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Water leaks during the descaling

My Miele coffee maker leaks water during the descaling process and I have not been able to obtain any steam for frothing. is a tube leaking inside the machine?

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    After descaling the machine we noticed that water had leaked from the machine, I have checked all of the hoses and everything appears OK? Any ideas as to how we can resolve? Thanks Rob

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It started to leak after the descaling and the water that leak is the water very hot you might have a leaky boiller in the descaling process calcium in the boiller melt and if you have bad seal =leak in the boiller. if you use a descaler product and if you use vinegar that might be y you have no steam vinegar remove calcium in little pieces and sometime those pieces block the machine descaler product melt the calcium thanks for using fixya pierre

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