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Group head not running

My double shot basket is not allowing much coffee/water through. I have cleaned the unit and noticed the screen sections above the screw were quite full of coffee residue and pretty blocked. I soaked the basket in cleaning solution and tried boiling it in a saucepan, obviously i have used the pin thing to clear out the hole. I am starting to worry the machines pressure is the problem. It's only about 9months old and makes about 8 cups per day. I'm a few hours away from civilisation so i would prefer to fix at home if i can.

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Perform a full descale. Take out the water reservoir and remove the Anti-calc filter. Put in 500ml (1 pint) water with 3-4 tablespoons of white vinegar (or apple cider vinegar). Put the water canister back in, the turn on the machine and press the manual button. Allow half of the liquid to go through, then stop. Leave the machine for about ten minutes, and then run the rest through. Empty the water reservoir and rinse, put back the Anti-Calc filter, put in another 500ml and press the manual button to flush it all through.

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Perform a full descale. Take out the water reservoir and remove the Anti-calc filter. Put in 500ml (1 pint) water with 3-4 tablespoons of white vinegar (or apple cider vinegar). Put the water canister back in, the turn on the machine and press the manual button. Allow half of the liquid to go through, then stop. Leave the machine for about ten minutes, and then run the rest through. Empty the water reservoir and rinse, put back the Anti-Calc filter, put in another 500ml and press the manual button to flush it all through.

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