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Bence
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Posted Mon Mar 10, 2014, 11:31am
Subject: DeLonghi EC155 dripping water from diffuser
 

Hello everyone.

First things first, sorry if my english grammar fails but its not my native language. I still hope you will understand my problem. If thats a problem. So anyway as you can read from the topic title, I own an ec155. I bought it used, but it still hase one month warranty. It works pretty okay. This is the third day im using it, and this never happened before: I turned it on, waited 20 mins when i noticed that some water is dripping from the diffuser. Thats kind of scary... : )
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 7:44am
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anybody? : (
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 7:54am
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Defuser?.. Do you mean the group screen or steam wand?  The EC155 is a very entry level machine that doesn't have any type of over pressure valve and very cheap gaskets which are prone to leaking.  15 bars of pressure stuck in a fist size aluminum can. :) Has to go somewhere.
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 7:56am
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So I am sure ypu mean the group shower screen/defuser.  Every machine has a bit of water left up there.  Even My Silvia has a good deal on condensation in the portafilter after warm up. I keep a rag handy for this and other espresso prep. As long as it's not dripping or more it's normal.
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 8:04am
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Burner0000 Said:

Defuser?.. Do you mean the group screen or steam wand?  The EC155 is a very entry level machine that doesn't have any type of over pressure valve and very cheap gaskets which are prone to leaking.  15 bars of pressure stuck in a fist size aluminum can. :) Has to go somewhere.

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well yeah that makes sense : ) I know its a cheap machine but right now its the only one I can afford. the steam wand works like a charm, I rarely see any water under it. the water is dropping from the group screen (now at least I know the proper word for that) funny but I after I descaled it whit citric acid the problem went away for a few days. the water fizzed it a bit - think there was some scale in it. I always use filtered water, maybe its not the best solution

edit: just read your new comment, now I'm a bit relieved
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 8:33am
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Bence Said:

well yeah that makes sense : ) I know its a cheap machine but right now its the only one I can afford. the steam wand works like a charm, I rarely see any water under it. the water is dropping from the group screen (now at least I know the proper word for that) funny but I after I descaled it whit citric acid the problem went away for a few days. the water fizzed it a bit - think there was some scale in it. I always use filtered water, maybe its not the best solution

edit: just read your new comment, now I'm a bit relieved

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FYI don't descale it again. You need a 3 way solenoid valve for it and the ec155 doesn't have one.  Also you shouldn't use citric acid with an aluminum boiler.  Citric acid reacts to aluminum and you can end up with not so good residue in your espresso.
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:40am
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Bence, welcome to CG and sorry that the reply is so late.  Rather than repost from the other thread, please read the thread below.  The "valve" portion may explain the drip problem.

Click Here (coffeegeek.com)

 
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 3:30pm
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D4F Said:

Bence, welcome to CG and sorry that the reply is so late.  Rather than repost from the other thread, please read the thread below.  The "valve" portion may explain the drip problem.

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Posted March 19, 2014 link

hi there D4F and thank you for that information

this evening I tried to unscrew the screw that holds the diffuser thight up but it feels like its stucked as hell - okay, its a 2 year old machine-- fine. as far as I understand the picture linked in the post you copied here, if I remove the bottom I'll have some more space do the job. right now im worried if I ruin the screw. I've honestly no clue from what is it made of and from where can I buy a replacement... : ((
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 3:54pm
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Best if the machine is hot as mentioned in the last post on the other thread.  The driver must fit well, so find one that fits, or wait until you do.  It will have a metric thread and should not be that difficult to replace, but if you ruin the top and don't get it out, that is more difficult.  You may need two people, one to push on or steady the machine while you push and turn.

 
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Posted Thu Mar 20, 2014, 12:50pm
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this afternoon I re-read the post linked up here by D4F. the idea of the stucked in piece of scale got bugged me. what if the same thing is happening with my machine. its wasn't dripping when I first started to use it, just after a few days. then I descaled it and everything went back to normal, no dripping. back then i was like okay, the previous owner was lazy. "this was the solution, the problem went away, yay, lets drink some coffee"

thats why I was confused when the problem came back again a few days ago. now what...  so I was like, fcuk it, lets do this - again. I did the descale progress as mentioned in the manual. and just wow: no dripping. i certanly hope that i dont have to repeat this every other week... because thats definitely not normal... now the used coffee ground is dry again after the coffee is done, not watery as it was before the descaling
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