine and tap on the valve. it has a square black solenoid ~1" square on top of a brass valve. it is mounted on the same bracket as the u-shaped heater. a few sharp raps on top may free up the valve.

if that doesn't work, remove the valve, and try to blow through it. if the valve is stuck open, air will go right through. hold the valve upright and tap it onto a hard surface (countertop, floor, etc.) try blowing through it again. when the valve is unstuck (and held in its normal operating position), you will not be able to blow through it.

once the valve is unstuck, run your machine through a descale process. that should take care of it.

Posted on Feb 13, 2010

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SOURCE: DeLonghi Magnifica always asks "Insert Infuser Assembly"

on my machine, the two screws that attach the infuser receptacle to the insides of the machine came loose. You can see those two stainless hex socket screws when you remove the infuser by grabbing its two red tabs and pulling it out. Just use a hex shaft
screwdriver (size 3mm or thereabout) to tighten them.

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Remove base plate and turn pulley clockwise (probably for several minutes) until infuser arm returns to vertical position and the infuser itself drops to the low position. You should here a click when it reaches this point. The infuser can then be removed as normal.

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