sticky water tank!

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TiggerMark
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sticky water tank!

Post by TiggerMark » Fri May 25, 2018 9:30 am

My sticky steam arm lever seems to have resolved itself but my water tank is misbehaving big time. CAN NOT PULL THE DRAWER OUT sometimes - I am tugging full strength and then finally it releases. And then, almost as if to spite me, once I've filled it it won't register as full. I have the drawer/tank all the way in, can't push it further and the red light for "water out" still shows. Finally if I push, pull, beg and plead it will "take it" and decide it has water. This is frustrating! I thought I was going to get to have morning coffee this morning because it didn't think it had any water ... but the tank was full! Please help.

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Re: sticky water tank!

Post by TiggerMark » Fri May 25, 2018 9:42 am

working my own problem a little with Google ... read these threads and bought some food grade lubricant.

https://www.s1cafe.com/viewtopic.php?t=1738

https://www.home-barista.com/espresso-m ... 32390.html

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Re: sticky water tank!

Post by TiggerMark » Thu May 31, 2018 5:54 pm

food grade lubricant arrives and problem 100% solved. stunned how easy it is to slide the water "drawer" in and out. if you're searching the web and having this problem this is where to start!

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Re: sticky water tank!

Post by chas » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:42 am

Glad you figured it out. I've never owned a Mini so I had no ideas for you.
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