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My machine is pushing water through the system but when it comes out of the head it only comes out through two of the outlets and very slowly. It takes 3-4 mins to produce one cup of coffee. The steamer works perfectly. Is the problem likely to be the pump or would i get away with a descale

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First check the shower screen to make sure it is not blocked with coffee oils. If it is clean then descale boiler.

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