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  1. #1
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    espresso machine and water

    Hello,

    I have had many espresso machines thru the years. Usually they only last between 1-3 years then they start having the same symptoms. My first was a deloughi machine that lasted for 3 years then it stopped giving espresso. Then had a breville cafe Roma which worked great for 3 years then the coffee would not drip thru the machine too. Then I got a gaggia baby and it lasted for 2 years then it did the same thing. I just bought a delounghi last year and it now is doing the same thing. I have tried to clean the machine, which helps maybe a few minutes or maybe a day if I am lucky. It acts like something is sticking. Does anyone have any suggestion? I have had water tests and our water is high in iron. Anyway. Any suggestions.? We also have had several keurig machines that gave out. I tried to clean the machines once a month. But they still having problems.

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    Have you descaling your machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeJunky View Post
    Have you descaling your machine?
    I have used the liquid formula that came with the machine. I currently have the powder espresso cleaner that I tried twice. I will try it again. I have tried several things even vinegar.

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    in line water softner/filter?
    Cafe Mistico
    Lima, Peru "small artisan roaster"

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    I used some pure peroxide and then let it sit for one hour. Then I ran 2 tanks of fresh water thru it. It runs fine now.
    The peroxide worked better than any other cleaner!!
    Problem solved.
    -Mike

 

 

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