Tip & How-To about Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines
To fix a dripping steam wand:
First empty the water tray and unplug the unit. Then remove the six metal tapping screws from back of unit. The back lifts off as there is a flange at the top to hold on the metal cover. For some reason, the bottom two screws have lock washers.
On the steam wand there is a recessed set screw that may be removed with an Allen wrench to open the steam wand. The steam wand stem twists out. Inside and stuck in the unit rather than the stem is a pin with a white plastic washer on it. I removed that, cleaned out the unit and the plastic washer. I found that q-tips worked best. I then reassembled after cleaning various parts. Watch the flange when putting the metal cover onto the back of the unit.
Voila! No drip.
Posted by Steve Jump on
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