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I have a Delongli EC330S and has reduced it coffee flow to a very slow drip, pump sounds ok, can't see any pipe blockages,I need help

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I have the same problem with the EC330S model.
I can restore the flow by removing the parts where the water comes out. First a metal plate with small holes held by one central screw. Then there is a piece of metal in the middle with a slot in it which can also be screwed out to release a spring with a little plastic domed piece on the end. It seems to be this plastic part which sticks when the flow is reduced.
However I am also looking for solutions because checking these parts only fixes the problem temporarily.

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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I think I have solved this problem quite simply by buying a new pack of Expresso coffee, it seems that I must have ground the coffee beans I had too finely if that is possible, But it does seem to be working ok now
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Posted on Nov 24, 2009

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1. First check is the coffee dispenser on front which has the two pipes coming out of the bottom. This can get coffee residue build up which usually causes one or both pipes to have reduced coffee flow. The indication that this is at fault is if the coffee flow is uneven between the pipes or if coffee flows down the outside of dispenser. You can also check the dispenser for blockages by opening door and blowing air though the pipe extending on inside of the door. The air should flow through easily. If the dispenser is blocked you need to remove from rear of door and then clean out thoroughly in running water.
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