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Leaking around the group

My ECM Giotto is 3 years old and recently started leakin. I called the place where I bought it and they suggested it might need new gaskets around the group. I received them but have no idea how to remove the old one which has become very hard. I am not mechanical and do not want to do any damage. Please help.

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    leaking around the seal that holds fhe coffee in the pot

  • fedenat Jan 28, 2008

    I have a very similar problem. Only less than 50% of the coffee gets
    into the cup. The rest is found in the drawer. Could this leak problem
    be the same. Maybe I need new gaskets too.. At the,
    there is no lavazza help. Did you solve your problem ?
    Thank you

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  • Anonymous Jun 01, 2008

    Can't get water to go thru the group...the group IS the thing that you put the filter into..correct?  Bottom line - water/coffee leaking everywhere..only about .5 cup of coffee actually being brewed.

  • Anonymous Jun 22, 2008

    my ascaso dream expresso machine is leaking around the filter holder
    please provide solution

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    My Ascaso Dream is 2 years old and recently started leaking for the SECOND time (the first time was a few months after I bought the machine), The first time I was told by the repair-service (in Belgium) that they repaired the leak but they obviously didn't.

    I don't trust them anymore so I am still searching for a solution too. All suggestions are welcome.

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    already replaced gasket and it still leaks after a week. think machine could be warped?



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I tend to remove the screw holding the shower plate to the group.
Take off the shower plate, and the metal diffuser (a round heavy metal piece) should come off with it.Sometimes this needs a little encouragement with a screwdriver..:)
Take a long thin screwdriver, and place it on the old gasket in the group.A few taps with a hammer (TAPS, not hard), and the old gasket should break.You should be able to prise out the gasket now, but it may take some moving if its been there a while.
Give the group gasket area a clean, i like wire wool for this.
Put your new gasket in the group and press upwards until it slots in.Some take more pressing than others.
Try the handle in the group to make sure everythings ok.
If the handle does not fit, the gasket is not in correctly.
Then replace the diffuser and shower plate and test.
Hope this helps..:)

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Go to coffeegeek (dot) com and do a search for gasket replacement...they will tell you EXACTLY how to do this. This is an EASY fix! (Good Luck)


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