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Leaking Water after each Brew

A couple of weeks ago I noted that whenever I brewed a cup of coffee or espresso, the volume was cut dramatically on the first brew. My Saeco Vienna would leak clear water (about a 1/2 cup) from the small holes in the bottom of the machine. I removed the "catch tray", took out the dreg drawer, removed the grey coffee compression unit, to find there is no access to the "inside" of the machine to see where the leak is originating from.

When the machine is not in use, there's no puddle of leaked water. The puddle forms only after getting a great cup of coffee. I love the coffee....hate the water leaking on the countertop. Help!

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    B31 is leaking water onto countertop instead of brewing

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I have the user manual for your machine after reading it there could be many tiny thing you can do to fix that problem.but they are mostly pictures follow along instructions i can e-mail this manual to you in pdf file format if you wish.

Posted on May 14, 2008

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Hello doc G,

There is a rubber valve (usually spring loaded ) which is resident behind the shower screen. This may be old, or become hard and will need replacement. You will have to undo the shower screen to get to this valve. However, if your machine is under warranty, I would advise against this as it would void the warranty. Best call the manufacturer/ point of purchase in this case.

Hope that helps..

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    Swilin Sampson May 14, 2008

    Found this solution elsewhere. Have a go at it first, as it is the easier to do..
    "there is a drain located in the back of the machine that drains into
    the drain tray. If this drain is clogged (like mine) when ever you
    brew, the small excess water, instead of draining as it should into the
    tray, drains into a very small reservoir that holds the slight excess
    of water that occurs with every cup. When the reservoir finally fills
    up, it pours over the lip and into the machine and all over the place
    missing the drain tray. It is messy.

    The solution is to remove the brew group, look into the back where the
    brew group inlet nozzle fits, and you will see the discharge nozzle
    leading down from the top left and into a reservoir. You cannot see the
    drain because it is behind the axle that drives the group, but you can
    feel it if you stick your finger in and down to the right. You can see
    its discharge port, down at the drain tray. Clean it, until you can run
    clear water into it and see it drain out the bottom drain port into the
    drain tray, which you should reinsert before you pour water."

    Hope that helps..

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Please read this link for more information on the problem you are experiencing which is quite normal after much use from a coffee maker

http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/espresso_machine_repairs.cfm


Please let me know if you have any questions about the article and I would be happy to answer them.

Basically you will have to replace the rubber valve and this article tells you how to

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    Please let me know the current situation with this problem, and if you were able to fix it, then rate my solution as I appreciate any and all feedback that I get. thanks

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I have the same coffee machine, not really familiar with the problem. I would open up the coffee machine a little bit, and see if all of the water connections are secure. Im pretty sure there is a little conection piece that sometimes comes loose. Try running the machine while you have a look at it open, you may find the leak.

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Did you already checked on the rubber as well are parts that are loosely reattach, try dismantling it and reinstall all parts and make sure that they are installed tightly. heat produces moist that acumulates on it thats why..

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