Senseo makes a great coffee brewer. The machine makes fresh and flavorful coffee every time, but as with most any device, problems can occur, so it's good to know how to fix them. That's why we've put together a list of five common issues people have with their Senseo machine along with some quick and simple solutions. Don't waste your time and energy on easily remedied problems.
1. Light Blinks On and Off
Solution: Use a magnet to connect to the valve from the outside of the machine. Slide the magnet slowly upwards along the water level. This should stop the constant flashing and the water level should start to heat again.
2. Coffee Comes Out Watery
Solution: Add more coffee to your brew. It's really that simple! The machine is made to make a great cup of coffee, but a certain amount is needed to make a strong, flavorful, brew.
3. The Machine Will Not Heat Water
Solution: Unplug the machine and move the water reservoir out of the tray. Then pop the cover off the back of the machine. Chances are one of your heating wires have come loose, so you need to identify which ones. By looking into the back of your unit, you'll see four wires. These wires should be covered in a plastic wrap. If you don't see a plastic covering on the wire, you need to pinch it together with pliers then wrap it with electrical tape. This will allow the wire to once again conduct the flow of electricity.
4. How to Descale Your Senseo Machine
Solution: Fill the unit with white vinegar then put a pot or bowl underneath the spout. Next, press both the cup and two cup buttons at the same time. Run the vinegar through the system as if you were making a regular brew. Finally, run water through the system twice to clean out any lingering taste.
5. My Senseo Won't Complete Its Initial Flush
Solution: This issue may be fixed by simply making sure you've sealed the machine properly. Run a test by pushing the pin at the bottom of the reservoir and see if water comes out. If that's the case, then it's most likely an internal problem and you may want to contact Senseo customer service for additional troubleshooting help, or entertain the thought of a new machine.