Troubleshooting My Philips/Saeco espresso machine throws away dry coffee powder and does not dispense coffee. Your Philips/Saeco espresso machine wastes dry coffee powder. Find out how to resolve this yourself. When brewing a pre-ground coffee If the machine wastes pre-ground coffee, the brew group is overfilled with coffee powder. Only use one stroked coffee spoon of pre-ground coffee using the coffee spoon provided. Restart the machine by switching it OFF and back ON Select pre-ground coffee with the aroma strength button Add one stroked coffee spoon of pre-ground coffee Press the ESPRESSO button During regular use The brew group cannot move to the correct position to brew a coffee as it is clogged by dirt or not well greased. Clean and grease the brew group Switch the machine OFF and wait until you hear no more sounds (this can take up to 15-20 seconds). Remove the brew group and rinse it with fresh water, especially the filter on the brew group. Make sure the brew group is well greased. Refer to the video for instructions. Replace the brew group, coffee grounds container, drip tray and close the service door. Switch the machine back ON. For a thorough cleaning of the brew group, use the coffee oil remover tablet CA6704 Play Pause You need Flash to see video. Click here to download it.