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Giotto pressure valve constantly on

My Giotto machine does not seem to to control the pressure anymore. When it gets to 1.5 bar as it is set, I can still hear the pressure escaping. Any comments/solutions?

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You must have an internal leak and your machine will need to be serviced. If you can remove the top of the machine maybe you can see where the leak is coming from and may be able to repair the machine yourself.

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Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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I am having a similar problem.  Doesn't happen all the time, just sometimes.  My research has led me to believe it might be the vacuum breaker valve.  I am going to order a new one here:

https://www.chriscoffee.com/products/home/parts/vbreakervalve

 

I'll replace mine & post if it fixes it.

 

Good Luck

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