Welcome to the second part of the Krups Piccolo posts.
This will be a quick, basic and rough tear down of the Krups Piccolo.

1. Remove capsule pressure cap. Insert a paper clip or small screw driver in to the hole to open.

2. Remove the 4 screws behind the water tank.

3. Underneath, unhook the 4 clips to open the 2 sides of the machine.

4. Using a flat headed screw driver unclip the remaining clips from each side.

5. Unplug all wiring and unhook the 3 position switch, power button from white case, temp sensor, capsule detector and unclip the mainboard holder.

6. Remove water pump by unclipping the 2 clips and slide it out.

8. Unclip the 2 clips underneath the heater and then slide out the heater.

9. Unscrew the 2 screws to remove the head of the machine.

Additional Notes:
The way the pump head works is using a pressure switch to cut off either the cold water pipe or the hot water pipe. This stops one of the pipes, while allowing and forcing the water pressure though the other one.

Check back soon for part 3 where we will release the open source designs for the replacement mainboard.