I just cleaned the machine. I put everything back with no problem. But, when I brewed the coffee now I have a leak and water got inside the dump box. When I took the brew unit out I saw some water collected in the little cone like reservoir at the top of the unit as well.
Okay, I received and installed the new O ring around the plunger. Bingo, water in the dump box ended. I looked at the old O ring and found a very slight nick that was apparently the source of the water escaping under pressure.
I hope this works as easily for you as it did for me.
Had the same problem. I found that the rubber O ring around the plunger was split and leaking water into the dump box. It could also be that your O ring, if not split, is too worn to continue sealing. Try replacing the O ring. I am in process of doing that myself as I just found the problem.
Another possibility is that the filter that filters just before expelling the coffee is clogged and the coffee cannot escape, if that is the case you probably would be getting coffee and not clear water, I would opine.
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Your brew unit may be set in the wrong position inside the machine if someone has had it out to clean or try to fix. The unit has two positions open and neutral when putting back into the machine it should be neutral. This is something I would try first. Now if it is in the open position you will need to reset it. Resetting is better explained on video so I have put a link for a Youtube video. This guy is great and guides you through step by step. Hope this works for you good luck. Please post and let me know.
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The best way to clean a machine like this out is to actually run a full empty brew of a half water half vinegar solution. This will completely clean out the lines inside the machine and freshen everything up quite a bit. After you run the full empty brew of the solution make sure you run at least 2, maybe 3 full brews of just water on the unit. This will ensure that all vinegar is flushed out of the system, and will help clean it as well. Of course the vinegar won't hurt you if it isn't flushed all the way out, just makes it taste quite funky. But 2 flushes with plain water is almost always enough to completely clean it.
Of course when I say an empty brew, don't put any grounds or coffee filter in the machine, just run the water and vinegar through the machine as if you are brewing a full put of coffee. Please make sure you rate my answer 4 thumbs up, it is extremely important to me. I would be forever grateful if you could do so. If you need more help on this question please just respond to my answer here and I will get right back to you.
Hi Dry grounds dumped. There is a lever at the top of the door on the right side. Yours is actually inside the door on the machine. Pull the lever back 1 notch from the plus(+) . You are dumping too much coffee in the brew unit and it can not compress it, so it dumps it, or breaks the drive gears. Never push the lever all the way or it can cause this overcharge. Its fine if the brew group is clean but when you make coffee there is always a residue left and this is what causes the overcharge.
Hi Sounds like you have a leak in the system. If your handy, you can remove the top. Remove everything. Water tank included. Unplug the machine. Now turn the machine upside down on a towel. There are 2 screws behind the brew head. Remove them, then lift the machine off the top and set it right side up. Now you can see the inside of the machine where the boiler is. Do not touch anything inside the machine. Replace everything and plug the machine in. Now turn the machine on and try to make a shot the same way. This should show you where your trouble is. Once you see where the trouble is, unplug the machine. Contact seattlecoffeegear.com, or 1st-line.com. They can help.
Hi You have 2 knobs in the bean hopper. The small one is set to the most positive. Turn it back 1 click from the plus and that should take care of your problem. When you have a clean brew unit it will make the first coffee but a little coffee is left in the brew unit and when it tries to make the second coffee a full charge and the little that was left cause an over charge, and dumps the coffee without making anything.
Remove the Brew Unit from the maschine and clean it very well und running water. Thn go into the Main menu and switch back all settings to factory defaults. Then take a vaccum cleaner and put the pipe in the small hole where the coffe falls into the brew unit (knock a bit on the maschin inside). Put out the bean container and do the same with the hole where the beans go into the grinder. Then put everything back in and start a cleaning process for the brew unit (do it 2 times). After that your Problems must be gone. The Problem is between the grinder and the brew unit. the grinded coffee has bee stuck and is not falling into the brew unit .... that happens when you use beans with lots of oil inside .... or coated beans .... they "glue" the chute .....
If you open the door, start the machine, take a screwdriver in the hole lokated in the left lower side and a other in the hole lokated in the right top corner. Now should the machine do her selftest and go back to start positions.
You have more than one problem.
You need to order a new filter since, if it is stripped, you cannot use it. The water in the dump box is caused either by that filter not being clean and not allowing the water to pass, thus dumping it into your dump box(the usual case), or a worn or failed O ring.
The other problem, the brew group not working, could be caused by any number of issues and would need more information. You may simply have not put it back on properly or got the timing sequence off.