I have a Sage Barista Express and I am experiencing a fault.
There is no water coming from the group head.
It will make the noise as if it is trying, but the drip tray fills up instead.
After approximately one hour of keeping the machine powered on (continuously waking it up before the auto shut off kicks in) there is a click and then water will come out of the group head as normal.
Sometimes it will take one hour and sometimes I will give up. There was a particular time when I was away for two weeks and on my return it worked after 20 minutes. This then went back to the hour long wait and continuous wake ups.
Before this, water would come through the group head immediately after turning on the machine.
I have tried a factory reset and this did not help.
I bought and installed a new motor and this did not help.
I have tried back flushing.
There seems to be water in the pipeline to the group head when the backplate is off the machine but clearly there is something wrong that I would love to fix as going back to the caffitiere is killing me!