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Keeps saying "Coffee Beans Empty" - Saeco Royal Digital Plus

Hello. The digital display on the coffee machine keeps saying Coffee beans empty and wont make a coffee. The griner is trying to grind, but nothing is coming out.

Yesterday, someone was using the preground coffee spout. Could that have anything to do with it?

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Either the coffee chute from the grinder is blocked, or the grind is too fine. Remove brew unit and check grinder chute.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009


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When you use pre-ground coffee make sure that you use just 1 level scoop. Never use a heaping scoop as it will either kick the coffee out and not make anything or will break your brew drive.

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It is possible that the grinds chute is blocked, remove the brew unit and check the chute from the grinder chamber, make sure that it is not blocked with coffee grounds.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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Hi, well i am sorry to hear you are having problems with your machine, and with a problem such as you describe, it would seem either the grind motor is faulty, or the controller/sensor that starts the motor is? It's just too hard to exactly isolate from a description as you would no doubt understand.
The very best thing you can do to get it repaired at a reasonable cost, is to contact the Agents, or the manufacturer, for & of, the machine, and ask them for a referral to an authorised service center/person.
Now when engaged with the repairer, first only ask for a "Quote" as to the cost and type of repairs required. This way at least, you can then, make an informed decision as to repair or replace.

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Coffee grind is set too fine.

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