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Steam comes from wand when set to dispense water.

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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  • maryzip419 May 11, 2010

    Thanks for the reply Esworld but the water flows fine before the ready light comes on, the problem is that once the unit ready light comes on it only makes a steam and water combination which turns mostly steam.



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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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