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When I pull the lever to make an espresso it takes about 10 seconds for water to come out. It's as though all the water in the boiler (or heat exchanger?) drains out when I dont use the machine for about 20 minutes. I have noticed that it drips a bit out of the bottom of the group head. Maybe there is a leak in the discharge valve causing the water to leak out? I really am not sure what is going on with it.

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Tank fills automatically with level electrode on top of boiler. Same punp that brews your coffee will top up the tank. Electrode full of scale - no water in tank. The boppom of group has drain exit. Fully normal to have a bit water to drain out. tale apart and clean manually! Nothing to be afraid of. take photos as it can get tricky to get all pcs back after mayor overhaul. Larger commercial machines have the drain outlet covered behind a vertical wall. You don't see the water but the E61 group is identical!! ///Olev

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