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Water light can't be reset

I bought a Starbucks Saeco Sirena espresso maker a month. Now it has a problem that the blue water light does not go off even though there is water. The light is on steadily (not blinking). I just can't reset the light. I tried lifting the water tank, wiping the bottom plug, putting it back. I tried a few times, it still does not work. With the blue water light on, the machine simply does not work.

Greatly appreciate your help!


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  • fkan Feb 06, 2008

    The problem is that the blue water light is not blinking. If it is blinking, then priming the unit will solve the problem. But it is not blinking, then nothing can be done --- it is the sensor problem. Anyway, I returned the unit and exchange for a new one.

  • birgitta716 Feb 21, 2009

    I have a steady blue light and the machine has water. I have had the Sirena espresso machine for two months and no problems. What do I do,

  • pajonate Mar 12, 2009

    Have a Starbucks Sirena. When I first power it up, there was a blinking blue light. I put water, open the steam valve, and it shot only 4 oz of water and stopped. Turn the valve to off position and back on, another 4 oz of cald water. Blinking light still flashing. Pressing buttons on the front panel doesn't do anything. No other button on the front panel is working except the power one, which turns machine on and off. I took the magnet out of the container, and was sliding it along the machine wall, but was never able to find a position where it will stop blinking (on the bottom it's fully lit, some 2 inches up it's blinking, above that it's lit up again. Have no warranty, and can't replace it. Any help if I go with opening it? Thx.

  • Sensei Donato Jan 08, 2014

    THIS ONE WORKED FOR ME: fill up the water tank and put it in the machine (blue light still blinks) turn the steam knob clockwise all the way and let the water start running (put a cup under the spout so you don t make a mess). Once water comes out for a couple of seconds take out the tank and let it run until it runs out of water inside of the machine. The machine will blink all the lights. Put the tank back in and let it run again until the pump primes and water comes out again through the spout. Blue light should be off now



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The problem is that the manual says "Press the on botton, the light will blink and priming will begin" but this is completely inaccurate. If priming is needed the machine will turn on, the "water" light will blink and nothing will happen.
What needs to be done is to turn the machine on and move the steam/hot water knob clockwise. The pump will activate and churn away and then stop. Just repeat this step until water flows to finish priming. HTH

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Follow the procedure in the owners manual for priming the unit - this should resolve the problem.

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You did the basic stuff if you take the water container in our hand emty off course shake it you feel the level sensor move it will make noise if it doesnt help you have warranty dont mess with it it gonna give them a reason to void the warranty cheers

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  • pierre laplante Feb 07, 2008

    in the water tank there a float if that thing move well that a magnet inside the machine were the water container is there a little white sensor that what receive the signal from magnet you have to open the machine if it warranty dont break our head exchange it thanks for using fitya pierre


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