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Coffee not filling to set levels

The coffee is not filling to the set levels and is only dribbling out of the left nozzle. We have cleaned the steel filter but still the same. We have reset the levels to no avail.

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Re: Coffee not filling to set levels

You have a blockage that needs clearing. try putting on full rinse cycle a couple of times, but if that doesn't work then I'm afraid that you will need to call Miele to repair as it is a bit tricky to clear. Also sounds like you may have used a "coated" coffee bean. These machines can only use a normal bean & not flavoured beans which have a coating (sticky). If you have been using the normal beans only then the rinse may help.

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If you are having a problem with your espresso/coffee machine with water coming out of the nozzle of your espresso/coffee machine or there is a smaller amount of water then usual that you notice coming out of the nozzle area, locate a pin or a sewing needle and clean the nozzle head with the pin or sewing needle. This actually happens due mostly to the grind level of the beans that most people have there unit set on. When you first get your machine there are actually no problems grinding your beans to the finest setting but as time goes on these small grinds end up building up and eventually clogging the nozzle head due to the fineness of the grind and the oil that is found in coffee beans. This also may require more then one cleaning with the pin or sewing needle on the nozzle head depending on how fine the grinds are that you use in your machine. All espresso/coffee machines should have this done often especially if you are used to a finely ground coffee. The simpler solution would be to turn down the grind setting but preferably more people set there unit to the highest grind setting thinking there will be a difference in the taste or strength or robustness of the coffee or espresso. If the beans are not ground at the maximum setting by turning the fineness of the grind down you not only save yourself the amount of time to clean the nozzle head with a pin or needle. You also prevent clogs of this finely ground amount of coffee from backing up in your water path within the unit as well. If the fine grounds are not removed in this manner eventually you can cause damage to the machines water pump as well.
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There could be a couple reasons why your coffee machine leaks from underneath. To diagnose this issue properly you would need to think about how the unit performed before it started leaking from underneath. Was there not water coming out of the nozzle or spout head which is the part the coffee comes out of before this happend? If there was no flow through the nozzle head this is most of the time due to the fineness level that people grind there coffee at. I see this issue happen very often in both coffee makers and espresso machines as well. Everyone loves a good cup of strong coffee. Some do actually believe and yes I have had it proved to myself as well that when you grind the bean to the finest level that you can or close to it the coffee is made with a bolder or stronger or more aromatic taste and flavor. What many do not realize is coffee also is made up of oils. When the coffee is ground to a fine level the at first everything flows well through the water flow path of the machine and out the nozzle head. No one realizes though the small deposits of oil from the grind being so fine that are left in the flow path due to this grind level. As the machine is used more frequently over some time the oil starts to collect grind particules in the flow path towards the nozzle head until eventually it clogs and blocks the nozzle head where not even water will come out of the nozzle. The way to alleviate this from happening is not only to turn down the grind setting but also if you do descale your machine use a pin or sewing needle on the nozzle head spout hole to clean the head from the build up on the inside of the head. If you were not to clean the head over a period of time eventually it would block coffee or espresso from coming out of your machine totally. When it does this the water pump is still trying to push the water through the path and due to the blockage it cannont so in turn the pump builds up pressure and you eventually either end up with a leaky or bad pump due to this. When you do use this pin method to clean the nozzle head it may take more then one time to clean the head depending on how much use before the last time you or someone performed this. If you have any further questions message me back. Thank you again I await your reply

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