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?
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Check to make sure the rubber gasket is still on the water output in the brew head. It goes around the water output needle in the top of the brew head. Without that gasket, there is no seal on the top of the k-cup and water can leak. Run it with no K-cup in it and see of water does not leak this way. If it doesn't leak then it points to a missing seal. Hope this works for you.
I don't know much about this unit, but there might be a rubber seal in head where the porta filter locks in to. It is possible that this seal is either damaged or just corrupted with grounds. Try cleaning it out and or checking the seal for damage.
If you've had the machine for a while, your brew head seal (gasket) is probably damaged or shrunken from age/heat and needs to be replaced. That's most likely why the filter holder moves and leaks while brewing. Breville brew head seals are rather difficult to locate, but I personally stock them and sell them at a reasonable cost. I sell lots of new and used parts for various coffee machines, but specialize in Krups. If interested in purchasing a Breville brew head seal, contact me at [email protected] and I'll make arrangements. I accept Paypal to make the transaction safe and secure for us both.
I had the same thing happen. It turned out that the rubber hose connecting the water reservoir to the heating element had disconnected, probably due to grinding vibration. I found a triangular screw driver to open the coffee maker up at MicroCenter: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0332974
After removing the bottom of the coffee maker, the repair took 1 minute and it is brewing coffee again like new!
Cleaning the Machine - Never wash your espresso machine accessories in the dishwasher.
After use, the water container must be emptied. • Drip tray This must be emptied after using the appliance by taking off the grid See figure (19)below. If several espressos are being prepared one after the other, the drip tray should be emptied from time to time (about once every 7 - 8 espressos). The presence of water is normal and does not signify a leak. If necessary, clean the drip tray and its grid with water and a little non-abrasive washing-up liquid, rinse and dry. When reassembling the machine, ensure that the plastic lining is in the right place See figure (20) below. • The brewing head, the filter basket and the filter holder These must be cleaned after each use. All you need to do is wipe a damp cloth over the brewing head of your appliance and to wash the other accessories in water and a little non-abrasive dishwashing liquid, rinse and dry. If the brewing head is heavily clogged up, unscrew the grid using a coin, clean it and refit it, pressing down firmly See figure (21)below. When your espresso machine is not being used, do not leave the filter holder in the appliance to prevent wear on the gasket. • The cup warming plate: remove this to clean it with water and a little non-abrasive dishwashing liquid, rinse and dry. • The cappuccino accessory For more thorough cleaning the cappuccino accessory can be dismantled from the appliance.
Descaling Descalling (SIC) is necessary to keep your espresso machine running efficiently. • As a result descaling of your espresso machine should be done fairly frequently with citric or tartaric acid. • Use caution when descaling your espresso machine as the acid substance within the descaling powder may damage countertops or any other surface it comes in contact with. However, we would advise you to use the reference solution as W F054 that is available from Krups. Descaling depends on the hardness of the water, but also on the frequency of use. To descale, follow the following method: • Unscrew the grid from the brewing head of the appliance and clean it See figure (21)below. • Dissolve a packet of KRUPS descaling solution in 17 oz1510 ml of lukewarm water and pour the whole batch into the empty water container. • Place a container under the brewing head. Run through about 1/3 of the liquid immediately, setting the selector to the position See figure (9)below. • Stop the appliance, leaving the position See figure (9)below engaged and wait for 10 - 15 minutes to allow the descaler to take effect. • Next, start the machine again and allow the rest of the liquid to run through. • Then rinse with two water containers of fresh water and replace the grid on the head of the appliance (see section on “Cleaning the machine”).
The warranty does not include espresso machines that do not function, or do not function properly, because descaling has not been carried out.
We had that happen and it was a crack in the black ring that holds the filter. Breville could not supply us with one but we found an OEM part in aluminum from http://www.vancouverwireedm.com/caferomadiyt.htm. We received it 1 week after ordering. It was pretty easy to replace. Our machine works fine now.
sounds like you need to remove the coffee oils from the Brew Head Screen and filter basket which a decalcifier and vinegar will not touch.
Starbucks cleans theirs every night.
info: soak the Brew Head Screen, unscrew from the brew head where the coffee oils come into contact with machine, and filter holder in a coffee oil remover by www.urnex.com or dezcal.