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Date: 25 Jun 2007 11:50:50
From: Frank103
Subject: 3 Silvia Questions
1. Lately I have noticed that the hot water arm will leak a few drops of hot
water after turning the knob to the off position. Is this something to be
concerned about? Will the leak get worse if it isn't fixed?

2. I'm starting to hear a squeak sometimes while I'm closing the hot
water/steam knob. Are the drip and the squeak related?

3. When changing the group head gasket, can you tilt the Silvia on to it's
side and do the work? Or does putting the machine on it's side in some way
damage the machine?

Thanks in advance.
Frank






 
Date: 06 Jul 2007 13:29:56
From: lockjaw
Subject: Re: 3 Silvia Questions
On Jun 25, 5:20 pm, "Frank103" <frank...@cox.net > wrote:
> Dave, thanks for your reply. I called one of the espresso parts companies
> and was told that I needed a steam valve seat seal; and while I was at it,
> I might want to change the steam valve/opv/valve and the steam wand valve
> shaft o-ring. The parts are cheap so I might as well do all 3 parts. My
> question is this: there is a website that shows how to do this step by step.
> Really clear pictures and easy to follow instructions. I thought it wasRandyGlass' site but when I went there I couldn't find the instructions.
> Can you tell me how to find what I am looking for? Thanks.
> Frank
>
> "daveb" <davebo...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:13804l1t33bh676@corp.supernews.com...
>
>
>
> > "Frank103" <frank...@cox.net> wrote in message
> >news:g8Ufi.200402$mJ1.183390@newsfe22.lga...
> >> 1. Lately I have noticed that the hot water arm will leak a few drops of
> >> hot water after turning the knob to the off position. Is this something
> >> to be concerned about? Will the leak get worse if it isn't fixed?
>
> > No and yes, slowly. it is basically a faucet washer.
>
> >> 2. I'm starting to hear a squeak sometimes while I'm closing the hot
> >> water/steam knob. Are the drip and the squeak related?
>
> > no.
>
> >> 3. When changing the group head gasket, can you tilt the Silvia on to
> >> it's side and do the work? Or does putting the machine on it's side in
> >> some way damage the machine?
>
> > no
>
> > dave
> >www.hitechespresso.com
>
> > take the white water tank out and flip it upside down for easy access to
> > the gasket
> >> Thanks in advance.
> >> Frank

espresso parts has a diagram -- but it really is just about unscrewing
parts -- then it will all become very clear

regards
dave

910 616 0980



  
Date: 06 Jul 2007 23:14:42
From: Coffee for Connoisseurs
Subject: Re: 3 Silvia Questions
See http://www.coffeeco.com.au/articles/repair.html for the whole experience
in pictures.


--
Alan

alanfrew@coffeeco.com.au
www.coffeeco.com.au




 
Date: 25 Jun 2007 15:08:09
From: daveb
Subject: Re: 3 Silvia Questions

"Frank103" <frank103@cox.net > wrote in message
news:g8Ufi.200402$mJ1.183390@newsfe22.lga...
> 1. Lately I have noticed that the hot water arm will leak a few drops of
> hot water after turning the knob to the off position. Is this something
> to be concerned about? Will the leak get worse if it isn't fixed?
>
No and yes, slowly. it is basically a faucet washer.



> 2. I'm starting to hear a squeak sometimes while I'm closing the hot
> water/steam knob. Are the drip and the squeak related?
>

no.

> 3. When changing the group head gasket, can you tilt the Silvia on to it's
> side and do the work? Or does putting the machine on it's side in some way
> damage the machine?

no
>

dave
www.hitechespresso.com


take the white water tank out and flip it upside down for easy access to the
gasket
> Thanks in advance.
> Frank
>




  
Date: 25 Jun 2007 14:20:59
From: Frank103
Subject: Re: 3 Silvia Questions
Dave, thanks for your reply. I called one of the espresso parts companies
and was told that I needed a steam valve seat seal; and while I was at it,
I might want to change the steam valve/opv/valve and the steam wand valve
shaft o-ring. The parts are cheap so I might as well do all 3 parts. My
question is this: there is a website that shows how to do this step by step.
Really clear pictures and easy to follow instructions. I thought it was
Randy Glass' site but when I went there I couldn't find the instructions.
Can you tell me how to find what I am looking for? Thanks.
Frank





"daveb" <davebobbl@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:13804l1t33bh676@corp.supernews.com...
>
> "Frank103" <frank103@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:g8Ufi.200402$mJ1.183390@newsfe22.lga...
>> 1. Lately I have noticed that the hot water arm will leak a few drops of
>> hot water after turning the knob to the off position. Is this something
>> to be concerned about? Will the leak get worse if it isn't fixed?
>>
> No and yes, slowly. it is basically a faucet washer.
>
>
>
>> 2. I'm starting to hear a squeak sometimes while I'm closing the hot
>> water/steam knob. Are the drip and the squeak related?
>>
>
> no.
>
>> 3. When changing the group head gasket, can you tilt the Silvia on to
>> it's side and do the work? Or does putting the machine on it's side in
>> some way damage the machine?
>
> no
>>
>
> dave
> www.hitechespresso.com
>
>
> take the white water tank out and flip it upside down for easy access to
> the gasket
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Frank
>>
>
>




   
Date: 25 Jun 2007 19:10:07
From: daveb
Subject: Re: 3 Silvia Questions
just gimme a call -- I'll walk you through it.

too much to type

dave

910 616 0980

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