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Water problem When I run the machine to make an espresso the water does not enter the coffee block, I can hear the faint sound of a motor for a few seconds and then it stops and turns on the warning light. On the other hand, the frother still works.

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  • sgt11 Mar 31, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with my Solis Master 5000. The brew cycle starts but stops prematurely. The red light comes on indicating to check the tray/beans/water. No water comes out of the espresso spout, instead the grinds in the waster tray are soaking wet.

  • wangdue Apr 06, 2008


  • qfd301 Apr 06, 2008

    Same problem. I turn it on, the motor runs a bit, then stops and the red light comes on. I can get steam, but can no run the cleaning cycle. Already cleaned out the brewing group, cleaned filters per instructions, etc.

    Sure would appreciate any ideas.

  • Davital Apr 12, 2008

    After running an anti-calcium fluid through the machine, many times it started working. Unlike comment from sgt11 our grinds were coming out completely dry. So it seems to just have been a bad calcium buildup. We had bought the machine second hand and didn't realize that it had so much build up.

    Thanks for the help. Good luck to all...

  • wbloem Jul 21, 2008

    With me this problems happens for a long time about every 25 cups on average. So for sure it is not due to calcium as otherwise it would be a permanent problem. The electronic part was replaced without any effect. I suspect a bad contact somewhere or a mechanical defect in the device that lets the water go through.



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Try adjusting the grind a little finer and/or adjust the quantity dial. sometimes if there is too much dosage of coffee into the brewer, it will reject that brew because it is too much of a stain on the motor and is a fail safe to protect it in the software.

the red light coming on is to indicate no flow of water. to clear this if it still flashes, purge water (not steam) from the wand until it clears. can also try turning m/c on and off to reset too,

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