mlaxel Senior Member Joined: 22 Oct 2012 Posts: 2 Location: New Mexico USA Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Mon Oct 22, 2012, 1:36pm Subject: Melted wire end on Rancilio Silvia
When I opened up my Silvia today to install my new PID kit I discovered one of the wire ends on the boiler melted. I have a photo attached to show it. It's been working fine for the last 10 months. Do I need to be concerned? What should I do... thanks for your help!
Posted Mon Oct 22, 2012, 3:38pm Subject: Re: Melted wire end on Rancilio Silvia
That is one of the heating element connections. That melted cover on the connector is caused by high resistance between the connector and the heating element. The coector covers are available I think, but the solution is to remove the connector, clean both the spade terminal and teh heating element connection, and useing a small pair of pliers be sure that the connector is very tight on the heating element.
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