As soon as I put a filled water container on the water starts to leak out around the sides. You can actually watch it leaking immediately. Do I need to send it in somewhere, or is there an easier fix I can do at home?
You either have a small crack on the water tank and/or the connection from the bottom of the tank reservoir to the machine is not sealing properly. ( i.e similar to putting the tank on top of a flat surface, the tank will leak as the seal connections gets pushed up and water begins to flow out)- it is that component that I am refering to. If you can inspect it to pin point the problem
- if the latter is the case (valve), could try purchasing a new o-ring, piston, and valve. Suggest contact . Saeco USA Inc. at 800-933-7876 (toll-free), ask for customer support and they will give more detail or contact SAECO via e-mail at : email@example.com
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This looks like a fault. The plastic tank has two reed switches that measure 'tank empty' and 'tank half full'. When the tank is empty the inlet solenoids (there are 2 for safety) open and water enters the tank but not so much to fill the tank to the half way level. In normal operation the level water in the tank will drop and then more water is allowed in. In your case it appears the 'half full' reed switch is being activated because the solenoids are not closing off properly and water is leaking in and filling the tank. If you do not empty it then eventually it will fill and leak into the leak. The problem can be caused by either low water pressure (below 145 psi) or sticky solenoid. If is the solenoid then the Miele solution will be to replace both solenoids. Alternately you may be able to remove, take apart and clean. Also check that you have a mesh filter at connection to tap. Also you can temporarily fix the problem by turning off the water at the tap and re-programming machine to 'turn off' the plumed water line. regards
I had the same problem. I filled the water container and held it up for a while to make sure the two plunger/valves were not leaking. They held water well so I knoew it was probably not the tank. I called Capresso at 800-767-3554 and spoke to a tech. She asked me to test the water container and I told her I had already done this. She said then unless it was an internal problem it probably was the two seating valves that the tank fits into. She said the soft rubber gets hard over time. She sent them to me for free. I tried them today and when I took out the old ones they were very hard and the plastic cover was a little nicked. The new rubber is very plyable and when I put them in and seated the full water tank it made a nice rubber-to-plastic squeeking sound that let me know it seated correctly. It has been 2 hours so far with ten cups of water and no leaks. If you try this make sure you place the rubber grommet into the hole with the solid side up. It is shapped like an "n" and the open side goes down. Good luck.
on a N95 fill the water container and take it off the machine if it leaks its just the red seal on the botton but if thats not it put the water container back on full of water,let it sit for a bit,it wil leak out the front or side it will be the dark grey seal in the base were the outlet of the water container sits in, I found this with vmine anyway,it was hard to see it leaking but was a pain in the but!! i will talk to Delonghi or pull the seal out and match one the same Ant
If its leaking under the water tank, its this.
There is a seal on top of the machine under the water tank. To get to it, remove the water tank, and set aside. There is a large doughnut shaped cap on top of the machine. Slip a screwdriver on the outside edge of the cap and pry up gently. When it snaps up, go to the other side of the cap and do the same. There is a black seal in the center and if you stick your finger in the center and it lifts out, it needs to be replaced. Clean any residue inside the opening with a Q-tip.
When you get the new seal, it won't slip in. Insert it at a slight angle (double lips down), then take your finger nail and run it around the bottom edge of the seal until it slips in, then push down. Snap the cap back on and your set to go.
If its leaking under the machine, its your boiler.
If its leaking into the dredge drawer, its the thiumbscrew in the brew unit, that holds the filter screen in.
If its under your drip tray there is a pocket behind the brew unit that has a cloged drain, just above the center of the drip tray in back.
Water container have a small valve which work with a small spring and o ring. You can remove the container over a sink unit fill with water and try to press with your finger to check if it block the water without pressing it and also check visual if their any dirt or scale blocking it from closing full or if the o ring is damages in any point.
In any case the valve work very simple the the spring force down the piston and o ring should block the water from ascape if any of thsi is dirty or damage or the loose then the water will leak.
You should also check the valve base on the machine body since their can be something that blocking the valve sit corectly on base so water can leak out of the piping arount the machine.
If this is one of those units with the leaver that starts brewing when you close the fill lid, I have the fix.
What has happened is that the "tank" that holds the just added water has deteriated due to heat from the stailess steel tank that hold the hot brewing water. This tank remains hot as long as the side switch is in the "on" position.
You will have to remove the (3) screws that you can see from the top of the coffee maker. (2) are under the lid where you fill water. Remove the top of unit. You will find the lever in this "tank". You will need to remove the lever to access the fitting that screw into the stainless steel tank. This is the area that has deteriated from the heat. You will also need to remove (2) screws to be able to remove this "tank" for repair.
After you clean the area where the "fitting" was removers from the top of the stailess steel tank. Apply a bead of RTV silicone around this area. This can be found in automotive stores. The RTV will form a seal around this deteriated area.
IMPORTANT Make sure you don;t put to much RTV on parts. You don;t want to interfere with the seal on the leaver. Replace the "tank" along with the washer & fitting. Replace the (2) screws also. Replace the leaver. Replace the top cover with the (3) screws.
Let unit sit overnight to allow RTV to set.
I have done this fix twice. 3 years apart.
I have not been able to find this part to purchase sepratlly.
I can't see paying $85 for a refurbished unit.
i had the same problem what i suggest to you clean where the water tank were its sit very good put the tank back me i never remove the water tank i clean regualy i put the tank empty on the machine and fill it with a glass never leak again pierre
i got a vienna digital when i take the water container of to clean it 1 time out of 2 im gonna have water all over the floor what i do now clean the container put it back fill the water container with big glass and no more leak it probably have to do warp water container when it empty it seat perfectly when you have it in our hand it warp a little bit were not the only one with that me when i dont remove the container to fill it up i have no problem since then thanks for using fixya pierre