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When i turn on the machine, green light is on, pod inserted, but the coffee wont come down into cup. This happened before, apparently it was air locked. i tried the coffee button and the steam button at the same time which resolved the problem before but not this time. also, my machine is very noisey! please help.

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When I have this problem with my machine, it is usually because the two parts of the capsule holder are not fixed together properly. Take it apart and then twist it back together again and make sure the handle is pulled all the way down. This part of the machine is very fussy and you might have to do it a couple of times. The machine will not dispense coffee if the capsule isn't seated properly!

I usually find my machine is less noisy after it has been de-scaled. We were told to de-scale every 4 weeks to keep the machine running well. Good Luck!

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