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Help with Saeco Incanto Sirius machine

pilot_65

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My dear friend is having problems after cleaning her machine, It brews merely a few drips of espresso before prompting to prime. Yet steam and hot water dispense normally.. Thank you for your time..
 

Ssushi

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[quote:2b876572eb=\"pilot_65\"]My dear friend is having problems after cleaning her machine, It brews merely a few drips of espresso before prompting to prime. Yet steam and hot water dispense normally.. Thank you for your time..[/quote:2b876572eb]

How long has it been since she''s run a cleaning cycle? She could try getting some de-calcifyer and running a cleaning cycle. Also, theres a metal filter in the brewing head (the plastic mechanical part inside the machine) - it pulls out and should be cleaned once a wek or two weeks (depending on use) - in here there''s a metal filter which also should be cleaned.
 

Ssushi

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[quote:2b876572eb=\"pilot_65\"]My dear friend is having problems after cleaning her machine, It brews merely a few drips of espresso before prompting to prime. Yet steam and hot water dispense normally.. Thank you for your time..[/quote:2b876572eb]

How long has it been since she''s run a cleaning cycle? She could try getting some de-calcifyer and running a cleaning cycle. Also, theres a metal filter in the brewing head (the plastic mechanical part inside the machine) - it pulls out and should be cleaned once a wek or two weeks (depending on use) - in here there''s a metal filter which also should be cleaned.
 

coffeeteaorc

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how old is machine and quality of water

Your friend could have hard water cloggin a solenoid or leaving it stuck kinda open (or a grouphead) and only small amounts/no water gets through because it steams/drips away.
Also, if the grind is too fine and it is tamped too hard, (0r you use a really oily bean) group head clogs and water finds other places to escape or steam away. Usually through a relief valve that goes to drip pan.

Full cleaning fixes many of these problems.
Taking apart any machine and cleaning should be pretty easy. I''d start there and see if it doesn''t completely fix problem.
just locate the clog.

CLR is good to soak the copper in if you have to delime/descale it.
I also soak parts in ketchup or vinegar to remove scale if you don''t want to use a chemical. Lemon juice doesn''t work as well. I almost always use vinegar and salt as my abrasive.

I do this for a living and low output is mostly from clogs around the grouphead.

I''ve seen water scale lock open a solenoid valve on a really expensive machine. They were down 3 days or so until manufacturer could fedex me the part. If they had good water, they wouldn''t have lost so much revenue and would not have had to pay me.

My advice for everyone especially home users:

Only use reverse osmosis water in any espresso machine. No exceptions.
No, I don''t sell ro systems.
 

coffeeteaorc

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Jan 21, 2007
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Middle Of New Mexico
how old is machine and quality of water

Your friend could have hard water cloggin a solenoid or leaving it stuck kinda open (or a grouphead) and only small amounts/no water gets through because it steams/drips away.
Also, if the grind is too fine and it is tamped too hard, (0r you use a really oily bean) group head clogs and water finds other places to escape or steam away. Usually through a relief valve that goes to drip pan.

Full cleaning fixes many of these problems.
Taking apart any machine and cleaning should be pretty easy. I''d start there and see if it doesn''t completely fix problem.
just locate the clog.

CLR is good to soak the copper in if you have to delime/descale it.
I also soak parts in ketchup or vinegar to remove scale if you don''t want to use a chemical. Lemon juice doesn''t work as well. I almost always use vinegar and salt as my abrasive.

I do this for a living and low output is mostly from clogs around the grouphead.

I''ve seen water scale lock open a solenoid valve on a really expensive machine. They were down 3 days or so until manufacturer could fedex me the part. If they had good water, they wouldn''t have lost so much revenue and would not have had to pay me.

My advice for everyone especially home users:

Only use reverse osmosis water in any espresso machine. No exceptions.
No, I don''t sell ro systems.
 
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pilot_65

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thank you

Thank you all for your replies.. I did infact disassemble the unit and I believe the solenoid was stuck.. After a nice cleaning and reassemble, works like a new one..
 
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