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grace Franklin

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at 06-13-2013 3:17pm
DeLonghi EC155
DeLonghi EC155

I own a DeLonghi EC155 and love it. Only problem I am having is with the 2 cup filter assembly. The espresso seems to get stuck and comes out very slowly. Could the holes be plugged up? What can I do about this? Replacing it is too expensive for the cost of item vs the whole unit.
Also, I get leaks at times. I have used this machine daily for like 2 years so it has really worked well all this time. Can I do something about this filter?? Any ideas?

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techkathy Have you descaled or decalcified the machine recently? Cleaning the machine with the portafilter in place can clear up any clogs.
The machine shouldn't really leak, even occasionally. I would recommend contacting DeLonghi to see if there is a simple fix.

06-18-2013 12:40pm |

grace Franklin

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at 06-13-2013 3:11pm
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DeLonghi EC155

I have had my De Longhi EC155 for a few years now. I love it. Only problem I am having is that the 2 cup filter assembly is plugged up or something. The expresso is coming down really slowly. Not sure if the holes get plugged up or what. Anyone have the same issues? It also leaks at times, but I have used it daily for a long time. :)

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techkathy Have you descaled or decalcified the machine recently? Cleaning the machine with the portafilter in place can clear up any clogs.
The machine shouldn't really leak, even occasionally. I would recommend contacting DeLonghi to see if there is a simple fix.

06-18-2013 12:41pm |

Deanna Archuleta

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at 02-01-2013 10:23am
DeLonghi EC155
DeLonghi EC155

Hi, we just bought our machine a week ago and have yet to have it make great espresso. The machine appears to run thru the coffe so fast the end product is something more like weak coffee to light tea. What are we doing wrong?

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A A If you are using your own grinder, I would suggest making the grind a little bit more fine. If you are using pre ground coffee, you can tamp it down a bit to slow the water down in the grounds to get a more robust extraction from it.

02-04-2013 12:20pm |

Stacy deBruyn

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at 11-10-2012 1:49pm
DeLonghi EC155
DeLonghi EC155

I just received my EC 155 last night. The unit that the portafilter attaches to is not aligned. Is there a way to move it without ruining the machine so that the holes where the espresso comes out will line up with the larger holes on the drip tray? or is this defective? Also wondering how the baskets lock into the portafilter? I assume there must be a way to lock them in so that they don't fall into the trash or knock box every time you empty the used grounds.

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mjackson ♦ Stacy,
Not sure exactly what you mean by all the questions. Here is what i can help with, Lock the basket in place using the thumb slide right near the basket, In your manual it is picture 13. I do not think it is defective and the holes lining up is not important. I hope this helps

11-12-2012 8:33am |

Caitlyn Levine

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at 08-01-2012 9:19am
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DeLonghi EC155

Does this machine have the capability to make regular coffee as well as espresso? Or just espresso and hot water? Thanks,

Caitlyn

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Mike Russo ♦ Caitlyn...Thank you for your interest in the DeLonghi EC155. This machine is not really designed to make "regular coffee". However you can make Cafe Americanos, which I believe taste better that regular coffee. Thanks

08-01-2012 9:44am |

Jug jensen

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at 02-05-2012 11:26am
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DeLonghi EC155

Is there a permanent filter.

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Mike Russo ♦ Jug...Thank you for your interest in the DeLonghi EC155. It does not come with a permanent water filter. It does use metal brew baskets in the brewing process. I hope this information helps, however if you have any other questions please contact us directly at 1-888-411-5282 option 1. Thanks.

02-06-2012 3:14pm |

Kristin Render

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at 01-09-2012 4:53pm
DeLonghi EC155
DeLonghi EC155

I am trying to find a combination machine that makes espresso (so i can make starbucks-type drinks at home) and regular coffee for my husband. All the ones I see seem to have terrible ratings. Do you know of a good one that is moderately priced?

I currently have a Nespresso but it doesn't make espresso for my latte drink the way I like, i.e., it is not strong enough.

Thanks !!

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mjackson ♦ Kristin,

You may want to buy a reasonably priced good espresso machine like the Gaggia machines, You can then make a great espresso and steam milk. You can make an Americano using the Gaggia as well . An Americano is espresso poured on top of hot water in order to dilute it some and it is then just like a cup of coffee. Some people even like them better then regular coffee. You can get hot water form the Gaggia, or even microwave a cup . By reasonable cost I assume you mean under 200 dollars. If you are considering spending more then there are other options such as a super automatic which start at around 400 dollars and they can do both. I hope this helps and let us know if you have any more questions.

01-10-2012 8:31am |

eric stoermer

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at 04-19-2011 8:38am
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DeLonghi EC155

Hi !
I just ordered one of these machines. What size tamper do I need to get for it?

Thanks!!!! Can't wait for some awesome espresso!!!!!!!!!

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mjackson ♦ Eric,

Congratulations on your new purchase and your new machine.The Delonghi will use a 54 mm tamper. I hope this helps and have fun with your new machine.

04-19-2011 9:21am |

Richard Bean

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at 02-25-2011 10:47am
DeLonghi EC155
DeLonghi EC155

I tried making my first latte, and I couldn't get the process down for frothing the milk and making the espresso. I made the espresso first, which was great and perfect, but the frother spued out hot water not steam. My old maker could do both at the same time. Apparently this one can't.

Question: Do I froth the milk first in a cup. then pack the coffee in the machine and make the espresso? I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong to get steam, not hot water.

Thanks for you help.

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Mike Russo ♦ Richard... You will need to brew your espresso first. Then wait a few seconds before you froth and steam your milk. Remember you will need to purge your steamwand of residual water before you start to steam. Thanks.

02-25-2011 11:17am |

Barbara Fluegeman

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at 01-29-2011 7:29pm
DeLonghi EC155
DeLonghi EC155

My DeLonghi EC155 has started dripping pretty steadily from the frothing wand when I brew espresso. Also, the ready light never comes on any more, although I have tested the temp of the water and it gets up to at least 174°. The espresso output drips when I am using the frothing wand. If I want the milk to get pretty hot, it also tastes a bit watery. I have had it 4 years, and it is possible that it is just wearing out. I wonder if there is a gasket or something I can replace. If not, and I have to get a new espresso maker, should I stick with this which used to make decent enough espresso and cappuccino (and I have extra filters and such already), or should I upgrade. I have a new capresso infinity burr grinder and I don't want to replace that yet, but I could afford $200 or a little more for the espresso machine.

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Mike Russo ♦ Barbara...It sounds like the steam wand valve needs to be replaced. Looking at your price range for a new machine I would suggest either the Gaggia Color or the GAggia Pure with a pressurized brew basket. Thanks

01-31-2011 12:23pm |

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