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Everything sounds like its working...but nothing.

If I turn the nobe to the right to get the water flowing, water will come out. But when I fill the thing the coffee grinds go in and turn the water nobe to the right, it sounds like everything is normal but no coffee. Whe I take the coffee thing of it's hard to turn and the pressure blows the coffee about a foot away from the machine. There is a little water in the coffee grind holder, but thats it.

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Another thing might be your coffee is too finely ground or tamped too tightly.  If water comes through the filter basket, try using a little less coffee and tamping less firmly.  If that works, you're all set.  If you still have a problem, you may need to switch to slightly coarser grind.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

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It sounds like your filter is clogged.  This can be tricky to unclog, but use the pin that came with the machine.  I have had the most success when I use the pin and try to run H20 (no coffee) through the filter basket.  Sometimes takes several tries, but eventually blows out the clog.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

  • rsaintarnaud May 22, 2011

    Yes. That is the real problem with Breville : clogging of the ONE small hole on the bottom of the outer wall(bottom) of the filter.

    I solved the problem by cleaning the filter thoroughly by inserting a very fine needle in the small hole, and by boiling the filter in in a solution of vinegar for 15 minutes.

    To prevent future clogging by fine coffee particles, I put a piece of towel paper in the bottom of the filter before filling it with ground coffee. I use paper tissue folded in 8 that I cut as circular discs with scissors. This gives me 8 round paper filters.

    I have used this method for over 2 years now, and NO MORE CLOGGINGS!

    Raymond Saint-Arnaud

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