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Leaks From Filter Gasket

My Domus Due is about two years old and used a couple times a week. Recently it started leaking from where the filter basket mounts on the machine. everything works fine as long as there's no coffee in the basket.

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Re: Leaks From Filter Gasket

Sounds like you might have coffee oil build up. I would suggest soaking the Brew Head Screen and filter holder in a coffee oil remover by or dezcal. Remove the screw if your filter basket has one. For home use it would be good to clean this every week or so. You can email me for more info: You also might just try purchasing a new filter basket (along with cleaning the Brew head screen and new basket).
Further technical info can be found at:
41 Woodbine St
Bergenfield NJ 07621
phone 201-439-1700
fax 201-439-1701

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Re: Leaks From Filter Gasket

My filter was clogged, and worked even better after disassembling the filter, and making sure the little rubber piece was not stopped up. There are two tiny holes in that piece, and I used a paperclip to clean them.

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