nothing2doubt Senior Member Joined: 25 Apr 2011 Posts: 9 Location: Salem Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: Saeco Rio Vapore
Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012, 2:02pm Subject: Saeco Rio Vapore not brewing...
I have a Rio Vapore I found at the end of my driveway. It has come back from the dead a couple of times since I first rehabbed it, but it has developed a new issue: It will not brew coffee. It makes steam like a champ, the pump whirs along beautifully, but nothing comes out on the coffee end. I apologize for my lacking terminology, but I'm still learning. Any ideas?
toots Senior Member Joined: 26 Jan 2008 Posts: 63 Location: belgium Expertise: Professional
Espresso: ... Grinder: Faema MPN
Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012, 2:57pm Subject: Re: Saeco Rio Vapore not brewing...
ok then your boiler is full with chalk or the brewing valve is broken or full with chalk. First thing to check is if the valve gets 220v (or 110v for amerika) on the coil and then open up the valve and use a needle to clean the little hole, or completely dismantle and clean and see if the plunjer moves good in the cylinder.
it can also be the pump not making pressure anymore, you can try to test the pump by dismounting and testing if it pulls water out a tank and it builds pressure (use thumb)
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