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Steam from brew head, but no water

Our nearly 2 year old Cafe Roma is pushing steam through the brew head, but no hot water ... thus, no espresso. We are still getting steam through the steam wand, but for awhile, we were only getting hot water. We have decalcified many times over the life of the machine, and generally get good results. Any ideas? Anyone know how to take it apart and fix it ourselves so we don't have to deal with Breville? I hear their service is not so good.

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Hi,

  1. If you take the coffee filter and head it in light, can you see a little hole in the middle? if not, try to clean it else you have to replace it.
  2. Can you brew out water without the filter holder in the machine? If not, loosen the screw in the middle on the machine where the filterholder shall be and take of the filter. Clean the filter and put it on the machine again.
Hope this help you

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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