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Delonghi Magnifica won't brew or rinse

It generates water or steam through the want which (I think) means that the pump is working and that the heater element is working. At times, the grounds are damp if I try to brew coffee. The rinse cycle doesn't run any water through. I've decalcified it and I've taken the infuser apart to verify that it isn't clogged. I've also pulled the heater assembly (heater and the attached yellow plunger) out and cleaned that as much as I could although I did not clean inside it. I'm stumped;( I got this used at an auction so I don't know any history about it. This is a 120v unit - some things talk about a 220v unit - don't know if that matters or not.

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  • jerry shenk Dec 07, 2014

    I don't see an option to edit a question so I'll just add a comment.

  • jerry shenk Dec 07, 2014

    OK, I'm new at this - anyway, I realize it's a steam wanD, not a wanT;)

  • jerry shenk Dec 07, 2014

    But, that's not my main comment - under the heating element, there is a generator assembly (I think that's what it's called). In there is a valve. I believe the valve pin which rides on a spring wore down and shoved into the valve pin. I think if I get a valve pin and valve, I'll be able to fix this thing. I'll probably order parts from ereplacementparts.com.

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Sounds like the pump or its internal valve are not working. Check for voltage with a multimeter at the pump when it brewing. If voltage is present likely the pump has failed. Also check hydraulic pipes are clean and clear and that any filter screens are not blocked by scale.

Posted on Dec 13, 2014

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  • jerry shenk Dec 13, 2014

    It was the valve. The pump was working and I had descaled it. I basically tore the whole thing down and inside, I found the valve and valve body.

  • jerry shenk Dec 13, 2014

    Ah...bumped enter. Anyway, the valve is a little rubber piece it it looks like it wore down to the point where it shoved into the valve and blocked all flow through the infuser although it still allowed water to pass to the steam wand. I got a new valve body and valve for $4.41 each - probably wouldn't have needed the valve body itself but, I wasn't sure and for 4 bucks, I decided to order both. Had an espresso this morning!!

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    Inky Fingers Dec 14, 2014

    Glad you managed to fix it, and pretty cheaply too.

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SOURCE: Cleaned brew unit, then reinserted

hi!!
maybe you check the pump
and clean
or may a replacement

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SOURCE: DeLonghi Magnifica always asks "Insert Infuser Assembly"

on my machine, the two screws that attach the infuser receptacle to the insides of the machine came loose. You can see those two stainless hex socket screws when you remove the infuser by grabbing its two red tabs and pulling it out. Just use a hex shaft
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SOURCE: When brewing, it steams and spits the water out

this is what happened to me, I didn't have the filter basket all the way down so the pot lid didn't open the valve that lets coffee flow so the coffee and grounds ran into the water resevior and plugged the filter, so I did the worst thing possible and took the filter out so the grounds got into the check valve that keeps the hot water going in the right direction. that makes it spit and sputter and brew slow.
after trying to flush it out forever I tore the metal plate on the bottom off and unhooked the rubber hoses (don't do this unless you have a needle nose pliers, you'll never get them back on) one should go to the brew head and the other is the water inlet, this has the check valve. you can tell which is which by blowing through them and seeing which one goes to the brew head. if you can blow through the other one the check valve is stuck open, I blew air into it with an air compresor and this forced the check valve shut and now it works fine. I know this is the same symptons as calcium deposits but I had cleaned it twice.
try flushing it with water first but sometimes it takes extreme measures

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Husband suggests that could be coming broken off the brewing unit as it should be activating, He suggests you should get in contact with your local De'Longhi Service Centre (should be info on how to contact in your User Manual, or google De'Longhi for your country).

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