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Date: 06 Mar 2007 13:42:24
From: William Allen
Subject: Silvia leaking water
Hi All....I have a Silvia that's about 6 years old. I took the top off
and I can see water dripping heavily from the boiler where I believe
their's a gasket because I am losing pressure and water is going all
over the counter. Is this something that I can easily replace
myself....or do I need to return it to Whole Latte Love for service?

Thanks for the replies. I know you guys know your stuff.




 
Date: 06 Mar 2007 22:07:14
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Silvia leaking water
remove the top and the back.

see the 6 bolts around the flange of the boiler? undo those, and slide out
the old o-ring and slide in a new one. use care there is a pipe sticking up
in the center, and you have to pass the o-ring over that.
easy.

$100 saved.



dave

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"William Allen" <william46@charter.net > wrote in message
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> Hi All....I have a Silvia that's about 6 years old. I took the top off
> and I can see water dripping heavily from the boiler where I believe
> their's a gasket because I am losing pressure and water is going all
> over the counter. Is this something that I can easily replace
> myself....or do I need to return it to Whole Latte Love for service?
>
> Thanks for the replies. I know you guys know your stuff.




 
Date: 06 Mar 2007 12:29:27
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: Silvia leaking water
William Allen <william46@charter.net > wrote:

>Hi All....I have a Silvia that's about 6 years old. I took the top off
>and I can see water dripping heavily from the boiler where I believe
>their's a gasket because I am losing pressure and water is going all
>over the counter. Is this something that I can easily replace
>myself....or do I need to return it to Whole Latte Love for service?
>
>Thanks for the replies. I know you guys know your stuff.

It depends on exactly from where the water is leaking. If it is at the
base of the boiler then you need a new boiler gasket (it's an O ring).
The replacement involves removing the 3 thermostats and their wires,
the heating element wires, the water fittings to the boiler, and then
removing the socket-head screws holding the boiler halves together.

Whether or not you can do this job is a question only you can answer.
If you are at all handy and have the tools, it is not terribly
difficult at all.


Randy "I could" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com