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Try inserting the portafilter a little farther in group if it passes 90° then you will have to replace the group seal.

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WE HAVE THE SINGLE SERIVING AND IT IS GETTING COFFE GROUNDS IN THE CUP


Try cleaning both exit needles. Make sure to also clean the area around the pod holder if there are any coffee grounds and dirt. When you put everything back, fill the tank with fresh water and run few brew cycles without inserting the pod to rinse the machine.
Also, do not use softened water because it can cause problems, especially if you use Keurig. Filtered, tap or bottled water is a better option.

Feb 18, 2018 | Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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Leaking from pod holder


I had the same exact problem and my machine started to smell even though I descaled it regularly and cleaned any of the milk that dripped out of the capsule. Finally, we took apart the whole machine and found a TON of dried, rotten milk. It was disgusting. We completely cleaned the accessible part of the machine with a vinegar solution and put it back together. I was hoping that we fixed whatever was causing the leaking, but no such luck. It is still leaking and still smells bad, so we are going to get a different kind of machine. I will not be getting a Dolce Gusto again, because I have called their customer service multiple times about this problem, and none of them ever had a solution. The whole milk thing grosses me out, I think I'll just get a single serve coffee machine and foam the milk myself.

Aug 25, 2012 | Krups Dolce Gusto KP 2100 Espresso Machine

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I have a Baby Gaggia, several years old. I buy IZZO ESE pods, which I understand should fit the holder. They do not in that a pod sits loose in the holder, with a margin round the edge between it and the...


Please try the following:
  • Remove the portafilter and activate the brew switch. Water should stream out of the shower screen. If not you need to clean the group components, or the machine is broken.
    To clean the group components, remove the center screw. The screen should drop down, the dispersion disk may be stuck, you can pry it loose with a flat head screw driver. Soak both of these in a descaling solution.
  • With the group components removed (as above) try brewing, water should stream out of a single hole. If not, you may have a faulty pump, or seals.
  • If water streams out normally, be sure that you are using the single espresso basket. This is the smaller basket that snaps into the portafilter, and has sort of a tulip shape.
  • Your group head gasket may be worn, and will need to be replaced. These need replacement ever 6 months to 12 months, and need to replaced even if the machine is rarely used, because they are made from natural rubber that dries out.
    Replacements can be found at many retailers online, a few are:
    espressocare.com, espressoparts.com, and seattlecoffeegear.com

Mar 02, 2011 | Gaggia Baby Espresso Machine

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Philips senseo coffee is watery


It may be the pod holder,there is a seal under the black disc at the bottom of the holder,the water will bypass the coffee under pressure,travel to the outside of the pod holder and exit the centre where the filter mesh is,if there is no foam also this is a sure sign,fill the empty pod holder with water and see how quick the water drips,I had this same issue and bought a new pod holder and compared,should be no more than 1 drop a second,you can knock the plastic out and re seat the O ring or buy a new holder,hope this is of use to you

Dec 27, 2009 | Philips Senseo HD-7810 Coffee Maker

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I have the Keurig Gourmet Deluxe Home Brewing System #B60 When the pod is in place with the cover down the water won't come out while brewing. It will not make a brewed cup of coffee. If I remove the pod...


Check that pod has a punctured hole on BOTH ends.. If the bottom or to wear not punctured this will happen with most Keurigs.
Replace the pod holder if defective.

May 18, 2017 | Keurig Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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Senseo machine has started producing very weak coffee


I don't know if you've tried this, but it works like gangbusters for me. I use non-senseo pods with the 2-pod holder, and they're too big for the 1-pod holder but not quite big enough for the 2-pod one.

I would frequently end up with a lousy, weak cup of coffee, and after a little investigation I deduced that water was flowing into the pod holder and AROUND the pod, without going THROUGH the pod directly. The name-brand senseo pods fit perfectly, and always produce a strong cup, even if I don't like their coffee, and it's because there's such a tight seal between where water flows in and where it flows out.

Simple solution: Put your pod in with the flat part facing up, and the bulgy part facing down. Press it down hard into the 2-cup holder. Run a little HOT tap water, and lightly wet the surface of the pod--not so much water that the pod starts floating in the holder, but enough to get it soggy. Then make your cup of coffee. The water will flow through the pod first, and kind of like siphoning gas through a hose, once it's started going through the pod it won't stop. Instant awesome cup.

Oct 24, 2008 | Philips Senseo HD-7810 Coffee Maker

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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.

Feb 26, 2008 | FrancisFrancis! X1 - Stainless Steel...

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My senseo is leaking water more than brewing coffee


The leaking out onto the counter is coming from the reservoir. I had the same problem and was about to throw my Senseo out. Here's how to fix it.
When you put the reservoir back onto the Senseo the bottom fits into a hole that is surrounded by a rubber seal. The seal appears to be attached to the bottom side of the plastic shelf that the reservoir sits on. The problem is that the seal has pulled partly away from the plastic surface to which it is attached allowing water to leak onto the counter. Put a little glob of clear silicone sealer (like you use around glass) onto the end of your little finger and work that along the upper edge of the seal where it meets the plastic shelf. You want to be sure you go all the way around and that you squeeze the sealant into the crack between the seal and the plastic. When you're finished, wipe off any excess and make sure that the inside edge of the seal (that fits around the nozzle from the reservoir) is free of any excess silicone. Let it dry for a day and you're ready to go. I did mine and it works great now. No more leaks.

Jan 20, 2008 | Philips Senseo HD-7810 Coffee Maker

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