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Stema Knob wont fully stop flow of steam/water

When making a shot of espresso water comes out steam wand as well reducing the size of the espresso shot.  Additionally when texturing milk the steam still leaks when knob turned off.  Its like the knob hits a stop but the valve its connected to hasnt fully closed.  Any ideas on how to fix?  Thanks Julian - Australia

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Here is the link to the part that you need to change. http://cerinicoffee.com/Saeco_steam_valve_plastic_italia.asp

For Saeco Parts and Cleaning supplies visit www.cerinicoffee.com

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