Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
I have a Miele CV 4080. The waste that is discharged from the brewing unit to the waste container has become a runny mess recently, it used to discharge a solid pellet.
Have you changed your type of coffee beans or grind setting recently? First of all I would recommend removing and cleaning the brew unit thoroughly (as per cleaning instructions) to eliminate any cleaning issue here...
This is sounds like the flush valve is not working correctly. The flush valve ensures that all unused liquid in tubes is flushed into the driptray and that all solid coffee (dry pellet) goes from the brew chamber into the waste container. At the end of the coffee cycle when the pump stops running, the piston in the brew unit usually moves one last cycle and squeezes the coffee pellet in the chamber one last time and the flush valve operates so that all waste liquid is flushed from the coffee pellet to the drip tray. If your pellet is wet, then this final flush is not working. There may be a blockage in your flush tube or the flush valve may be blocked. These usually block up if you don't run a cleaning tablet through the machine regularly.
My advice is to remove the driptray grill and check that the tubes running into the tray from the brew unit are not accidentally squeezed closed or blocked. Good luck.
8 hours ago
Cuisinart Dcc-1200 coffee maker is gurgling a lot,
I had this same problem and found that coffee grounds had somehow gotten in to the water reservoir and had been circulating thru the machine clogging the charcoal filter. This must have prevented the water from entering the heating chamber efficiently and therefore continued to gurgle until it all got thru.
I flushed out the reservoir by holding the pot upside down and shooting water into the reservoir. It took some time to get all the grounds out. I took out the charcoal filter, flushed out that section and replaced it with a new filter.
When finished, I ran thru a solution of white vinegar for good measure and bingo!! The coffee pot works perfectly.
9 hours ago
Delonghi Magnifica Makes creaking noise when preparing brew unit
These machines do need to be lubricated every so often. First, buy some food safe lubricant, e.g. here
. Then, turn the machine off, open the front door, and remove the infuser. There is a holder connected to the machine by two hex screws. You may remove this (or even just leave it on). Now attach a long tube to the lubricant (should come with the can) and spray lubricant on both sides of the vertical screw that moves the infuser up and down. Give it a few good sprays on both sides of the screw, up and down, and that should solve your problem.
2 days ago
Coffee grinder not working
My burr grinder also stops if the ground spout (where the coffee shoots out) is clogged. I use my grinder for an espresso machine so i always have the setting on the finest and so with the oils and the fine grind it clogs this spout pretty often. I"d check yours out too (ie remove the coffee ground bin and you can see the spout. If it is clogged uplug the machine and take a tooth pick and un clogg it. Don't jam the tooth pick in there to deep you don't want it to get shuved into the grinder wheels.
2 days ago
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