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Will not brew

I usually clean my barista once or twice a year. Take out the beans container and brush the steel grinder. It will rinse with good pressure but when I brew it comes out very slow to almost not at all.
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Do you also clean the brew group? there are two screens, one in the bottom of the basket and then the part that pushed down on top of it. the top screen is held in with a small screw. If you have tool that came with the machine, it makes it easier, but a philips screw driver would probably work just as good

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r5572092-saeco_italia_automatic_espresso_coffee

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1- #2 Phillips head screw driver
1 Cleaning brush
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Cleaning the Grinder Viennas
back screw
front screw
grinder
knob
doser
knob
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socket. Grinder Tip: Using an oily bean will cause the coffee to build up quickly and clog the grinder.
Saeco recommends using a medium to dark colored bean that is not oily.
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Step 1:
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Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3
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guard using the short screw in the front of the container. Once the bean hopper container has been
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