My OPV is leaking/ water is running out of it
If you find that the OPV on your ECM Synchronika is leaking, or that water is running from the valve, read the following instructions to resolve the issue.
- If the machine is fully heated and still leaking consistently or water is just pouring out of it, lift the brew lever up and down and listen for a “click” from the intake solenoid. Definitely do this if the water dripping out becomes steam, and steam is pouring out of the drain.
- With no portafilter in place, lift lever. If no flow out of the group head is present and water is flowing from the drain, remove the top of the group head and inspect the jet for a blockage.
- If water is just running through out of the discharge and the pump is constantly running, a blockage may be present on the intake line into the boiler. This can be removed and inspected, or the machine will need to be sent in for repair/ hydraulic system descale.
How To Clean E61 Brew Group Mushroom, Jet and Top Valve
- Synchronikas have a line that goes from the top of the vacuum breaker into a plastic T-connector that attaches to the front discharge of the machine. If steam is pouring out of the discharge, it is likely due to a sticking vacuum breaker that will not seal so it is constantly venting steam out of the discharge. The vacuum breaker should be taken apart and cleaned/lubricated. If this does not work then it should be replaced.