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No water thru the group head

I have noticed a lessening flow from the group head. there was only a trickel today then none. There is water comming thru the stem wand. seems there is a blockage some where???

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  • stiu Oct 30, 2008

    thereĀ“s no water coming out of the group head. The steamer works just fine. I tried switching on both hot water and coffee at the same time - but it didn't help. Any advice ? I really need a espresso.........


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We were having the same problem and this worked for us, right from an insert that was included with the manual.

1. Fill tank with water
2. Remove the filter holder
3. open the steam tap
4. press the main switch and the coffee switch at the same time
5. close the steam tap as soon as water begins to flow
6. If after 30 sec. no water comes out repeat the operation.
7. when it starts, draw off 4 cups of water

This worked for us after we had about given up,

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