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Suddenly can't get coffee (or water) to come out of my Saeco Aroma porta filter.

Started failing two days ago, same grind as always. Tried descaling, didn't help. Running water through a basket, will sometimes clear it after a popping sound. Is the porta filter repairable?

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  • 83bj60 Mar 10, 2014

    In case you hadn't solved your problem and still have the machine (sorry, I don't come here often and there is no email announcement system here), here's what is likely wrong, in order of probability: 1) The basket is clogged up. Take the basket out and make sure you can see through the holes. It may be clogged up. Use a stainless steel wire brush and ammonia household cleaner. Very effective! 2) The portafilter valve mechanism is gunked up. Fill the basket with household ammonia cleaner, get the machine hot then run the pump, a few seconds at a time. It should clean all the 'tar' off the valve and mechanism and get the flow going again. You can repeat the process, it doesn't harm the innards. Rinse well after this, otherwise your coffee is going to taste awful ;) 3) The portafilter mechanism may be worn out, burned or otherwise defective. it's quite delicate and there are small springs that can fly apart especially the feather spring so it's best to have Saeco replace it for you, but if you're handy it's fairly simple to do. Last time I did mine it cost me something like $20 of parts. 4) The head outlet valve could have cooked onto the outlet, but it usually leaks instead. It can be hard to remove it, but the parts are inexpensive (a small mushroom shaped silicone and a spring) 5) The pump may have failed. If your machine is old, it could well be that your pomp has gone weak, in which case it would have to be replaced. When it's time for a new pump you got to ask yourself if it's worth replacing it, or getting a new machine, as the part is expensive, it's time consuming and by the time it fails, other parts have also gotten old. I have such a machine I keep for parts. If you find typos... the Comment system here is horrible, can only see one line at a time. Sorry!

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I think you have to replace the gasket in the machine where the portafiller fits on the machine.

Make sure your filter is clean before you replace any gasket.

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Its not the water. More than likley its the lever on the right side of the machine at the top middle of the door. Its pushed all the way to the back or positive. Move it 1 mark towards the front of the machine and try again. If you put too much coffee in the brew unit, it can't compress it and kicks it out. It could also be your grind is too coarse. It should look like auto drip coffee.

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