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Brew group/dump box

Cleaned brew group as always, when I put back, dump box would not fit back correctly, brew group bloacking it, looks like it's not alligned right. Help

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If you open the door, start the machine, take a screwdriver in the hole lokated in the left lower side and a other in the hole lokated in the right top corner. Now should the machine do her selftest and go back to start positions.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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You have got the gears out of alignment. You don't really want to take out brew group unless at end of cycle. You can fool machine to get brew group back in.
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BREW GROUP REMOVAL AND DRIVE GEARS ADJUSTMENT
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If you ever find yourself in need of removing a Brew Group that has jammed. This will assist you in doing so correctly.

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5.) Turn the brew group around so you are facing the back. Now imagine what a check mark looks like, the top we will call position A (longer part of the checkmark) and where the checkmark ends (the smaller portion) is point B. You will notice what looks like a large checkmark where the coupling water inlet is located. The water coupling can slide up and down in this checkmark opening. The water coupling should be in the B position.

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1.) Looking at the back-side of the brew group, not the side that says "Push" or "Press," you will notice something fin-like or nose shaped. This piece fits into a keyhole or coin slot looking slot in the machine and that is where the brew unit micro-switch is located. Take something like an index card, envelope, or folded up piece of paper, and insert it into that keyhole so that it will trick the machine into thinking that the brew unit is installed. Start the piece of paper at the top of the slot and slide it to the bottom of the slot. The paper should be thick enough so you can let go and it will remain in place. Leave this object in there until the following steps are complete.

2.) WITHOUT putting the brew group back into the machine, reinstall the drip-tray and dredge drawer and close the door.

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• Connections to the board from brew drive assy., or motor have gone bad.
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if stuck it can be sometimes a hassle to get it out.
ok try these options.
Turn on ,off and on again see if that straightens the brew group out. If not open the door and try to push the knob of the brew group, push it inward and than pull it out . Make sure you try it first with power off. If this does not work pull on the moment you power the machine on.
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The other problem, the brew group not working, could be caused by any number of issues and would need more information. You may simply have not put it back on properly or got the timing sequence off.

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