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  • My Knob is STIFF need help

    ;D On my Via Venezia that is !!!

    When I turn the steam knob its very tight.

    History: 4 years old, on every day, steam button has been left on a few times,
    never been serviced however has been cleaned.

    Cheers,
    Shane

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    Re: My Knob is STIFF need help

    hi hornet

    the staem valve in the via venezia is brass

    if these are not lubricated they become stiff

    if they become stiff, and continue to be used

    it damages the thread

    sometimes the shaft needs replacing other times complete valve

    needs serviocing
    graham

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    • #3
      Re: My Knob is STIFF need help

      I thought I was on the wrong forum when I saw that subject

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      • #4
        Re: My Knob is STIFF need help

        Me too!!!

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        • #5
          Re: My Knob is STIFF need help

          Hi Graham,

          How do I lube it up.....so to speak.

          Lizard,

          So what forums do you usually visit ??

          Cheers,

          Shane

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          • #6
            Re: My Knob is STIFF need help

            you pull it


            apart

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            • #7
              Re: My Knob is STIFF need help

              Couple of tips dont use KY Jelly for lube (its water soluble) Vaselline tastes bad so try your local bearing shop for Food grade grease or lube

              If that fails seek out the services of a Professional to make you knob less stiff

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              • #8
                Re: My Knob is STIFF need help

                All I can say is that, Im completely disappointed...

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                • #9
                  Re: My Knob is STIFF need help

                  In recent communications I have discovered that Urnex is using Viagra as an anti-foaming agent in their espresso machine cleaner. If you have recently cleaned your machine it could explain how the knob became stiff. If the stiffness lasts more than four hours you are advised to consult your nearest appliance repair centre.

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                  • #10
                    Re: My Knob is STIFF need help

                    Has anyone actually done a service (Lube) on this machine?

                    Ive taken it apart (steam knob handle was interesting) but not sure where to put the lube?

                    Cheers,

                    Shane

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                    • #11
                      Re: My Knob is STIFF need help

                      Oh you actually wanted a serious reply

                      If it is like most valve assemblies then the area that needs lubrication is the valve stem where it goes past the gland and packing. Do not lubricate the valve face where it seals.

                      The pic is just for reference and placing a name to the bits.

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                      • #12
                        Re: My Knob is STIFF need help

                        I have to congrat all respondents for one of the funniest threads I have read in many a long day.

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                        • #13
                          Re: My Knob is STIFF need help

                          Id say let a professional service your machine thoroughly with lubricant to rub out any stiffness. It should blow very well after a good servicing (steam that is).

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                          • #14
                            Re: My Knob is STIFF need help

                            hi shane

                            Ive taken it apart (steam knob handle was interesting) but not sure where to put the lube?
                            when you dismantle the steam valve you will have a brass spindle (or valve stem as per previuos pic) with a thread on it. this is where the it needs lubing

                            we use a high temp food grade grease

                            if the thread is damaged, then a new shaft needs to be fitted

                            graham

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                            • #15
                              Re: My Knob is STIFF need help

                              If you are still having problems then try Spoilers Relaxation Centre in Ringwood for your nearest professionals

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