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Steamer backed up water pours out under machine

I bought a house with a CVA610.  After cleaning out the gunked up steamer assembly, I get a little steam, but water comes pouring out from under the machine.  Is there a broken seal, or is the steam pipe just too clogged?  What should  do?

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  • wynman May 18, 2009

    I have the same problem and finally took the top off the machine. There are many ring seals inside connnecting all kinds of hoses. One of them was leaking but cannot seem to find a plce to order replacements and Miele is outrageous in pricing them ($30 for two little O rings etc) I would like to know a source for these


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On the cva 610 and 615 the steamer valve gasket tends to wear. Causing the unit to leak. Your best bet it to remove the steamer valve, Looking at the knob stem there is a plastic pin you can press to remove the stem from the valve. Once removed there's a small o-ring on the stem. ( That's where it's leaking from ) replace the o-ring and the stem to be safe. Also take a look at the micro sw to make sure it doen't have any corrosion if so replace it. If not your on the road to recovery. Good luck

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If you don't have a manual I hope this helps. You can make coffee without "Descale"ing it but it is recommended you don't go too long without doing it.

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My 5 year-old Syncrony Logic stopped working for the first time today. The water would not flow, not through the steamer, not through the brew group. I had previously thoroughly cleaned the brew group screens, steamer wand, water dispenser filter, etc. Still no water flow. I could hear the pump working but no flow.

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After removing the drip tray, grinds bin, water tub, and coffee hopper, I removed the gray top. To do this: from the top remove 2 screws under the water tub, 2 screw under the coffee hopper. And from below the control panel: 4 screws from the under-side along the front and behind the brew group cover. Once the screws are out lift the cover at the back and pivot off the front.

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