Leaking Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee machine
Repairing a leaking Nescafé [Krups] Dolce Gusto coffee machine
My Krups coffee maker developed a fault yesterday and started to leak, almost emptying the reservoir all over the worktop. Being mechanically-minded, I had it stripped down in a jiffy, despite the presence of anti-tamper torx screws. However, for anyone with a similar problem, this can be quickly repaired without undoing a single screw (I discovered once it was a heap of parts!).
We have hard water here and limescale (calcium carbonate) builds up quickly, even from cold water. A layer of limescale had built up around the rubber seal on the coffee maker (arrowed in picture), and also around the tube/stem of the reservoir that mates with it. A quick wipe around with a cloth has cured the problem and could have been done without disassembling anything!
Seven months later the seal failed completely. If removed and inspected it is now permanently misshapen.
I managed to find a replacement seal from Belstar Electrics - (less than £5.00 incl vat and Post and packaging - UK Oct 2011)
- MS-0907124 - Krups Seal
Reservoir seal mechanism
Images of the reservoir seal mechanism.