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My krups xp5240 is not producing espresso shot but instead producing coffee and it wont stop dripping till i turn to stop knob.please help!

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Has it been cleaned with white vinegar?

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I had this problem too and finally found a fix for it.

I don't know if the cause of this issue is the same for everyone experiencing the problem, but the issue for me was hard water. The fix is to run vinegar mixed with water through the machine quite a few times, until it starts to run normally.

If you do have hard water issues, it's recommended that you run vinegar or citric acid through the machine about once a month, to keep deposits from building up.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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When is the last time you cleaned it out w/ vinigar?

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Most likely it starts the espresso but stops after a few second because the unit is not getting the water flow information or the unit is blocked. You will know that you have a blockage because not water will come out of the espresso filter but most likely you get some liquid during the 4-10 seconds it operates. My unit has the same problem and I fixed by getting a new flow meter. This unit is installed after the water tank and has wires (3) going to the the power module.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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This will most likely happen when the pressure valves become defective. Replacing the two valves (they come in pairs) should fix the problem.

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SOURCE: my Krups combo espresso/ coffee maker xp2070 will

Do you have power to the control module? Can you set the time or is the display completely dead? Mine was completely dead and I replaced the power module and the display/control module.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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