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Saeco GranBaristo Super-automatic espresso machine

Saeco GranBaristo Super-automatic espresso machine

Brews 18 coffee varieties, Integrated milk jug and frother, Black, 5-step adjustable grinder HD8964/08

Troubleshooting

My Saeco GranBaristo espresso machine won't grind the beans

If your Saeco GranBaristo espresso machine is not grinding the beans, there might be a simple solution.

The coffee funnel is blocked by ground coffee

Unblock the coffee funnel with a spoon handle

  1. Switch the machine OFF and wait until you no longer hear a sound (this can take up to 15-20 seconds)
  2. Remove the brew group
  3. Open the lid of the pre-ground coffee funnel and place the spoon handle into the funnel
    Note: if there is no pre-ground coffee funnel, insert the spoon handle into the coffee funnel from below
  4. Move the handle up and down until the clogged ground coffee falls down
    Note: Some force may be required
  5. Remove all the fallen ground coffee and replace the brew group
  6. Brew an espresso
  7. After brewing, check if the funnel is still free from ground coffee. If not, repeat the unblocking procedure.

To prevent blocking of the coffee funnel

  • Do not pour/spill any water into the coffee bean container
  • Clean the coffee funnel weekly
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Disassemble and clean the bean container

  1. Remove the coffee bean container and disassemble it
  2. Clean both parts with a cloth and place the coffee bean container back into the machine
  3. Also clean the area under the coffee bean container with a cloth

Step 1 to disassemble/attach the bean container

1) Push the selector to the unlock position. Lift the container with both hands. Note: If the selector cannot be pushed all the way to the unlock position, it is blocked by coffee beans. In this case, move the selector back and forth until the beans are released

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Step 2 to disassemble/attach the bean container

2) Remove all coffee residues underneath the coffee bean container with a damp cloth

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Step 3 to disassemble/attach the bean container

3) Detach the coffee bean container and clean both parts with a cloth. Note: To detach the two parts of the coffee bean container, turn it and push down the small hooks in the bottom

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Step 4 to disassemble/attach the bean container

4) Reattach the two parts of the coffee bean container

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Step 5 to disassemble/attach the bean container

5) Place the coffee bean container back into the machine and push the selector to the lock position

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Step 6 to disassemble/attach the bean container

6) Place the lid back on the bean container. When you place the lid back, make sure that the part marked with the circle in the picture below is free from dirt and coffee beans

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The information on this page applies to the following models: HD8964/08 , HD8966/08 .

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