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My Mr.Coffee ECMP40 steamer won't work!

The light will come on that's its ready, but when I press start the light goes of and nothing happens. I've tried turning the steam knob but still nothing.

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SOURCE: Coffee tastes burnt/No steam for froth

so i guess our expresso you dont have that creamy topping that lack pressure descalcify not with vinegar remove caicium in chunks have a chance of blocking everything descalcifier solution melt the calcium 1part solution 1 part water fill the water with solution open the valve if some come out close it leave the solution in it for 15 minute repeat untill empty rinse very good cheers

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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SOURCE: My Mr Coffee espresso machine

On my machine, the vent from the heating element to the steamer control was clogged. I am a trained professional, do this at your own risk! I did the following because I tried everything else and I knew that the unit was clogged at the aperature from the hot water element tank. Try to unclog it another way before doing this!

1. Unplug from the wall outlet!!! (don't skip this or you might die!)
2. Remove accessories, water holder, bottom tray, etc.
3. Remove the rubber feet and unscrew all of the screws you can find. There are some hard to find screws but it is possible to remove them all with the right screwdrivers. I broke the last screw stud thing on mine because I couldn't find the right tool for that last screw. Once I got it apart, I figured out how to do it. I cant remember now though. Just break it if you want. There are plenty of other screws holding this thing together.
4. Remove the top.
5. Follow the smallest tube to the heating element (looks like a tiny hot water heater).
6. Unbolt the tube fitting at the heating element. You may loosen the other couplers, but dont completely unscrew them, and DO NOT TUG on the small plastic tube. Once you unscrew the brass fitting, take a flashlight and look in the hole that leads into the heating tank. If yours is like mine, it will be clogged with white goo. My goo was from hard water. Take a pipe cleaner and ram it through the goo. Try to get as much goo out as you can, but it is ok to get some down into the tank.
7. Put everything back together carefully. You might want to replace the small O ring at the fitting if it is worn out.
8. Run vinegar through the system, or CLR or some other solvent that can break down the hard water residue. Plug in the unit and flush the system with cleaner but make sure to get it all out. Run alot of clean water through it.

** you might be able to just run CLR or Vinegar or some other cleaner through the system, without disassembly. I am not an expert in these things, please find out what is safe to use before trying it. I am not responsible if you get poisoned!

Hope this helps some!

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Mr.Coffee maker (quite new) won't make coffee

This is still under warranty, I would return for a new one. You could also call number in manual, they will probably replace it.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: steamer won't steam on mr. coffee espresso maker

I have the same problem! any fixes? ideas?

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SOURCE: our Mr. coffee 12 cupper that we've only had for 5

What do you like or don't like about this Product?after using this pictured maker for a year or more , cleaning regularly it will still have wet gunk buildup above the tank on a ledge behind the dial. if you manage to get liquid clear up to that level you can short out the electronics as there are 2 screws there an unsealed electronics. only dissembling the coffee pot will allow you to see the offending gunk , mold , mildew an sludge you would never want to drink. and very much alive since you add water an let it set all night . this model should have come with the middle tank removable an needed to be totally redesigned. if you have one of these over a year old toss it as your endangering your health very very much....... Coldcut <<<my handle

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