Starbucks Barista Pump Replacement

Student-Created Guide

Student-Created Guide

An awesome student from our education program made this guide. It is not managed by iFixit staff.

This guide will teach you how to replace the Barista pump.

  • Author: Alex
  • Difficulty: Moderate

The pump is used to take the water from the reservoir to the portafilter and steam wand.

Edit Step 1 Pump  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Pump  ¶ 

  • First remove all six screws on the back panel.

  • Remove the back panel, then set it aside.

  • Remove the two screws holding the bottom panel in place.

  • Remove the bottom panel, then set it aside.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Pull the drip tray out, then set it aside.

  • Turn the brew unit clockwise to unscrew.

  • Pull the tube that goes into water reservoir out.

  • Slide the water reservoir out through the front of the barista to remove it.

  • Remove the top tray from the backside.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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  • Use an adjustable wrench to unscrew the connection tube between the pump and the boiler.

  • Pull off both tubes connecting on each side of the pump.

  • Remove the 3 electrical connectors from the pump.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the two mounting bolts.

  • Remove the pump unit from the Barista.

  • Pull off the yellow end of the pump and unscrew T-shaped end.

  • See the links section of the device page for where to purchase a new pump.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the Starbucks Barista device page.

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What is meant by "See the links section of the device page for where to purchase a new pump"? Which device page on which website? Are you not able to just post the link? Which type/model of pump is required?

nick, · Reply

My son and I successfully replaced the pump, but it didn't go quite as easily as I'd thought. We could not get the hose that connects the boiler to the pump off. Thankfully, my clever son realized we could turn the portion of the pump that screws into the t-end to get the old pump off and new one on.....tricky, but doable. The new pump is a bit noisier than the last, but she pulls beautiful shots. Thanks so much for this guide!

Bananaslug, · Reply

Does anyone know the purpose of the hose that goes toward the back? not the one to the boiler but the other one that goes backward and down from the t-connector? it doesn't seem to be moving any water but the unit seems to work fine.

Michael2020, · Reply

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