Hi, water does not seem to flow through the coffee dispenser normally. It then leaks inside the machine or drip tray. I replaced the large rubber o-ring and cleaned the dispenser, I also readjusted the grinder and dose controls but I am still having the leaking problem. I have maintained the machine properly and have descaled the machine. The brewer was replaced in December. I would prefer not to have to take it in to a repair center to spend another $200.00. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Dori Saeco Italia sup0201
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Re: water leaking from coffee dispenser
Hei dory may be this can be helpful.Inside the machine take out the brewing group on the back panel there is asmall metal piston with 2 small orange rubber o ring.Try to replace that(is not easy since the position)were the o ring are locate is very unconfortable but is something i believe you can do it.That one is the main connector between the inside and the conjunction with your brewing group.
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Take the brew unit out when the machine is off and cold. With your finger, check the well next to the large gear on the inside of the machine. This is the gear that fits in the back of the brew unit when it is in place. That well may be clogged with fine coffee grounds and some mildew build up. You might notice that after brewing, very little water will has been flowing into the drip tray. Take a Q-tip and push it through the hole at the bottom of the well to remove the coffee ground buildup. The excess water after brewing will flow through normally now and not behind the brew unit.
I really sounds like the machine is working properly (water flowing properly) and either the filter material is too thick, or the coffee is too fine, or the flow control mechanism is failing to open properly. (For reference, I use Bunn filters in mine as they are taller and allow the water level to rise deeper in the basket before overflowing.)
Some things to look at: (1) make certain that you are using only one thickness of paper filter, (2) that you are only using coffee designed for your coffee maker (drip grind usually) and that (3) the mechanism is opening properly (not gunked up with dried coffee or whatever).
When the machine is done brewing some water is relieved into the drip tray. This is the pressure relief. Some coffee residue is also taken into the drip tray. This is normal. As long as nothing is under the machine your OK.
Your problem is probably the boiler leaking. Its located just above the drip tray in the center of the machine. When it starts leaking it goes into the drip tray or on the counter top. If you can remove the top, you can see if the boiler is leaking. There will be a white line between the 2 halves of the boiler.
If the grounds are really wet and not looks like a round firm cake, you need to use coarser grist on the grinder. The water in the drip tray is coming from the brew unit. The o-rings are not holding the pressure inside because the sieve is clogged. It could also be that the o-ring are dirty, then the brew unit needs to be disassembled and cleaned.
A good way to controll if the grist is too fine, is to watch if the coffee is just dripping from the outlet. Then try adjusting the grinder until the coffee flows evenly. You can also hear if the pump works harder during brewing.
I had this same problem. Open the front door, remove the dreg drawer and then remove the brewgroup. In the back you will see a pipe sticking down with an o-ring gasket on it. Below that is a channel and a little opening where rinse water is supposed to flow into the front drip tray. It gets clogged with grounds pretty easily. I filled a hose with some water and stuck it down there and blew through it until you can see water come out the front hole. It's a little hard to describe but I hope this fixes your problem, it did for me. I just have to do it once every couple months.
Possible areas are the steam valve leaking or the boiler valve housing is leaking. I suggest
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