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Hi, no water through e61 group head ?

I have water to the E61 group heads and have swapped the solenoid for a new one on both (2) groups and still no water through the group head....any tips ?

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Check the metering jets and filter on the top of the group heads.

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Hi Ewah,

If you are getting steam from the group and no water when you turn on the water button - then you may have a group blockage.

The fix depends on the type of machine you have.
If it is a commercial type - then call in a qualified coffee technician.
If it is a domestic type like rancilio sylvia, the you could try to descale - maybe too late, but worth a go.JURA descaling tablets
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I would remove the filter grille from the group head (Philips screw) and then clean the surface behind that sufficient that you can see and then unscrew the 2x Allen head bolts holding the aluminium puck in place. The puck will be frozen in place even after bolt removal but easily broken away by levering it with a large screwdriver. You can lever against the bracket that carries the group handle. Once you have the puck out scrape it clean and buff it up with a wire brush and clean out the 4 holes through the puck where the water is supposed to pass through on its way to the coffee. Check if the group seal has gone hard and replace it while the puck is out if it has. When done reassemble it. Blockage of those 4 holes is a very common cause of zero flow. It's doubtful the solenoids will be faulty but not impossible. It is possible that a solenoid coil has gone open though, testing and comparing with a meter or just swap the coffee and steam coils over will prove/disprove that one.

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The water stopped coming out of the group head so I took the damn ting apart. Espresso parts everywhere... I can't figure out how the water flows through the boiler then on to the group head. Any advice...

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