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Brewing stops mid cycle

Hot water light goes off mid cycle and brewing stops.
Problem started half year ago. Boiler started leaking one month ago.
Replaced boiler but brewing still stops mid cycle, so scaling is not the problem.
Also replaced spring and glass ball in brewing unit.
Tried bigger coffee dose for more resistance and lower flow. No help either.
Can't imagine the thermostat in both the old and new boiler are defective.
Any suggestions please????
Chris

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Sounds like dosage is too high and grind is too fine.

Rule of thumb with any saeco unit.

Do not grind any finer then 2 or your looking for trouble.

Open grinder, clean it out with a vac. Slapped it back on.

The reason it stops is grind is too fine, and the machine doesn't have enough pressure to pass threw the grinds, creates back pressure in the machine and the unit failsafes after a certain amount of time with and pressure.

Back pressure is what blew your boiler.

Posted on May 22, 2008

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