Post By TC
Post By JetBlack_Espresso
Isomac Tea boiler leaking
My Isomac Tea has started leaking after an hour or so of being switched on, I've pulled the cover and found the leak.
It appears to be coming from where the element screws into the boiler, my question is, when I remove it and clean it up what type of sealant/thread tape can I use when reassembling it?
Plus any other pointers that might be helpful, it's my first DIY repair of a coffee machine
you could use Loxeal:
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Is that similar to high-temp Loctite Charlie?
There should be a teflon gasket in there and it's probably had it or may have been poorly installed in the first place. Some machines are now using viton o-rings. Clean everything up to smooth and then I'd suggest coffeeparts for a replacement.
Locktite and espresso machines? Hate the stuff. Bezzera love it and it has frequently been the cause of blood and profanity when servicing them.
If the various unions within a machine are well manufactured, locktite should not be required.
My advice? Do the job properly. Some day in the future, you'll be glad you did.
It's a food safe, non permanent threadsealer. There are lots of different products in the Loxeal and Loctite ranges though! And definitely use a new seal too:
Originally Posted by Dimal
I've just ordered 2 new seals, I'll see how they go first before I try the sealant.
I've got an o-ring jammed in there at the moment, seems to be holding....