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    Dribbling wand.

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    Hi,

    My 2009 V3 Silvia is only a few months old.

    Lately I have noticed that the steam wand is dribbling about 1tsp of water during heat up.

    In other peoples experience is this normal, is it residue in the wand, or possible a seal worn out very prematurely?

    Is there anything I should do to prevent it getting worse?

    Regards

    BaryBC

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    Re: Dribbling wand.

    Hey there, do a search, its normal fir a Silvia during warm up. Turn on, tighten steam knob or face the very real possibility of a burnt out boiler element, have a great day ;)

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    Re: Dribbling wand.

    Hi WSully, thank you for the info.

    I have read enough posts now to always search before posting:)

    My concern is that it only started happening over the last few weeks. I also read plenty on how to fix it, suggesting it is a problem.

    I was concerned that over tightening was going to shorten the life of the washers. Or I may have debris stuck in there.

    Regards

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    Re: Dribbling wand.

    Quote Originally Posted by 0724373C0706450 link=1260948029/0#0 date=1260948029
    Hi,

    My 2009 V3 Silvia is only a few months old.

    Lately I have noticed that the steam wand is dribbling about 1tsp of water during heat up.

    In other peoples experience is this normal, is it residue in the wand, or possible a seal worn out very prematurely?

    Is there anything I should do to prevent it getting worse?

    Regards

    BaryBC
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0724373C0706450 link=1260948029/2#2 date=1260954237
    Hi WSully, thank you for the info.

    I have read enough posts now to always search before posting:)

    My concern is that it only started happening over the last few weeks. I also read plenty on how to fix it, suggesting it is a problem.

    I was concerned that over tightening was going to shorten the life of the washers. Or I may have debris stuck in there.

    Regards
    Always follow the correct search method.. see here.. http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1257241858

    In addition ya first post did not indicate that you knew what the problem was.. You were asking for advice as to the problem..

    Ya second e-mail is about what impact doing the mods will have..

    If ya follow the correct procedures etc should not be a big issue... If you OVER TIGHTEN.. and go too heavy handed... Then that is a different manner..


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    Re: Dribbling wand.

    My Silvia would do this all the time so I put a small jug under the nozzle. I think it is caused by the metal cooling down and contracting leaving the valve open slightly. I would just pinch it up the next time I turned her on.

    Dex



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