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I have a spidem villa coffee machine from Saeco. I cannot remove the Brew Group. It is stuck. The coffee grouds drawer will not go ikn all the way. It is blocked by a plate from the brew group (which is presumable part of the grounds disposal system) which is out of position and cannot be moved. I think these two problems are related.

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  • Richard Weening Jan 30, 2010

    Thanks but my problem is getting it out not reinserting it. Here is how this happened. The grounds drawer was quite full. It was difficult to pull out but a little jiggling and it came out. There is a plate the feeds into the grounds drawer that appears to be out of position and stuck. I say "out of position" becuase the grounds drawer will not go back in all the way. It is blocked by this plate. I think the plate being out of position is why I cannot remove the brew group. Richard

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You must make sure that the brew unit is ready to reinsert into the machine. To return the brew group to the centered position, you first need to drop the funnel. To do this, look on the opposite side of the brew group from the handle. At the top you will see an object that looks like a sharks fin. If you follow this piece down you will see 2 horizontal bars on the brew group body. Push your finger between these 2 bars and the funnel will drop. Now you can push the puck slide on the left side down and to the center. If you look down through the funnel you should see a piston. This should be centered in the funnel. If not, locate the slide on the left side of the brew unit,( it should be hanging down, a flat rectangular piece attached to the cylinder) and push the slide to the right until it does. Push the press button and you are now ready to reinsert the brew group in to the machine. First you must close the door with the drip tray and dreg drawer inserted and turn on the machine without having the brew group in. You will hear the motor turn on and when it stops completely, open the door and remove the tray, and dreg drawer, now replace the tray and insert the brew group. If it still won’t go in check the cog in the back of the machine. There are 2 wide teeth that should be at the 10:00 and 12:00 position. If they are at a different position you have a broken drive gear.

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