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Burned taste I have a Saeco Aroma, it is less than a year old and up to now worked perfectly. This week it started to make a burned smell when heating up and th espresso has a terrible off burned taste I cant even drink it. I only use distilled water so should not have a problem with any build up of minerals Help! What's wrong and can it be fixed?

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  • Merry Johnson
    Merry Johnson Dec 12, 2007

    last night I ran it with just water and no coffee to see what would happen, and the water had the same taste and smell. It seems something is burning inside.
    Do you know where I can get it fixed in San Diego, CA?

  • Merry Johnson
    Merry Johnson Dec 17, 2007

    de-scaling solved the problem no more burned taste! yay!



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Descaling often removes bad tastes and smells.

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