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ECM Synchronika: Hot Water Valve Seal Inspection/Replacement

If you close your hot water valve on your ECM Synchronika espresso machine and experience a leak (it is normal for steam to escape for a couple seconds), the valve seal may have an obstruction, or need replacing.

To perform this repair you will need to have your machine unplugged and completely cool.

Tools needed:

  • 2.5 mm, 3mm, and 6mm allen keys
  • 17mm wrench

The first step is to remove the top and side panels.

Next, using the 2.5mm and 3mm allen keys, remove protruding frame component.

ECM Synchronika: Hot Water Valve Seal Inspection/Replacement

Now, using a 17mm wrench, remove the nut affixing the copper pipe to the hot water valve.

ECM Synchronika: Hot Water Valve Seal Inspection/Replacement

Remove the 17mm nut holding the hot water valve to the frame.

ECM Synchronika: Hot Water Valve Seal Inspection/Replacement

With the hot water valve removed from the machine, insert the 6mm allen key into the back of the valve and remove the stainless fitting.

ECM Synchronika: Hot Water Valve Seal Inspection/Replacement

Remove brass seal/gasket housing from valve. Make sure not to lose the spring.

ECM Synchronika: Hot Water Valve Seal Inspection/Replacement

Inspect seal and inside of valve for any debris. Remove debris. Inspect seal condition, replace if needed.

ECM Synchronika: Hot Water Valve Seal Inspection/Replacement

Reassemble the valve and reattach to the machine.