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Bosch Benvenuto built in Coffee maker is recently producing weak watery brews, instead of thick rich cups it once made. Have changed filter and run cleaning cycles. Nothing has helped. Need to get machine back to producing dark coffee like it once did. Thx

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  • dwakins Apr 03, 2011

    Thanks for the comment. I have looked into the bowels of the back of the machine today and it seems the job to access the dispenser - grind mechanism is beyond my abilities. I think I need to call in a professional. Thx

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The quality of the coffee depends on the amount of actual coffee used - if it's too weak then not enough coffee is delivered to the filter by the dispenser. You will have to take the dispenser apart to see what's preventing it from doing its job - most likely it's clogged and in need of a serious cleaning.

Posted on Apr 03, 2011

  • Azrael SRL Apr 03, 2011

    Ask a quote before accepting the repair - the labor in these devices is extensive and might cost more than a new unit.

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