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To suggest a solution, I need to know the make, model and age of the machine. In the older models there is a water level float inside the tank. That float rises with the level of water to activate the sensor.
In the newer models the float is replaced by a electronic reeder.

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The water light comes on and stops the machine from working even if water is full


There's a float (with a small magnet) in the watertank. This float should go up when the tank is filled with water.
So the float can be stuck in the bottom position, or the sensor doesn't work.
You can test the sensor.
  • Take the left cover off: two screws on the back, slide the cover backwards, then lift the bottom up and pull the toppart out downwards.
  • On the main board there's a plug right at the top, that's the cable from the watertank-sensor. With the watertank removed it shouldn't conduct.
  • Now fill the watertank, check whether the float is going up, put the tank back in the machine.
  • The sensor switch should be conducting now. It it is, then the problem is in the control board.
Hope this helps!

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Says fill watertank, water tank is full. Have emptied and refilled, checked for blockages...nothing will work.


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.

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Our Comfort machine won't brew and constantly displays, "Fill Watertank" even with the tank full. In order to brew, one has to remove the water tank then gently lower it only partially down in place. As...


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The magnet in the water tanks is either upside down or has sunk to the bottom of the tank. It should float to the top of the cage it is in and it should have a flat top not rounded. If its rounded side up the magnet is upside down. This is what would cause your problem.

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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

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I have an Incanto s class de luxe and it is telling me to fill the watertank and it is already full?I have turned it off and back on, and it is still not registering that the watertank is full?


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There should be a grey cylinder in the bottom of the water tank that will rise and fall with the level of the water. When the tank gets low the cylinder will sink and the water light will come on. If the cylinder is missing the light will come on also. If the magnet in the cylinder is bad the light will come on. Some time it takes replacing the water tank.

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Open the hot water valve, and run about a cup of water, this will engage the pump and fill the circuit.

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Fill Water Tank But Water Tank is Full


Check the little black rectangular box which is in a plastic channel at the back. To work properly, the rectangular box, with the narrower end facing downwards, needs to be floating at the top of that channel. Apparently it's a magnet which signals the circuitry that the water tank is full. Make sure it's floating to the cap of the channel. If not, you can get a replacement one from Gaggia.

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Saeco Royal Exclusive 30153... FILL WATERTANK


Hi Marty,

Make sure the magnet in the water tank flow up when you fill the water tank with water.

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Fill Watertank Message


The black thing floating in the water tank is a plastic shell with a magnet inside. If you clean it...make sure you reinstall it with the tapered (smaller) side down. There is a slight size difference BUT it will make ALL the difference in the world.

I had no idea there was a magnet in that black/greyish case. The direction of the casing is important.
I had the same problem and that solved it!

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