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Posted Sun Mar 9, 2014, 5:17pm
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Can anyone direct me to a decent schematic of the steam wand in my Ranc. Silvia gen3 .....it's the wand that has ball joint swivel.  It's not leaking at the swivel, but the on/off part.When turning off the steam, it's taking longer and longer to shut down....up to 5 seconds now.  I'm assuming it is a gasket or o-ring that is worn.  So I'd like to get some part/s before disassembly. So I'm looking for parts and schematic. Thanks in advance.
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Posted Mon Mar 10, 2014, 3:23pm
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yeah, sounds like you have to rebuild the valve.  it only has o-rings inside (no gasket).  I can't direct you to a schematic, but you can get the o-rings from places like espressoparts.com.  iirc, they even sell a kit that includes a group gasket and several o-rings for the wand assembly.

 
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Posted Wed Mar 12, 2014, 3:46pm
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emradguy Said:

yeah, sounds like you have to rebuild the valve.  it only has o-rings inside (no gasket).  I can't direct you to a schematic, but you can get the o-rings from places like espressoparts.com.  iirc, they even sell a kit that includes a group gasket and several o-rings for the wand assembly.

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Yep, found it.  there is a gasket called a shutoff gasket.  I bought the kit, and will rebuild sometime soon, errr......when I get the kit. Thnx.
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Posted Wed Mar 12, 2014, 6:46pm
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emradguy Said:

yeah, sounds like you have to rebuild the valve.  it only has o-rings inside (no gasket).

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