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    Black specks in hot water

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    Hi, Im new around here and this is my first post.
    I just bought a Magister Stella. Everything is fine with the machines functionality but I have noticed little black specks in the water I get from the Hot Water arm. What could this be and how do I get rid of it?
    The machine is new although it was manufactured in 2009.
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    Re: Black specks in hot water

    What is the origin of water youre using in the machine?

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    Re: Black specks in hot water

    Sounds like coffee fines.. Or some small bits of scale ?

    You say NEW... Please define ?

    What sort of filter are you using ?

    If ya just run water from the group ( No group inserted) do you get the same... (Clean teh group first)

    You got it from Where ???



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    Re: Black specks in hot water

    Quote Originally Posted by 594A53515D380 link=1268800092/0#0 date=1268800092
    The machine is new although it was manufactured in 2009.
    This means that machine was seating in the warehouse a bit of time.

    Quote Originally Posted by 594A53515D380 link=1268800092/0#0 date=1268800092
    Everything is fine with the machines functionality but I have noticed little black specks in the water I get from the Hot Water arm. What could this be and how do I get rid of it?
    Continue taken water from the Hot Water outlet, should clear soon, other wise contact your reseller and ask him to clean the boiler for you.

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    Re: Black specks in hot water

    Ive only had it two days, so I dont think the water Ive put in it is the issue. Its a tank supply, not plumbed in if thats the question.

    The particles dont come out of the group head, but it might just be the mesh shower screen stopping that.
    Its clean, this is coming from the boiler...
    I will keep pushing water through the boiler and see if it goes away ....for now. :)
    Thanks

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    Re: Black specks in hot water

    The reason I asked about the water source was in case the particles were carbon from a filter e.g. with Brita filters if you dont give them a good rinse before use

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    Re: Black specks in hot water

    ....carbon particles from a new Brita or similar carbon filter jug? :-?

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    Re: Black specks in hot water

    Quote Originally Posted by 0A554D5B505B575E5E5D5D555956380 link=1268800092/6#6 date=1268828671
    ....carbon particles from a new Brita or similar carbon filter jug? *:-?
    Ill go with that suggestion and answer as its not out of the realm of possibility

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    Re: Black specks in hot water

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    Re: Black specks in hot water

    OK, got it.
    No, Im just using tap water at the moment.

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    Re: Black specks in hot water

    Quote Originally Posted by 7261787A76130 link=1268800092/9#9 date=1268894538
    OK, got it.
    No, Im just using tap water at the moment.
    Unfiltered tap water? I hope youre not planning to do that long term!



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