Question about Breville Die Cast 800ESXL Espresso Machine

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Everything sounds like its working...but nothing.

If I turn the nobe to the right to get the water flowing, water will come out. But when I fill the thing the coffee grinds go in and turn the water nobe to the right, it sounds like everything is normal but no coffee. Whe I take the coffee thing of it's hard to turn and the pressure blows the coffee about a foot away from the machine. There is a little water in the coffee grind holder, but thats it.

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Another thing might be your coffee is too finely ground or tamped too tightly.  If water comes through the filter basket, try using a little less coffee and tamping less firmly.  If that works, you're all set.  If you still have a problem, you may need to switch to slightly coarser grind.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007



It sounds like your filter is clogged.  This can be tricky to unclog, but use the pin that came with the machine.  I have had the most success when I use the pin and try to run H20 (no coffee) through the filter basket.  Sometimes takes several tries, but eventually blows out the clog.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

  • rsaintarnaud May 22, 2011

    Yes. That is the real problem with Breville : clogging of the ONE small hole on the bottom of the outer wall(bottom) of the filter.

    I solved the problem by cleaning the filter thoroughly by inserting a very fine needle in the small hole, and by boiling the filter in in a solution of vinegar for 15 minutes.

    To prevent future clogging by fine coffee particles, I put a piece of towel paper in the bottom of the filter before filling it with ground coffee. I use paper tissue folded in 8 that I cut as circular discs with scissors. This gives me 8 round paper filters.

    I have used this method for over 2 years now, and NO MORE CLOGGINGS!

    Raymond Saint-Arnaud



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