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beefheart
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Posted Sun Aug 26, 2012, 6:57am
Subject: Saeco Magic Comfort plus leaking issue
 

Greetings folks

I have a Saeco Magic comfort plus machine which has worked fine for a few years. The machine has been descaled whenever the auto notification has popped up with a brand called "DURGOL". About a week ago I found some leakage around the machine. I opened the side door and removed the brew group. I found that the collection tray UNDERNEATH the brew group was overflowing with 'brown' coffee water. This had never happened before and that collection tray was only collecting 'dry' coffee grounds previously.

Any recommendations on how to address this issue ?

Thanks

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Posted Sun Aug 26, 2012, 8:54am
Subject: Re: Saeco Magic Comfort plus leaking issue
 

Greetings,

Sounds like a water clog.  Here's a quick way to investigate the issue.
The brew unit has a removable shower screen.  Left twist black knob to dislodge screen.  Clean both sides of screen and replace.
Then, perform a descale cycle as normal.  Flush system with fresh water.
Then adjust coffee grinds to be more coarse.  If coffee particles are too small, a clog can occur between pump and brew group.
Also, if coffee beans are very oily, cleaning your machine should become more routine.

If the issue is deeper, we can go that route as well.
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Posted Sun Aug 26, 2012, 9:43am
Subject: Re: Saeco Magic Comfort plus leaking issue
 

Thanks for the response and suggestion

I did remove and clean the screen and thereafter to test I made 4 shots of coffee (before doing descaling) to see if that fixed it. The collection tray again was wet with water. I then took some pictures (attached). What I did find was that in the area where there is a nozzle, (marked by the red arrow in the picture) there was a lot of wet coffee grounds that I cleaned.

A couple of other things. AFTER I cleaned the screen, it seems that the two 'tamping' sounds (immediately after grinding) the time between each sound is shortened. Also I made two sets of 2 shots each. The brewing sound in the second shot was much different than I heard....

Looking forward to more tips and suggestions.

Thanks again

beefheart


CoffeeMills Said:

Greetings,

Sounds like a water clog.  Here's a quick way to investigate the issue.
The brew unit has a removable shower screen.  Left twist black knob to dislodge screen.  Clean both sides of screen and replace.
Then, perform a descale cycle as normal.  Flush system with fresh water.
Then adjust coffee grinds to be more coarse.  If coffee particles are too small, a clog can occur between pump and brew group.
Also, if coffee beans are very oily, cleaning your machine should become more routine.

If the issue is deeper, we can go that route as well.
Cheers

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turbine
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Posted Thu Sep 27, 2012, 5:33am
Subject: Re: Saeco Magic Comfort plus leaking issue
 

If you're still having problems with water leakage, I just fixed a similar problem with my Saeco. Water had been steadily leaking underneath and out of the steam wand when doing a shot. The problem was the steam valve. If the Magic Comfort one is made of plastic like the Incanto, then that's likely to be the problem.  It's pretty cheap and easy to replace.

Valve looks like this: Click Here (a248.e.akamai.net)
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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2012, 11:37am
Subject: Re: Saeco Magic Comfort plus leaking issue
 

I am having the same issue with leakage and cannot get that black knob to budge, even with pliers. Any thoughts on how to proceed?

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