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Hot water LEAK in bottom drawer - PINHOLE in the heating element!

I started getting half-full cups of expresso and American coffee from the machine together with a large hot water leak coming from the left side of the machine and a lower drawer with the missing water that did not go into the coffees!
Well, as I am an engineer, I thought it would be wise to disassemble to machine to find out what the problem was!
I unscrewed and removed the top plate right on top of the heating element. The plastic hoses are in perfect condition - no leaks coming out either from the hoses nor from the fittings to the water tank or heating element.
SO, I decided to plug the machine to the electric outlet and ran the machine to get a coffee out of it to see what happened, and
HELLO! did I get a surprise when I ran the machine without the top metalic plate. There is a minuscule PINHOLE in the body of the heating element, which is jetting steaming water out of the heating element STRAIGHT into an electrical connection that has 2 wires coming out of it! So, even though I knew it was not a good idea to get close to the machine while it was jetting steaming water out of the unit and spraying it into the electical fitting, I saw that half or more of the water supposed to go into the expressso coffee, was just leaking out of the body of the casted heating element. I can tell that there is not gasket or anything to be replaced in the heating element because it is a PINHOLE in the body itself. Therefore, I think, I need a new heating element.
Does anybody know if I can get/and where a new heating element to replace my leaking one?
If you experience this same problem, WATCH OUT! You could have the same problem I have and this situation could represent a MAJOR hazard because you could get an electric shock if you are touching the machine and water coming out of it while the machine is running!
JUST TAKE CARE, please.....

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I had the same problem, there is a O-ring seal between the heater and water feed...U have to remove apprx 8 allen screws on the top of the heater plate, remove the wiring connectors from the heating element and overload sensors and the heater plate romoves from the attached bottom plate. The seal is located on the center nipple and is apprx 1/8" round. Replacing it with a seal from the hardware store corrected my problem...GOOD LUCK!

Posted on May 31, 2008

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SOURCE: replaced gasket now I can't find what was plugged in...

Do you still have this problem? If you want I can send you a picture of this part.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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I owe this solution to one of our experts, Seldemseen: "there is a O-ring seal between the heater and water feed...U have to remove apprx 8 allen screws on the top of the heater plate, remove the wiring connectors from the heating element and overload sensors and the heater plate romoves from the attached bottom plate. The seal is located on the center nipple and is apprx 1/8" round."

He replaced his seal with one from his local hardware store.

Good luck to you,

I hope this helps. If it did, I'd appreciate a 4 thumbs up. Thanks,

Handie Andie

Posted on May 25, 2011

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How are you sure the gasket is exactly the fix to this problem? I would suggest you perform some diagnosis first in order to know precisely the cause of the problem so that a solution can be proffered.
I would like you to read through the below first to get the root of the problem.

Tools and Materials needed to fix this problem are as:

* White Vinegar
* Fresh Water
* Volt-ohm Meter
* Screwdriver

Step 1 - Clean

If your coffee maker seems to be clogged, try cleaning it with a mixture of white vinegar and water. Assuming that your coffee maker has a 12 cup capacity you will want to use 11 cups of vinegar and 1 cup of water. Fill the coffee pot to the 11 cup mark with vinegar and then fill it to the 12 cup mark with water.

Pour this mixture into the reservoir and turn on the coffee maker, allowing it to run through a brewing cycle as if you were making a pot of coffee. By doing this you will dissolve any build up in your coffee maker. If the coffee maker is leaking because the pump is clogged, then this might clear the clog and stop the leaking. If it has been a while since you last cleaned your coffee maker, you may need to run the vinegar through more than one cleaning cycle to dissolve all of the buildup.

Step 2 - Pump Valve

Unplug the coffee maker and examine the pump valve. If the pump valve is broken or has a clog, then the water will not be able to rise up and flow through the fill tube. When the coffee maker is turned on, the water needs to go someplace. If it cannot flow through the fill tube, then it may leak onto the countertop. If the pump in your coffee maker is sealed, you will need to replace the whole pump. If the pump is not sealed you should check it to ensure it is not clogged with coffee grounds or mineral deposits.

Step 3 - Brew Switch

Examine the brewing switch to ensure that is working. To get to the brewing switch, remove the base plate. Next, you will need to test the switch with your volt-ohm meter. Touch the tester to the RX1 scale. If it reads 0 ohms then you will know that the switch works fine. If it gives you a number other than 0 then it is time to replace the switch.

Step 4 - Tube Connectors

If the coffee maker is leaking or sputtering then you should take a look at the tube connectors. Many times, a leaky coffee maker is caused by faulty tube connectors. If you find the leak is in an elbow, clean the surfaces before you replace it. If the tube connector leaks, replace both the tube and the elbow so that you can be sure the pieces will both fit together properly.

I hope the above helps....

Good luck.

Posted on Jul 18, 2011

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The bottle water it may be purify and full of all the minerals which are essential for humans, however for machines are the a desaster since the minerals will build up scale in the water system. So now you will need to perform and descale and if you did not perform it frequently try to do it two or more with interval of 2 days each. Also try to leave the solution in the machine for about 45 minutes to 1 hour so it can desolve as much as possible of scale. A tip is to flush out some solution every 3-4 minutes so to move smaller parts and avoid the posibility a large scale parts unstuck and have a complete blockage in a nuroow point like a valve.
After that you should perform a descale every month.
The good thing is that you still have the machine pipping open so you can perform the descale. In other case if the machine was completly blocked then the only solution would be the complete desasemeble of the machine and manual descale all piping.

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