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    Silvia steam control problem

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    My steam control valve has stopped working and makes horrible sqeaky noises, how difficult is it to replace or repair? Has anyone done this or will I need to go to a technician? :( :( :( :( :(

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    Re: Silvia steam control problem

    It can be an easy job depending on how handy you are. I did mine without any difficulty at all. I helped another person (b E-Mail_m who totally muffed the job, broke off the brass adapter/reducer double-threaded thingy at the back side and bent the copper piping to the point that it had to be replaced.

    If you are good with hand tools and have a modicum of common sense (lets say that you feel comfortable replacing a fuel pump or rebuilding a carburetor and are god a Tetris) then it probably can be done.

    On the other hand, if the phrase "assembly required" has you phoning a friend then maybe not so much.

    There are four O rings (including the two on the steam wand, and the valve seal (like a washer as found in some faucets). Be sure to also get some food-safe silicone lube to lube things up when assembling. The valve seat is stainless steel, so probably all you need are the parts mentioned above.


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    Re: Silvia steam control problem

    This guide should get you started.
    http://www.coffeeco.com.au/articles/repair.html

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    Re: Silvia steam control problem

    Thanks for the feedback Randy and Vicroamer, I should be able to do the job........much appreciated!!



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