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When making coffee, my coffee leaks into the used capsule container. What could be wrong? The problem is getting worse and a lot of my coffee is wasted in the process. I have a Nespresso Maestria.

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SOURCE: nespresso essenza problem

It's not supposed to make holes in the capsule until the water comes through. So, basically, when you put the capsule in, it pierces the capsule in three spots, on the top. The aluminum part will not pierce until you press the button and water comes through. If water is not coming through, then you can clear the air bubble by opening the lever on top of the machine, pressing the coffee button, and then closing the lever once the water begins to come through.

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Nespresso machine does not punch hole on the capsules after close

This problem is most likely being caused by air being trapped in the system. To fix this, please follow the following steps: -

- Turn on the Machine, ensuring there is water in the tank
- Wait until the light stops flashing and the machine is ready for use
- Lift the silver lever on top of the machine into the upright position
- Press the coffee button on your machine
- Push the silver lever back, away from you, and hold it in this position for 3 seconds
- Press the coffee button again to stop the water flow

This procedure releases the air blockage in the system and your machine should function normally again.
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Posted on Jun 09, 2010

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SOURCE: The Nespresso won't make coffee yellow light keeps blinking

This is because there is either too much water in the drip tray, the empties container is full or the drip tray is not placed correctly. This took me a while to figure out as well, and the manual was little help. Nespresso is located in Switzerland so their support number is international. Hope this helps someone...

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

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SOURCE: Flashing red light. Nespresso Citiz & milk coffee machine.

problem is overheating at a single point in the bottom of the milk container. Try cleaning the milk residue after each time you use it and the flashing red light disappears. This is a design fault. Nespresso are happy to keep marketing the Citiz but there is no fix - so the Nespresso "mess free" coffee machine is a bunch of flannel - good coffee all the same!

Posted on Sep 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Hi, My Nespresso LeCube doesnt

I had the same problem. First, unplug machine for two (2) minutes. Then re-plug and as on/off switch is flashing- press and hold large cup button for 3-5 seconds (no light should show/flash from this button while you hold it down. The on/off will continue to cycle through its normal startup, after it completes you should be reset to factory settings and good to go. Good luck to you, this maneuver saved me.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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