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Leaking water, does not close - Nespresso C100B Essenza Single-Serve Automatic Espresso Machine, Black

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  • arlingtonbad Mar 08, 2009

    i have a c100. it was moved from san diego to chicago in the original box and packaging and not sure why it's leaking out of the bottom. it's definately not the seal to the water compartment.

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I had the same problem with the nespresso krups xn20 machine. After calling the Nespresso service desk they substituted free of charge the water tank, which has a little valve with seal at the bottom. It turned out that the problem was not the seal of the water tank, but the seal of the machine (onto which the water tank is installed).
I solved the problem by using Teflon tape (same type as that used to connect for water pipes) on the water tank, applying it at the appendix which goes into the machine.
It's been working ok since then (couple of days). The only problem could be the wearing-off of the tape after some time (you will have to reapply it).

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