How to Troubleshoot a Delonghi Coffee Maker

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Brewing coffee at home is convenient because you can enjoy it without ever having to wait in a drive-through line. The convenience is one of the best parts until your De'Longhi Coffee Maker won't brew, and you find yourself looking up the De'Longhi Coffee Machine troubleshooting process. Although it may be frustrating, there are a couple of parts of your machine you need to troubleshoot before you're back to concocting the perfect cup of brew.

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De'Longhi Coffee Machine Troubleshooting

According to 33 Coffee Makers, if your De'Longhi Coffee Maker won't brew, there are a couple of simple things you can do to expedite the De'Longhi Coffee Machine troubleshooting process. Make sure that your coffee maker is plugged in and that the reservoir is filled with water. If there isn't enough water in the reservoir, then your machine will not brew. Another thing to check when going through the De'Longhi Coffee Machine troubleshooting process is that the filter basket is sitting in the holder correctly.

Often, the filter basket can be loose or off-axis, so you want to make sure it's properly positioned. Before you press the brew now button, the last thing that you should check is the carafe because it needs to sit firmly on the warming plate. Take the carafe off the warming plate and put it back on. After you go through these simple De'Longhi Coffee Machine troubleshooting steps, your machine should brew correctly. If it doesn't, it's time to look deeper into the machine parts.

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Unclog the Brew Head

Another reason your De'Longhi Espresso Machine won't brew could be that your brew heads are clogged. According to 33 Coffee Makers, a brew head dispenses water into the coffee and has filter baskets that can get clogged. The portafilter can get clogged as well.

You should check both your brew heads and portafilter around once a week to make sure they are not clogged. If they are, you can use a pin that should come with the machine or a long, sharp object to get the coffee grounds out.

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Correctly Set the Water Tank

Another thing that you need to look at while De'Longhi Coffee Machine troubleshooting is if your water is pumping. If you notice the De'Longhi Coffee Maker not pumping water, make sure the tank is placed correctly. If the water tank is not positioned correctly, an air bubble can form in the system and block the water supply.

If the tank is not correctly set, you need to remove the water reservoir and empty it. Next, check the compartment, and if you see any coffee remains or debris, get rid of them. After, refill the reservoir and put it back in place. When the water reservoir is back in place, turn the machine off and on to restart the machine.

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To remove air bubbles from the machine, you need to dispense 2 to 3 cups of water. If you notice the De'Longhi Coffee Maker is not pumping water still, check to see if there is a limescale buildup. Limescale will cause the water not to pump, so you need to decalcify the machine.

Infuser Is Stuck

Another reason you may notice your De'Longhi Coffee Maker not working is that the infuser may be stuck. According to Crema Coffee Garage, the infuser (brew unit) is located next to the grinds bin, and this is where the spent coffee pucks are dispensed. The spent coffee pucks can easily get stuck up or down when the coffee maker brews. The infuser can also get stuck if the machine power is interrupted while you're brewing, a door is opened at the wrong time or another part of the process is interrupted.

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Allanah Dykes is a freelance writer and her work has been featured on Elite Daily, Levo League, Popsugar, Complex, Gurl, The Kitchn, HelloGiggles, Revelist, and Food 52.