Sunday, November 23, 2014

Repair Dolce Gusto Circolo Leaking Problem

My Dolce Gusto coffee machine started leaking without even plugin in to the socket. Water was leaking at the base, the tank would get completely empty in a few seconds, so I dismounted the back cover to see.
Use a Torx tool.
 Fisrt start removing the two screws down besides the reservoir connector.
Down there you see the join inside the water connector. That small rubber joint was apparently in a good shape but the problem really came from it.

I took the small water filter and descaled it by diping it in white vinegar for a few minutes.
Then I took a rubber tap joint from my tool box and put it on top of the rubber joint as you see it in the circle. Then I mounted all back again and it works! The joint was just too used, and you can replace it with a tap rubber joint, just find the right size.

Descale the coffe machine

This is always a good thing to do every two or three months to keep the inside clean.
I descaled completely by filling the water tank with a mixture of water and 10% of white vinegar, I inserted the empty capsule holder and pressed the lever as if I were making coffee till the tank was empty.
Then I filled the tank again with fresh clean water and repeated the process to rinse.

And here it is! Making coffee again!


Unknown said...

Hi Maria.
I have the same problem but the torx screws have a small portrusion inside that prevents the tool from unscrewing the mount. Did yours have the same issue?

Maria M. Olivares said...

Mine were standard torx screws, yours seem to be the security torx kind. You may have to find a special screw driver to remove these.

Frank said...

I have the same problem, so if anyone knows the type of tool you need and where to get it, I'd be grateful.

Maria M. Olivares said...

Hi Frank, you need a torx screwdriver, you can get them at Amazon or Ebay :)

sheridan zero said...

Thanks for the images. Sorted my machine out great. Had to use a TR10 screwdriver as the T10 would not work ��

Unknown said...

took my screws out but how do you then part it?

Maria M. Olivares said...

To set it appart you just have to push gently. Just make sure that all screws are off.

Rebecca Worgan said...

This hasn't worked for me and I can't find where the leak is coming from (at the bottom) any suggestions?!

Anonymous said...

Do you still recall what were the sizes of the rubber tap joint to put on top?

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