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Just turned on the machine for the first time and tried to prime it. There is noise first, I turn open the steam button and no water /steam is coming. In addition, the grinder makes a noise at the same time. Then the red light turns on. I have taken all the removable pieces out and replaced them again. The water tank and coffee container are half full. What now please?

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SOURCE: Coffeee beans won't feed into grinder

Push the coffe brew button again. It should take right off and grind again.

Posted on Jul 27, 2007

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SOURCE: Grinder reassembly

Email me your email address and I will send you a pdf of the grinder cleaning instructions that will explain how to align your grinder.  

 

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Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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SOURCE: no hot water or steam

Well, I have little exposure to Saeco, but a lot to commercial coffee machines.
Saeco have a lot of custom made components, although these can be purchased, nothing is cheap! Neither is their repair service!
First, is the boiler heating?? If so:
No hot water/ no steam suggests a blockage. Assuming you can hear the pump working when attempting to do a coffee, you will probably find the water flowing back into the water tank via the relief valve. Of course, this valve itself could be the problem, or the pump failing to work through a blocked inlet filter or other problem.
Look now at the group head. Ever cleaned it? The filter and spray block should be removable, do so and clean them carefully. While you have them out, see whether water reaches the head by "making a coffee" into a cup placed under the head. BE CAREFUL OF SCALDING. If water now flows, cleaning the screen and spray block should restore operation.
Beyond that, it's inside the machine! There is a 3- way valve that operates when making a coffee. This can become clogged with coffee. There is another valve to open the steam.
If, like Saecos I have worked on, the boiler does both the hot water and the steam one at a time, look for problems BEFORE the boiler.
Hoe this helps a little....

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Water fill light stuck on

you say our fill the water light stay on lot they put a magnet in the water container fill it with water and gently tap the water container if the magnet stuck that should do it if it persite the magnet receiver under the cover is diffective normaly a few little tap do the trick

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pierre

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Saeco Incanto -- no coffee coming out

After I posted this I decided to descale the machine again, even though I'd just done it a couple of weeks ago. After descaling and rinsing I tried running water through the brew group by pressing the pre-ground button, then holding down the big cup button. Still no water, but then I turned the little knob on the coffee dispenser counterclockwise, about half a turn. It worked! I rinsed it well, then made a cup of delicious espresso.

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

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Hello The lights on the front of the machine wont stop flashing so I can't press the cup symbols to make coffee. The hot water is coming out though through the steamer spout. Thanks!


Circuit Priming
When the machine operates for the first time and when
all the water has been dispensed, the machine circuit
needs priming. In this case, the 4 buttons of the control
panel will flash at the same time.
• Press the ON/OFF button . The 4 buttons will
flash.
• Place a container under the cappuccinatore.
• Open the "hot water/steam" knob by turning
it anticlockwise.
• Press the hot water button.
• Wait for water dispensing to stop.
• Close the "hot water/steam" knob by turning it
clockwise. Remove the container.
When the first priming ends, the warming up
starts. Before brewing coffee, water and steam,
please wait for lights 15 and 16 to be permanently on.
The machine is now ready to brew coffee and dispense
steam. Please see related sections for operating details.
Note: if priming is not completed, the 4 buttons
will keep on fl ashing. The machine cannot be
used.

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Initially when the unit said need to prime, no water would flow out of the steam unit. After pulling the pump out and cleaning it, not sure what was blocking water the steam unit now has water pressure,...


I fixed the same issue by pushing in the water knob "in" towards the machine. Machine than primes normally as the water flow is restored and it resets itself.

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This is normal after you leave the machine unused for a long time. The water dirt or scale or both make many parts to stuck like glue. The presure pump might be stuck if even if you here the noise of the vibration the outlet have been blocked. another part that can be stuck for the same reason is the water solenoid. Both can be fixed by remove them desasemble them and clean them with a wire brush. If you have a litle technician knowladge this is a very simple operation. Of course if you persist you might unsuck by trying the procedure you mention but it seems that now it is hard to be hapen.
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The blue light is blinking, the water tank is full, but the water isn't heating up at all. should we return it? Or is there something that we missed? We followed the instructions and are getting no where.


blinking light means the water circuit requires priming.
1 - press power button.
2 - place a cup under steamer and turn on full.
3 - turn steam off when blue light stops blinking (probably a few ounces of water in your cup).
4 - you're ready to rock!

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No water flow after trying to prime


Hi First off, don't leave the machine on for a long time if you don't have any water flow. If its been setting for a long time you might have a stuck check valve in the pump. The best way to prime the pump is to put in test mode. Turn the machine off and then push and hold the 2 right buttons at the same time. While holding them down turn the machine on. Release the buttons and turn the dial counter clockwise till it stops. This will keep the machine from heating. If you push the center button the pump will activate. Open the steam knob. If you don't have your old priming pump, you can use a bulb aspirator. Remove the water tank and fill the bulb with water. Insert the bulb into the hole on top of the machine where the tank was. Push and hold the center button and squeeze the bulb to force water into the hole. Sometime it takes 2 people to prime the machine easier. If the bulb squeezes easily and water flows, you did it. If not keep trying. You may have to remove the pump and blow some air through the small end (intake side).

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Prime it


1. Open the steam knob all the way.
2. Turn on the pump (coffee Button)
3. Turn on the power to the machine.

The machine will start to pump hot water out from the steam wand. When you get a steady flow, your machine has been primed.

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You have to prime the pump.. Hit the water button and open the steam knob.

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Did you try to prime the wand by running water through it for 4 seconds? After you do that it should work fine.

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