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Water flows fine until we put in the Filter Holder

Our Breville is pumpming water & steam fine, but as soon as we put the Filter handle in, it makes the pumping noises, but nothing comes out. Does anyone have an answer on how to fix this problem?

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The grind on the coffee is too fine, try packing it lighter or setting the grind coarser.

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Your filter is blocked. It can be one of two things.

1. Coffee - this is obvious
2. Calcium - if you have hard water (i.e. your hot water kettle has white stuff in the bottom attached to the element)

The sure fire solution is to address both and the procedure is easy.

Since the filter is stainless steel, it can take the high temperatures of a stove top. Put the filter directly on the element and set to high for 10 minutes. This will burn off any coffee clogging the filter. After that, mix equal parts of water and vinegar in a pot, put the filter in and boil at max for 15 minutes.

This should do the trick. If it works for you, please click "yes" on "this is helpful", otherwise click "no". I searched for over a year to understand that my issue was a combination of two things so nothing worked for me. Clicking on yes/no would help the community understand if there are other unknown issues.

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The filter is most likely clogged... I've heard people putting it in vinegar for 48hrs with some success. Replacement was around 10$ when I asked the store.

They told me this to make it last better:
-Always flush it by doing a pass with no coffee before shutting down the machine.
-Use coffe a bit on the coarse side for expresso. Powder will clog it otherwise.

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I'm having the same problem, did you ever find a solution?

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FRACINO COFFEE MACHINES

THE LITTLE GEM
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
.REMOVE PLASTIC BUNG & FILL TOP TANK WITH COLD WATER TO TOP (N.B WATER SHOULD BE SOFTENED)
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.WHEN THE WATER LEVEL REACHES THE TOP RED LINE ON THE SIGHT GLASS THE RED LIGHT WILL
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.THE MACHINE WILL NOW START TO HEAT THE WATER WAIT FOR STEAM TO COME OUT OF THE STEAM TUBE
(BETWEEN 5-10 MINS APPROX) AND CLOSE THE STEAM VALVE (TURN RIGHT HAND BLACK HANDLE CLOKWISE)
.WAIT FOR THE PRESSURE TO COME UP TO 1-2KG/CM3 (PRESSURE GAUGE ON FRONT OF MACHINE BETWEEN
THE TWO BLACK HANDLES)
.THE MACHINE IS NOE READY TO USE
.PUT EMPTY FILTER HOLDER INTO THE GROUP AND FLUSH WITH WATER BY TURNING ON RED SWITCH NEXT
TO PRESSURE GAUGE AND LETTING WATER RUN THROUGH THIS PROCESS WILL TAKE SOME TIME AND USE
APPROXIMATELY HALF PINT OF WATER THE GROUP AND FILTER HOLDER SHOULD BE HOT - CHECK BY
TOUCH IF THEY ARE NOT HOT LET WATER CONTINUE TO FLUSH THROUGH UNTIL THEY ARE AND THEN
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http://www.fracino.com/machines/hand-fill-coffee-machines/little-gem.html


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BrevilleUSA.com has a silicon seal (steam ring) to replace faulty or worn ones. There is no shipping charge, and they are $4 each. To replace the steam ring you'll need to remove the stainless spray disk on the brew head with a phillips screwdriver (one screw) and pull off the old ring (pay attention to the direction and placement of the stainless disk).  Takes about 2 minutes to do.  
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