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Posted Wed Jul 3, 2013, 8:25pm
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(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)?

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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 5:42am
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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).

 
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 8:15am
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Hi emradguy,

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?

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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 8:43am
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Hmm...looking at a replacement part site would suggest that this piece didn't pop off, it broke off - I think the screw section is stuck in the joint (http://www.ereplacementparts.com/connector-p-629808.html).

I don't see how I'm going to get it back out...
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 8:48am
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Use an ez-out... shouldn't be too hard to get out since it's a plastic part.
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 8:55am
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Ez-out. Sounds easy. I'll look into it. Thanks

It looks like it's going to cost a decent amount to get the Breville part shipped to Canada. Can anyone advise if these types of fittings are a standard size? I'd prefer to get a metal replacement.
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 3:05pm
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No wonder it was leaking!

Here's a great metal replacement: Click Here (www.idrinkcoffee.com)

Sorry, couldn't resist. Once you're ready to move on from Breville it would be something to consider.

Unfortunately, I have no idea where to get that part. I wish you luck in your quest!

 
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 4:42pm
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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.

 
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