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Introduction

Symptom: coffee flows out very slowly, coffee/water leaks through the machine.

This can be caused by a blocked spout, clogged with coffee residue built up over time.

This guide shows how to clean the Nespresso's spout.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Krups ESSENZA Nespresso XN 2140, use our service manual.

  1. Unplug (duh!), remove the water container,
    • Unplug (duh!),

    • remove the water container,

    • remove the tray.

  2. Remove the 4 bottom screws that hold the side panels. You need the oval drive bit for that. Leave the other 2 bottom screws in place, these hold the bottom plate in place.
    • Remove the 4 bottom screws that hold the side panels. You need the oval drive bit for that.

    • Leave the other 2 bottom screws in place, these hold the bottom plate in place.

    • When reassembling, take care not to over tighten these screws. When in doubt, take 1/4 turn back.

    • Improvement: As these oval head screws are (intended to be) a nuisance, you may want to replace them with similar screws with a more common head.

  3. Put the machine on one side, gently push the bottom edge of the side panel towards the top and lift it out. Unhook the panel from the top. Repeat with the other side panel.
    • Put the machine on one side, gently push the bottom edge of the side panel towards the top and lift it out.

    • Unhook the panel from the top.

    • Repeat with the other side panel.

    • The panels are identical, no need to remember which was left or right.

    • When reassembling, make sure the bottom of the panel clicks fully closed before inserting the screws.

  4. Use a Torx T15 to remove the two black screws that hold the lever, one on each side. Open the lever and ... slide it upwards from its axle.
    • Use a Torx T15 to remove the two black screws that hold the lever, one on each side.

    • Open the lever and ...

    • slide it upwards from its axle.

    • When reassembling, the axle needs to be turned vertical before you can slide the lever back into place.

  5. Use a Torx T10 to remove the 2 screws that hold the cover of the brew unit at the front Remove the last screw (T10) of the cover, located at the back and underside. Remove the last screw (T10) of the cover, located at the back and underside.
    • Use a Torx T10 to remove the 2 screws that hold the cover of the brew unit at the front

    • Remove the last screw (T10) of the cover, located at the back and underside.

  6. Slide the brew unit cover back, so that it comes free.
    • Slide the brew unit cover back,

    • so that it comes free.

    • No force needed, some manipulation will do the trick.

  7. Locate the clips that hold the brew unit, one on each side. With thumb (nail), push one sideways and and forward so that it frees the clip. This takes a bit of force, but does not need to move the clip far.
    • Locate the clips that hold the brew unit, one on each side.

    • With thumb (nail), push one sideways and and forward so that it frees the clip.

    • This takes a bit of force, but does not need to move the clip far.

    • Repeat on other side.

  8. With both clips unlocked, remove the spout with a tilting downward motion.
    • With both clips unlocked, remove the spout with a tilting downward motion.

    • When reassembling, you might want to temporarily loosen the front screws from the next step (9) to give the spout more room.

  9. Use a Torx T10 ro remove the  4 screws that hold the the brew unit, 2 on each side. Use a Torx T10 ro remove the  4 screws that hold the the brew unit, 2 on each side.
    • Use a Torx T10 ro remove the 4 screws that hold the the brew unit, 2 on each side.

  10. Do NOT remove the hose Lift the back of the brew unit
    • Do NOT remove the hose

    • Lift the back of the brew unit

    • Pull it backward until free.

    • Put it next to the machine, but do not put much strain on the hose.

    • Clean the spout, the front of the brew unit and anything that needs cleening

    • Once dry, it is ready to reassemble.

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