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I bought a used machine & know nothing about it or any other expresso machines. I made a cup of expresso & water & grinds flowed out all over the place. Is there somewhere I can get a manual for this machine? Or some instructions? In reading some of the comments I'm assuming I might need to change all the gaskets & give it a good descalling everything else seems to work properly. Any help would be greatly apreaciated. C4es

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When I just have water in the portafilter it runs through fine. When I put the expresso in it clogs and expresso will not flow through.

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Try to make a full cup of water (Tea).

Let me know if i can help you more

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