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2 problems: not enough hot water, and where the rubberized tube goes

Hello experts,
I took apart my Krups espresso machine, cleaned out the gunk in the boiler, and put everything back together except for the 4 inch rubberized tube (which I can't remember where it goes). The milk frother works great. But when I try to make espresso it's really steamy, and not a lot of water coming through -- so not much espresso is made. I thought it might be a gasket problem, so I put a new one in the part where the hot water comes out to drop into the espresso basket -- but the machine still isn't producing enough water to drip on to the espresso.

1. where does the 4" rubberized tube go?
2. why isn't enough water coming through? (all the screws are down pretty tight).

Thanks,
Joan
thanks,
Joan

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  • joanmo Apr 08, 2008

    Thanks for the quick response. Hurt my wrists while cranking screws down on the machine. So now I'm back at trying to fix the thing.

    Ok. Still not sure where the tube goes. Here's a photo of my machine, plus a line drawing of the parts which doesn't include the tube for some reason.

    Thanks,
    Joan


  • billcox Jun 02, 2008

    I cant get any water to come down into the brewing basket. I have taken the filter etc. out and run lime away thru the system several times. I got the steam to come out the steam pipe on the side but just a little steam out of the hole where the water comes into the brewing basket. thanks

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It's my opinion that the tube goes in the boiler so that when the water boils, the steam will push the water up the tube and to the brew head. Without the tube, you will just get steam through the grounds.

Good luck!

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