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The water pump for my Ascaso Dream isnt working. A very loud obnoxious noise is being made everytime we turn it on, but no water is getting through.

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  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    The water pump starts working and, after few seconds, it fades, it loses power and brews only few drops. I have cleaned my machine, "purged" it and it does not improve. It only brews when it has no coffee in it.

  • GenuineIngenuity Feb 29, 2012

    I had a similar problem and was able to fix it. First, try the 'priming' method described in the manual. If that doesn't work, try the below steps and then repeat the priming method.

    1) Remove the filter from the end of the tube in the water tank
    2) Insert the tube into the nozzle cap of a drinking water bottle (must be a tight enough fit not to leak)
    3) fill the bottle half-way and attach the cap
    4) hold the bottle up as high as the tube will allow (without kinking the tube)
    5) squeeze water into the tube and release
    6) if a bubble appears at the machine end of the tube, tap the tube until the bubble has risen into the bottle
    7) repeat steps 5 and 6 until no more bubbles appear

    Now try to prime the pump (open the steam valve and run the pump until 1/2 cup of water comes out of the steam nozzle).

    It worked for me... no guarantees that it will work for you.


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Try the priming method described in the manual first.
If that doesn't work... the method below worked for me after my Dream was in storage for a year and had been shipped around a bit.
1) attach a water bottle to the tube in the water tank (you may have to remove the filter) - get a good tight seal and fill the bottle about half full with clean water2) hold the bottle up as high as the tube allows, without kinking the tube3) squeeze the bottle gently (there will be some resistance) so that water goes into the tube, and release4) a bubble will probably appear at the machine end of the tube - tap the tube until the bubble has risen into the bottle5) repeat 3 and 4 until no more bubbles appear6) remove the bottle and replace the water tank and tube filter7) prime the pump again (open the steam valve and run the pump to get 1/2 cup of water from the steam nozzle)8) make some coffee. Or, this might be a good time to descale...

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Hi there,
It does sound like the pump. If it isn't sucking any water up and it is very noisy then it is def the pump. I can get these for you if you are still looking.

All the best


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