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    Sunbeam EM7000 Steam Wand Issues

    I have owned a Sunbeam EM7000 for a few years now and all of a sudden after shutting off the steam it continues to flow out of the wand for about 10 seconds before the steam stops. I would appreciate any advice regarding this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outnabout View Post
    I have owned a Sunbeam EM7000 for a few years now and all of a sudden after shutting off the steam it continues to flow out of the wand for about 10 seconds before the steam stops. I would appreciate any advice regarding this problem.
    Thereís possibly a little bit of scale stuck inside the valve, or it wonít close properly for some other reason. It can be fixed, but you need to get inside the machine. Thatís something you can do yourself if youíre so inclined. If youíre not particularly handy youíll need to take it in somewhere for repair.

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    I pulled apart one of my spare EM6910 steam valves. I believe the EM7000 ones are the same. As you can see in the photo below thereís two o-rings inside that may need to be replaced on yours. The tip of the internal shaft can also get some scale stuck on it as I mentioned above. These are the two most likely causes of your issue. Either way youíll probably need to get the valve out and open it up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyC View Post
    I pulled apart one of my spare EM6910 steam valves. I believe the EM7000 ones are the same. As you can see in the photo below there’s two o-rings inside that may need to be replaced on yours. The tip of the internal shaft can also get some scale stuck on it as I mentioned above. These are the two most likely causes of your issue. Either way you’ll probably need to get the valve out and open it up.

    Thanks LeroyC for your advice. I have done a descale and checked tip on end of steam wand, however problem still exists. Whilst the steam does shut off, it takes approx 10-15 seconds after the valve is shut off. It now appears that the time to shut off seems to be increasing. I am fairy handy and would like to check o rings in steam valve. Is it a big job to get at the steam wand valve to check the o rings as you suggest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outnabout View Post
    Thanks LeroyC for your advice. I have done a descale and checked tip on end of steam wand, however problem still exists. Whilst the steam does shut off, it takes approx 10-15 seconds after the valve is shut off. It now appears that the time to shut off seems to be increasing. I am fairy handy and would like to check o rings in steam valve. Is it a big job to get at the steam wand valve to check the o rings as you suggest.
    Itís not a small job as you need to take the covers off. Itís doable, but youíll need the right tools.

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    Flathead screwdriver to lever the steam knob away from the machine, this exposes the internal plastic steam tap actuator. It just comes off to expose the brass tap.

    Slightly loosen the steam tap then use a 13mm open end spanner to loosen the retaining nut. You can unscrew the lot.

    If the o-rings are in decent shape, relubricate them and the contact areas of the shaft with food grade high temp grease. Inox MX6 or Molykote 111 work well. If the o-rings are in poor condition, you can replace them with silicone o-rings as found in other machines for sealing the water tubes.

    Readjusting the end stop of the tap actuator should allow you to get the steam to shut off immediately, If not, there's not much else you can do. Some EM7000's just do this regardless.

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