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Expobar Brewtus IV Leva Vibration Pump - Leak


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Hi All, forgive me if this is posted in the wrong area!

As soon as the machine is powered on, there is continuous leaking coming from the safety release valve. If I turn on the machine and pull the pour lever, small amounts of water start coming through the group head but still leaks on top of the main boiler. Machine only has 2 months of usage! (not descaled yet which I know is bad, not sure if this is the culprit?)

Not sure where to go from here, I'm in Devon and am happy to recieve any recommendations from pro's who might be able to help.

I unfortunately bought this from a company who don't provide service help if the things go awry (my mistake for not going with a reliable re-seller).

See below video for context - I've unscrewed the part that's spitting, off the boiler, and applied some goo to stop leakage but this still happens immediately when switching it on!

I have reseated every contact/cable imaginable inside, the only thing I can't seem to do is check the fuse in the plug because it's completely encased and doesn't have a bit to plop off to swap the fuse.

 

Edited by Lewis C
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  • Did you buy a brand new machine
  • Who did you buy it from
  • When did you buy it and payment method used
  • Which bit did you unscrew, exactly where did you apply the goo, where do you think the bit was spitting from (use a photo with arrows not Indians)
  • Photo of the plug (only because I'm curious)

Limescale won't be the problem in Devon. There are 2 things that concern me as to whether you have the required skills to effect a repair and diagnostics in safety.

1. Why would you want to check a fuse in the plug when the machine is obviously on?

2. Do you have the machine on an RCD protected circuit and have you ensured the earth on it is actually good!

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It’s so disappointing, isn’t it?

I have been eyeing this machine (I am guessing this is the Dual Boiler version) but I have concerns over these issues with leaks. 

Is this a common issue with the Brewtus? I saw at least another person reporting a similar issue on this sub. 

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I bought this machine from new at Bella Barista and it has been used daily and is faultless after 6 years. From my experience I would say this is an excellent, solid machine for the money.

Expobar Leva DB PID, Eureka Olympus 75E, Mazzer Super Jolly, Rhino Hand Grinder, Torr Trapez, On Balance Scales, VonShef Stainless Steel Double Wall French Press, VST 18, 20, IMS Shower Screen, V60, D'Ancap Cups/Saucers :coffee:

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