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Pump activates put coffee does not drip instead it water comes out the top of the pod handle

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I had the exact same problem about a year ago. I bought a replacement valve from Bodum here in Denmark, where I live.
The cracked valve was made out of some sort of plastic, but the new one I got was cast in metal.
The machine has been working perfectly since.

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

  • hildeboeldch Nov 16, 2010

    I think I may have the very same problem with my machine. Only, I cannot get hold of spare parts here in Germany after they stopped the production. I even rang Switzerland! Any chance you can give me a phone number or address in Denmark where I could try my luck?
    Many thanks in advance!


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Sounds like the same problem I have. The diverter valve is cracked and when the machine pumps, the resistance of the coffee forces the water out of the crack in the diverter where it collects in the body until it overflows at the top of the handle. I have taken it apart and liberally applied Araldite around the affected area. Waiting to see what happens. Very annoyed that Bodum has stopped supporting this machine. It wasnt cheap and now we're on our own.

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

  • david3700 Nov 11, 2009

    Nope, araldite didnt hold. Under heat and pressure the araldite began blistering than popped!
    Anybody got a granos they are breaking for spares?



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