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Help w/ ECM Giotto. pump doesn't turn on when pulling lever

Hi I need help with my ECM Giotto espresso machine. I can't pinpoint exactly when this happens, but many times when I pull the lever to run water through brewhead, no water comes out and the pump doesn't turn on. If I flick the machine off and on it immediately works again.. Then it will stop again- I flick off and on. works again... same cycle over and over.

I also get the problem of the machine not sensing any water in the tank as others have had. I can tolerate this more than the pump cutting out in the middle of my shot.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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  • adimperial Feb 03, 2010

    Thanks EsWorld for your reply. I didn't even know there were magnets in the water tank. Where are they located and are replacements readily available? thanks



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Replace the magnets in the water tank, the reed switch is not reading one of them, most likely the safety or bottom magnet.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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    Ernest R Feb 03, 2010

    You should be able to get replacements from chriscoffee. They are in the plastic reservoir. If I remember your model correctly there will be a piece om metal holding then to the side of the tank, remove water tank from back of machine, when you remove the magnets, if you shake them the one that makes noies is the broken one.



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