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Need to Prime

I bought a slightly used (122 shots) Barista Italia Digital that had the Need to Prime issue. I took you suggestion and used a bike pump to force water through the system, it worked. Thanks for sharing.

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  • nj scouser Nov 01, 2008

    How do you prime it? I lost the owners manual long ago



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I had the same problem. Try pushing the water knob "IN" towards the machine. I am now getting full pressure with the wand. Something it has not done for months!

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How often is regularly, every month?

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Something was in the water lines and the force of the pump pushed it through. Make sure from now on you descale your machine regularly.

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