Question about Saeco Odea Giro Espresso Maker - Black/Silver
I have a Saeco Odea Giro and I want clear out some coffee grounds that I suspect have clogged up the grinding unit. I therefore need to take the top off, but I am unable to. I have removed the top screw inside the coffe bean compartment but there seems to be more to it. Can you advice me, please.
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I managed to take mine apart because I was having a lot of leaking steam from the steam wand (as posted earlier). I followed your instructions, and all worked very well. Just to prepare readers, this is what I found. The green seal on the steam end was torn, as previously described. I noticed it start to "drag" a bit during use (daily for the past year), and it must have stuck and torn over time. See photos. I replaced with a part from ACE, see photo. Be sure to lube before re-assembly. Hope the photos help!
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
Okay, ripping apart an $800 coffeemaker by brute force is not an appealing option. However, while attempting a disassembly, I managed to poke the door-open sensor up into the machine, thus breaking it permanently. In desperation, I pulled harder on the top, and. . . voila! The silver top is held only by a couple of plastic latches. You may want to put a long screwdriver along the edge, as far to the front of the machine as you can get it, and push toward the middle of the machine to release the latch. After the two top latches are released, you can pop the front off, also with a bit of force. The latches are pointed downward, so lifting up at the front may help. You will have to remove the front dispenser (which I mentioned before, but to repeat: Pull the outer knob off, then gently pry off the front half of the dispenser spout. Remove the screws underneath to free the back half) to get the silver panel all the way off. Once the panel is off, you have complete access to the grinder at the back, which ought to solve your problem. My problem (leaking valve) is not so easy. I will post again when I have got it figured out.
By the way, the sensor pushes back down easily, although it seems a rather bad idea not to have it secured in place.
I like my Saeco coffeemaker, but I do have an axe to grind with the designers who made such problem-prone parts as valves and gaskets so difficult to access.
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
How about the Black cover? Does it come off easier?
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
First of all, thank you all so much for your descriptions. It helped me fix the grinder of my Odea Giro.
My machine (recently purchased 2nd hand) did not do a good job in grinding the beans. They allways came out much to coarse. I removed the transparent top to reveal the grinding adjustment screw. By lifting the adapter and repositioning I (thought) was able to further adjust the grinding process. Unfortunately, at one point all that came out were almost whole beans. I realized I messed up and decided to open up the device completely. Your help was vital in the success. Once the silver top was removed (gently...) I was able to remove the rubber cover of the grinder (3 screws). The grinder has two halves each supplied with ceramic saw tooth supplied grinder plates. They are attached to eachothter by a banjonet mechanism with 3 blades. The top half is supplied with a gear that is operated by the adjustement wheel. Obviously I had unscrewed the banjonet such that upper and lower half were loose. I adjusted the 3 blades in the proper position and by using the adjustment screw could refit the two halves again. Assembled everything again and the grinding tests now resulted in a nice fine coffee powder.
Hope this is of any use to others,
happy repairs! Hans
Posted on Sep 20, 2010
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