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The group head seal is cracked and is leaking when making coffee. Where can i get a new seal?

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I sell lots of new and used parts for various coffee machines, but specialize in Krups. If interested in purchasing a Krups brew head seal at a resaonable price, contact me at and I'll make arrangements. I purchase the groups seals directly from Krups and they will arrive sealed in the manufacturer's original plastic packaging. I accept Paypal to make the transaction safe and secure for us both.

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there are several places where this machine can leak. Check all the connecting hoses from the boiler , they are just clicked in by holder pins.
Even the seal in the boiler itself can be worn.
Follow this link for diagram and parts ( unfortunately in spanish sorry for that)

Oh by the way the seal on the spout which goes into your brew group can be damaged too. Check that first

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Try this, adjust the grind to a coarser setting atleast 2 numbers, then remove brew unit and look behind at white plastic valve, there is a small chamber under valve make sure chamber is clean and that the small discharge from chamber to drain tray is also clear. Then remove shower screen from brew unit and clean if necessary, also check the tube from the shower. Reinsert and test.

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It seems that the coffee solenoid valve is the problem. It does not open since the noise indicated that is damaged, so you will need a new solenoid valve. If you manage to reassembled it then you can try to remove the internal body with spring inside solenoid with this the valve will be always open and you will have continiues water from the group shower. If this happens than you are 100 % that the valve is the problem.
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SOURCE: My machine has worked beautifully for several

I have had the same issue, this is just the group head gasket that needs to be replaced. I got all the parts and I am going to try and replace it myself

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* Leaks from top of portafilter and group head are caused by poor sealing at head gasket.
* wipe top lip of portafilter before inserting into group.
* check if group is clear of coffee grounds, paper bits, tissue, dry crud. Use a head cleaning brush (tooth brush works) and wipe group clean (do not use screwdriver to scrape!)
* Make sure when inserting portafilter it is seated properly. (check your manual for procedure) Note the position of the portafilter handle if it's in the right position AFTER you tighten it. Is it far to the left? or stuck and barely hangs on to group?
* Barely hanging on to group? Check if pod is too big. Note; you can't double shot or use 2 pods in a single pod basket! Make two separate shots for a double.
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* Make sure you have the correct portafilter. Many look the same and may even fit but when making fine adjustments or critical shots they don't work right. Check manual or vendor for confirmation.
* Make sure you have the correct basket. The portafilters may have different baskets or cups that can be inserted. Many have special uses that can affect the pull of a shot. Fewer holes causes slower flow and longer brew time. Many holes gives a weaker shot but smoother less bitter taste. There is a blank basket that has no holes which is used for backflushing and cleaning of the group. Check your manual or vendor for which basket you should be using. Odds are that you have a standard basket ment for ground coffee and not pods. (you can remove the coffee from the pod but it will be messy.) Ask for the optional 'POD' basket insert.
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there are several places where this machine can leak. Check all the connecting hoses from the boiler , they are just clicked in by holder pins.
Even the seal in the boiler itself can be worn.
Follow this link for diagram and parts ( unfortunately in spanish sorry for that)

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