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Small Particles Sand & White color particles from dispersion screen group head & in water

Small white & sand ( or slightly salmon or pink) color particles are dispensed in the water from the group head & dispersion screen when making coffee & or dispensing water for tea. I have ran water through this the machine so many times cleaned the screen etc., A smaller amount of the particles are dark. The particles are very fine & small in size. What is this? What is the problem?

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I had this happen about 6 months ago. It was the heating element. I had to have it replace - about $225. Ugh. But it works great now. Good luck. If you have an espresso repair shop you can take it to, they can hook it up to an electrical tester and let you know if it the element.

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