Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. You've said that I need to use a bellow pump or something similar to force the water into the water inlet in the machine........but i don't know what a bellow pump is. What is it and where can I get one? And which water inlet on the machine do you mean?...the tube?
Sorry to sound so dim....hope you can help me understand how to fix it!
Thanks again in advance!
Still coffeeless! xx
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Hi! hope i'm not too late, since this leaking problem occur's quite often, specially when one's tends to overtight the valve, the proposed solutios will certainly help thousand of happy Saeco owners. Anyway i happened to live with it but after a second valve replacement, i got fed up with filling too often the reservoir and fixed it at Zero cost. What i did is realy easy: 1- Find a bearing the size of the plunger of the needle valve; the thiny steel ball in a nail polish bottle is what i used. 2- When the electric cord is pulled off the wall outlet, take the cover off, reach to the snap locker and pull it off. 3- Unscrew the needle valve plunger off the cylinder, grind or file the tip 3/16 of an inch, making sure it is at rite angle cut. 4- Insert the ball in the valve body and push it with the flattened tip over the vapor down stream and screw. You now have a new valve that will outlast your coffe maker.