Magic De Luxe stopped making coffee. Initially it made just one cup when first turning it on, then it just spit out dry pucks. Now no coffee at all. I did all the normal cleaning of the grinder, brew group, and dispensing tube. I also descaled twice and disassembled and cleaned the EX-5 water pump. When I reassembled the unit to test the pump, I flowed water through the wand immediately on power up. Initially the flow was steady, after a couple of minutes warming-up it started to surge intermittently. When the ready light came on steam started coming out the wand even though it was set to water. Eventually it came out mostly steam. Of course the machine will not brew coffee using steam. Any ideas? Sounds like a high limit problem but I have no idea what to do next. Help!! I miss my coffee.
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Re: Steam comes from wand when set to dispense water.
Check the connection to the boiler from the pump, there is no water going to the boiler. Try this test, remove the brew unit you will see a white plastic valve behind it, carefully lift the small lever on the valve(HOT WATER), if water sprays, then the problen is at the brew unit, if no water then the boiler inlet or outlet is clogged.
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Means to run Hot water through the steam wand... Also called ventilating the machine. Basically running water through the machine the easiest way possible which would be through the steam wand. On the magic deluxe all you have to do it turn the steam knob.
here is a page that may help you now or maybe some other time. http://www.cerinicoffee.com/item-group.asp?pgpID=13
flashing water light means the machine needs to be drained. i read this fix somewhere on this site. to do this, put a cup under the steam wand and turn the knob to dispense water. it will sputter some and when it runs a steady stream, it should be ok. this just happened to me, but the weird thing with mine is now it's backwards and tamps and before it grinds the beans, so i get sludgy pucks. strange. hope it doesn't happen to you
If you could brewer coffee or get hot water out of the steam wand then it could be the one way valve on the bottom of the water tank. If you are running the pump output into a glass then it is probably scaled up in the boiler.
The Magic Comfort Plus machine has a selection for the temp through the menu for the three sizes of coffees buttons. Using the menu button, scroll through until you come to temp section, then select the coffee size button and and change the temp, example-- Select maximum. Press the menu button to set it.
If that does not help, when a machine gets full of calcium (needs descaling) that also will lower the temp. You might have to descale it three-four times.
And remember, when you descale, run the solution through the steam/hot water wand and also the espresso/coffee dispensing nozzle. Only doing it through the steam wand (like the manual says) will only do 1/2 of the machines water sections!!! I usually run 1 cup of solution through the steam wand and 3-4 cups through the espresso dispenser.
I believe the model you have has no user-selectable temperature settings. The manual for the Magic line suggests preheating the cups as the fix. You can use the electronic cup warner OR run your tap/faucet water as hot as possible, fill the cup you're going to be dispensing espresso into with hot water while your Saeco warms up...right before you hit the button to dispense espresso, empty the hot water, dry the preheated cup and you're set! It only takes a few seconds. This way, you waste none of your coffee's thermal emergy on cup heating and your coffee will stay hot longer. Hope this helps!