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Pressure leaks(?) in Expressione Retro machine?

I have an Expressione Retro expresso machine - been fine for 18 mnths - but has now started leaking water out the back of the machine (top of unit) with droplets also coming out front top corners as well. Not a great sign. . . . wondering if there is a clog somewhere that is forcing the water back and out of the top of the unit wherever it can squeeze out?? I can't find the manul (of course) and thought I'd ask if anyone has any bright ideas before I try to find a repair shop. . .

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Fiona.

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I emailed "kenco" direct and they sent me a PDF file with the manual instructions on it at no charge this is of some help

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I have the same problem with an Espressione Cafe Retro 1835. Pump, heat and steam all work, but no water will come out of the brew head. I called Electra-craft to find a local service center. They said the shower screen is not removable. Their only solution was to try a descaler. I note that they sell the entire brew head/heat unit as a spare part for $95. The shower screen appears to be held in by a brass screw with four holes instead of a normal screw (flat or phillips) head. Does anyone have pictures of how to disassemble this for cleaning?

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You can try removing coffee oils from the brew head screen.(not descaling)
but you have to be really handy to remove it from the cafe retro.
need a spring clip or spanner wrench.
if you can get it off try this, if not, send it in to the service center:
Sounds like you might have coffee oil build up. I would suggest soaking the Brew Head Screen, unscrew from the brew head where the coffee oils come into contact with machine, and filter holder in a coffee oil remover by www.urnex.com or dezcal.
Remove the screw if your filter basket has one and do not screw too tight when putting back together or it will happen again.
Further technical info can be found at:
Electra-Craft
41 Woodbine St
Bergenfield NJ 07621
phone 201-439-1700

fax 201-439-1701
info@electra-craft.com
www.electra-craft.com

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