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My saeco aroma gets blocked.Sometimes he water will come out and other times it won't.

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  • aboldt Jul 21, 2008

    Machine heats up,lights indicate it is ready to run, but sometimes nothing will come out. I know water gets to the ground espresso beans, because they are wet when I give up and dump it, but nothing comes through the filter thing. I worry about the pressure build up when the machine is that hot and nothing is coming out. I've checked to see if water will run through the filter just at the sink, and I think it does. I've tried checking to see if the holes are blocked and I don't think they are.

  • Ray mcleod Sep 28, 2008

    hello, just purchased my saeco aroma and unfortunately when turned on get my expresso, water pours out from the above portafilter where it is in contact with the rest of the manchine. What is going on? Things are tight, the handle slightly turned until stiff as suggested, nothing coming out of the two nozzles towards the cups just above where the is contact, Please help me out! ray

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    I have the same problems. Sometimes the water comes out and sometimes it doesn't. My machine is only about a year old! Help!!

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    same problem. works okay in the morning. for some reason, in the afternoon, nothing comes out. the noise from the pump diminishes which makes me suspect its not working properly. recently cleaned machine and portafilter. possible link to temperature. when i turn it on and leave it on for a long time before making the espresso, seems to work better. was not like that when new.

  • KaffeSumpen May 11, 2010

    How old is the machine?

    how old is the filters ?

    Do you use the same kind of grinded espresso beans all the time?



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Hi: i posted one of problems above (may 1,2009). the way i finally solved the problem was to use an ultrasonic cleaner to clean the portafilter. just running cleancaf cleaner through it is not enough. i ran the ultrasonic cleaner for several hours to clear all the holes in the filter and also get all the unseen gunk out of the portafilter. now, i do this once every few months and it works like a charm.

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While the exact symptoms above are a bit vague, the problem I had with mine was roughly that: one time I'd grind the coffee and it worked fine and the next time it was just jammed and I'd have to regrind the coffee because I'd made the grounds wy too fine and the filter holes would be plugged. If I "made coffee" with an empty filter, the machine would press out water. If you use a burr grinder for your coffee you can control the particle size and most problems like this have gone away since I made the switch to a burr grinder (though changing coffee types can cause your grinder to grind a bit differerently and still catch you grinding too fine).

A 2nd related problem that reduces flow gradually over time (and which I thought was the machine's pump failing) is that the stainless steel filter will become impacted with ultrafine coffe oils and deposits over time (say a year or so, but would depend on your water supply and frerquency of use etc). There is a miraculous solution to that problem: soak your filter in a lye solution for a few hours. The lye will completely disolve those oils and your filter will be clean as new. What a relief it was for me to discover that.

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Had this problem. Fixed it by taking off the O ring at the bottom of the porta filter and turning the bottom plate under the water stream. Doing that every 3 - 4 day will certainly help.

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