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  • Brew head creates a vacuum?

    It appears that when I prime my machine it sometimes creates a vacuum at the brew head. When I remove it to add the coffee it...

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  • Answer to: No water out of the brew head

    This may not work in your situation but I was able to repair my pump. Here's how: 1. I removed the pump and disassembled it. 2. Went to this website and compared my pump components to their diagram-photos. http://ulkapumprepair.blogspot.com/2008/...-website-page.html 3. I noticed a small ball-valve in the diagram that I didn't see in pile of pump parts. 4. Upon closer inspection I discovered the ball wedged into the barrel of the stainless or aluminum piston rod. 5. I replaced the ball as it looked worn. For lack of anything better that was immediately available I cut off a large round pinhead found in my sewing kit. 6. After reassembly and re-installation of the pump I tried it out. Nothing! Well I had to go somewhere and came back three hours later and turned the machine on for one last try - as of now it's working! Steam and espresso both on line. Only one of the o-rings in the pump looked like it needed to be replaced. Maybe some of the fine springs need to be replaced as well. The machine is seven years ...