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PUFF OF STEAM,CONDENSATION,GRINDS LONGER

Symptoms just started everthing seems ok when starting up & priming when making coffee, there is a "puff" of steam coming near the steamer, and then some water appears to be leaking on the upper right hand of the cover (possibly condensation of additional steam). also, the grinder seems to be taking more time.

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The steam and leaking in the upper right corner turned out to be a leaky valve. I may have been able to fix it by just replacing the O-rings. However, the only place I found to get the right rings was in the kit to replace the steam valve assembly.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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When the steam valve assemblies fracture it is very hard to see without pressure. It is quite common for these to fracture over time, so it is worth replacing it. Steam getting into your grinder or electronics will cause terrible problems and isn't worth the risk.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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