Question about Krups XP7230 Compact Super Automatic Espresso Machine
There is a design flaw with this machine - the flow-meter, made by AWECO, is erratic - you will get Error 06. Open the machine and look for a circular object in the bottom-rear-right corner as you look from the front - it has two small water-pipes attached to it. Unhook this flow-meter and rotate it so that it sits in the same orientation as a bike wheel and your problem will be solved -
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Posted on Jan 19, 2010
remove the filter basket,and looked at the bottom where there is a small spring action "thing" push that up and down and that allows the coffee to then flow into the carafe, that spring action "thing" should work automatically but if that system is not working then it will not work.
the hot steam droplets always remain in the thermo block which is later converted into water.
------------ Most espresso machines advantageously make use of boilers or thermoblocks for brewing the espresso. In case of home coffe machines usually it is the same boiler that is used to also produce the steam for frothing milk. Thus, this is referred to as a single boiler system. The temperature and pressure in the boiler is made higher upon pressing the steam button. Within a minute or so the required pressure is built up.
In case of some coffe machines, especially in the automatic and semiautomatic machine types, there is provided a separate boiler or thermoblock for the steam generation function. Solid performers among coffee machines like Capresso espresso Classic etc etc have stainless steel lined thermoblocks or boilers. This helps in the prevention of water from coming into contact with aluminum at any time while the brewing process is in progress.
The thermoblocks heat the water as it passes through a tube that remains encased in an aluminum block with a built in element. Applying a pulsing action the pump pushes water drops into the thermoblock or boiler where it soon gets transformed to steam. While the water held by the boiler remains at a constant temperature for coffee making, steam is quickly produced by the thermoblock.
The ability of the thermoblocks to continuously make steam renders them suitable for preparing coffee on a large scale for serving bigger groups. That is the reason why even superautomatic machines make use of the thermoblock or boiler. Indeed, the thermoblock technology has provided an impetus to the development of the advanced coffee machines.
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Posted on Oct 18, 2009
There is a switch valve for the hot and cold water, it sounds as if the valve is faulty or clogged. If you have hard water (lime,Iron, or calcium deposites) it clogs the switch. Not so much with the hot water as the minerals in hot water generally don't flow as freely as they do in cold water therefore they have a harder time building up on the hot water side of the valve, as with cold water the minerals have more travel ability and can attack and eventually clog the passage. If you have a water softener or you do not have hard water then its a faulty valve switch. Hope this helps
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
Try this :
Remove the coffee cleaning tray. Clean it under hot water with liquid detergent and dry thoroughly before re-fitting it. Remove and empty the coffee ground collector. Clean it under hot water with liquid detergent thoroughly and re-fit it. Empty and clean the drip tray under hot water with liquid detergent.
If you do not fit the coffee grounds collector back correctly, a warning message will come up. Just re-fit it until it asks for you to confirm that you've emptied it. You can not make espresso or coffee with this warning message displayed, so be sure you get this fitted properly.
Next, to preform the cleaning program, you will need a recipient with a minimum capacity of 0.6 litres and a KRUPS (XS 3000) cleaning tablet.
Press the PROG key then choose MAINTENANCE, then OK, then CLEANING to start the automatic cleaning program. Just follow the instructions shown on the screen. The automatic cleaning program cleans itself, then rinses twice. It lasts about 20 minutes.
Now descale it. You will need a recipient with a minimum capacity of 0.6 litres and a KRUPS F 054 (40 g) cleaning sachet. Press the PROG key, then choose MAINTENANCE, then OK, then SCALE REMOVAL to start the descaling process. Follow the instructions on the screen.
After this process is over, remove the power supply cord from the socket and let your appliance cool down. Rinse the water tank with fresh water.
This will probably help your problem, especially if the machine is scaled or clogged near a sensor, which would block certain functions. If this does not work, please leave a comment and I will be glad to further assist you.
Hope this helps. =)
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
For the m/c to make coffee needs steam & steam is not being generated at all. Therefore the heating element is unable to generate steam due to deposition of calcium or some other suspended solids present in the water which have accumulated in the aluminum pipe thus not heating the water enough to produce steam. You can try rinsing with vinegar, at let it stay for half an hour and then simply rinse/drain the vinegar at least twice, so that all the vinegar is washed out. The other explanation for this type of behavior is that it seems(remote possibility) that the unit steam holes have worn out and are not in good condition, The aluminum pipes could be a deformed inside that's why you have this kind of problem, this can be due to heat and esp.. the steam nozzle deform. Thus no steam for the espresso but will give you hot water when asked for. Hope this helps............................sodeep
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
The lines are probably clogged by scale, and pressure is insufficient to brew or to get steam.
This can be caused either by clogged lines, or by limescale on thermostat and heating element that wont allow the machine to reach enough temperature and pressure.
Try to descale the machine using a descaler product:
Cleancaf Home Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine Cleaner / Descaler ...
Urnex Cafiza, 20oz Espresso and coffee machine cleaner powder 2 ...
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
Hello. Here is the info for you to get your xp7220 repaired. It may still be under warranty. The problem you are experiencing has no quick fix and requires special tools.
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
I am sorry as i cannot READ the earlier solutions, would not be able to comment.
Switch OFF the machine and then check the CAUSE.
There might be 3 possibilities :-
1. Water supply to machine interrupted - Check all supply tabs are open.
2. Water Mains Failure - Check other water supply points / faucet are working
3. Damaged Water Feed pipe - Check for damaged / kinked pipe
For all this, you need to do De Scaling ( I am surprised if no one tell you about this. I have most repaired all this by De scaling the machine ) .
Let me know, if need further assistance.
Hope i helped you.
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Posted on Oct 12, 2009
Is this a new machine recently installed ?
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
The brain of this thing is the boss,I think it has brain damage.The pc board is the brains behind this machine and it distributes the commands to each mode.I believe that this is the problem,you have been very good at the test and trials so far,according to your text.All the testing(good on your part)is done.Now it all points to the p c board.I am going by what you have done and tested,and suggestions from other techs.I hope my input was helpful,and you have done all the testing I would have asked about,and according to your results,well,the board is the problem.If this was at all helpful please let us know,thank you.
Posted on Oct 22, 2009
This is probably a pump that failed most of these have two pumps that pump the water from a container this pump **** the water from one area to a heating element and then to the next area that might be bad you might want to check that.
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Posted on Oct 20, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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