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The water tank will stop pumping water into coffee brewing area, and the light will blink,  I can take a small rubber handle and tap where the plastic button is and it will start pumping again.  It will work for a day or so and will stop again. What is the problem.   Thanks  James R Mann at mann37@aol.com
PS  we have two machines, one in our house is NC and one in our Condo in FL,  they are wonderful machines and make great coffee.

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You seem to have a loose connector inside you have to open the machine and look at those connector tapping the machine is gonna work for a while it good to open loose connector short out you dont whant that thanks fao using fixya pierre

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