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    Silvia Problems

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    Being relatively new to the real coffee scene, about 4 months ago purchased a used silvia. Being working great until today. After a couple of shots lost pressure coming out of the brew head, but is still good using the water function. Is this fixable at home or is it a service centre job? Any help would be greatly appriciated.

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    Re: Silvia Problems

    Welcome to CS.

    Sounds like a service centre repair.

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    Re: Silvia Problems

    When was the last time you took the shower screen out and cleaned it?* If not done regularly it can slowly block up till you lose pressure through the group-head.* If so, this can easily be fixed at home, by removing shower screen and giving it a good soak in espresso machine cleaner, and then remove the gunk with a brush.
    Another possibility, the three way valve is sticking open, you would see water flowing into back of drip tray while trying to pour shot, this may also be fixed at home IF you are confident to follow guides posted on the net, but may be better done by service centre.

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    Re: Silvia Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B747B7274242C2227150 link=1301376140/0#0 date=1301376140
    Being relatively new to the real coffee scene, about 4 months ago purchased a used silvia. Being working great until today. After a couple of shots lost pressure coming out of the brew head, but is still good using the water function. Is this fixable at home or is it a service centre job? Any help would be greatly appriciated.
    Your NEW and If bought second hand and you have not already done a Chemical clean at time of bringing home....

    It suggests to me that YOU need some training etc.

    Find the nearest sponsor / service provider for the machine and book in for a service and user training.

    Otherwise you will be disinterested / disappointed* and the machine will end up broken.


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    Re: Silvia Problems

    Thank you for your comments, since I have had the machine I have been descaling , backflushing and keeping it clean. After work I wondered down to coffee craft , which is only 5 mins away and they seemed to think it is a blockage of some sort and to bring it in for a looksy.

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    Re: Silvia Problems

    Hello nanga,

    partially blocked showers (even almost completely blocked ones) do not in my experience exhibit the kind of symptom you describe and we wouldnt want to encourage you to electro-kill yourself getting into places where you really should-na! ;)

    So, glad you decided to take it to a service centre. :)

    Rgdz,
    Attilio.

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    Re: Silvia Problems Update

    Took the machine to Coffee Craft in Glandore for a service .Dropped it off at 930 and was done by 1100. the problem was the undercup seal had perished and blocked the jet. Said seal ,and a couple of others were replaced, and presto working again. thay also gave the machine a general service. Total cost was about $100.



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