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There is water overflowing out of the drip tray out of the water reservoir. Makes it just a nuisance to use this machine.

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  • catahn Mar 31, 2011

    The problem is not that there is water left in the reservoir. It is that the reservoir continuously empties into the drip tray and underneath the drip tray and flows out the front of the unit onto the countertop. The water almost all empties prior to even making a cup of coffee. It finishes rinsing and the water keeps leaving the reservoir.

  • catahn Mar 31, 2011

    The water from the reservoir goes through the rinsing stage and then continues to empty almost completely into the drip tray and underneath the tray, spilling out the front of the unit to the counter below. The whole amount of water seems to empty before making a single espresso or cup of coffee.

  • catahn Apr 01, 2011

    The reservoir seems to sit flush in the slot. The rinsing is not a problem. It stops rinsing appropriately. But then it empties the reservoir almost completely from inside. Must be the valve or something. But there doesn't seem to be a problem with putting the reservoir in. I don't hear a click but it seats fine.

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The water reservoir has a valve at the front that ensures that water cannot escape. To quote from the Miele manual... "The water container must click into position and sit in the machine correctly to ensure the valve is sealed. If you do not hear it click into into position or the water container protrudes slightly or does not sit flat on the floor, check whether the surface that the water container sits on is dirty and clean it if necessary." Your problem with water overflowing out of the drip tray out of the water reservoir is likely due to the valve not being sealed. Hopefully, if you follow the instructions mentioned, the valve will be sealed properly when you place the water container into the machine and water will no longer be overflowing.

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  • Bill Yee Apr 01, 2011


    From your comments, it appears that the machine does not stop rinsing after when the rinsing is supposed to end thus emptying the water reservoir and overflowing the drip tray. Quoting from the Miele manual. "If Automatic rinsing is set to "On", the machine will automatically carry out a brief rinse when it switches itself
    on." The brief rinse not shutting off would indicate a possible programming error. If you have being using a customized user profile, you might use "Revert" to programme the machine to use the "Standard User" profile "After each use" - The machine will automatically revert to the Standard User profile each time a drink is dispensed. and "When switched on" - Each time the machine is switched on it will automatically select the Standard User profile regardless of which User profile was set before the machine was last switched off.

    From your comments, it appears that the machine does not stop rinsing after when the rinsing is supposed to end thus emptying the water reservoir and overflowing the drip tray. Quoting from the Miele manual. "If Automatic rinsing is set to "On", the machine will automatically carry out a brief rinse when it switches itself
    on." The brief rinse not shutting off would indicate a possible programming error. If you have being using a customized user profile, you might use "Revert" to programme the machine to use the "Standard User" profile "After each use" - The machine will automatically revert to the Standard User profile each time a drink is dispensed. and "When switched on" - Each time the machine is switched on it will automatically select the Standard User profile regardless of which User profile was set before the machine was last switched off.

  • Bill Yee Apr 02, 2011

    If you have cleaned the floor and the water container is sitting properly, but you don't hear it click into position, it is possible the container is in fact protruding ever so slightly so that the valve is not being sealed. Possibly some scaling has occurred or some other foreign matter has gotten in the valve area so a close inspection of the valve seat followed by a cleaning of the seat may help.

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More then likely there is nothing wrong with the water seal but simply the tank was not placed properly over the seal and water was bypassed to the reservoir. If a significant amount of water sits in the reservoir the "Water System Fault" trouble will appear and stop operation. The easiest way to remove the water from the reservoir is with an inexpensive ($5) siphon tool available at any auto parts store. Once the water has been removed and you can operate the machine and it goes through the "Warming" sequence you will receive a "Air in water System" alert. Follow the simple directions in the manual to correct this trouble and your system is back to normal. I have heard people have been charged by technicians up to $600 to fix this trouble and told the seal had to be replaced. Just take care when placing a full water tank back into place and enjoy

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