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Doesn't brew The lights come on for the machine but it won't brew!!! How do I fix this..there is no fuse and no fuse tripped.

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  • Redneck10 Jun 09, 2008

    A small amount of coffee comes out into the expresso side then it starts to make a high shrill sound like it is going to blow up. I have cleaned the screen (2) and ground the coffee larger than normal, blew through ever port with compressed air. It is only six months old?

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    Exact same problem, I've tried cleaning it, but still nothing. Steam valve works, but espresso doesn't brew. VERY disappointing!

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    I have this problem, too. I heard the espresso tank heating up, but then heard it stop. The drip coffee pot kept brewing, but nothing else happened on the espresso side. I opened the bottom, tried exchanging switches, but the espresso tank would not heat up. The power goes to it. I looked for a fuse but can't find one, and the espresso tank is not accessible.

  • atgocowboys May 11, 2010

    i do not know how to make expresso in the machine.

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I was feeling frustrated too, but then just when i thought it wouldn't ever start working, it did. i had to wait til it heated up for like 10 minutes though.

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