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MJW
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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013, 1:21pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

carz07 Said:

we are talking about bes900 right?

Posted September 12, 2013 link

I appreciate the pointer, I wasn't able to make sense of that link though....
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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013, 2:11pm
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MJW - Go to page 230 and near the bottom you'll see OC's post about taking a class.  Follow the comments and he talks about a bunch of settings that they played with.

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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013, 3:32pm
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michaelgo Said:

MJW - Go to page 230 and near the bottom you'll see OC's post about taking a class.  Follow the comments and he talks about a bunch of settings that they played with.

Michael

Posted September 13, 2013 link

Thanks guys.  His name is "occoffeefan" (extra c there), and also my page length setting is different, so I see only 48 pages in this thread.  That's what was messing me up. :)

But I found it, plus lots of other very interesting information by OC and DavecUK.

Thanks again.
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Posted Mon Sep 16, 2013, 6:01pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

Hi BDB Owners,

I just started getting a significant leak from the hot water spout on my Dual Boiler. It drips a drop every few seconds.  Anyone have any similar issues?  How did you solve it?

Thanks,
Ryan
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Posted Mon Sep 16, 2013, 6:57pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

ryguy76 Said:

Hi BDB Owners,

I just started getting a significant leak from the hot water spout on my Dual Boiler. It drips a drop every few seconds.  Anyone have any similar issues?  How did you solve it?

Thanks,
Ryan

Posted September 16, 2013 link

hi ryan best you call breville, they will just replace your machine with a new /B , isnt it wonderful. anyway based on my experience i wouldnt call it a leak perhaps it might but i cant call it. after few weeks of using the bdb i have noticed that the hot water spout drips and i forgot if the steam wand did. i assumed condensation, or some steam to water thing as machine heats up. but it drips faster as from lets say 20 seconds to 10 seconds. puzzled i said to my self what am i NOT doing with the bdb that was built to be used. so i just turned on the steam wand and pretended to froth or steam milk or simply let it steam away. i made it as part of the prep after the purge and since there no more alarming drips. after sometime i lowered it to a quick steam like how you clean the nozzle after steaming, until i stopped doing it as a prep and no more alarming drips. that is just from my experience.

 
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Posted Mon Sep 16, 2013, 7:49pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

I've come to believe, with no eyes on the internals to confirm by the by, the hot water valve is a long'ish horizontal tube which takes off the brew boiler, and, when used for 'hot water' can leave some volume of water in the tube when you've drawn off what you wanted.  From that time until it all evaporates, water will (intermittently is a better word than occasionally) drip from the pour spout as you heat up and soak the group head and near by components. If you don't use it very often, the problem takes care of it'self sooner than later.  Not so much a fault as a flaw in design. ..but, take it as you will... In any case; I still love the machine, it still makes 4 to 6 good espresso/americano/latte's every day and it heats well enough that I don't have to spend the electricity to keep it all hot all day long.  So far, so very good.  As has been said - oh, so many times before.... YMMV.

Cheers!
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Posted Mon Sep 16, 2013, 8:00pm
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I had the same leak issue Ryan, and it got worse over time. It also leaks a bit more  while pulling a shot. Sounds like Breville want to replace the machine.
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Posted Mon Sep 16, 2013, 8:16pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

one thing I didn't consider, if one uses mineral'd water this could be a valve failing to seat. Then it's a far worse proposition. In my case, I 'seeded' the boiler with some mineralized water and then use reverse osmosis processed in my daily libations. (thanks toiler, You reminded me to come at it from another angle.)
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Posted Fri Sep 20, 2013, 7:43am
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I posted this question on the forum, but I thought I would ask here too.  Anyone get very erratic results from their preset buttons?  I load and pack my basket the same way every time (18g measured, strong tamp).  Sometimes I get a full 2oz shot, but sometimes it stops short closer to 1-1.5oz.
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Posted Fri Sep 20, 2013, 8:05am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

kid_drew Said:

I posted this question on the forum, but I thought I would ask here too.  Anyone get very erratic results from their preset buttons?  I load and pack my basket the same way every time (18g measured, strong tamp).  Sometimes I get a full 2oz shot, but sometimes it stops short closer to 1-1.5oz.

Posted September 20, 2013 link

if dose is constant, tamp is constant, then check grind setting based on coffee age.

although some post here spoke about funky preset buttons, not too many use the preset here, i dont use preset.

 
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