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My Sirena hot water/steam knob does not engage, it just turns.....turns....turns

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Hi, here is how you fix it.
There are screws behind the water tank. Once these 4 screws are taken out, you can take off the top heat plate of the sirena. Then there are more screws holding down the outerlining from which the heat plate rests on. Take these screws out so that you can take out the outer lining. This will give you full access to the part you need to work on.
Once the machine is open you will need a small allen wrench to tighten the specific part that has come loose. It attached to the axle from which the knob is attached to. Its a metal part that resembles this picture at this LINK........
On this part there is a small screw that needs to be tightened so that it controls how far the knob can turn. When this part spins along with the axle, it will hit a stationary metal block that keeps it from turning too far. You will have to mess with the mechanics of it to figure out what I am talking about.

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I had the same problem. Here is how you fix it.

There are screws behind the water tank. Once these 4 screws are taken out, you can take off the top heat plate of the sirena. Then there are more screws holding down the outerlining from which the heat plate rests on. Take these screws out so that you can take out the outer lining. This will give you full access to the part you need to work on.

Once the machine is open you will need a small allen wrench to tighten the specific part that has come loose. It attached to the axle from which the knob is attached to. Its a metal part that resembles this picture at this link

http://www.rceasy.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/servo_arms.jpg

On this part there is a small screw that needs to be tightened so that it controls how far the knob can turn. When this part spins along with the axle, it will hit a stationary metal block that keeps it from turning too far. You will have to mess with the mechanics of it to figure out what I am talking about. Hope this helps and good luck!

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You need to prime the machine with water. Fill the water tank. Plug the machine in and turn the power on. Instructions state the lights will flash, but they won't. Blue water drop will illuminate indicating the machine is empty (the water tank is full, but the pipes in the machine are empty until you do the following). Place a cup under the steam wand, and rotate the steam knob fully to the "on" position (fully clockwise as you view it from the side until you hit the hard stop). No need to use force, just rotate until you hear the pump turn on. At this point, you'll hear a pump running, and after 10-30 seconds, water will be ejected from the wand. Continue until the blue light goes out and you're ready to brew. At this point, I think the lights flash and it comes up to temp. One more thing, when using the steam wand, always turn the knob until the pump engages, or you run the risk of emptying the water line. Hope this helps and enjoy!

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  2. take off steamer wand cover, turn the steamer knob clockwise till pump starts.
  3. then s*ck (as you would on a straw, with your lips sealed around the end of the steamer wand) the tip of the end of the metal tip hard until pump stops
  4. may need to do it a couple of times. yes this seems crazy, but it works! you are flushing out the vapor lock in the pump.

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