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    How should I deal with this corrosion? (Nuova Simonelli Musica)

    I decided to open up my recently-purchased 2nd hand Nuova Simonelli Musica, and found significant corrosion...
    What should I do about this?
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    And does this imply that I should consider descaling it?

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    The date on the information panel is November 2011 and it has a "Campini" pressurestat. Apparently newer ones were shipped with Sirai ones. (My pressure gauge sits at the top of the range, 1.5 bar.)
    I have read the discussion at https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthrea...nted-features-) and they talk about some older machines not having "giglers" (or "gigleurs"), which are for reducing flow and temperature I think. Does anyone have any experience with this and whether there are any things I should consider to improve my new old machine?
    Thanks!

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    I would treat the white stuff. Now I am not sure whether it would clear with an acid or an alkaline. You could try bicarbsoda as you would ona car battery terminals, or critic acid. Wait for better advice. A chemical clean back to the metal then spray with INOX to seal the moisture away may make all good again.

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    I'd also replace the Heating Element Gasket while you're at it.
    Most likely the source of the trouble in the first place.

    Mal.

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    Thanks for the replies so far. I'm keen to hear any more input on this.

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    Hi. I'll ask some local (Townsville) service people, but would also like to hear more from any of you here, thanks

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    I'll update with photos soon, but first:
    My machine does not have the giglueurs (or giglers, gicleurs or flow restrictors) fitted, and I would like to do this.

    Does anyone know where they can be bought in Australia? (I've only seen them listed on overseas websites.)
    Also, has anyone ever installed these themselves? (I'd like a little more detail about where each one goes.)
    Thanks.

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    So here's my progress with cleaning this up. Not a small job, but looks like I've made a bit of a difference
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    I have ordered the gigleurs and some o rings from Elektro's in Italy, and I can see how/where they go.
    Interestingly, I eventually heard back from the Aus distributor for NS who would have cost me $44 for 2 gigleurs + 1 o ring delivered, when I paid $26 from Italy.

    Now to clean up and coat some rust on the frame...

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