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Wet grounds Just bought a used ECM Giotto Espresso machine. It seems like it doesn't have enough pressure to push the water through the espresso grounds. It just trickles out and the grinds are soaking wet when you try to clean out the portafilter. I tried making my grounds courser, but still the same. seems like a pressure problem.

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    my EM-200c espresso machine seems like its overheating and water output is reduced to a trickle. It wont brew a shot of espresso as there is not enough water pressure to get through the ground espresso. What do I do?

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What you see is condensed stem comming out and no water. The pump is not sucking from the tank as ther is an air bubble in suction line. Still want coffe and don't want to clean your machine??? Flick up the lever with no group in place. Steam comes first then nothing. Pump is running and - voila - water comes as air bubble is gone. (Specially the first cup , never the following ones.) Now put back the group and brew your espresso. The machine is full of scale and neds total clean - by hand./// Olev

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