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Date: 04 Dec 2006 16:15:08
From: nosnhojn
Subject: metallic or fishy taste from my silvia
I use silvia everyday and have never noticed anything different or off
from the taste of the espresso. I was away for the weekend and came
back to my normal shot last night and found it all of the sudden had a
very pronounced metallic or fishy kind of taste. It is noticeably bad.
Running water through produces the same bad taste. Any guesses as to
why this would happen so quickly. In 2 days, the espresso went from
tasty to undrinkable.

The machine is relatively new at less than 6 months. I pull average 2-3
shots per day. I use tap water but it's decent. I can't believe the
taste got so bad so fast.

Thanks in advance. In the meantime, I'll mine the newsgroup for tips on
cleaning.





 
Date: 05 Dec 2006 02:33:38
From: JulesG
Subject: Re: metallic or fishy taste from my silvia
Coffee for Connoisseurs wrote:
> Milk in boiler.
>
> Alan

I've had the same problem recently with a 4 month old Silvia. Fixed it
by flushing through the head and wand - about 2 to 3 liters total.

Alan, how can milk get in the boiler ? It would make sense since I do
a lot of milk drinks.



  
Date: 05 Dec 2006 11:51:09
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Re: metallic or fishy taste from my silvia
If you shut off the pump with the wand still in the milk, some can be sucked
back into the boiler.

"JulesG" <jules.gobeil@videotron.ca > wrote in message
news:1165314818.089566.324780@16g2000cwy.googlegroups.com...
> Coffee for Connoisseurs wrote:
>> Milk in boiler.
>>
>> Alan
>
> I've had the same problem recently with a 4 month old Silvia. Fixed it
> by flushing through the head and wand - about 2 to 3 liters total.
>
> Alan, how can milk get in the boiler ? It would make sense since I do
> a lot of milk drinks.
>




   
Date: 05 Dec 2006 18:06:14
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: metallic or fishy taste from my silvia
On Tue, 5 Dec 2006 11:51:09 -0600, "Harry Moos" <harrym@ruraltel.net >
wrote:

>If you shut off the pump with the wand still in the milk, some can be sucked
>back into the boiler.

Why would the pump be on while you are steaming?

shall


    
Date: 05 Dec 2006 13:47:16
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Re: metallic or fishy taste from my silvia
OK, steam isn't a pump. Steam switch/valve, not pump.

"shall" <mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net > wrote in message
news:s7dbn25s3391otuor8gqm15ecntm5cqbvg@4ax.com...
> On Tue, 5 Dec 2006 11:51:09 -0600, "Harry Moos" <harrym@ruraltel.net>
> wrote:
>
>>If you shut off the pump with the wand still in the milk, some can be
>>sucked
>>back into the boiler.
>
> Why would the pump be on while you are steaming?
>
> shall




    
Date: 05 Dec 2006 13:33:38
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: metallic or fishy taste from my silvia

"shall" <mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net > wrote in message
news:s7dbn25s3391otuor8gqm15ecntm5cqbvg@4ax.com...
> On Tue, 5 Dec 2006 11:51:09 -0600, "Harry Moos" <harrym@ruraltel.net>
> wrote:
>
>>If you shut off the pump with the wand still in the milk, some can be
>>sucked
>>back into the boiler.
>
> Why would the pump be on while you are steaming?
>
> shall


It wouldn't, unless ya want hot water!
Craig.



   
Date: 05 Dec 2006 17:54:31
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: metallic or fishy taste from my silvia
"Harry Moos" <harrym@ruraltel.net > wrote in
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> If you shut off the pump with the wand still in the milk, some can be
> sucked back into the boiler.
>


Even with the steam valve closed?

Robert (duck & cover) Harmon
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Date: 04 Dec 2006 20:19:45
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: metallic or fishy taste from my silvia
Machines are prone to quick crud buildup. Surrounding calcium was
letting water drip through a closed boiler pressure release stop while
under pressure. Vinegar time. Also thought to pry around the rubber
housing for mating the boiler to the showerhead. More crud. That's
with a toothbrush as handy as the tamp to clean the showerhead after
every pull. And a fresh flush of water throughout, first thing it's
plugged in. Wouldn't touch a machine intended to pump milk with a
bargeoar.

nosnhojn wrote:
> I use silvia everyday and have never noticed anything different or off
> from the taste of the espresso. I was away for the weekend and came
> back to my normal shot last night and found it all of the sudden had a
> very pronounced metallic or fishy kind of taste. It is noticeably bad.
> Running water through produces the same bad taste. Any guesses as to
> why this would happen so quickly. In 2 days, the espresso went from
> tasty to undrinkable.
>
> The machine is relatively new at less than 6 months. I pull average 2-3
> shots per day. I use tap water but it's decent. I can't believe the
> taste got so bad so fast.
>
> Thanks in advance. In the meantime, I'll mine the newsgroup for tips on
> cleaning.



 
Date: 04 Dec 2006 18:58:14
From: nosnhojn
Subject: Re: metallic or fishy taste from my silvia
Ok... about 6 litres of water later and the bad taste is gone.

Thanks guys

On Dec 4, 9:16 pm, Roque Ja wrote:
> On Tue, 05 Dec 2006 00:59:38 GMT, "Coffee for Connoisseurs"
>
> <alanf...@coffeeco.com.au> wrote:
> >Milk in boiler.I was about to post the same thing. Flush your boiler. Then flush it
> again.
>
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Date: 04 Dec 2006 16:51:57
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: metallic or fishy taste from my silvia
The first step is to isolate the source-
1) drink some of the water out of the reservoir. Taste OK?
2) with the machine cold, turn it on and immediately pump a couple of
ounces from the wand. drink that. it is OK?
3) Do the same through the brewhead, pulling a blank shot with no
coffee present. How's that taste?
If any of those tasted bad it should lead you to the source of he
problem. If those were OK, then the problem is probably the coffee...
maybe.

Otherwise, if you have an aquarium and a roommate with a practical
joking side, count the fish! ;-)

Randy "probably the water or the coffee" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com

On 4 Dec 2006 16:15:08 -0800, "nosnhojn" <neil.johnson@vmmuser.org >
wrote:
>
>I use silvia everyday and have never noticed anything different or off
>from the taste of the espresso. I was away for the weekend and came
>back to my normal shot last night and found it all of the sudden had a
>very pronounced metallic or fishy kind of taste. It is noticeably bad.
>Running water through produces the same bad taste. Any guesses as to
>why this would happen so quickly. In 2 days, the espresso went from
>tasty to undrinkable.
>
>The machine is relatively new at less than 6 months. I pull average 2-3
>shots per day. I use tap water but it's decent. I can't believe the
>taste got so bad so fast.
>
>Thanks in advance. In the meantime, I'll mine the newsgroup for tips on
>cleaning.


 
Date: 05 Dec 2006 00:59:38
From: Coffee for Connoisseurs
Subject: Re: metallic or fishy taste from my silvia
Milk in boiler.


--
Alan

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




  
Date: 04 Dec 2006 18:16:16
From:
Subject: Re: metallic or fishy taste from my silvia
On Tue, 05 Dec 2006 00:59:38 GMT, "Coffee for Connoisseurs"
<alanfrew@coffeeco.com.au > wrote:

>Milk in boiler.

I was about to post the same thing. Flush your boiler. Then flush it
again.









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