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padremiguel
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Posted Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:52am
Subject: Re: Krups xp2070 sends water straight to catch basin
 

Howdy -

Your symptoms description and repair instructions are spot-on.  My unit appears to have incorporated some improvements.  First, no torx screws (just phillips).  There are 7 screws beneath the bottom cover securing the sides.  Most importantly, the double bypass valves have been improved.  The retaining cap for the spring/plug have been redesigned.  They are one piece.

I started with valve #2 (randomly).  I could find nothing wrong.  I can tell you that finding the spring and small metal rod after they fly onto berber carpet is a unique challenge.  At this point, I resorted to magnification to examine the two valves.  I could see no difference between the two.  They both looked fine.

I finally saw that the spring and plug in valve one were installed backwards.  This explained why my symptoms were intermittent for two months.  I occasionally had "launch failures" trying to produce espresso.  A few days ago, it refused to launch at all.

I bought my "manufacturer refurbished" unit at "Big Lots" for an insanely low price.  Yes, these items are a gamble but I took the bet.  My hunch is that when it was returned to Krups, it worked fine when they tested it.  They had no reason to look further.  I am sure they have a category for "user error."

Bottom line - even in the "improved" units, there remains a potential problem with the double bypass valves.  Again, there is a simple fix.  Remove the the unbroken retaining cap and turn the spring/pin around with the spring going in first and the pointed-end of the pin facing inwards.

peace, Mike
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