coffeesam Senior Member Joined: 29 Jul 2008 Posts: 1 Location: Canada Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Tue Jul 29, 2008, 6:31pm Subject: Saeco Magic comfort plus problems - leaking water all over the counter
I just purchased a used Saeco Magic comfort plus. The unit has made less than 80 cups of coffee and looks new. Unfortunately, it seems that the water does not make it to the coffee grounds. Instead it leaks all over the counter. Before purchasing the unit (minutes before) I was told of the problem. The seller said the unit worked fine but was in storage for a while and tested it out just before I got there and then realized the problem. I bought the unit anyway hoping that it would not be a pricey fix. I was hoping for a loose connection but this does not seem to be the case (I opened it up to look). Does anyone else have any suggestions? Could it be the boiler? Would descaling help the problem?
stefano65 Senior Member Joined: 30 Oct 2004 Posts: 1,415 Location: Eugene OR Expertise: Professional
Espresso: Vibiemme,Elektra, Grinder: Vario,Macap, Vac Pot: not Drip: not Roaster: not
Posted Wed Jul 30, 2008, 6:39am Subject: Re: Saeco Magic comfort plus problems - leaking water all over the counter
If is already leaking i will not attempt a descaling a lot of the electric parts are located low in the casing and you can make more damage then good open the unit remove the guts from the casing and inspect it to find out the source of the leak
lisabookie Senior Member Joined: 10 Apr 2010 Posts: 1 Location: Miami Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Mon Apr 12, 2010, 8:09pm Subject: Re: Saeco Magic comfort plus problems - leaking water all over the counter
How do I find out where the warm water is leaking onto the counter? My Saeco Cafee Charisma leaks but I don't know where to disassemple it to find out where it is leaking. Does anyone have any ideas how I can see a complete inside graphic of the machine so I can try to fix it. Thank, zlisa
PaulMolinaro Senior Member Joined: 7 Oct 2010 Posts: 1 Location: Corona, California Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Saeco Magic Comfort Plus
Posted Thu Oct 7, 2010, 10:32am Subject: Re: Saeco Magic comfort plus problems - leaking water all over the counter
After having disassembled and repaired (using general parts from my garage) a Magic Comfort Plus (home machine) and a Magic Comfort (at the office) for the last 6 or 7 years, I have gained a lot of respect for the design of these machines... very simple and pretty sturdy... the one at work is used way too much by everyone and should have worn out long ago, but a few homemade metal parts held on with nuts and bolts here and there to repair worn and broken plastic parts has kept this machine going.
As for the dripping... check the brew group O-ring... check the piping that attached to the top of the brew group as one or both of the two plastic screw mounts that holds this elbow pipe on break. O-rings will cost about 5 bucks a piece.
madmoondog Senior Member Joined: 14 Jun 2014 Posts: 2 Location: MD Expertise: Just starting
Posted Sat Jun 14, 2014, 4:49am Subject: Re: Saeco Magic comfort plus problems - leaking water all over the counter
Paul, I have had my Magic Comfort Plus for almost 10 years now, never an issue, but last week the frothing wand started dispensing more water than steam in a very high force- making frothing milk impossible. Took it to a shop and they claimed it was buildup in the boiler, got it back fro mthem and nothing had changed and now they want to replace the boiler. Any ideas?
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