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Stuck in a cycle

After cleaning the brew group I replaced it and started the machine. It spent some time in a cycle of "priming the water circuit". I've seen it do this before, and it resolved spontaneously on previous occasions. This time, after switching back on, it heats up, starts the rinse, then stops before any water has passed through the group and gives a "Brewing failed" message. It then self-tests and tries again, repaeating until I switch off. I've removed the group, lubricated it, checked it's moving properly, and I don't have any clue what to try next. Help, please!

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SOURCE: Gaggia Titanium stuck on RINSING CYCLE

Let it rinse it may run for some time.
you will not be able to remove the brew unit as it is engaged to be rinsed.

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

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You have got the gears out of alignment. You don't really want to take out brew group unless at end of cycle. You can fool machine to get brew group back in.
At times, the gears in the brew drive assembly will not complete the cycle to the proper
start position for different reasons. Some of the reasons are:
• Brew group jammed or blocked
• Either one of the micro switches in the brew drive have gone bad.
• Brew drive motor Failure.
• Broken teeth on either of the brew drive gears.
• Dirty brew group, covered by coffee grinds.
• Brew group or gears not lubricated.
• Connections to the board from brew drive assy., or motor have gone bad.
A jammed or blocked brew group happens when the brew group starts the cycle but doesn't finish it.
solution follows:

Posted on Oct 23, 2010

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SOURCE: water circuit wont prime. clicks

Hi, if you have done all these necessary procedure and the unit will still not prime then you have to see on of their service agent around for it to be serviced.....

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