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Water/coffee does not come out of GSI stovetop espresso

Some water/coffee will come out, but then all i get is steam; it worked once after putting in a new gasket

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SOURCE: Coffee tastes burnt/No steam for froth

so i guess our expresso you dont have that creamy topping that lack pressure descalcify not with vinegar remove caicium in chunks have a chance of blocking everything descalcifier solution melt the calcium 1part solution 1 part water fill the water with solution open the valve if some come out close it leave the solution in it for 15 minute repeat untill empty rinse very good cheers

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Steam leak in GB Mia Espresso Coffee maker

I had the same trouble before and probable causes were:
too much coffee powder in the funnel?
or
the coffee beans are ground
too much, makes the power clogging in the bottom of the steam tube?

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Where to buy replacement gasket

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Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: General question about the Mr. Coffee Espresso ECM10

http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/MR%20COFFEE/ECM10

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Water not coming through espresso side although steam wand works fine

you both can have same problem, solution is:

  1. low pressure of pump (or too fone grinded coffee)
  2. security valve of boiler openes to early and dont let the pump to rise pressure enough for good brewing( if it is this you can see water returning back to container if you have 2nd pipe in your machines reservoir)

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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Greetings!

Put desired amount of water in resevoir (plus a little extra to be used to steam your milk for latte) and close up tightly.

Put espresso grind coffee in basket and tamp down with a tamper. If grounds are not packed, steam will seep through and will cause an erosion of sorts instead of just letting the steam hit the grounds.

Put the basket with handle group in recess rotating to the right as far as it will go.

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Be careful when you open the water resevoir cap after brewing because there is a vaccuum created and a burst of steam will shoot out the lid and may burn you.

The gasket above the grounds hopper eventually will deteriorate and more steam will escape than espresso is produced. There is no replacement parts for this machine since it was made in China according to a Mr. Coffee representative that I called this morning at 1-800-MR-COFFEE (800) 672-6333.

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Electra-Craft
41 Woodbine St
Bergenfield NJ 07621
phone 201-439-1700
fax 201-439-1701
info@electra-craft.com
www.electra-craft.com

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