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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.

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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Calcium buildup. Follow your coffee maker's manual cleaning procedures to dissolve the hardness buildup.

If you can't find your manual, try mixing 1-2 cup of white vinegar in an 8-oz to 12-oz pot of water and pour it into the water receptor. Run the coffee maker until about 1/2 the water has passed through the machine then turn it off and let it stand for awhile (say an hour). Then turn it back on and let it finish. This should dissolve the hardness buildup in the machine and restore the flow. If not repeat. If you use a paper filter during the process, you should capture all sorts of hardness particles.

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Assuming that you are certain that there is no scale blocking the brew head and that the pump is running normally, try making a cup with no filter cup installed into the filter handle (obviously with no coffee grounds either) but with the handle installed into the machine

If water now flows, your problem is a blocked filter in the floor of the filter cup, and the easiest and most reliable way to fix that is to purchase a replacement filter cup :o)

Check also that the filter handle's outlet holes are not blocked. The tar like gunk that builds up in the filters and handles can be quite hard to remove

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After you changed the water filter and then you were to depress the front dispenser to get water the humming sound that you are hearing is the water inlter valve located at the rear of your machine. You would have to pull the unit out away from the wall to locate the valve. Before you do this did you with a empty cup depress the water lever on the door of the machine for about 3-4 minutes? When you remove the old filter you also take the water that is filled inside the filter out which when you plug in the new filter it will take a couple minutes of depressing the water lever to get the water to flow to the filter then it leaves the filter and goes to the water valve. When it goes into the water valve it then splits where one line carrys water to your icemaker and the other carrys water to the water dispenser on the door. If after the 3-4 minutes you dont have water pull the machine away from the wall and remove the line from the inlet valve that comes from the filter then have someone depress the lever on the front door which would tell you if you had water going past the filter. If you do have water going past the filter to the valve then you would disconnect the line that goes to the water dispenser and see if you can get water to flow out of that nozzle as well. If water is not flowing out of the valve then you would either try to clean the small screens which sometimes get clogged with calcium deposits or you would have to replace the water valve itself. If you have any further questions message me back. Thanks
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