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How to disassemble Krups FND1 Expresso maker

Unit has lost pressure and steam is leaking out from under hood. What is the trick for popping the top off to check out problem.

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  • emurdock Feb 18, 2008

    I have the same problem. I pulled out all of the screws and still seems to internally snapped together. would like to use a saw to open it up.

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2008

    I have the same problem. The steam just comes out from around the seal, it won't go through the coffee and into the little carafe. The frother works fine just won't make any expresso, just a bunch of steam into the air.

    At first I thought the seal between the basket and the machine was shot or plugged up so I took the ***** out and cleaned the screen. A simple task and I thought great, **w finally a cup of coffee; wrong it made ** difference.

    By the way I have 2 fnd1 and both have the same problem. I am going to take one apart and investigate. I'll post if I manage to fix it.

  • Ivans Jun 15, 2008

    I have the same need - to open the boiler. After a cup of Espresso was made the maachine (knob) was left in the "on" position and now it will not heat water and the red light will only light in the steam position.

    We have removed the "feet" on the bottom of the unit and found it requires a special security type screw driver which we will be obtaining and will advise further as we proceed.

    We want to open to fix or replace the heating element and/or fuse.

  • carlo corso Oct 30, 2012

    the problem i have is that the blow off happens when i steam the milk .i have this KRUPS FND1 working good for atleast 2 yrs,until a couple of days ago it had a blow off if that is what you call it so I disasembled to see if I could find out what happend .what had happend is the hose that goes to the steamer pulled off the connection because the pressure was to great. so I put a clamp on the hose to hold it on thinking that mabe the glue did not hold,wrong I tried the steamer and the other end of the hose came off with a bigger pop.what should happen is the light comes on to let you know to turn off the steamer switch so it could relieve the pressure. I also tried to keep the basket handle less thight no luck. don't know what to do next , mabe it has something to do with a control valve that is not working ? help carlo

  • carlo corso Oct 30, 2012

    you can use a alen wrench if you don't have the proper tool, one screw inside the door to the water then use fine flat screwdriver next or some other toor to get under dial handle to force gentle upward to release 3 points that is holding it in place .the little tabs can click back wen you press it back on. be gentle so that you don't brake plastic tabs. know start with the back of of the cover with a knife or thin tool to pry gentle to release tabs 2 in the front 2 on the sides .modle fnp1



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The krups machine can be opened with a special screwdriver. i made my own by taking a standard flat-head and carving out a notch in the center with a dremmel and cutting wheel.
with all screws removed, i believe the only other thing in your way is the power knob which has to be removed to get the top off. there is a release on the inside part of the shaft. with the bottom of the machine open, you will have to reach inside to activate the release and then pull the knob off. after that, the top should open right up.

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I have a similar problem - mine will froth milk, but not make coffee. I followed the tip above of making a tool for the security screws by taking a file to a screw driver bit. The power knob popped off with a screwdriver. Once inside the various screws are readily apparent except for one. There are three screws that secure the two halves of the boiler tank - one is blocked by the switch for the power light - there are two retaining clips which allow that to be removed. The tank was badly scaled with calcium deposits despite repeated cleaning with vinegar (8 times +) - I believe the valve is blocked with similar. If a compressor won't blow it out, it's to the dump with this one...

Posted on Apr 01, 2010


I have a solution: throw it in the garbage and buy something quality. (you might be thinking i'm a snob... however...) I bought the same one and i'm using it right now. it's brand new... i got it on sale for $60. it's not worth the hastle of fixing. it will probably just break again anyway. a good espresso machine will never break.

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