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Starbucks barista machine steam valve leaks.

My starbucks barista machine has a steam valve that leaks. kind of drips out while i'm making the espresso. any thoughts? Thanks, Sammy

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    the valve just fell off - and the machine is no longer under warranty - how do I get this fixed?

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Hi Sammy,

I think you have to replace the steam valve and the gasket in it.

Best regards
/Mirran

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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