(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.
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