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Water leaks I am going to repalce the group gasket. How do I get the old/cracked group gasket out? Your help is appreciated. Ian

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Re: Water leaks

If it's leaking already, you may have a tough time of it. For the Rancilio, you'll first have to remove the shower screen screw, shower screen and nozzle block (they all should come out together when the screw is out). Then you need to "carefully" pry the old one out. By carefully I mean try not to scratch or gouge the brass inner ring. You may have to chisel it out with a pick or screwdriver depending on how hard it has gotten. Make sure that you get all the pieces out, then polish the gap with a small wire brush. Install the new gasket evenly with the bevel (if it has one) up. Sometimes you can use the group handle to seat it all the way. Then replace the nozzle (after cleaning it), screen (should be a new one) and screw. Don't over-tighten it! Violin! You're done!

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My pasquini livia machine is leaking from the base of the steam wand. Perhaps it is a gasket how do you replace these?


You have to take apart the system for changing the gaskets.If you are not a technical savvy don't try for it.Here is the parts diagram for your machine.Many of my fixya customers took apart the system to change the valve and they suffered a lot to fix it again back.All the best.
1 Boiler end gasket 11 Expanse Valve 21 Group gasket 2 Heating element 12 Drain 22 Refill solenoid 3 Gasket for above 13 Pressurestat 23 Group touch pad 4 Steam + water valve 14 Main switch 24 Drip tray grill 5 Pop off valve 15 Group 25 Water flow meter 6 Bleed valve 16 Group solenoid 26 Drip tray 7 Water level Probe 17 Group handle 27 Basket 8 Auto refill relay effect 18 Filter basket single 28 Steam-water valve knob 9 Heater exchanger injector 19 Plastic gasket 29 Manual refill valve 10 Heat wand 20 Site glass 30 Shower screen

the gasket look like this.I will cost around 12$.

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Dec 29, 2010 | Pasquini Livietta Espresso Machine

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Water is leaking around the edges of the basket and into the shots. Is this an o-ring gasket or a group gasket issue?

Group gasket issue, depending on the age of the machine the gasket might be dirty, use a Q-tip or your group brush to clean, if machine has over 2 years use then replace group gasket.

Sep 02, 2010 | Gaggia Carezza Espresso Machine

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Ascaso Dream Leaking Water

Correct, inside the grouphead their is a gasket which is the same diameter as the filterholter which make the perfect fit so the presure of the water will not leak out. So now either the gasket is damage in one point so you have the leak from that point. Second the gasket have become hard so it can not make perfect fit with filter holder. In both above case you have to replace the gasket. Finally their is aposibility that the gasket is dirty with coffee remains and again we can not have a perfect fit. You can use a hard brash with the water running so you can clean the gasket.
With this case you can unsrew also the shower from the grouphead and clean it also for better coffe results

May 05, 2010 | Ascaso Dream Espresso Machine

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Rancilio Silvia leaks around group head. Gasket seems fine.

You need to change the group head gasket. They only last about 1 year and then should be changed. Get 2 because they usually fail on Friday and you have a party on Saturday.
The gaskets get hard from the heat and don't form to the filter any more so they leak.
When you get the new gasket.
Empty everything out of the machine (water tank, drip tray, etc.) Turn the machine upside down on a towel. This way you can see what your are doing.
Remove the filter screen and diffuser from the brew head. The black O-ring is your gasket. Carefully pry it out. Clean the opening good before you install the new gasket. Insert the gasket with the beveled side down (on the inside edge of the O-ring is the bevel). Once you have the gasket in place, use the portafilter to finish seating the gasket.

Oct 23, 2009 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

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Leaky head and quick shots

Have a look at the seal for the group handle. I have a different machine but this may of hardened and cracked. I'm sure you can get a replacement, may be hard to remove if it's gone very hard.

Mar 28, 2009 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

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Water leaking from the group

Hi there,
You can buy a service kit for your machine at and that contains all replacable gaskets and washers and gives you an exploded diagram and sachet of grease and descaler to get your machine back in as new working order. The service kit you require is the "old group service kit" and is about £20. If you go to the website above and click on the la pavoni machine on the right hand side of the home page it will give you the full parts list.

All the best


Feb 18, 2009 | La Pavoni PC-16 Espresso Machine

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Saeco Vienna Coffee Machine water leak

I have had the same problem with my Saeco Digital & Saeco Superautomica machines. After much work and somewhat expense I have finally found a simple fix. All you need to do is replace the gasket which is located just under the water reservoir.
(1) Take the water reservoir off
(2) Pop the round plastic piece located in the middle off (don't worry you won't break it as is it pretty tough)
(3) Take the black rubber gasket out and either:
(a) cover the present gasket with the brew group lube or
(b) replace the gasket with a new one.
which will give it a air tight fit and prevent any further water leakage from the reservoir.

You can get a new gasket for $5!!! :) I got mine at:

I also put some Brew Group lube ( ) around the gasket as a temp fix until I completely replaced to gasket. Apparently, what happens is that the original gasket gets old, dry rots or whatever allowing the water to leak out of the reservoir. And then all over your work surface. The Saeco machines are quite intricate but are
Hope this helps.

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Leaking Water shorts out machine

I had the same problem. What may be the problem is the tiny water drip hole that feeds the drip tray is blocked with coffee sludge. Open the machine and remove the dump bucket, drip tray, and the brew group. Behind the brew group is a flat plastic piece which has a small drip hole at the bottom of it. This may be blocked which causes the water that should go into the drip tray to build up and overflow inside the machine running onto the countertop. Clean out the area behind the little drip hole and the hole itself. This should cure it.

Nov 16, 2007 | Saeco Vienna SuperAutomatica Coffee...

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Leaking around the group

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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