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Date: 15 Nov 2006 19:04:49
From:
Subject: help prime Saeco Magic De Luxe [MDL]
We're hoping to use a Saeco MDL that has been in storage for a while.
This is our second machine of this kind. Though we're familiar with the
priming/draining process, we can't get water to flow through this
machine.

The water tank is full and properly seated. Though the water dispensing
valve is operative, there is no sign of water entering the machine.
When I turn the machine on, the red water light flashes. When I open
the steam vent, the pump operates but the steaming wand emits nothing.
When the water temperature light comes on, I turn off the machine so as
not to overheat it.

Before I tote it to a repair shop, any advice out there?

a_n_m





 
Date: 16 Nov 2006 14:36:12
From: daveb
Subject: prime Saeco Magic De Luxe
Stick a suitable wire up the steam nozzle, you'll NEVER get near the
flow meter with any wire.



> >> DAve
> >> Saeco/ Gaggia service SE
> >



  
Date: 16 Nov 2006 19:36:13
From: Tom
Subject: Re: prime Saeco Magic De Luxe
Hi Daveb,

I was talking about not putting a wire down where the water container
drains. The other direction, as you said, should be OK. Sounds like some
creatures during storage might have nested up there somewhere.... :o)

Tom

"daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com > wrote in message
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> Stick a suitable wire up the steam nozzle, you'll NEVER get near the
> flow meter with any wire.
>
>
>
>> >> DAve
>> >> Saeco/ Gaggia service SE
>> >
>




 
Date: 16 Nov 2006 08:47:30
From:
Subject: Re: help prime Saeco Magic De Luxe [MDL]
DaveB:

Nothing is leaking from the machine.

The water line into the machine from the tank appears to be clear, as
does the steam tube. But within the "black box"... 8~/

I suspect there is a clog somewhere that would take a technician to
remedy.

I suppose my fantasy of sending compressed air into the water intake
isn't wise! What about threading a pipe cleaner into the water intake
and/or steam tube?

At the Saeco website, we found two service centers in metro NYC where
we could drop off/pick up the machine, so I'm thinking of giving them a
call.

Thanks for your response.

a_n_m


daveb wrote:
> cheers.
>
> is a hose broken, leaking or disconnected?
>
> if not, then is it clogged?
>
> DAve
> Saeco/ Gaggia service SE



  
Date: 16 Nov 2006 17:09:54
From: tjnamtiw
Subject: Re: help prime Saeco Magic De Luxe [MDL]
I have the Vienna DeLux. Should be similar. Did you take the dispensing
wand off and try to run water out? It might be clogged. I wouldn't stick
pipe cleaners or wires down the machine because there is a flow sensing
valve in the line. I assume you can hear the pump vibrating. I wonder if
the boiler is rusted shut. Compressed air might be an option I would try.
What the heck, you're going to drop a bundle at the service center anyway.
:o) If it were me, I'd take it apart and disconnect hoses at each spot and
see if air blows through.

Tom

<a_nonny_mouse@mail.com > wrote in message
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> DaveB:
>
> Nothing is leaking from the machine.
>
> The water line into the machine from the tank appears to be clear, as
> does the steam tube. But within the "black box"... 8~/
>
> I suspect there is a clog somewhere that would take a technician to
> remedy.
>
> I suppose my fantasy of sending compressed air into the water intake
> isn't wise! What about threading a pipe cleaner into the water intake
> and/or steam tube?
>
> At the Saeco website, we found two service centers in metro NYC where
> we could drop off/pick up the machine, so I'm thinking of giving them a
> call.
>
> Thanks for your response.
>
> a_n_m
>
>
> daveb wrote:
>> cheers.
>>
>> is a hose broken, leaking or disconnected?
>>
>> if not, then is it clogged?
>>
>> DAve
>> Saeco/ Gaggia service SE
>




 
Date: 16 Nov 2006 08:12:09
From: daveb
Subject: help prime Saeco Magic De Luxe [MDL]
cheers.

is a hose broken, leaking or disconnected?

if not, then is it clogged?

DAve
Saeco/ Gaggia service SE