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Starbucks sirena won't heat up; blue light flashing-brand new

I turn the power on and the blue light flashes, temp guage doesn't move, nothing comes out of the steamer wand. I can't figure this out! I thought if I primed it I could get the machine going, but can't get that far. Please help

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Johnshami had this solution on another post, and it worked for us:

  1. make sure the water in the tank is stone cold -- which is a no brainer since it will not heat h2o unless it's primed.
  2. take off steamer wand cover, turn the steamer knob clockwise till pump starts.
  3. then s*ck (as you would on a straw, with your lips sealed around the end of the steamer wand) the tip of the end of the metal tip hard until pump stops
  4. may need to do it a couple of times. yes this seems crazy, but it works! you are flushing out the vapor lock in the pump.

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

  • Dave Johnston Jun 07, 2013

    What do I do if my pump doesn't start after opening the steam knob? Help!

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The blue light comes on when the water container is low/empty. I assume you already tried filling that container?

If you follow the instructions for descaling your machine (in your Sirena handbook), you can get the little blue light to go away long enough to get the machine pressure gauge to move. I think you can start by pulling the portafilter/handle-thing out of the machine and then turning it on --- so the machine doesn't think it's supposed to be preparing to brew a shot.

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

  • Dave Johnston Jun 07, 2013

    What do you mean by 'machine pressure gauge'? The only visible gauge on the machine is the temperature gauge... Still can't get this thing primed:(

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I have the exact same problem

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  2. take off steamer wand cover, turn the steamer knob clockwise till pump starts.
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