Learn how to force prime an ECM Puristika espresso machine.
1. Using a prime ball, turkey baster, or syringe, fill it with water. Remove the cap to the water reservoir, pull the filter off of the water line and insert into the hose. Turn the machine on, lift the lever, and push water through the line to push out the air locking up the pump.
2. Once you have pushed water through, drop the brew lever and turn off the machine. Put the filter back on the intake line, place the reservoir cap back onto the reservoir and turn on the machine. Lift the lever, and make sure the water level in the tank is going down. Once you have a steady flow of water through the group head you can drop the lever and allow the machine to heat.