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Francis Francis X1

Hi, My newX1 is leaking water from between the body and the upper ground/pod holder. That is to say when I turn on the unit, before I put in the ground/pod holder, I get 2-3 teaspoons of water leaking out while it heats up.

It stops once it has heated up, but it happens every time.
Thanks for your help.

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Some leaking from the group head of the machine is totally normal while the machine is heating. The reason for this is that the valve that sits above the shower screen is simply a spring and rubber ball. The spring expands, creating a seal with the rubber ball and the boiler, once the boiler reaches a specific temperature. Until the boiler temp is reached, leaking from the group head will occur.

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