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Krups 4000 coffee machine wont make strong coffee

Hi, my krups 4000 coffee machine is only one day old and yet when i make a coffee, the coffee is very weak. This is because I can only fill the handle 1/4 of the way up with ground coffee as otherwise the heated water can't seem to push through. Any suggestions on what could be the problem? thanks

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Maybe the grind is too fine and it is building up too much back pressure. Max is normally around 15 bar, more than that and the pump stops functioning. Also try another silver bucket that holds the grounds, if it is double walled sometimes grinds too small can block them between the skins. There was often a single wall bucket available that eliminated the blockage problem.

Posted on Jan 28, 2018

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SOURCE: euro lab coffee machine

i had same problem pulled machine apart and found that the non return valve becomes stuck and pump cannot push water past it to the thermo block in enough quanity, so makes no coffee need to find spare parts for same where can you get them in australia regerds adrian

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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It sounds like you may have lost the sprayhead. It is under the brew basket (above the place where you put the basket with the filter and the coffee). Sometimes they get loose and you don't realize it and it can fall in the grounds and get tossed out after brewing.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Krups XP9000 won't recognise water tank is full

I have just had the same problem with my Krups XP7240 and I discovered (quite by accident!) that it was the magnetic float inside the water tank which was causing it. I think the float must have let some water in and always stayed on the bottom even when the tank was full. As the float was in an enclosed plastic column it was a bit hard to access, but through sheer desperation I snapped a plastic fork in half and wedged the handle section under the float to keep it off the bottom and this works nicely. It is not professional by any means but I was quite pleased with my innovation :)

The only down side to this 'method' is that the opposite is now true and when the tank is empty it doesn't register so you would really have to keep an eye on the water level to avoid killing the element completely.

I would imagine that the only professional way to get this sorted out is to replace the tank (or float if it is accessible?). Good luck!!

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Krups XP4020

The coffee holder is just hanging in place, not secure against the seal as it should be. Make sure the coffee holder is secured flat up against the seal before turning the handle and locking it into place.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: handle came loose on Krups carafe

Easy fix. Pry off the cover on the handle to expose two philips screws. Secure the screws back in and pop the cover back on.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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