How to Change the Pump on a Senseo Coffee Machine

Aug 05, 2023, 12:21pm

The pump puts the water under pressure and transports it to the coffee maker.

Your pump may be faulty and should be replaced if:

  • When starting the coffee machine operating cycle, nothing happens
  • The coffee machine starts but nothing flows
  • The coffee flows, but with very little flow

The coffee maker pump is usually placed after the outlet of the tank.

Senseo coffee machines are favored for their quick brewing capability and ease of use. Over time, you may find that the pump, which is responsible for moving water through the machine to brew the coffee, might need to be replaced. While changing the pump on a Senseo coffee machine is a more complex task, with patience, care, and following the guide below, you can complete this task yourself.

How to Change the Pump on a Senseo Coffee Machine

Materials Needed:

  1. A replacement pump compatible with your Senseo model
  2. A set of screwdrivers
  3. Pliers or wrench
  4. A soft cloth or towel


Step 1: Turn Off and Unplug the Machine

First and foremost, make sure to turn off the coffee machine and unplug it from the wall outlet. If the machine was recently used, allow it to cool down to avoid burns.

Step 2: Remove the Outer Casing

To access the pump, you will need to remove the outer casing. Carefully unscrew the screws that hold the casing together, and gently pry it apart. Keep the screws and other small parts in a safe place for reassembly.

Step 3: Locate the Pump

The pump is typically located near the base of the machine, often attached to the water heating element. Its location may vary between models, so consult your user manual if needed.

Step 4: Disconnect the Old Pump

Carefully disconnect the wiring and hoses connected to the pump. A pair of pliers or a wrench may be necessary to loosen any fittings. Note how everything is connected, as you will need to reconnect these to the new pump.

Step 5: Remove the Old Pump

Unscrew or unclip the old pump from its mounting bracket or housing. Keep any screws, brackets, or connectors that you might need to use with the new pump.

Step 6: Install the New Pump

Place the new pump in the same location as the old one, using the same brackets or housing if applicable. Secure it in place with the screws or clips that held the old pump.

Step 7: Reconnect the Hoses and Wiring

Reconnect the hoses and wiring to the new pump, making sure to connect them in the same way they were connected to the old pump. Ensure that all connections are secure to prevent leaks or electrical issues.

Step 8: Reassemble the Coffee Machine

Carefully reassemble the outer casing of the coffee machine, making sure everything aligns correctly. Replace and tighten all screws.

Step 9: Test the Machine

After reassembling the coffee machine, plug it back in and run a test cycle with water only. Look for any leaks or listen for any unusual sounds that could indicate a problem with the installation.


Replacing the pump on a Senseo coffee machine is a task that requires careful attention to detail and some technical know-how. If you feel uncomfortable performing this repair yourself, it might be wise to consult a professional technician, as improper installation can lead to leaks or other issues.

However, if you choose to undertake this task, the satisfaction of successfully maintaining your appliance is rewarding. Properly maintaining and repairing your Senseo coffee machine can prolong its life, allowing you to enjoy your favorite coffee drinks for years to come.