Solved how to drain a Senseo coffee maker completely

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wumpsdad

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ok, so on the bottom right of the external water tank [seen from the front] is a a floatation semsor that floats when there is at least a minimum amount of water in the tank. It contains a magnet . Within the body of the coffee maker the field must be sensed showing sufficient water level or the pump wont switch on. On some units there is a small [ 1cm wide ] round bump on the outside of the machine where the sensor sits.

GET A MAGNET strong seems best, some fridge magnets are too weak.

Remove all loose parts of the senseo, plug in and turn upside down over sink with the lid open. Push the big central button to begin the coffee preparation process. It will flash rapidly as there is no water.

[If your right handed] Hold the machine with your left hand by its base and with two fingers press the 2 cup and 1 cup buttons simultaneously and hold in.

With the right hand, move a magnet in the place where the sensor sits from the base of the unit in the direction of its top. This will tell the internal sensor that there is sufficient water and it will pump [but not heat]. You can take your fingers off the buttons.

Water should now spew out of the return tube that would normally be in the top of the external tank, as well as out of the lid of the machine where it would normally pass when making coffee. After 20 seconds or so it will stop pumping.

Doing this twice should completely empty the internal tank and the return tube will hiss and splutter the last few drops. Repeat if necessary.

Enjoy and share.

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