Question about Krups Orchestro 889 Espresso Machine
I had the same problem with my Krups Orchestro and today picked it up from service. There was nothing wrong except the internal filter was blocked and a manual clean by the technician fixed it. I think I exacerbated the problem by going to the finest grind over time the amount of liquid to the cup got less and less till it stopped.
Now I am using a courser grind - hopefully this will delay the onset of the problem. I was going to try a clean myself - but was deterred by the security oval head screws on the back. The repair centre told me they thought the Krups machine was a great product - and that I should expect many more years. It is essential though to perform maintenance (clean especially) as soon as prompted.
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
I had the same problem described in this topic, i.e., when I run the machine all the process seemed to work fine, but at the end only a few drops of hot water were poured into the cup.
I dismantled the whole machine (what could I loose? It wasn't working anyway and it was not under warranty), cleaned the internal filter with a brush (and a needle), etc., only to find out that IT WAS NOT THE PROBLEM!
So I ran the machine again without the plastic covers (so I could observe the whole process) and I realized that no coffee was coming out from the internal coffee grinder, even though it "seemed" to work perfectly.
Just to make the story short, I simply ran the machine again but this time using grinded coffee instead of coffee beans, et voila! The machine worked perfectly!
But why wouldn't it pour just hot water into the cup, you might ask? If you read the operations manual, it states that if the machine is running on a low quantity of coffee (or not coffee at all), then the process is interrupted.
After this, I dismantled the coffee grinder just to confirm that the teeth of the grinder gears were worned out. I searched on ebay and on the websites recommended by krups for the replacement gears, but couldn't find any at all, so from now on I'll just use grinded coffee and that's it!
CONCLUSION: my advice is that if your machine seems to work fine but is not pouring anything out, simply try to run it on grinded coffee (special for espresso machines, not instant coffee, duh!) instead of coffee beans and see what happens. It's a simple test which costs nothing and could save you a lot of money!
Hope it helps!
Posted on Jan 26, 2012
The brewhead filter is blocked the machine needs to be stripped and manually cleaned and the o rings replaced.When you have done this sell it, these machines are rubbish i have one and it is for sale, total ****.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
Re: Krups Orchestro; I do not have the instruction manual. Can anyone tell me what the 2nd light/middle light on the 2nd row means?
Posted on May 12, 2010
I dont think this is a pump issue, almost all espresso machines use the same kind of pump as it almost never fails.
As you havent used it in a while i get the felling it has glogged up somewere between the heater and the coffe outlet.
Try and clean as much as you can other wise i think it is a expert that needs to help you.
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
I just had the same problem and the solution was to replace the "O" rings of the lower and upper pistons
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
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