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    New 6910 AntiCalc Filter

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    Hi all,

    Got myself a real coffee machine the other day ;D.

    I found a SB6910 run out for $500 at a local Freedom store (recently taken over from Bayswiss) They didnt want the machine - I did. Also got the 0480 grinder at a discount from Myer - one happy newbie.

    Anyway, home we go, fill up the water tank, turn on and start to flush. Except no water would come out. After a few goes I finally pulled out the AntiCalc Filter at the bottom of the water tank. Happy machine.

    My question is - does anyone use these? If not - how often and what should I be doing to keep my machine happy.

    Thanks for your help.

    FJP

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    Re: New 6910 AntiCalc Filter


    I have a relatively new 6910 and I havent had any trouble with the filter. It may be that the tank wasnt seated home far enough to open the valve.

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    Re: New 6910 AntiCalc Filter

    Agreed.
    Its there for a reason.
    Put the filter back them make sure the tank is pushed in properly.
    It obviously wasnt the first time and was after you took the filter out.

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    Re: New 6910 AntiCalc Filter

    I did try and "reseat" the tank a number of times. It just didnt want to work.

    Given this was a display model (I think for a number of months), do you think that the filter could have dried out a bit over some time? I guess I could just order a new one from Sunbeam if its necessary. Is it?

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    Re: New 6910 AntiCalc Filter

    Ring them and ask them what they think.
    Thats what theyre there for.

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    Re: New 6910 AntiCalc Filter

    The anti calc filter will dry up in to a block (when new they look like small beads inside) if the tank had been filled and then left to evaporate. But if you leave it to soak for a while it will redissolve again or at least the one in the secondhand machine I got did.

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    Re: New 6910 AntiCalc Filter

    Thanks for you replies everyone. I called them up and they sent me a new filter with no problems. The old one was really "gluey" so the water just wouldnt flow through it. When I put the new one in I could see a huge difference.

    Thanks again! ::)



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