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  1. I have some spare seals, so if you are stuck or local to Kingston, I can give you a hand.
  2. I have had my dual boiler for about 4 years now. About 6 months ago, it started to trip the electrics on the house and it was out of Warranty. Nightmare scenario. So I called Sage and they said only Coffee Classic were licensed to fix these machines in the UK. So I dropped it off with them and asked to fix all they could to avoid a resend of the machine in the future. They fixed the machine and sent it back for the a cost of about about £80. So about 6 months pass and I started to hear a hissing in the machine, top got very hot and then it trips the mains again. I thought this surely would be coverd by Coffee Classics. So I called them and they said there were 100's of seals in the machine, they do not change them all and went on about descaling often. Send it in and we can take a look for a charge! I was astonished, what did I pay them to do last time and to be without my machine for a month again. Too much pain I thought. I will take a look I thought. So thanks to them, one of the screws on the front was a bit stripped, so I had to buy a few Phjillips screw drivers to fit properly but I got there in the end. I discoverd the first leak pretty fast and luckily I had bought the right size O rings from my first escapade on this. So this gent, Joe has done a great intro videos into this issue: and he has a few others. I don't want to recreate the wheel, so he has most of it coverd.: So what did I need: 1x fine tooth pliers 1x tweeezers 1 x long bladed Phlillips Head 0 or 1 for the 2 fonts screws 1x Torx 1.5x40 for the back plate O-rings - The Orange ones seem to BS007 sillicone, food grade high pressure. I got some on eBay. See the picture for more information. So I opened my Sage up and the leask was first was from the steam boiler to steam wand on the boiler side. I changed it for one of my new seals, it did not have a washer. I presume Coffee classic probably lost the washer last time the changed it... I had to compress the hosse in with a small flat head screw driver to get the clip back in. I turned the machine on, anxiously hoping it was all fixed. It was but then I saw the white high pressure hose leaking with the cover, so I waited for the machine to cool, pulled the clip out and removed the hose carefully. There were 2 O rings on that one and a metal seal. I replace them with 1 on the new one and put the metal seal back on. Did the same then the next one was hissing a bit so I changed that as well. I have checked and it is all good now. I wanted to share this in case you are having the same issue. Parts: https://www.ereplacementparts.com/breville-bes900xl-the-dual-boiler-parts-c-116052_116055_187843.html
  3. kazemik

    Eureka Zenith 65e

    Indeed I did and very pleased with it so far. I got it from http://www.coffeebay.co.uk/ - 020 8390 0311
  4. Hi Mr. Kirk, Not sure where you are based but if you are near Surbiton, then you could go speak to Coffeebay. I saw them yeststerday as I was going to get the Atom but they had 3 used Zeniths 6Es that were used for a competition. I managed to haggle them down to £480 with a years warranty. It came without a box and they replaced the large hopper for a small one. They may be worth speaking to if you don't mind a used one, if you are interested I can speak to them for you or put you in touch with them. Send me a private message if you would like any more information.
  5. Odd thing is I called them last week and they did not tell me this. Many thanks, good to know.
  6. Very good point DavecUK, last time I checked Bellabarista it was out of stock. Also some great advice from MildredM. Thank you both for your input. I am going to see a man about an Atom tomorrow if negotiations fail, then an order will be placed with BellaBarista before they run out.
  7. I have been on the search for a good deal on a Eureka grinder and I found this shiny beauty here at £582 including VAT, I am not sure if delivery is included and I have never used the company. I thought I would share as they are hard to find in stock. https://www.inigos.co.uk/product/eureka-zenith-65e-espresso-coffee-grinder
  8. That is not so great but at least they will take it back. It is a a real sahme the Sette is so shoddy.
  9. Many thanks Inspector. I will hope to come to deal with them next week as I have been meaning to get the Sage smart Grinder out of my kitchen.
  10. Thanks for the responses. I am sure they would throw in a years Warranty. The only real decision would be if it is worth spending another 200 or so for the Zenith 65E.
  11. I have been offered a chance to buy an Eureka Atom grinder that has been returned to shop as it was not fit for Commercial use. They want £400 for it and apart from a few cosmetic scratches looks pretty new. I assume it is a few months old. I am not sure how old it is nor do I know if it has the Grind Crusher plates but I will check next week. What would youguys say is a fair price for this item?
  12. I would avoid the Sette, the concept is great but it is so badly executed. The weighing mechanism is pretty bad and difficult to use. The grind speed is good butthe machine will likely not last beyond 2 years. My motor burnt out in less than a year. I was considering the Zenith but it is not in stock at Bella Barista. The Eureka Atom could be second alternative.
  13. kazemik

    Dual Boiler Leak

    I would avoid the descale, as there is always a chance you could damage the machine, I did manage to break my machine trying to descale mine one time. I must Sage customer support did help me out even though machine was out of Warranty at the time and were very helpful. The instructions do not state that machine needs to be cold when you start the process, so if you do descale it ensure the machine is cold when you start. I would take it back to John Lewis and make it their problem.
  14. In that case, very good question indeed.
  15. Bongo - you do realise that the Sage cannot be plumbed in. I only mention as it was your argument in trying to renegotiate the price of the Brewtus after you purchased it.
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