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Kitchenaid proline espresso maker, model KPES100NP 2. Espresso boiler frequently discharges outside of unit instead of into removable tray.

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  • Jim Lorts
    Jim Lorts Mar 17, 2009

    If I have too fine a grind I will get leakage that doesn't come down the tube leading form the upper chamber into the drip tray. Some early runs of this machine had drip trays that didn't extend far enough into the recess to catch water.

    The amount of water "should be" negligible and if you have enough water coming out from under the base you have a leak in the pump system but tring to find someone who can actually work on these is tough if not impossible because Whirlpool bought Kitchen-Aid and quit making/supporting this machine.

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I took out the water tank. Found a return discharge hole in the middle of the over hanging brewer body. It was in the middle of the deep indention.I placed a self adhesive folded plastic door weather stripping between the discharge hole and the brewer body. I used about 1 and 1/2 inches of the stripping. I made sure the fold was angled back away from the brewer. That seemed to force the water back into the water tank and my counter has stayed dry. I still get quite a bit of water under the catch tray, but if i clean it one every 20 pulls it has never over flowed.

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