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    Faema Due - $150

    I've picked up another old Faema Due to get running. This one is about the same age as the other - 1995ish.

    Externally it's in better condition but internally it looks worse. It's been the home for a few animals by the looks!

    - One of the steam wands is partially missing. Does anyone recognise the wand attachment that is remaining (see photo)? It's not an original part I don't think.
    - The electronics all seem to be OK
    - One of the 3-way solenoids seems a bit temperamental. Seems to work better once the machine is hot.
    - Manual fill valve is seized.
    - Hot water valve leaks badly. Water exits once boiler begins building up pressure.

    Yet to check the pump, pressurestat, pressure gauge, steam valves.

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    I've got a Faema Due single group for repair and it's got the same steam wand as yours so I suspect it's standard.

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    Just clarifying. Same as my left one? Or same as my missing right one?

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    Sorry I misread your question. That does appear to be non-standard. The steam wand on mine is a regular ball joint.

    The other wand on mine is missing and it's just an empty threaded hole.

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    A beautiful world of corrosion awaits you in that boiler by the looks of the element connectors

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    Both the pump and motor are working fine. The pump was seized but a disassemble and descale has revived it.

    Next step is to descale the blocked inlet valve unit, both groups and the HX plumbing.
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    Removed and descaled the water level meter. The auto fill probe was very badly rusted and had broken half way down.

    Do you think I could replace the probe with a 3mm stainless rod? It shouldn't need to be anything special should it?

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    Spent my first $1 on this machine and got a 3mm stainless rod delivered from China. It seems like it will be suitable to replace the broken probe.

    Just not sure yet how I will attach the probe lead to the rod. The original probe was threaded on the end.

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    I would Silver Solder/Braze a standard male spade connector to the top of it mate.
    Wouldn't recommend standard soldering with s/s and a dissimilar metal...

    Mal.

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