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Coffee barely dripping out when trying to pull a shot. I load the doser, push the button, and you hear the noise of the pump but the espresso is barely coming out into the cup underneath. I Just flushed it couple weeks ago with the cleaner.

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Check it without the coffee, if it flows nicely then the grind or tamp is incorrect.

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If you have the doser model, like I do, you also find that the vanes which sweep the coffee into your portafilter or cone leave a layer of grounds on the doser floor. If not cleaned out, they turn rancid. There are coffee web sites with fairly complicated instructions on how to modify the vanes to do a clean sweep. Here's the simple way:

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When the grinder spins free and fast it only means that fresh beans are not feeding into the burrs. This happens when:
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When you cleaned the grinder you may not have cleaned the coffee outlet to the doser on the left. You can clean the outlet to open the passage of coffee grounds to collect in the dosing device..
After cleaning the outlet, you should next make sure that coffee grounds are not packed in the doser. The doser is inside the door right above the brew group.
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Use a brush to clean the doser.
On the left of the doser space there is a plastic flap that is pushed to the left when coffee grounds fill the doser.
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When the above cleaning is done, try the grinding.
If the conical burrs have not been replaced for over 2500 grinds, it is time to do so.

The above grinder and grinder doser cleaning instructions are available as download files on the following page link:

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