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The water tank float magnet won't stay up even when coaxing it with a magnet,take away the magnet and it falls back down even when reservoir is full.so no water sign flashes constantly. new tank ?

Tried cleaning the inside of tank,no help.

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  • Anthony Motola
    Anthony Motola Dec 18, 2015

    I don't see how I can get to the float to fix it or change it , any ideas?

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SOURCE: I turn the machine on

Do you see a fast or a slow blink? If you see:

  • A fast blink: the machine has encountered some condition that prohibits it from engaging the heater element. This could be a low water level detection (the float being in the high position doesn't mean the Reed relais is also triggered!), some other malfunction or a power problem. To rule out the latter, plug the Senseo into another wall socket, preferrably another electric group.
  • A slow blink: your Senseo is feeling happy and is unaware of a problem. This may point to a defective heater element. If you do hear the rumbling noise of water being heated, it's most likely the temperature sensor - both are cases for the repair shop.

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