If your Gevi espresso machine leaks at the water reservoir or valve then it’s completely normal. If it’s at the group head then you might have to change some things around such as getting a new group gasket or portafilter basket.
Have you ever wondered if it’s normal for your Gevi espresso machine to leak in a specific place? Don’t worry because it’s most likely nothing out of the ordinary.
Let’s get started.
Gevi Espresso Machine Leaks At The Water Reservoir or Valve
This issue is actually one you don’t have to worry about. It’s normal for water drops to leak out of the reservoir when you lift it up.
Same goes for the valve, the point where you connect the water reservoir with the machine when you put it in place. Simply give it a wipe with a cloth or kitchen paper when you have to refill the water reservoir and you’re good to go!
This is actually how coffee machines work, which was odd to me at first.
Gevi Espresso Machine Leaks At The Group Head
If your Gevi Espresso Machine leaks at the group head then it probably means it has seen quite a bit of action without change. In this case, you should ask yourself: When was the last time I changed the Group Gasket or Portafilter Basket?
Gevi replacement parts can be found on their website.
Most likely it’s your Group Gasket (the rubber band that prevents water from leaking out) that has worn off, as these things do go through quite a bit after a while. Simply get a new Gasket and replace it, this should fix the issue! Gaskets should be changed quarterly to ensure the best seal.
A good rule of thumb is that your portafilter should get into the group head as smoothly as possible. If you have to use any kind of extra force to prevent leaks or it feels different from the first time you used it then it’s time for a new Gasket.
Your portafilter basket sees a lot of action, from coffee grounds to tamping, rotating in the group head, etc. This can cause slight damage over time such as denting, even a small dent in the basket can leak water through the group head.
Simply get a new portafilter basket every now and then to prevent things like this from happening.
The Bottom Line
In most cases, there’s no reason to panic if your Gevi espresso machine starts leaking. But if it does leak outside of the reservoir or group head then you might have to contact support for additional support as there might be something severely wrong inside the machine.