Question about Saeco VIA Venezia

2 Answers

If I have any amount of coffee in the filter, even a tiny amount not packed at all, I cannot get any water through my machine. It sounds as though the pump goes on and off. But, if I empty out the coffee, but keep the filter on the machine, water comes through. Water also comes through the steamer. I have tried cleaning whole machine with vinegar. I have also tried pulling water through the steamer outlet to prime the pump. Works fine, until I put in coffee. These has been an amazing machine for 2 years. Love some help to fix it.

Posted by on

  • winniewms2 Aug 15, 2012

    The ultimate fix for this was to replace the cup that holds the coffee. No amount of descaling provided the fix, including the recommended descaling product above. The cup was about $25, and the machine has been working every since I replaced it, about 2 years.

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

    Welcome Back:

    Visited the website for 2 consecutive days.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

I had the same issue, the pressure portafilter needs to be replaced. I recommend the saeco barista non pressurized portafilter. I have had it 5 years so far and never an issue. I bought mine on E-bay and saved about $10.00

Posted on Mar 15, 2013

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,618 Answers

First, if water comes out of the wand while you are brewing coffee then the valve has a problem, it might need to be replaced or the pressure buildup is forcing water through. Remove the shower screen and screw in the head and clean, then descale the machine using Scalekleen, vinegar is no the best thing for descaling the machine.

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

  • GrahamAu Apr 18, 2011

    I have the same problem, water flows through the machine ok until I put coffee in, then it the water won't flow through. Does this need de-scaling? is that the problem?

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why is my coffee weak?


If it is a drip maker, only gravity drives the hot water thru the coffee grinds. If the coffee is ground too fine, it immediately packs up and doesn't let water flow thru it and the water flows around the coffee instead of thru it.
Try using a coarser grind, and if not you can use a lot smaller amount of coffee and water. A smaller amount of coffee is easier to diffuse thru than a large amount.

Another thing is to slow down the water speed entering the coffee basket. I found the best way to do that is to use water just above freezing and place that extra cold water in the reservoir. The cold water takes extra time to be heated up by the coffee maker so less water is released over the coffee grinds per minute.

If your coffee maker overflows a lot, that is a good indicator that the grind is too fine and/or your coffee filters are too flimsy and are plugging up the channels in your coffee basket and the coffee can't enter the flask, so it overflows.

But the easiest way to check out your coffee maker is to use extra cold water and just run half batches (5 cup) of coffee instead of 10 cup

Feb 25, 2015 | Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

1 Answer

Clean light


Hello -

Regarding any coffee maker - some of the water in the reservoir is turned into steam during the brewing process resulting in a smaller volume of brewed coffee.

As for the Clean notice, it may just mean that the coffee filter basket needs to be cleaned. We wash ours every time after we brew coffee. Coffee residue builds up in the filter basket during use.

Best wishes.

Feb 08, 2018 | Hamilton Beach 47950 12 CUP PROGRAMMABLE...

1 Answer

Lack of Pressure


Even though you are using a water softener you may still have a build up of scale try using a descaler.

May 06, 2017 | Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

3 Answers

I need a replacement filter for my kenmore coffee maker item#69768


If anyone is looking for the Kenmore Coffee Water Filter model 69768 - Sears / Kmart re-branded the filter under the Cuisinart name making them near impossible to find under the Kenmore name. HERE is the link to order them under the Cuisinart name at SEARS (its the EXACT same filter and they come 2 to a pack)

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00869768000P

Nov 13, 2010 | Kenmore DCC-KE12 Coffee Maker

1 Answer

Gaggia Titanium. . coffee not hot even though


Remove the filter holder and brew some water into a small plastic cup and check temp, it could be the thermostat for the coffee temp is damaged.

Apr 29, 2010 | Gaggia Coffe Deluxe Coffee Maker, Espresso...

2 Answers

Keeps spilling over during brewing


These tanks can't actually be overfilled since all water poured in displaces the exact same amount of water coming out the spout. So, whatever amount of water you pour in, will be the same amount of water that flows to your pot minus the amount absorbed by the coffee grounds and filter.

Your problems sounds like an undersized (Non Bunn) filter, or clogged brew basket. To verify this, try pouring in only half the water for your brew cycle and wait for it to finish dripping, then pour in the rest. If no overflow has occurred, you simply have the wrong type of filter. If overflow begins again, you have a clogged brew basket, since no Bunn can flow too fast for the brew basket to keep up with it.

This is because Bunn filters are manufactured differently than generic store bought paper filters. They will flow faster, brew cleaner and stand up better than normal generic filters.
Remember, Bunn makes their OWN filters for good reason.
They made the first, best paper filters for drip coffee pots, and all others are just generic dioxin gas producing paper.

Mar 05, 2010 | Bunn VPR Coffee Maker

1 Answer

Water stays in the coffee basket...


I just had same problem. Please see the solution I provided for Donna_Young. Should be a help. Regards, norm49629

Jul 04, 2009 | Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

1 Answer

Briel Apollo no water when making espresso


Check that the water tank is seated properly. When you lower it in place just give it a little nudge down to make sure its slotted into the catch.

Nov 24, 2008 | Briel Domus Due Espresso Machine & Coffee...

2 Answers

Pressure but no water


Hi,

Make sure your filter is clean, take the filter and head it to light. If it is clean then you can see a little hole in the midle.

Aug 09, 2008 | Breville ESP8XL Espresso Machine

Not finding what you are looking for?
Saeco VIA Venezia Logo

313 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saeco Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines Experts

just-ice

Level 2 Expert

75 Answers

83bj60

Level 1 Expert

22 Answers

eyecam

Level 2 Expert

94 Answers

Are you a Saeco Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...