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  1. Ah well, thanks for reading it and the advice about water
  2. I bow to your superior knowledge on flavour, I will, in future add some tap water to the distilled. I have very hard water in my area, and tap water only will build up scale very quickly. I only have one or two coffees a day, so there isn't vast amounts of water running through the machine, only when my son comes to stay and brings friends does any kind of volume run through the machine, and that happens less than once a month. Please HELP!!!!!!! I haven't brewed a coffee for over 24 hours now, and I'm getting desperate. I even went to Waitrose for a freebie 😚. Whilst an academic discussion on the pros and cons of distilled water is interesting, it isn't getting me any closer to a working machine aaargggghh.
  3. Yes it also destroys machinery. I used to use it in a mass spectrometer and we used to have to buy a new one every day. 🤣
  4. I don’t know what to say. There is no scientific evidence that I can find that confirms this property of distilled water. I have found loads of hysterical comment about exploding stomachs. Having worked in laboratories for a few years, using gallons of distilled water in highly sensitive laboratory machinery there was no evidence of the corrosiveness of distilled water. To answer your question, I have run through the cleaning routine using Delongi descaler as per the instructions. I have also used the Delonghi milk cleaner on the milk container head.
  5. Hi, I have an ESAM 5500. (I love it) It has a water spout at the side and a milk container for ...well...milk. Everything was working fine and then suddenly there is not enough draw on the milk jug to froth the milk. I have cleaned the jug top and replaced the o rings on the thingamijig that goes into it, but no joy. Now it won't express hot water from the spout that fits onto it, and I can't hear the chug chug of the pump that usually makes that sound to dispense hot water. I have managed without it for a while, but I really would like that facility. Can anyone give me a heads up of what to do? Is is a pump replacement? Separately, yesterday the grinder started whizzing and only ground a few beans for my cup of coffee, ggrrr. Does this mean a new grinder, or can I just give it a clean? I use distilled water in the machine. Many thanks in advance for your help Kim
  6. Hi, I have an ESAM 5500. It has a water spout at the side and a milk container for ...well...milk. Everything was working fine and then suddenly there is not enough draw on the milk jug to froth the milk. I have cleaned the jug top and replaced the o rings on the thingamijig that goes into it, but no joy. Now it won't express hot water from the spout that fits onto it, and I can't hear the chug chug of the pump that usually makes that sound to dispense hot water. I have managed without it for a while, but I really would like that facility. Can anyonee give me a heads up of what to do? Is is a pump replacement? Separately, yesterday the grinder started whizzing and only ground a few beans for my cup of coffee, ggrrr. Does this mean a new grinder, or can I just give it a clean? I use distilled water in the machine. Many thanks in advance for your help Kim Just realised I have hijacked someone's post. Creating a new topic, sorry
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