Question about Saeco Vienna De Luxe Espresso Machine
I have tried to ventilate as some of the posts mentioned to get rid of the ventilate indicator, but no water is coming out. I hear what sounds like a pump working when I turn the steam wand on but nothing comes out of the wand or the coffee drip.
I recently replaced the o-rings at the steam wand due to a leak and it worked before this. It did sit for a while and is now plugged somewhere? Where do I start?
There is a bit of water dripping from the wand--its not plugged.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the blockage was in your boiler there wouldn't be water in your drip tray. However, it wouldn't hurt to descale after this many years. Vinegar is NOT a good idea as the scale will only flake off and may block other components including the solenoid. A good descaler will disolve the scale so it easily flushes and stores that sell coffee machines usually sell the descalers as well.
There are several regular checks you should do on your machine.
1. Remove and clean the brewing unit at least monthly paying extra attention to the filter that plunges onto the ground coffee and that the coffee passes through before passing into the dispenser. Dried coffee oils will block this filter if left unwashed and water will back flow into the drip tray and dregs drawer.
2. Check that there isn't any ground coffee in the cavity behind the brewing unit (below the nipple) and that the hole at the base of this cavity is clear.
3. Replace the brewing unit. While the door is still open you will be able to operate the machine if you trigger the lever that the door normally triggers. On your model there is a trigger at the top of the door frame. Run water/steam and check to see if there is water dripping from around the top joint of the steam arm when you do this. If no steam at all comes through the steam pipe, but it comes out around the pipe, then you should get it checked by a technician as the tap assembly may be fractured and need replacing.
Posted on Dec 09, 2007
SOURCE: Water leakage- V'spresso machine
the pool of water its probably the boiler that leak you can order a seal kit from saeco but itell you the bolt that hold the boiler you have to remove them to change the seal most of time they brake and you got to drill them out big job new seal kit for brew group cheers p.s descaling with vinegar no good descaling solution is the best solution melts calcium vinegar remove in flake and can block maybe thats why our valve leaking cheers
Posted on Jan 29, 2008
Try this from another post. It should help.
The steam wand began to seriously leak but a call to Starbucks Customer Service line and I was talked through how to adjust it so that the leaking stopped. It requires taking off the top/back panel of the machine (6 philips screws) then using a small allen key (1.5 mm I believe) to loosen and adjust a plastic oblong donut-shaped thing (a "cam" actually) on the shaft of the steam knob... no more drips.
The key to prevent dripping is to open the steam knob without putting pressure on it when it gets to the full-open stop position. Cranking it too hard when it comes to a stop in the full-open position will slowly move the cam out of position. Then the shaft doesn't fully seat inside the machine anymore and won't fully shut off the water to the steam wand. Then, no matter how hard you crank the knob in the shut-off position it will still drip. The purpose of the cam is to stop the knob from complete unscrewing and it also turns the pump on and off for the steam wand. The cam adjustment is very small but completely solves the dripping problem. Seeing inside the machine made me realize how easy it would be to repair problems as long as I can get the parts from Starbucks or perhaps Saeco.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
I had this problem too and finally found a fix for it.
I don't know if the cause of this issue is the same for everyone experiencing the problem, but the issue for me was hard water. The fix is to run vinegar mixed with water through the machine quite a few times, until it starts to run normally.
If you do have hard water issues, it's recommended that you run vinegar or citric acid through the machine about once a month, to keep deposits from building up.
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
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