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  1. #1
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    Jan 2020

    Lightbulb Help Please: Troubleshooting Espresso Machine

    My friend gave me his ostensibly broken espresso machine, with the promise that if I fixed it, I could keep it.
    It seemed to be that the pump wasn't working, even though when I turned it on it did make quite a bit of sound.
    Then I bumped into this video that showed a way to unseize the pump, I then tried this myself:
    The results were as follows:
    1-The water did not drain from the group head
    2-The water did not seem to be flowing unless I manually inserted it with a syringe
    3-Once I'd inject the water manually, the spigot would be able to work

    One more thing worth mentioning is that I had previously unfastened the connection between the boiler and the pump, and when I turned on the pump, water still didn't flow.

    So with this information, would it be a fair assessment to conclude that the pump is the issue?
    Should my next step be to buy a new one?


  2. #2
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    Boca Raton
    Solenoid stuck? If it is water will not come out group head. It could be loads of things..sorry if that wasn't helpful.
    "Wine is for aging, not coffee."
    Ken Hutchinson, Starsky and Hutch



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