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No water ever makes it through the pump

I've had my rancilio for five years. It's been great. Now the machine makes an awful noise when turned on and no water ever makes it through the pump, thus no espresso!!!!!! I have changed the pump but no water still comes through the pump however. What's the problem and how do I fix it?

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Re: No water ever makes it through the pump

You have to prime the pump.. Hit the water button and open the steam knob.

If no water goes through the steam wand I would check for a clogged water line.

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