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Krups XP 9000 - Check Collecting Tanks

We have a Krups XP 9000 that has the following msg showing:

"Check Collecting Tanks"

Where are these tanks and what needs to be done.

Thanks for any help.

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The "collecting tanks" the machine is reffering to is the tray that collects the used beans and water overflow.
There are two sensors at the back of this tray that make contact with sensors in the machine.
The metal senors on the tray most likely have come off during cleaning. We have resolved this issue by using a small amount of copper wire to replace the sensors on the tray.

Posted on Aug 10, 2010

  • toulavka Jan 27, 2011

    Hello, we have the same problem with the machine. Could you specify your resolution? How exactly did you use the copper wire? Where did you it place? Thanks

  • aushobbit Jan 27, 2011

    On the back right hand side of the collecting tank you should see two plastic tabs. This is where the metal may have come off the tank during cleaning.
    If you look into the machine you will see where these tabs touch two metal sensors on the machine. Note, there are two sets of tabs on the back of the tank, however it you look into the machine there is only one set of sensors. You only need to wrap the copper on to the tab that matches up with the sensors. You may need a torch to see the sensors.
    In some cases only one tab may have fallen off the back of the tank. In this case you can swap it with the other tab as you only require one to operate the machine.
    You wrap a small amout of copper wire around the tabs on the collecting tank. I used copper from an old computer power cable. When you replace the tank into the machine the copper wire should touch both metal sensors to complete the circuit. You will notice once you have it correctly installed the machine will no longer say "Check Collecting Tanks"

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Http://www.krupsusa.com/Consumer+Services/Product+Support/Results/Manuals/ResultManuals.htm?SelectedService=Manuals&SelectedGuIDService={EBDB947E-33FB-42E0-B662-0E13E8D1D4FB}&SelectedProdRef=XP9000
here is a link to the manual. u need adobe to open it

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  • jane_bakonyi Feb 06, 2011

    Collecting tanks collect water and coffee grounds. Open front and pull out the 'drawer', empty and replace!!

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