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My sirena does not work

It worked beautifully for about 6 weeks and then just now the blue drop looking light is flashing and the machine does not heat up.

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  • billr3 Feb 15, 2009

    I have the same problem with the machine right out of the box. I have yet to pull a shot because it won't warm up. I purchased one two days ago and it wouldn't work either - I am one my second one out of the box that won't work. very frustrating!

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    Same problem, worked fine then the blue light came on. I have bled the line letting water out of the steamer and it was never without water in the resevoir

  • brent257 Mar 25, 2009

    mine does not work either, straight out of the box. support is closed. If I turn it on with the steam valve open all the lights blink, turn the valve to close it and they all stop blinking and the power and water light are on steady, no heat.

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    Out of the box... steam valve was open.  Fill water tank. plugged the machine in pushed the power button and everything started blinking.  I closed the steam valve and turned the power on again.
    The only thing it does is show the power light and solid blue water light.  I am taking it back!

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Anytime the water runs out and you need to refill the tank, you need to bleed the line so to speak. Take an empty cup and put it under the wand and open the knob of the steam wand until the blue light stops flashing

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  • Dave Johnston Jun 07, 2013

    This solution seriously does not work for all of us!!

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Mine would not prime at first. It would only dispense about 4 oz of water and stop and the blue light kept flashing. After about 20 times of priming (turning the steam/water knob on and off) it finally kept letting water out until the blue light stopped flashing. I had to refill the tank twice in order to get it to prime the first time. Now it is working great!

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