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Even after flushing my senseo won't start...

I just got my senseo coffee maker but I can't make it work. It will turn on but (even after flushing it a few times now) the blincking will not stop and I can't make any coffee...

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  • Hikr Apr 05, 2008

    We ahve the exact same problem as BeateVa. Tried flushing 4 times. Won't work

  • EvilTwinPsu Apr 24, 2008

    i have the same problem. Wont stop blinking

  • Kellaq May 11, 2008

    I have got the same problem, I read the instruction "important", which attached on the back of the machine, and fill in a liter of water(less than maximum), put a mag in front, and turn the machine on, it just do not stop blinking.

  • jacklam May 11, 2008

    I have problem to use it for the first time. after turn it on, it just keep making loud noise, nothing happens.

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    I have flushed it many times and it just does nothing! I think I may just pitch it and go back to my regular coffee maker. I complained to the maker and I have not heard anything from them! Great Customer Service guys!!

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    It keeps blinking and will not make coffee.

  • ropesend Oct 05, 2008

    Same problem. However, I can wiggle the dispenser back and forth a little so that it makes the warming sounds and will give me one cup and then I have to hold it again and wait for the blinking to stop and push the button and out she comes. It is so inconvenient I am ready to throw it out and NEVER buy another Senseo.

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Your machine has been locked because there is too much pressure inside the machine. Unplug it for about 24 hours and leave it with the lever up. After that it should come open. Carefully clean out the tiny nozzles to make sure there isn't any loose coffee hanging out in there. This happens if you make your own pods. Just be grateful that it didn't explode all over your kitchen!

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

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There isn't a way to adjust it. The senseo is calibrated to make either a 4oz or 8oz cup. Unfortunately, we are so used to buying mugs at the store that are MUCH bigger than this!

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

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Having dismantled and inspected several of this "strange machines" my conclusion is the following:

There is an oscillating-piston pump inside with in- and outlet valve.
It is energized by a microprocessor controlled circuit for a working time depending on the button selected (1 or 2 cups). The pressure and flow are nearly constant for a perfect working pump.
The pod holder restricts the thruput by its central hole. (E.g. you get now an extra pod-holder with a very small hole for expresso type)

So if you don't get enough coffee it may be that
1) the duty-cycle (timing) of the pump has changed.(not often occurring) no repair, you have to undergo electronic and programming work
2) the pump lost efficiency (cylinder of the pump clogged, piston not working with complete stroke, spring force fadening or just one of the 2 valves leaking) ca be "repaired" after dismantling machine ,extracting pump and taking it apart, success not garanteed - grinding valves is already time spending
so my principle before starting this work is to run the machine without the coffee pod to check the water output, use a new holder with clean central hole, if this works it will be nr.
3) the central hole of the holder is clogged, may be not by limestone, but dried coffee extract (grease) clean with needle or even better with micro-drill

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Senseo machine has started producing very weak coffee

try descaling the machine first, build up may be causing problems. its in the direction book on the senseo site.
If that doesn't work
Call senseo at 866-4-736-736 866-4-Senseo and describe the problem.if you have purchased or received it as a gift less than two years ago they will send a new one FREE.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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The locks shut due to a pressure build up in the pod chamber usually caused by a blocked filter in the centre of the pod holder.

The only way to open the unit is to releive the pressure. The pressure will normally reduce over time, the duration being determined by the pressure build up, condition of pod seals and the strength of the blockage.

A quick DIY solution: (small cable tie and screwdriver required)
Un plug the unit from the mains:
Remove the water container and prise open the rear snap fit panel of the unit carefully using a screwdriver to expose the internal workings, the overflow pipe at the top of the cover must be disconnected to gain enough access to work on the unit.
.The small metal boiler in the centre of the unit is used to heat the water for the machine, if the boiler is still hot allow it to cool down sufficiently for work to commence.
The exit pipe at the top of the boiler feeds directly to the pod chamber, if you squeeze this pipe you will feel that it is under pressure. Cut the cable tie connecting the pipe to the boiler (be careful, dont cut the pipe) and remove the pipe to release the pressure, a small ammount of water will be released during the procedure. The lid should open.
Reconnect the pipe to the boiler replace the cable tie, refit the rear cover making sure to push the overflow pipe back on before you snap the cover shut.
Remove the pod holder and clear the blockage blow through the holder in the reverse direction to ensure the filter is clear.
Replace the pod holder and pour a small amount of water on to it. The water should exit through the delivery spouts if the path is clear.
JOB Done.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Senseo machine has started producing very weak coffee

I don't know if you've tried this, but it works like gangbusters for me. I use non-senseo pods with the 2-pod holder, and they're too big for the 1-pod holder but not quite big enough for the 2-pod one.

I would frequently end up with a lousy, weak cup of coffee, and after a little investigation I deduced that water was flowing into the pod holder and AROUND the pod, without going THROUGH the pod directly. The name-brand senseo pods fit perfectly, and always produce a strong cup, even if I don't like their coffee, and it's because there's such a tight seal between where water flows in and where it flows out.

Simple solution: Put your pod in with the flat part facing up, and the bulgy part facing down. Press it down hard into the 2-cup holder. Run a little HOT tap water, and lightly wet the surface of the pod--not so much water that the pod starts floating in the holder, but enough to get it soggy. Then make your cup of coffee. The water will flow through the pod first, and kind of like siphoning gas through a hose, once it's started going through the pod it won't stop. Instant awesome cup.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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