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Saeco Italia sensor problem

"New" (refurbished) Italia worked fine for one day. Now flashes that the coffee grounds container needs to be emptied, even though it is empty. I figure a sensor is loose/defective/etc. Would appreciate any advice on where to look for the problem.

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  • RobKaul Nov 29, 2007

    I have the same problem. It's intermittent, but so far no particular "jiggles" or cleaning and reassembling seems to solve the problem.



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In order to reset this, you must remove the drip tray while the unit is powered up or it won't know that it has been emptied.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008


It does that after about 8 rounds of brewing, and it doesn't matter if you empty the grounds after every brew or not. It's automatic.

Posted on Jan 20, 2008


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Hope this will help you.

Best regards

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