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  • Sunbeam EM6910 Steam block leak

    Hello all! I've been a bit of a voyeur on Coffee snobs for a while now, and now I need some serious help!

    I have a straight-out-of-the-box EM6910 that I bought second hand. It had not been opened, not been used, but had been sitting packed in a box for roughly 3 years. Unfortunately, the steam was a bit intermittent and weak, so I decided to try a descale with vinegar solution. Not much of a result, but the steam became a bit stronger, but took a while to get there.

    Now I've taken the cover off (yes, I unplugged, switched off, double-triple checked and am aware of the 240V nasties!), unscrewed the nuts on the copper pipes going into the steam thermoblock, tried to give them a little clean, screwed everything back up, and now it seems I have a leak at the lower elbow pipe going into the steam thermo block (see the big arrow in the pic). Am I looking at having to replace the thermo block? Or can I seal this up somehow?


    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Having no coffee in the morning is not cool at all!

    Picture courtesy of one of Martrix's post (thanks!)


  • #2
    Not meaning to be rude ElGusto, but, if your having trouble with the basic plumbing I'd suggest your in over your depth, take it to a technician.

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    • #3
      Thanks - I'm not looking forward to the $90 quote + repairs. Don't think I'll be getting another sunbeam again!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ElGusto View Post
        Thanks - I'm not looking forward to the $90 quote + repairs. Don't think I'll be getting another sunbeam again!
        What area do you live, perhaps there's a handy Coffee Snob within striking distance.

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        • #5
          I'm in Leichhardt - Sydney.

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