(Hi there. I've got the Breville Programmable Espresso Machine (Click Here (www.breville.ca)). Recently it started spraying water out the back when I'm making an espresso. I opened it up and found that it is leaking from the point shown in the attached image. Could someone point me to where I could find instructions on how to fix this (assuming I can do it myself)?
Why don't you remove that fitting and see what kind of sealant they used. Or maybe it has just come loose? Have you tried turning it with your fingers or a wrench? I haven't seen many threads on servicing Breville machines (if any).
. Always remember the most important thing is what ends up in your cup!
Thanks for the reply. Having zero experience with espresso machines or plumbing, I was a bit hesitant to start pulling things apart. I tried turning the fitting gently, and it popped right off (please see attached image). Is it just a mater of cleaning the fitting and applying some sealant? If so, can you recommend the right type of sealant?
While they are not alone in this, the abundance of plastic parts in the Breville machines is why some of us frown on them. And if those plastic parts are uncommon on other espresso machines, or even proprietary, it makes it even more difficult when repairs are necessary. Either you bite the bullet and write the check to get the part from breville or you spend the time trying to find a "standard" part to fit which is unlikely to work out. So the entry-level Brevilles end up getting sent to the recycler as the repair cost is prohibitive compared to a replacement once the warranty runs its course.
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.