Saeco Magic Combi leaks water out steam wand


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Nov 17, 2007
Maple Valley WA
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I have a Saeco Semi Automatic Magic Combi that is about 8 years old.
Water leaks from the steam pipe when coffee is brewing and the steam valve is closed. It started with a trickle and has increased to a steady stream. It has progressively worsened to the point where more water is coming through the steam pipe than through the coffee basket, and there is barely enough pressure to brew the coffee.

Strange thing is this only happens about 80% of the time, the rest of the time it operates normally with no leak.

I have had the machine professionally repaired for the same reason twice. I am reluctant to pay for it again and would like to attempt the repair myself. Anyone have any idea what part needs replacing?