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Solis SL 90 occasional pressure loss, only a few drips of coffee before it switches itself off. Cleaning sometimes helps or not using for a bit.

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There are a few things that can cause this. If it brews without the portafilter in, then your coffees is too fine or you have a blockage in your basket if it has a ring in the bottom. You can clean the basket by using espresso machine cleaner like Cafiza or JoeGlo. Automatic dishwashing detergent works in a pinch also. 1/4 teaspoon in the basket then brew like normal but stop after 3-5 seconds and let set for 1 minute. Repeat this for about 5 - 10 brews then rinse the basket and run 2 - 3 long shots of just water through the basket (brew) to thourghly rinse the basket.
If it doesn't brew with out the portafilter in, then you have a blockage in your brew head. There is a screw that holds in the dispersion screen. Above that is a larger screw that holds in a check valve. if you can get the check valve out see if water will run through. If not your blockage is in this tube. run a heavy wire up this tube for about 4 inches. Twist the wire as you go. Test to see if you can get water through. If so reassemble and do a descale through both the wand and brew head. Use a strong descale the first time and then do a second. Descale 2 to 3 time a year to prevent this.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

Testimonial: "Very helpful, I'd wondered if it might be the basket."


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