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Machine will not prime????

I recently purchased a used caffe charisma machine and I followed all the instructions on how to prime the unit but I can't get the water to flow at all.
When I first turn it on I depress the hot water button and turn the steam valve counter-clock wise it make some noise for 10 -15 seconds and then it just blinks at me? It is button 27 that is flashing.
PLEASE HELP(i need my coffee!!!)

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  • Jeremy Brereton
    Jeremy Brereton Jul 19, 2008

    Is that the same as a water pump?

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Hi,

I think you have to replace the flow meter (water turbin), it´s like a water counter.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

  • Mirko Blas
    Mirko Blas Jul 19, 2008

    Hi,



    No, that is a little white plastic where the water flows through, it is like a water counter.



    Do you have any mod,number on the machine?

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