Question about Saeco Magic De Luxe Espresso Machine
Better late than never. just looking for an answer of my own for another problem.
you need to trouble shoot the possible problems from start to finish, so let me help.
once the beans are ground, they fall into a pre-staging area, which has a pressure switch to tell the machine when enough powder has been ground. since it stops grinding, the switch must be working, but how long does it grind the beans. if it's only real short, then you have a blockage in this pre-staging area, which is not allowing the coffee to flow into the brew unit, when the 'trap door' opens. It's tricky to reach, but with the brew unit removed, you can poke at it carefully and pry open the trap door.
2. do you hear the brew unit moving after the coffee is ground? it must move into position, otherwise the water that is being sucked will simply empty into the waste tray. is that where it's going? it must go somewhere and hopefully not inside the machines inner workings.
3. Did you try using the P setting, for powder coffee in the external port? Using the P button without any powder will cycle the machine with just water, which is good for cleaning it out and testing. Maybe someone dropped something hard into the P funnel, or put beans in there, which could really block things.
4. the previous answer about the grind being too fine or coarse is NOT going to cause this problem. Assuming you get too fine a grind or too much coffee dosed out, then the machine will cycle, you will hear the pump pumping, but very, very little water will flow out. the machine will attempt to pump and pump for a good amount of time, but then give up and dump the charge. If it is too coarse, you simply get a watery, non foaming charge of coffee.
5. next question. is anything getting dumped into the waste bin? coffee, just water? the more I think about it, I think your brew unit is stuck or not cycling correctly. complicated to solve like this.
If you decide to trash the machine, please let me get it for parts for my old machine! I'll pay for shipping, of course. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (located in CA, USA).
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
You might have a grinder issue. If the coffee is being ground too thin or too coarse it may cause an issue and no coffee will dispense. Here is the link to the grinder cleaning instructions: http://www.cerinicoffee.com/Saeco_technical_documents.asp
Shop for Saeco parts and cleaning supplies.
Posted on May 29, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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