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    I have a VBM Super Domobar. I descale every 8 - 12 weeks. After descaling I draw at least three full tanks through to clean out. However after a week or so I note that when I draw hot water out of the hot water wand it is cloudy. If I let the water settle there is a layer of fine granules or sediment at the bottom of the glass. Can anyone tell me what this is? Thanks in advance for any ideas. Spencer.

  • #2
    Crikey! Why do you descale so often?

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    • #3
      Probably descale solution.

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      • #4
        I have seen the same thing if the water from boiler isn't used. I always use it to warm up cups and it hasn't been an issue. This is ok several machines.

        Cheers

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        • #5
          This makes sense.

          Originally posted by artman View Post
          I have seen the same thing if the water from boiler isn't used. I always use it to warm up cups and it hasn't been an issue. This is ok several machines.

          Cheers
          Thanks for your input. I did find an online manual which says flush the boiler regularly to prevent buildup of scale. I shall use the hot water wand more, to warm the cups.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SniffCoffee View Post
            Crikey! Why do you descale so often?
            Not sure! I will read the sticky note on descaling to check frequency necessary.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by spencarr View Post
              Not sure! I will read the sticky note on descaling to check frequency necessary.
              Unless you're in an area with terrible water hardness it does sound like a lot of descaling...maybe install an undersink filter/softener too?

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              • #8
                On opening, I found sediment in my boiler which was a type of white sand, I believe, used to insulate the heating element.
                My heating element casing had a crack in it and was tripping the earth leakage.

                I don't know if this insulation material would come in a powdered form light enough to cloud the water.
                And you would definitely have earth leakage issues (assuming you have a safety switch installed).

                Unlikely this is what you are seeing but thought I would mention anyway.

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