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Posted on Sep 10, 2007

Krups xp 4020 leaking

When brewing the water spills out over the filter holder from the brewing head on removal of the brewing head there is a rubber seal wich appears to have a piece removed i.e cut out of it is it supposed to be like this ?? or is this what is causing my problem?

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2007

    I have a xp 4050 and the same has happend to my seal which is silicon. Previous clean before I had this problem the seal was a pefect ring no cuts. A piece has blown away causing grinds to leak as machine pumps up, where can i buy a new one.

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2007

    have exacly the same problem - small part has blown off the ring and the coffee now spills over rather than going through the filter. Been looking everywhere for a part but no joy


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My Krups leaks like a sieve and I found parts (seals) available at


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