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Krups XP7240 leaks

I have a Krups XP7240 which is about 7 months old. The filter between the coffee and the water is clogged so water will not pass through. I always clean, decalcify, change water filter whenever indicated ... yet the filter is still clogged. The frother works.

I tried to remove the top of the unit. I can get the cleaning tablet dispenser off easily. The problem I am having is removing the coffee bean container. I do not know how to remove the grind selector knob without forcing it off ... is it glued on? I think I can get to the coffee filter and clean once this is part is removed.

Thank you for your help.

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  • pdbq Nov 25, 2008

    I have a similar leak problem to my 6 month old XP7240. Have you found a solution to the problem yet ?

  • jfauchon Jan 12, 2009

    Similar problem with an Orchestra model... any idea?

  • Elim Liau Jul 15, 2012

    Grinder selector can simply be pulled off. After removing two screws in bean container, the transparent container can be lifted off by releasing the clip beneath the selector knob.. Front aluminum bezel comes off by lifting upwards (no screws). Four screws behind the removed bezel, two below the water tank and one below the bean container after removing it. Good luck!

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    The coffee is not coming out of the filter the right way it drips out the sided of the filter and leaks on the counter and we only get a 1/2 pot of coffee and the filter is always full of coffee, it does not drain out into the pot.

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The grind selector knob can be removed with the following steps: 1) Remove screw on side near grinder (do not let the screw fall into grinder, :-) ), 2) use sharp knife or similar to pry off cover with three dots. This should be easy. 3) Now you can rotate the grind selector and see that the white clear plastic does not rotate and the black does. There are two little pieces (one black, one clear plastic) on opposite side from grinder that slide over eavh other to keep this knob 'locked' into place. 4) again with a sharp pointed knife or similar you can separate these two pieces to 'unlock' them. This is made easier by lifting the side of the bean holder by the grinder gently and tipping it up. Be careful not to force anything too much. The black part should pop off. 5) Now you can lift off the clear bean holder.

After this good luck. We made it farther into the machine, but could never get to where we needed to go to fix our problem.

Krups must be congratulated for designing a machine that cannot be repaired and must be replaced with new purchases.

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I can remove the bean container by pulling off the grind selector knob and removing the only screw.
Then remove the scute for the cleaning tablets. Then remove the two screws that were covered by the scute. Remove the water tank. Under the tank remove the two screws.
Then the trick where everyone seems to look for: The facade of aluminum can be moved off. Set the machine on the floor and pull hard upwards at the facade. This comes off (pull hard!) and four screw are uncovered. Remove them and pull then back housing of the machine (remove first the containers/drawers). Now the inner parts are freely accessible. Take photos and remove the components from top till bottom to get to the bad parts that need replacement. Good luck!

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  • Elim Liau Apr 26, 2013

    Someone please advice how to remove the grinder wheel/blade? I removed two screws securing the grinder assembly but unsure whether the nut below is removed by turning clockwise or counter-clockwise? Thanks

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