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Just says 'fill water'

Hi I have just been given a Nespresso Magimix M300 (also called D300 I think) by a friend and it was working fine at her house. Now I've cleaned it all up, put water in the tank but when I turn it on it keeps saying 'fill water'. Obviously it thinks the water tank is empty and the water is not going to wherever it is meant to go. Does anyone have any ideas please?

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Re: Just says 'fill water'

Hi guys, thanks for this tip.
I cannot seem to let water run through it anyway. I am using the tap on the right side, and I dont know if i am doing it rightly. You guys mention that I should let water run through but without using the froth feature.
I have no froth button or anything, all i got is the four buttons on the front display, and the tap on the right side. I can twist the tap on the right side 90 degrees towards myself, and then it says "water" in the display, and soon after that wants more water.

Hmm.. what am i doing wrong?

Best regards,

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Re: Just says 'fill water'

This message appears everytime the machine empties itself of water.  You need to prime it.  The suggestion above to run water through it the steam wand is the right one.  No need to descale it!
Good luck!

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

Re: Just says 'fill water'

Thanks for this. I did this plus some more descaling and it seems to be working, although it continually tells me it needs descaling now!

Posted on Oct 08, 2007

Re: Just says 'fill water'

This has happened to me. try opening the steam wand (but without the steam function turned on) to force hot water out. that usually gets it going for me.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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