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Very Little Water

Machine does not fill cup with water...has been descaled, but only produces 1/4 of coffee either regular or luongo

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Noggin
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SOURCE: Krups Nespresso FNA2 coffe/cappucino machine

First thing to try is a descale. Run the machine normally using it (as if making a cup of both types) a couple of times with a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water. Leave the machine off but uncleaned overnight. run a couple of cycles with just water, and if there is still a slight vinegar taste then run a cycle with a teaspoon of baking soda in water, then flush with just water again. If this doesn't solve the problem, try again with 75% vinegar. If still not working, there is either a control board problem (may be solveable), or the valve/solenoid that stops/allows the water is sticking, almost certainly solveable by taking that apart and cleaning/lubricating. Definitely solveable by replacement. Let me know what you get after a descale if no luck. Hope this helps :)

Posted on Aug 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Water is not comig out!

You might be inadvertently skipping the following step: after filling the container and switching on, after the blinking stops I believe you are supposed to lift the top lever and ... before putting in the coffee, press the "cup" button for about 5 seconds so that water is primed to come out. You do this every time you turn the machine on, NOT every time you make an espresso. I had the same problem as you did and then looked carefully at pictoral instructions and realized I was skipping this crucial step!

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Nespresso C1OOB not sucking water out of the tank anymore

I had the same issue and spoke to Nespresso this morning.  To solve this you need to reprogram-put a capsule in the slot and place a cup on the drip tray-press and hold the lungo button until the coffee has reached the desired height in the cup and then release the button.  That should work and every time you make a lungo cup it should be that amount. Hope this was helpful.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

Xwing73
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SOURCE: the machine seems not to be working well

I had very similar problem and found the fix here.
Did you try the reset process? Place an empty cup, insert a coffe pod, press and keep pressing the "Lungo" button until the cup is filled as desired then release it. Next coffee, just press once, it should be now set at the desired level.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

ginko
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SOURCE: Doesn't heat the water

Basing on personal experience (you can find more on Google probably), solutions are:

On percolated (filter) coffee machines:

Check water temp, if water temp is insufficient , most common is scale heating element , faulty element, faulty thermostat.
Check if water is dripping right at the center of the filter, if it is dripping on one side because the orifice is clogged, that can result in weak coffee.
Coffee blend not well distributed on filter basket.

On Espresso machines:

Check water temp, same as filter coffee machines (thermostat element, scale on heating chamber).
Ensure that coffee is filled correctly in the filter cup (fill at level), and well pressed.
Ensure that the coffee mixture that you are using is not too coarse, buy the apposite one for espresso.
Ensure that you are not leaving the machine brewing for a time that is too long, and Italian coffee cup is very small, approximately one regular shot.

On the hob moka pots (espresso, Moka and Bialetti type):

This are the trickiest ones, you need art and practice to get a good espresso with a Moka, but when you learn, the result is better than what you may get with an home electrical espresso maker.
The frame on the hob must be not too strong, and the mixture coarse but well pressed, with water at level tag, or you will get a weak coffee.
On Mokas a good strategy is keeping hob at minimum, and turning up the flame at top when coffee starts coming out.

French and turkish cafetieres:

Ensure that you put enough coffee, water hot enough, and that you left the infusion enough time to get a strong coffee.

Note: insufficient pressure and clogged lines on electric machines never give you a weak coffee, exactly the opposite.
Not pressed mixture always gives weak coffee, but too much pressed mixture may give you coffee with bad taste.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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Need a descaler


instractions are from manual HD7810/00

Use the correct descaling agent
Only citric acid-based descalers are suitable for descaling the SENSEO
machine. This
type of descaler descales the machine without damaging it. For the correct amount,
see under 'Descaling procedure' below. Each descaling mixture can be used only once.
After use, the descaling mixture is no longer active.
We advise you to use the special SENSEO
Descaler (HD7012/HD7011/HD7006).
Read the instructions on the package of the descaling agent.
Never use a descaling agent based on mineral acids such as sulphuric acid,
hydrochloric acid, sulphamic acid and acetic acid (e.g. vinegar). These descaling
agents may damage your SENSEO

coffee machine.
Descaling procedure
1 Mix 50 grams of citric acid with 1 litre of water in a measuring jug. Stir until
the powder is completely dissolved.
2 Fill the water reservoir up to the MAX indication with the descaler mixture.
Then put the water reservoir back into the coffee machine. (Fig. 3)
Note: Not all SENSEO
machine types have a water reservoir with a capacity of
1 litre. If you have a SENSEO

machine with a smaller water reservoir, repeat steps
2 to 6 with the remainder of the mixture without filling the water reservoir up to
the MAX indication.
3 Press on/off button 3. (Fig. 10)
The machine is ready for use when the indicator light lights up continuously.
4 Place the 1-cup holder h with a used coffee pod in it in the coffee machine.
Close the lid and make sure it is properly locked.
Note: Always put a used coffee pod in the pod holder when you descale the
machine. This pod serves as a 'filter' to prevent the sieve or hole in the pod holder
from getting clogged with scale residue.
5 Put a bowl with a capacity of at least 1500ml under the spout to collect the
descaling mixture (Fig. 8).
6 Press the 2-cup button hhand let the machine operate. Repeat this until
the water reservoir is empty. (Fig. 25)
Never interrupt the descaling process!
7 Repeat steps 1 to 6. Replace the used pod with another used pod to filter out
the scale residue.
Note: To descale properly, you have to use 2 litres of descaling mixture.
Never descale the SENSEO
coffee machine with the lid open. Make sure the lid is
properly locked.
8 Rinse the water reservoir with tap water. Fill the water reservoir up to the
MAX indication with tap water and repeat steps 3 to 6.
Note: Do not refill the water reservoir with used hot water or the used descaling
mixture.
9 Fill the water reservoir with fresh tap water up to the MAX indication again
and repeat steps 3 to 6 once more.
Note: Always rinse the machine by letting it empty two full water reservoirs.
10 Remove the used pad and clean the pod holder after descaling to prevent the
sieve or hole in the centre from getting clogged.

Mar 30, 2014 | Philips Senseo HD-7810 Coffee Maker

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The descale light keeps blinking, what should I do?


The 'Descale' light that turns on indicates that it is time to de-scale the machine.
Scale - or mineral deposits- form from the water you run through your Keurig coffee machine. If not cleaned regularly, the buildup can clog the lines in your machine and ruin the heating element. The manufacturer recommends you descale Keurig coffee makers once every six months for normal water conditions and once every three months if you live in an area with hard water.
You will need :
  • Keurig coffee maker
  • 48 oz. white distilled vinegar
  • Water
  • Large ceramic cup
  • Sink


Instructions :
  • 1 Unplug the coffee machine and remove the cup.
  • 2 Turn the coffee machine upside down over the sink in order to fully drain it of water. Be careful of the plug and avoid getting it wet.
  • 3 Pour undiluted white vinegar into the reservoir up to the top edge of the viewing window.
  • 4 Place a ceramic cup under the machine, plug it in and press "Brew" for a large cup. Pour the cups of vinegar into the sink and repeat the process until the reservoir is empty.
  • 5 Remove the final cup of vinegar and empty it. Fill the coffee maker with clean water and allow it to sit for four hours, remaining on.
  • Good luck ;)

    Dec 14, 2011 | Keurig Elite B40 Coffee Maker

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    My keurig coffee maker is flashing the words DE SCALE. What does that mean and how do I fix it?


    "Scale" is deposits of minerals, etc. normally found in water. Boiling a container of water (in a pot, or coffee maker in this case), leaves small amounts or "deposits" of these minerals on and near the actual heat source. If not removed, they can slow brewing time and more importantly, adversely affect the taste of coffee.

    Descaling should be done at regular intervals to prevent this from happening. Your machine lets you know when to perform the descaling task. There are a number of products sold in your supermarket that will do this for you - but one of the least expensive; and just as effective - is to use white vinegar. Here's how to do it:

    1) Drain your Keurig coffee machine over a sink.
    2) Fill the machine with undiluted white vinegar.
    3) Run the brew process at least four times, pouring the cups of vinegar back into the coffee maker.
    4) Optionally, let your Keurig coffee maker sit for a few hours, then run the brew cycles again. Pour the vinegar into the sink and drain any remaining vinegar.
    5) Fill your coffee maker with fresh water. Run multiple brew cycles with fresh water each time to thoroughly rinse the machine before returning to normal use.

    That's it!

    I know this will help & good luck. Please rate my reply - thanks!

    Feb 06, 2011 | Keurig Ultra B50 1-Cup Coffee Maker

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    I get lots of watered down coffee. It brews 3/4 cup but it is so watered down. We have descaled etc. I want a thick expresso like taste. This is on a large cup setting Help?>


    HI
    When you run a lot of water through just a little coffee it gets water down. Try making 2 meduim cups instead. When they make espresso its 1 tablespoon to 1 oz of water. Your running 6 oz of water through the same amount of coffee, and its going to be weak. Program you buttons for 2 shots to fill your cup and it will be pretty strong.

    Jan 25, 2011 | Gaggia Syncrony Espresso Machine

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    The coffemaker won't brew and showed a descale message. What does that mean?


    Scale---or mineral deposits---form from the water you run through your Keurig coffee machine. If not cleaned regularly, the buildup can clog the lines in your machine and ruin the heating element. The manufacturer recommends you descale Keurig coffee makers once every six months for normal water conditions and once every three months if you live in an area with hard water
    1.Unplug the coffee machine and remove the cup.
    2.Turn the coffee machine upside down over the sink in order to fully drain it of water. Be careful of the plug and avoid getting it wet.
    3.Pour undiluted white vinegar into the reservoir up to the top edge of the viewing window.
    4.Place a ceramic cup under the machine, plug it in and press "Brew" for a large cup. Pour the cups of vinegar into the sink and repeat the process until the reservoir is empty.
    5.Remove the final cup of vinegar and empty it. Fill the coffee maker with clean water and allow it to sit for four hours, remaining on.
    6.Unplug the machine and dump the water into the sink.
    7.Fill up the reservoir with fresh, clean water and plug it in. Place the ceramic cup back on the drip tray and run multiple brews in order to rinse the machine of any remaining vinegar residue

    Dec 10, 2010 | Keurig B70 Coffee Maker

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    Red descale light is on


    I use distilled white vinegar, but you can use specialized coffee cleaners with this model:

    Descaling
    Descaling 11
    Descale your Tassimo machine every three months to keep it
    operating at full potential.
    1
    Descaling products are widely available from stores selling coffeemakers and espresso
    machines. Only use a product intended for descaling. Mix the descaling product
    directly in the water container, following the instructions provided on the descaling
    packaging. Replace the water container on the machine.
    2 Place a large cup or mug on the cup stand, insert the cleaning disc, bar code down,
    and close the brew mechanism. When the AUTO light illuminates, press and release
    the start/stop button. The brew cycle will fill the machine with descaling solution. Empty
    the cup and let the machine stand for 15 minutes.
    3 Open the brew mechanism and close it again, leaving the cleaning disc in place.
    When the AUTO light illuminates, press and release the start/stop button. When the
    machine stops running, empty the cup, and let the machine stand for 15 minutes.
    Repeat this step two more times for maximum descaling effectiveness. Discard the
    remaining descaling agent from the water container, rinse it thoroughly and refill
    with fresh, cold water.
    4 Open and close the brew mechanism again, leaving the cleaning disc in place.
    When the AUTO light illuminates, press and hold the start/stop button to flush water
    through the machine. The MANUAL light will flash. When the cup is full, release the
    start/stop button, empty the cup, and replace it on the cup stand.
    5 Repeat step 4, flushing clean water through the machine in the same manner and
    emptying the cup as it fills. To ensure that all the descaling solution is completely rinsed
    away, flush two full water containers through the machine before using it again.

    Mar 26, 2009 | Braun Tassimo Coffee Maker

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    B100 putting out very little water, reservoir is full


    bye descaling product for the coffee maker not vinegar put descaler in machine fill with water start leave it running for 10 seconds close it for 15 minute start it up again repeat untill empty after its empty fill it with water run it untill empty repeat again descaler is acid so you need to rinse very good try it out thanks pierre

    Jan 11, 2009 | Keurig B100 Coffee Maker

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    I press the middle button to begin brew process. I hear the beans being ground. Then the coffee begins to flow from the 2 spouts into the cup as usual, but the flow of coffee stops after filling only about...


    normally its the water counter inside the machine inside you got a pipe thats connected to the the middle of water tank
    inside the machine follow that pipe down and its connected to that water counter white plastic parts with 3 wire connected to circuit board let me now if you need more info pierre p.s its not bad to descale the machine not with vinegar but special descaling produc t

    Jan 10, 2009 | Saeco Vienna De Luxe Espresso Machine

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    How do you descale the keurig B40


    use descaling product not vinegar ,vinegar remove calcium in little piece descaler melt calcium 1 part descaler 1 part water fill water container start machine for a few second turn off let it seat for 15 minute repeat untill empty to reset the lightnormally its maneer of pressing the on button
    i get back to you on that one pierre

    Feb 24, 2008 | Keurig Elite B40 Coffee Maker

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    Braun Aromaster 10 coffee maker


    time to descale the machine not with vinegar but with descaler product 1part descaler 1 part descaler fill the water tank put machine on for few minute stop it for few minute start untill empty rinse very good a few water container and that it if our coffee does not stay warm after that at the bottom of machineinside check the element contactsometime the contact overheat they get some corosion on less power go trus them = less heat i say not to use vinegar vinegar remove calcium in little piese you might block the machine descaler melt calcium thanks for using fixya pierre

    Feb 04, 2008 | Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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