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Brew unit blocked

i get the brew unit blocked error
switched off and on power, machine was ok again.
used the machine for 3 cups
this morning same thing, brew unit blocked
switched on and off power, still brew unit blocked
also brew unit is hard to take out

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  • jimjam65 Dec 27, 2008

    yep. sadly have the same prob with my 5000 digital.i have pulled the whole guts out 4-5 times cleaning everything and still have no solution to the problem.any assistance would be great thanks. james

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    Same problem, but the inner mechanism sounds slow in its routine of strange noises so it sounds like a mechanical fault and nothing to do with the brew unit itself (though I could be wrong.)

    I have cleaned the brew unit to within an inch of its life and still no joy. Last time I had a boiler problem it cost £300 to fix by Coffetech (in Redbridge I think.)

    Looks like the knackers yard for the Solis this time - the wife is already getting jumpy!



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