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Kenmore Elite Automatic Coffee/Espresso Machine - Our very expensive and automatic machine won't recognize that the water reservoir is full and won't draw the water in to make a cup of coffee. We've descaled the machine and it was during this process that it failed to draw water. Please help. I need my coffee.

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  2. Pull the solution into your boiler by running about a cup of water out of your steam wand. ...
  3. Turn off the machine and let sit for 20 minutes. ...
  4. After 20 minutes, run about 1/2 of the reservoir out of the steam wand.
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