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  • Cant get end piece of steam wand EM6910 to unscrew

    Have screwed too tightly the end of the steam wand of my EM6910, how to get off and do I turn clockwise or anti clockwise? Any helpful suggestions welcome

  • #2
    Standard screw thread so screw clockwise to release.

    Wrap a teatowel around it and use multi grips or pliers to grip it. The tea towel should prevent damaging the surface.

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    • #3
      Should... I wouldn't.
      Turn the wand on for a bit and let it warm up then try the tea towel. Be patient it with.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cksyd View Post
        Standard screw thread so screw clockwise to release.
        Uuuuummmmm.......A standard thread tightens when turned clockwise.

        Turn counter-clockwise to loosen!


        Java "Righty tighty, lefty loosey!" phile
        Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Javaphile View Post
          Uuuuummmmm.......A standard thread tightens when turned clockwise.

          Turn counter-clockwise to loosen!


          Java "Righty tighty, lefty loosey!" phile
          Please note Java that we are on the bottom of the wand, therefore dealing with 'upsidedownness'

          Upsidedownness means lefty tighty...

          Hate to see him strip it........

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mikejoc View Post
            Should... I wouldn't.
            Fair enough.....

            Probable difference is that I had one for quite a few years and used that exact technique with success every time.

            Funny, haven't been around for a number of years, saw this post slide up the side of my facebook and thought, well, I can help. Not much has changed.

            Excepting Java, we have a case of mistaken or confused upsidedownness

            Could be a Northern Hemisphere thing....

            Hey Java, I still owe you coffee from 4 odd years ago...... Lafayette La????

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            • #7
              Oh shit, wrong.......

              Java you are right..... anti clockwise to loosen....

              Kill me now......

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cksyd View Post
                Fair enough.....

                Probable difference is that I had one for quite a few years and used that exact technique with success every time.
                About 8 years with an em6910 this is my second machine. Let's not flex our muscles at each other but I've stripped the chrome off the wand previously on one of these machines. So speaking from experience too...

                Just saying the tea towel didn't absorb the impact!

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                • #9
                  So as to avoid confusion when discussing threads the accepted norm/standard is ones perspective should always be from that of the part being turned looking toward the part being screwed onto/into. And from that perspective a standard thread is always 'righty tighty/lefty loosey'. Any other perspective opens the direction to turn up to an infinite number of possibilities requiring an explanation every time of exactly the angle of viewing and the direction/angle of turning.

                  And just so we're clear cksyd it's y'all who are upside down!

                  Hey Java, I still owe you coffee from 4 odd years ago...... Lafayette La????
                  Hhhmmm....I've supplied beans to a number of CSer's who have traveled here over the years so I'm not sure which one you were. The AF one perhaps?


                  Java "Standing rightsideup!" phile
                  Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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                  • #10
                    First of all I am a she and let me get this right, looking at the machine with the wand pointing south I should turn the part anti clockwise?

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                    • #11
                      Yes. Turn it firmly to the left.

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                      • #12
                        What they are all trying to get across is it is a normal thread. If you're standing with the machine in front of you and looking down towards the wand, start with the multigrips on the right side and bring them towards you. This, as Java points out, is, from the perspective of looking at the tip with the wand behind it (i.e. machine om it's back with the wand at top) a 'lefty-loosey' or counterclockwise turn.

                        I also used a large pair of pliers with tea towel in the jaws to hold the top of the wand at the bend where the plastic handle is, to prevent the whole thing turning and causing me to slip and maybe bend/break the wand. That way you are levering against your own strength, not the swivel of the wand.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for all the advice, much appreciated!

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