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Can't remove infuser to clean it

There's a warning light (fixed exclamation point in triangle; cups are fixed green, not blinking, there's no reference to that situation in the manual). I tried to remove the infuser and clean it (power off) but despite my best efforts (I have strong hands) and pressing as instructed on the 2 red sideways buttons, it won't budge.

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  • thomas_colli Jun 30, 2010

    @Dane1234 - thank you. The problem turned out to be more serious. The motor was blown and needed replacing. 4 weeks into first using it (1 coffee bag used in all) it was clearly a manufacturing defect. DeLonghi however does not offer international warranty in China, where the coffee machine was purchased. As I moved to Singapore I contacted the Kenwood office, which took care of the issue, but then proceeded to charge me for the replacement part (mercifully they waived pickup, delivery and service charges). When I countered that this was clearly a case of manufacturing defect, the representative replied that "due to our Group's policy I cannot waive the cost of the parts." At this point they have not pursued payment aggressively so I will wait, but if they do I won't hesitate to bubble it up to HQ, citing EU Directive 1999/44/EC on sales of Consumer Goods: "Article 3 - Rights of the consumer

    1. The seller shall be liable to the consumer for any lack of conformity which exists at the time the goods were delivered.

    2. In the case of a lack of conformity, the consumer shall be entitled to have the goods brought into conformity free of charge by repair or replacement [...]"

    Cheers all,



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Turning off the power with the button is not enough. Instead, to remove the infuser: unplug the machine, wait a few seconds, plug it in again and turn the machine on. Even though you are technically turning it on, the machine will sense it was not turned off in an ok way, so it will "properly" shut off (and unlock the infuser).

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  • James Taylor Aug 12, 2012

    This really worked for me


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Insert the coffee grounds holder inside without the tray hold it up with your fingers under the closed door turn it back on and the infuser will reset.

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

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    Tom Port Feb 07, 2016

    This worked like a charm, thanks so much!

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    J staton Jun 03, 2017

    Thanks, brilliant strategy!??


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Try unplugging the machine; wait 20 seconds; plug back in and wait for the diagnostic cycle to complete. Turn off machine. Now see if the infuser can be removed. Assuming this does the trick, before reinserting the thoroughly cleaned infuser, check that the two screws that hold the infuser holder to the back plane, which become visible when the infuser is removed, are tight. These are screws with a hex head socket, so you will need a hex screwdriver to tighten them.

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

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  • mark warfield
    mark warfield Jan 29, 2011

    hi your motor is blown..mabey your pcb too ..i am trained on all kenwood /delonghi products.what he has said ignor it.. we repair 07779933829 bsc appliances

  • wjhughes03 Feb 21, 2011

    My infuser is stuck in the down position and turning off and on doesnt work. The red triangle light is stuck. I took most of the coffee maker apart but I cant seem to figure out how to get the infuser out with totally dissembling the unit. Do you know where its held in place and how to get it out?

  • AgaM
    AgaM May 05, 2014

    Hello I have a problem with tilted infuser which will not be able to close the machine and the tray with coffee deposit. Is infuser broken or something happen that I cannot use this machine any longer? Thank you for your kind reply, Best, Aga

  • Dane Ericksen, P.E.
    Dane Ericksen, P.E. May 05, 2014

    unplugging the machine and plugging back in to force a new shut- down cycle did not solve the problem?


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