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Brand new Rancilio Epoca S1 Tank will not fill up the boiler? I have filled the tank, water is flowing through the softener andd airlock. The motor starts but no water is flowing through the hoose. An

When turning on the main switch, the motor starts, but no water flows from the tank.

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It should take about a 1/2 hour to warm up, are any lights flashing? Is the light on the second switch green? If not you might want to take off the left panel and find the thermal reset. Its mounted to the top side and has a little red button facing you. Press that to reset the unit.
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