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Starbucks barista won't pull a shot

2 1/2 year old machine. we descaled recently. when drawing the shot it has been dribbling over the filter for quite a while but sometimes it would work correctly, until this morning---it come out slightly colored light brown water (kind of like when i clean it and run the water through).

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  • c61894 Jul 28, 2008

    yes, I have the same problem ..and i did just clean the grinder area and burrs...any other suggestions?


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Go to this link - read the whole thing - hopefully it will fix yours.

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Have you professionally cleaned the grinder ( + burrs)? To do this, would have to open the machine, remove the burrs, & clean them.

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