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Leaking water and coffee grounds behind and below drip tray at end of brew cycle

I have the same leaking problem, which seems to take place at the end of the brew cycle, but not during dispensing hot water or frothing.  I have cleaned filters, changed "O" rings.  If it is a boiler leak, what do I need to do?  If not the boiler, what other possibility?

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  • mcurtis Sep 08, 2008

    OK, you lost me on take off the top.  What top?  Is there an assembly or disassembly instruction sheet I should have?  I have looked at all the paperwork that came with the machine.  There isn't anything that tells me how to do this.  If I take off anything or anything is out of place, you can turn the machine on, but a red light flashes and pretty much nothing will continue to operate.  So I am assuming that nothing will happen without a top.

  • mcurtis Sep 10, 2008

    No, I do not have a magnet in the water tank.  I also checked the water tank to see if there is a magnetic part, and nothing in or on the tank is magnetic.

  • repairguru Sep 10, 2008

    I have an ITALIA Saeco machine that leaks and I do hear the hissing steam sound during the process and see steam on the right side and back of the machine. After the brewing process is finished we end up with a puddle of water. Can this be a bad steam valve?



    Also, where can i find instructions (diagram) on how to take the machine apart?

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Hi,

If you take off the top and start your machine you will see and hear if the boiler leak, try this first to work around your problem.

Let me know if i can help you more.

Best regards
/Mirran

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

  • Mirko Blas
    Mirko Blas Sep 09, 2008

    Hi,



    Do you have a magnet in the water tank?



    /Mirran

  • Mirko Blas
    Mirko Blas Sep 10, 2008

    Hi,



    To take off the top you have to loosen the screw under the watertank, you have two more in the bean hopper, take off the bean hopper and you will see a little hole, loosen that screw in the hole.

    Open the door and look at the right and left corner, you will see one screw in each corner that have to be loosen.

    Take off the steam knob and after that you can take off the top from the machine.



    /Mirran

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