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Instructions on how to operate the ALMA ESE POD MACHINE

I want to know how does it work and if the coffee flow stops automatically.

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SOURCE: operating instructions

I have this manual (CM500) and can scan/email it to you if you send me your email address...also I am looking for a replacement lid for my carafe for this machine if anyone is looking to get rid of theirs!

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Francis Francis X1 blowing thru ESE pod

Check the group head shower, make sure it does not have any defects(cracks, scratches or unusually large holes).

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SOURCE: unit will not brew when pod is inserted; works w/o pod however.

This may be one of two issues:
1. The pump is malfunctioning which can cause the internal reservior to not completely fill which causes issues during brewing. My unit dribbled random amounts of water instead of brewing for about a week before the pump died completely.
2. The puncture seal isn't in the right position. Open the Keurig fully so you can see the sharp puncture pin. Very Carefully push the black rubber gasket around it all the way up. Then pull it back down about 1/16". Brew a cup, if the problem continues, try sliding the gasket further down by increments of 1/32".

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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SOURCE: The water will not go through the pod to make the coffee

This sounds like the pin used to puncture the K-Cup is clogged with something...

since a K-Cup is not used when making conventional Tea, this sounds like you need to remove the k-cup holder, which, by the way is a 2 piece unit on the B70 models... and I believe is the same for yours...
the lower third of the k-cup holder snaps off... revealing a better look at the Piercing Pin.

Looking at the sharp pin inside the holder, you should notice that it IS hollow... and you need a metal... not plastic coated paper clip and get it through the piercing needle.

I think that will do it...

Posted on May 18, 2010

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We have a Krups Nespresso machine that cuts out within seconds, even with no pod in place. It works by holding the button down constantly but could this damage the machine?

To programme the quantity you would normally hold the button down continuously for as long as it takes to fill your cup to the required level. Next brew you make should require a single touch & release it should then flow through as much water as the previous cup and then stop automatically. If it's not holding the programme I can't see any harm in holding the button down until the cup is full.

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Our coffee machine is continually beeping and the water flow will not flow automatically, is there a reset button or something

It's beeping because it's in programming mode. Usual reason with a machine of this age is that the touchpad has failed. Water gets into the touchpad membrane after a while, which makes the controller think a button has been pressed. If it thinks the STOP button is being pressed/held for more than 5 seconds, it goes into programming....
To confirm: Remove drip tray, take lid off controller box and unplug one of the flat plugs from the keypad (there will be two long thin plugs next to each other, and probably a space or two for extra plugs). When you get the correct one, the beeping will stop and the machine will resume normal operation on the working keypad.

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I cant get my Gaggia Classic to work with pods

You need to use the single-serving size one-hole basket, not the double, with the diffuser valve seated beneath the basket. Then the Illy ese pod should be inserted with the decal facing up. Finally, and most importantly, when you lock the filter assembly into the machine, you need to close it firmly. Brown water can mean that the basket assembly is not sealed in tight enough.

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Can I adapt a Francis francis x1 to take ese pods?

My X1 came with an ESE pod holder and a ground coffee holder so they are definitely available.

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When i place pod into machine it doesnt have any water or coffee come through when i switch it on

A few initial steps:
  • Insure that the water reservoir is full, and that the machine is plugged in.
  • Check the water inlet tube for kinks.
  • Ensure that you are using the correct portafilter or insert for ESE pods.
Here is a link to the manual.
Krups contact:
Phone: 1-800-526-5377
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM EST
Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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I have the sameproblem, I suspect something is blocked but I don't know how to remove the spout????????? Please helP!!!!!

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I have the Keurig Gourmet Deluxe Home Brewing System #B60 When the pod is in place with the cover down the water won't come out while brewing. It will not make a brewed cup of coffee. If I remove the pod...

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Replace the pod holder if defective.

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Senseo machine has started producing very weak coffee

I don't know if you've tried this, but it works like gangbusters for me. I use non-senseo pods with the 2-pod holder, and they're too big for the 1-pod holder but not quite big enough for the 2-pod one.

I would frequently end up with a lousy, weak cup of coffee, and after a little investigation I deduced that water was flowing into the pod holder and AROUND the pod, without going THROUGH the pod directly. The name-brand senseo pods fit perfectly, and always produce a strong cup, even if I don't like their coffee, and it's because there's such a tight seal between where water flows in and where it flows out.

Simple solution: Put your pod in with the flat part facing up, and the bulgy part facing down. Press it down hard into the 2-cup holder. Run a little HOT tap water, and lightly wet the surface of the pod--not so much water that the pod starts floating in the holder, but enough to get it soggy. Then make your cup of coffee. The water will flow through the pod first, and kind of like siphoning gas through a hose, once it's started going through the pod it won't stop. Instant awesome cup.

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