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I have a krups XP 4050, it get a small amount of water through any and all methods,,but not enough. What is the most likely cause,,I am currently descaling, but don't know when this was done last.

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Do you think it may need the amount ow water flow to be reprogrammed? If you think it's a possibility then when making your next coffee press and continue to hold down the 1 cup button until you have the amount of coffee you require in the cup. Then make another cup the normal way without continuing to hold the button, you should get the same quantity of coffee as the previous cup now.

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