My espresso machine was a bit leaky lately. It’s a Quickmill 820R. A nice machine, bought it refurbished. Put it away for about 2 years (my “Nespresso period”). I decided to go back to the real stuff, but found that it didn’t work as well as it would before. As you can see below, it has a steam spout. This actually works as a valve, if you “open” the spout (turn it outwards), water (or steam) flows through the spout….