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aslkj
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Posted Mon Jun 4, 2012, 5:19pm
Subject: Delonghi Bar32 won't pour shots. Help!
 

I have had this manual pump machine for about six months and I've recently been running into problems. I use pods and lately when I go to make a shot, the espresso barely dribbles out and would take a lifetime to complete a shot. Running it with nothing in the portafilter it also has a hard time pouring water out. I've tried turning on the steamer to prime it, which doesn't help. I took apart the filter and boiler outlet and cleaned them, which weren't even dirty or clogged. I have also ran Urnex Tablets through it twice, which helped a lot but only for a few uses before it wouldn't pour shots again. Is it broken or are the urnex tabs not cleaning it enough? I have hard water at my house, could that be the problem? I want a coffee :(
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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2012, 7:33am
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This machine uses a pressurized filter and on my Bar42 the spring loaded gizmo in the filter gets clogged.

The solution for me was to disassemble the filter and plop the spring gizmo into a bit of hot vinegar, and work the spring thingie in and out.
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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2012, 9:44am
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I suspect that you have scale buildup. Try descaling with full strength vinegar.

 
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aslkj
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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:59am
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Thanks I'll try cleaning the spring! On another thread people were saying running vinegar through could wear down the pumps, what about citric acid? Where do you buy citric acid?
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Posted Wed Jun 6, 2012, 2:05pm
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Vinegar will not harm the pump. Citric acid works. I get mine at a beer/wine making store.

 
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