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What is causing my coffeemaker to keep giving me the error message "watertank empty"?

I have checked the float - working fine. I turned off the unit and restarted - same issue.

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There is probably a float in the tank to indicate water level which is no longer floating. Jam something plastic under the float and that should solve it.

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SOURCE: Fill watertank message will not go away

This happened on my unit. There is a magnetic float in the tank that rises when the tank is filled. On my unit, the float (which is supposed to be sealed) took on some water, and stopped being bouyant. I had to break off the clear plastic cap that keeps the float in place, remove the float, and ***** a tiny hole in the float and squeeze out the water. Now (since I have a hole) I have to do this repeatedly - every week or so - though its easy to remove the cap now. Still looking for a replacement part.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: when i turn the machine on the screen says fill

gnet goes in the slot. Flat side up. There is a cap that is rectangular in shape that holds the magnet from floating out. We use a tiny drop in the corner of the cap( I mean tiny) in place. That should correct your message.

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Screen says 'Fill Watertank' when watertank is clearly full.

Sounds like the sensor that detects system water levels has failed.

If you can see it inside try cleaning it or ask Miele for some advice via their website

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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SOURCE: says fill watertank, water tank is full. Have

There is a little black float inside of the water tank. When the water level is increases it raises the float triggering a magnetic censor telling the computer that the water level is adequate. The float may be stuck. when you fill the tank, make sure the float raises with the water level. if this is not the problem then it is possible that your censor is bad.

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

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SOURCE: i have the Gaggia Syncrony digital , and it keep

what i did was remove all the screws the units top cover. when everything is exposed, find the white wires that lead to the sensor which would be place to the right of the water tank. cut the wire and connect the two wires together. bypass the sensor unit completely. this will disengage the entire sensor and will not show the fillwater tank message again. "BEWARE" do not let the water tank run dry that will lead the melting plastic parts

Posted on Dec 18, 2010

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Magnet in the water tank could have gone bad in which case you need a new water tank.

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3. Flowmeter could be dead in which case it won't feed water to the system, If thats the case its a new flowmeter.

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I had no idea there was a magnet in that black/greyish case. The direction of the casing is important.
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