How to clean front door and spout on De’Longhi ESAM 4200

After 1 year of using my coffee machine I know that the machine has a serious hygienic issue. Despite of cleaning the machine every month, as recommended, inside of the machine, on the infuser and inside of the chamber I experience a mould.

Also, as the front door is not removable, so you can’t properly clean it, as the door should be soaked in the water for a proper cleaning.

Unfortunately I have cleaned the mould from the infuser before I decided to do this review so I can’t show the problem in the pictures, but it was quite bad. My guess is the infuser should be perfectly dry before attaching back to the machine.

But I managed to upload the pictures of the front door and the spouts. Also the chamber inside is so complicated than it is almost impossible to clean it properly. Please trust me, the front door is impossible to clean properly if you can’t remove it from the machine.

This is why I decided to find the way how to remove the front door together with spouts from the machine. What had to be done was to drill a small hole at the bottom of the door and then I managed to remove the hinge pin with a small pliers. Do not try to use a standard size pliers as they are too big.

After cleaning, it is easy to put the hinge pin back, it sits quite tight, so I do not think it will keep moving out while the door opens and closes.

Good luck – please remember, you do it on your own responsibility 🙂

9 thoughts on “How to clean front door and spout on De’Longhi ESAM 4200

  1. Geir Inge Øydna says:

    There is a way do disassemble the spout. Unscrew the screws that holds the chrome bezel and take that of, then opeb the door and unscrew the two screws on the top and one near the latches that hold the door closed,now the top cover and latch is loose and you can see the inside of the spout, now use a bright light (I needed one at least) to light up the inside of the spout and you should see three plastic plastic latches the you need to loosen (I used a small flathead), now the top and bottom is separate and ready for cleaning.


    1. admin says:

      Thank you very much for your advise. However your solution removes only the spout, where the door still is not removable and very dirty. But of course it is better than nothing 🙂 🙂 🙂

      1. Rick Jones says:

        Correct way to remove the door (no drilling!):

        Remove the LH side panel – two Philips screws at back, then slide panel backwards to unclip.
        Remove screws holding side of silver bezel, and pull slightly forward (may need a thin blade to lift top of bezel to release clips).
        Grab top of hinge pin with pliers and pull out upwards.
        Door is free!

        1. admin says:

          Hi Rick,

          Yes, you are absolutely right and I found it just dew days ago, as my water pump died, so I had to replace it and find out the way how to get inside. I had no choice but to sort out how to dismantle everything. But ot be honest with you, just for removing the door purposes I still think drilling access to the hinge pin at the bottom of the door is easier than removing the side and unscrewing few bolts. Also some people can be a bit scared with opening the device. I know it sounds ridiculous but not everybody has a “technical brain” 🙂

  2. David Curtis says:

    Hi Geir. I didn’t understand what you meant about the plastic latches? I removed the three screws but it is stuck very firmly on the side in the middle of the door. I cannot find any way to free it. I tried to look inside the spout but I couldn’t see any latches. Incidentally, I also don’t see screws on the chrome bezel but I’m pretty sure that isn’t what is stopping me removing the spout. Can you give me any tips? I have a couple of coffee beans stuck inside and they keep blocking the outlets.

  3. Dave Forsey says:

    There is still a place for random tips that you find on personal websites that help out with a very niche problem. Today the spouts on my old ESAM4200 were blocked, and no amount of flushing and vinegar and stuff could fix it. Using your tip to remove the door, I was able to clean the whole thing out properly. Thanks!


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