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My Piccino coffee machine has lot's of steam coming out of a valve near the on/off switch and the pressure gauge does not move very much at all.


Does anyone know what might cause this and how to fix it?


I am not sure if it is safe to descale it as it is still in warranty.


I have cleaned the filter which was clogged up but it still has not made it better.


Grateful for any advice.


Thank you!



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You have a leak - best to take the top off and see exactly where the steam is coming from - it is probably just a joint or a seal that needs tightening or replacing! If it is still in warranty, Fracino will get it sorted for you anyway - give Stuart a shout and he would talk you through it if it is fixable at home, otherwise they'll have it back to the factory to fix! Andy


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If my memory serves me well I think a descale is a factory return job.



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It could be that the anti-vac valve on the top of the steam boiler is failing to close. Remove the rear panel to see.


Sometimes a little tap on the plunger sticking out of the middle of the valve will reseat it.

Edited by Norvin

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