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Machine has stopped working

When we switch it on, it makes a humming noise different from the usual start-up routine, then the red light flashes. Water, coffee, waste container all tested, system cleaned out thoroughly, nothing makes any difference. It does heat up water for the steam/hot water spout and I have tried flushing plenty of water throught that. Makes no difference. Any suggestions?

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Sounds like there is something wrong with your brew drive motor, either electrical from the Power control Board or the motor itself. Could also be a few other things. I would have it serviced. You can find service centers near you by going to  www.saecooutlet.com 

 

 

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