Question about DeLonghi Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines
What you would have to do is take the side panel off to get at the solenoid. It is probably sticking closed and not letting the water fill into the boiler.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
OK, first of all, I do not recommend my solution if you are forgetful or do not check your water level manually daily.
However, I found a super easy solution.
The way the unit works is to use a float in the water chamber with a magnet on the bottom. When their is enough water in the tank, the float rises and the magnet on the bottom floats to the top of the magnet chamber. When it floats up, it aligns with a sensor in the machine that allows the machine to operate. When the the water level lowers, so does the magnet and drops below the internal sensor disabling the machine with a "Fill Water Tank" error message.
To eliminate this error and allow the machine to operate, I simply popped off the lid to the magnet chamber with a butter knife and turned the water chamber up side down to let the magnet float fall out. Remember to empty the water first.
Here comes the highly technical part. Turn the magnet float upside down and slide it back into the float chamber. Since the actual magnet is on the bottom of the float it now is at the top allowing the internal sensor to turn off. No more error message!
The reason I do recommend this is because this completely defeats the purpose of the sensor and will most likely damage your machine if you run it without water. Keep you tank filled however and you will eliminate the frustration of a "float gone bad" keeping you from your morning caffeine.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
Same thing happened to me and I had to push down on the water tank a little more firmly. It looked like it was seated okay but I guess it needed to be pushed down more to open the little spring-loaded opening at the bottom.
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
SOURCE: not making coffee
Unplug the machine.
Fill the water tank, and drip a little water into the out-spout to prime the pump.
The auto-off feature is designed to protect the pump from running dry and burning out.
*Some models had a reset button on the rear, if yours has it then use it.
Plug the machine back in and give it a try...once the pump sensor acknowledges water, it will reset.
***Don't forget to VOTE for the guys who take an interest in helping!
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
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