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I have turned the grind knob all the way down, below 1.


Sounds like there is not enough coffee to make a solid puck. If you get crema, grind coarseness sounds ok. A finer grind will produce less coffee grounds for the puck and increases chance of clogging.
You may have to balance grind size with amount of crema to get solid puck.
Big problem with these is you want dark roast for espresso, but oil on beans clogs grinder. Are you using a dark roast? A medium roast works better in these. Or, can you increase the grind time? My Super-auto had a program option to increase time. But not in reg instructions. Got it from authorized repair facility.

May 04, 2016 | Saeco Vienna SuperAutomatica Coffee...

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Dispenses very little CREMA. Is there something to adjust?


Rule of thumb - espresso machines deliver a shot of coffee in 25 to 35 seconds.

If there is no crema and the coffee comes faster:
  1. There is not enough coffee in the portafilter (7 grams per shot).
  2. The coffee is not tamped enough (about 30 lb pressure on the tanmper handle).
  3. The grind is too coarse.
If the above does not "fix" the crema problem, post again and include make and model of the machine and type of portafilter.

Good luck.

Apr 27, 2015 | Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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New machine but no crema.. very disappointed


I have the same machine with excellent crema. You need to be sure you are using a high quality burr grinder on the fine setting. Also be sure to tamp using a tamper for even compression. The espresso should come out SLOWLY and smoothly... it will end with a great crema.

Jul 28, 2010 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

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Solis Crema SL90 not heating water


Yes it can be repaired, sounds like the thermostats might have tripped.

Jul 02, 2010 | Solis Crema SL-90 Espresso Machine

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Acaso Dream espresso machine no crema


Are you getting enough atmospheric bars of pressure? Should be around 9 or so. if not that may be your problem... also if your portafilter is pressurized (there will be a plastic disc under the screen) try removing it and see if you are getting crema then... Helped alot with mine. I also shaved the bottom to make it bottomless but that may be alot further than you want to go.

Apr 08, 2010 | Ascaso Dream Espresso Machine

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Need a new on/off switch-Solis Crema sl70-San Diego


Hi
Do you have a thick or thin switch? If its the thick one I have one.

Dec 27, 2009 | Solis Crema SL-70 Espresso Machine

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I bought a portafilter without the pressurizing ring, now I can't get a crema, what's the problem


HI
Crema is created by pressurizing the grounds. The basket with the ring can create the pressure in the basket. If you don't have a pressurized basket, you have to make the grounds fine enough when compacted in the basket, to create the pressure. This is an art that can be mastered, but you need a real good grinder, and fresh coffee beans. Old beans won't give good crema.

Oct 15, 2009 | Solis Crema SL-70 Espresso Machine

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The coffee comes out in little logs or clumps. The coffee is weak- no crema.


HI
There are 2 things that can cause this. Either the burrs are bad and need replacing or you grinder is out of adjustment and you need to turn to a finer grind. If you have taken it apart, you are not adjusted close enough so your burrs can't grind fine enough. Readjust the burrs closer together.

Oct 11, 2009 | Rancilio Rocky Electric Burr Grinder

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Crema attachment


It is optional, if your coffee is fresh, you would not need the attachment. If your coffee isn;t the freshest, the attachment comes in handy to create the crema affect

Aug 20, 2008 | Gaggia Carezza Espresso Machine

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UNABLE TO GET GOOD CREMA ON TOP OF COFFEE:


It could be. Your grind should determine the amount of time that it takes the shot to pour. Standard is 18 - 30 seconds. I prefer 25. If it only takes 10 sec, your crema will be weak.
Are your beans fresh? Older beans produce less crema. By old, I mean more than a month if properly stored.
What is the temperature of you shots? The water coming out of the head should be about 195 F which makes the shots roughly 170-185. If it's too cold, you'll get worse crema. It's also possible to have mostly steam in contact with the grounds which will give the same results. Both indicate other problems.
Make sure your group head screen isn't clogged. And make sure everything is very clean, especially inside the handle (under the grounds basket - just pop it out with a screwdriver). Good luck!

Dec 16, 2007 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

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