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Saeco Aroma leak from steamer wand

Once machine is switched on, water dribbles or flows steadily from the steamer wand. Bought this a couple of years ago new. Reputable seller we think, (Whole Lotta Latte).

Simple valve fix? Or does this sound more pricey? Hoping to repair in our area (Colorado) rather than ship somewhere, but many repair centers handle only fancy commercial machines. Thanks so much and I'm thrilled to finally find some real help online re living with espresso machines.

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  • Mimisrocker Jul 18, 2008

    Thank you, KaffeSumpen. We will take a look at the gaskets first. A good start.




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I, too, assumed the problem was the needle valve, but thanks to 83bj60 for suggesting how easy it is to fix. I posted some photos of the process.

Posted on May 12, 2010

  • Terri Shafer Nov 11, 2011

    Thanks SO much for posting these photos. They made it super easy to fix the same problem with our unit.


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If it's dripping from the panarello, it's the needle valve. Open the top, remove the snap ring, unscrew the valve completely and examine the tip. I bet it has a nice shiny circular wear grove in it. I sanded it down on mine and it works just fine now.  If that doesn't work, the valve body may have developed a crack at the seat of the valve, in which case the whole assembly may need to be replaced.  

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

  • 83bj60 May 13, 2010

    Great pictures, ddirks. That's exactly what I did :)

  • mb458 Dec 26, 2010

    83bj60, you're what makes the Net so fun! Thanks for posting. I look FWD to fixing minr


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Its the gaskets in needle valve or the pistong

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

  • KaffeSumpen Jul 18, 2008

    good even double checked with a friend of mine as Aroma can be a litle tricky when its leaking.


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