Answer to "Machine has lost its prime"I found that if the machine has sat for a while (years in my case) just using the steam wand WILL NOT WORK. I followed the suggestion of forcing water into the pick up tube that sucks out of the water tank. I used one of those injectors (like a big hypodermic) for flavoring meat. Worked right away and I’m pulling pretty good shots already. Good thing since my Rancilio Sylvia just bit the dust after 20+ years. Got the Starbucks machine a long time ago at a thrift store for $50.00. Oh did I mention it was virtually brand new? Thank you IFIXIT people!
Answer to "My Keurig makes brewing noises but doesn't brew."Follow up to "Mark" Our cups seem to be under pressure, not vacuum, possibly due to altitude (over 5k ft). I push them down so the needle punctures the bottom, then repeat after turning the cup until there are 6-8 holes in the bottom. Also have better luck with the plastic k-cup you fill yourself. Before this my brand new machine was clogging and short cycling starting with the second cup!