Machine won't prime; how to diagnose lack of pump suction?I recently got a Starbucks Barista machine for free from someone who's had it for 15 years. They hadn't used it in several ye...
Answer to "Machine won't prime; how to diagnose lack of pump suction?"I bought a new pump from Amazon (Ulka EX5 41W 120V) and replaced the old one. This fixed the issue with lack of suction. The machine now primes properly. The pump I bought had a slightly different connector where the T-joint threads in, so I had to remove the black O-ring gasket and replace it with Teflon tape wrapped around the threads to prevent it from leaking. Works great now.