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Saeco Odea Giro - disassembly

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I have a Saeco Odea Giro and I want clear out some coffee grounds that I suspect have clogged up the grinding unit. I therefore need to take the top off, but I am unable to. I have removed the top screw inside the coffe bean compartment but there seems to be more to it. Can you advice me, please.

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  • tim_edwards Feb 08, 2009

    I have a problem with increasing water leaking out of the steam wand when I brew espresso, and was trying to disassemble the machine today. It looks to me like the entire silver-colored part of the machine should lift straight up, if freed from all screws. I also removed the clear plastic cover to the grinder. I also pulled off the steam wand on/off knob (pulls straight up). I removed the front brew assembly. The outer brew strength rotating knob cover pulls off, and the front half of the brew spout also pulls straight out. Under that are two screws that can hold the back half on. After that, the silver cover looks as though it ought to be free---but it isn't. The only remaining features on the top are a translucent purple rectangle, when lifted off reveals some kind of two-point connector (strange), and a slot near the grinder with no apparent purpose. I have not got any further than this.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    Did the gray cover come off easily?

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Hope this can help:

I managed to take mine apart because I was having a lot of leaking steam from the steam wand (as posted earlier). I followed your instructions, and all worked very well. Just to prepare readers, this is what I found. The green seal on the steam end was torn, as previously described. I noticed it start to "drag" a bit during use (daily for the past year), and it must have stuck and torn over time. See photos. I replaced with a part from ACE, see photo. Be sure to lube before re-assembly. Hope the photos help!

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Posted on Aug 26, 2009

  • bobthemonkee Apr 28, 2011

    This fixed it for me. The pictures were immensely helpful! My Odea works like new again. Thank you SOOOO much for posting this!

  • John Jansen Dec 23, 2013

    I have got all the service information. Want it? Send e-mail to complete314@gmail.com

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Okay, ripping apart an $800 coffeemaker by brute force is not an appealing option. However, while attempting a disassembly, I managed to poke the door-open sensor up into the machine, thus breaking it permanently. In desperation, I pulled harder on the top, and. . . voila! The silver top is held only by a couple of plastic latches. You may want to put a long screwdriver along the edge, as far to the front of the machine as you can get it, and push toward the middle of the machine to release the latch. After the two top latches are released, you can pop the front off, also with a bit of force. The latches are pointed downward, so lifting up at the front may help. You will have to remove the front dispenser (which I mentioned before, but to repeat: Pull the outer knob off, then gently pry off the front half of the dispenser spout. Remove the screws underneath to free the back half) to get the silver panel all the way off. Once the panel is off, you have complete access to the grinder at the back, which ought to solve your problem. My problem (leaking valve) is not so easy. I will post again when I have got it figured out.

By the way, the sensor pushes back down easily, although it seems a rather bad idea not to have it secured in place.

I like my Saeco coffeemaker, but I do have an axe to grind with the designers who made such problem-prone parts as valves and gaskets so difficult to access.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

  • tim_edwards Feb 15, 2009

    By the way, I did fix my leaking problem. It turned out that a rubber o-ring in the valve under the steam and hot water knob had peeled off a tiny sliver, which apparently had caught in the valve and allowed water around the o-ring. By removing the sliver, the problem was fixed, and my espresso machine is like new again!

    Another note: getting the silver cover on and off can be very tricky. The plastic post to the steam and hot water knob gets in the way, and the cover needs to be bent far enough upward to clear it before the whole cover will pop off. It is equally tricky getting it back in. It took me a couple of tries, as the first time one of the tabs missed the slot and the front cover was protruding out in one place. I could have left it like that, but I'm a perfectionist. To get it back on properly, I had to shove a screwdriver into the plastic post to keep it from slipping back under the silver cover, until I could press the front firmly into place. Then I used the screwdriver to (gently!) pull the post forward until it popped through the hole in the cover, and everything fell into place with a bang.


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How about the Black cover?  Does it come off easier?

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First of all, thank you all so much for your descriptions. It helped me fix the grinder of my Odea Giro. My machine (recently purchased 2nd hand) did not do a good job in grinding the beans. They allways came out much to coarse. I removed the transparent top to reveal the grinding adjustment screw. By lifting the adapter and repositioning I (thought) was able to further adjust the grinding process. Unfortunately, at one point all that came out were almost whole beans. I realized I messed up and decided to open up the device completely. Your help was vital in the success. Once the silver top was removed (gently...) I was able to remove the rubber cover of the grinder (3 screws). The grinder has two halves each supplied with ceramic saw tooth supplied grinder plates. They are attached to eachothter by a banjonet mechanism with 3 blades. The top half is supplied with a gear that is operated by the adjustement wheel. Obviously I had unscrewed the banjonet such that upper and lower half were loose. I adjusted the 3 blades in the proper position and by using the adjustment screw could refit the two halves again. Assembled everything again and the grinding tests now resulted in a nice fine coffee powder.
Hope this is of any use to others,
happy repairs! Hans

Posted on Sep 20, 2010

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