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If you remove the top panel of the espresso machine and look at the groupheads, there will be a large nut on the top, within that nut there is a microfilter and a small jet(make sure the water to the machine is turned off and the machine is cooled before removing nut).The jet might be clogged(I have actually seen sand in some models), use a paper clip or pipe cleaner to clear, then slowly turn on the water valve to flush out chamber, or use a wet/dry vac. After you have cleared jet if you still have no water flow, move to the solenoid(black electrical box connected to group, on your machine I think it is under the group you might to remove the front panel to reach it). Place a finger on the box and run the group you will feel the magnet activating, this tells you that the solenoid is working. Remove box it has a 14mm nut on the discharge, once again make sure water is turned off, using a wrench remove the silver pipe fitting that is connected to the square brass fitting(brass fitting sits on the group with 4 screws holding it in place some manufactures uest 2 screws at opposite ends). When you remove the silver part of solenoid turn on water slowly, if no water shoots out then use a paper clip to clear out the middle hole in the square brass connection.

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Inside the machine is a high-pressure canister that is used to super heat a predefined amount of water. Once the water has come to a boil, and reached a predefined pressure (15bar) and temperature, the light comes on once the pressure switch is made.

If you have recently used the machine the canister will still be hot or if the water level is below the required minimum the time-to-ready will be greatly reduced causing the light to come on. However, if the light comes on and the water has not come to a boil, it could be due to a few reasons.

If the light comes on and temperature / pressure not reached, it could be due to

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In the case of the pressure switch or heating element, I would suggest checking your warrantee and request a replacement/repair.

In the case of calcification, check the De' Longhi website for a cleaning kit to decalcify the system (Recommended method). If your machine is outside its warrantee period and you do not want to spend the bucks, you could use a home made recipe of white vinegar and water (Not recommended, it could wear down the rubber seals). Just make sure that you rinse the machine thoroughly before making the next cuppa.

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Francis Francis X1


Some leaking from the group head of the machine is totally normal while the machine is heating. The reason for this is that the valve that sits above the shower screen is simply a spring and rubber ball. The spring expands, creating a seal with the rubber ball and the boiler, once the boiler reaches a specific temperature. Until the boiler temp is reached, leaking from the group head will occur.

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