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Pressure but no water

Water goes into filter cup but will not flow through filter. Pressure builds so it is hard to remove cup from the machine. It does this with either coarse or fine grind coiffee.

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  • isabelzaza Dec 01, 2008

    Note that if you use coffee that is too fine, it accumulates between the walls of the filter, and even poking the one hole doesn't seem to help. I am not sure how to clean my dad's filter now... I keep poking the hole and trying to run water through the filter, and it gets plugged right away...

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The metal filter cup clogs up constantly. Poke out the tiny hole with a needle. But the real fix is find some pod type coffee filters and put that in the bottom of the filter cup before adding the coffee. You can even cut out your own if you cant find the little round discs. Been doing it for months and no more clogs ever.

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Hi,

Make sure your filter is clean, take the filter and head it to light. If it is clean then you can see a little hole in the midle.

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If you find the above helpful please remember to vote for it Thanks Mike

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