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Date: 09 Apr 2007 00:53:32
From: puck producer
Subject: The Dreaded Drip
G'day all from down-under.

I have had Sylvia for about 14 months (purchased new) and having a
great time making great coffee.
It has always seemed to take quite a firm twist of the steam/water
knob to stop any leakage but it is getting more difficult. I am
getting concerned that I might damage Sylvia if I continue with this
trend.

Should I be scared of breaking something?

>From studying schematics of the valve assembly there seem to be many
parts/gaskets that may be the culprit, can someone point me in the
right direction please?

PP





 
Date: 12 Apr 2007 12:12:04
From: Boldor
Subject: Re: The Dreaded Drip
You may be able to get some help from the members of www.coffeesnobs.com.au

"puck producer" <be.stephens@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1176105212.703969.109300@d57g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
> G'day all from down-under.
>
> I have had Sylvia for about 14 months (purchased new) and having a
> great time making great coffee.
> It has always seemed to take quite a firm twist of the steam/water
> knob to stop any leakage but it is getting more difficult. I am
> getting concerned that I might damage Sylvia if I continue with this
> trend.
>
> Should I be scared of breaking something?
>
>>From studying schematics of the valve assembly there seem to be many
> parts/gaskets that may be the culprit, can someone point me in the
> right direction please?
>
> PP
>




 
Date: 09 Apr 2007 09:14:39
From: daveb
Subject: Re: The Dreaded Drip


No, you won't break anything. it will just get more difficult to shut
off.

you need Exactly this part:

http://www.espressoparts.com/product/R_1014

also get a portafilter gasket to have on hand for when your existing
hardens and makes it difficult to seal:

http://www.espressoparts.com/product/R_1007

these are the ONLY parts you need, you do NOT need any orings or other
blather.

Dave
Saeco / Rancilio service SE.







 
Date: 09 Apr 2007 07:57:04
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: The Dreaded Drip
The valve washer (As Alan stated) is what seals the valve when closed.
Its seat is stainless steel and it would be difficult to damage even
if you tried. If you are handy with basic hand tools it is not
difficult to rebuild. Get the washer, but also order 4 of the O rings
(two go in the valve and two seal the steam wand). Also get a brewhead
gasket while ordering, and if you don't intend to PID the machine get
a replacement brew thermostat as they eventually fail. Getting all at
once will save on shipping.


Randy "Oh Boy! I get to take it apart again" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com



"puck producer" <be.stephens@gmail.com > wrote:

>G'day all from down-under.
>
>I have had Sylvia for about 14 months (purchased new) and having a
>great time making great coffee.
>It has always seemed to take quite a firm twist of the steam/water
>knob to stop any leakage but it is getting more difficult. I am
>getting concerned that I might damage Sylvia if I continue with this
>trend.
>
>Should I be scared of breaking something?
>
>>From studying schematics of the valve assembly there seem to be many
>parts/gaskets that may be the culprit, can someone point me in the
>right direction please?
>
>PP


 
Date: 09 Apr 2007 08:12:20
From: Coffee for Connoisseurs
Subject: Re: The Dreaded Drip
>>From studying schematics of the valve assembly there seem to be many
>parts/gaskets that may be the culprit, can someone point me in the
>right direction please?

http://www.coffeeparts.com/ran/ran2.html , part number 700308 (the washer.)


--
Alan

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




  
Date: 09 Apr 2007 11:01:19
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: The Dreaded Drip

"Coffee for Connoisseurs" <alanfrew@coffeeco.com.au > wrote in message
news:EzmSh.11417$M.6269@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>>>From studying schematics of the valve assembly there seem to be many
>>parts/gaskets that may be the culprit, can someone point me in the
>>right direction please?
>
> http://www.coffeeparts.com/ran/ran2.html , part number 700308 (the
> washer.)
>
>
> --
> Alan
>
> alanfrew@coffeeco.com.au
> www.coffeeco.com.au
>

That's a commercial Rancilio. Rancilio Miss Silvia:
http://www.espressoparts.com/category/03.02.rancilio.01/
http://www.espressoparts.com/product/R_1014 Part #R_1014 $2.44 USD.
Craig.



   
Date: 12 Apr 2007 00:35:09
From:
Subject: Re: The Dreaded Drip
>That's a commercial Rancilio.

Believe it or not, same washer (& little bolt to hold it in place.) Original
Silvia design obviously used a lot of parts that were already on hand.


--
Alan

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




    
Date: 11 Apr 2007 20:42:08
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: The Dreaded Drip

<alanfrew@coffeeco.com.au > wrote in message
news:19fTh.12320$M.21@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> >That's a commercial Rancilio.
>
> Believe it or not, same washer (& little bolt to hold it in place.)
> Original
> Silvia design obviously used a lot of parts that were already on hand.
>
>
> --
> Alan
>

Ok, sorry Alan. It looked quite similar, but I wasn't sure.. That's
great!
Craig.