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MkOosting
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Posted Wed Oct 31, 2012, 4:05pm
Subject: Steam in my la pavoni's sight glass protector?
 

The picture isn't the highest quality (photography has never been my forte), but recently the plastic cylinder that contains the doohicky which measures how much water's left in my machine has been filling up with steam whenever it gets up to 1 bar.

www.espressoparts.com tells me this doohicky is called the "sight glass", and the plastic cylinder around it is called the "sight glass protector".  Anyway, should I be concerned? If so, how can I go about fixing it?

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012, 7:50am
Subject: Re: Steam in my la pavoni's sight glass protector?
 

yes a leak is a concern
sightglass gasket or possibly just tighten (very carefully so you don't crack the sightglass) the sightglass fitting
unless the leak is coming between the boiler and the sightglass fitting base

 
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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012, 1:57pm
Subject: Re: Steam in my la pavoni's sight glass protector?
 

stefano65 Said:

sightglass gasket or possibly just tighten (very carefully so you don't crack the sightglass) the sightglass fitting
unless the leak is coming between the boiler and the sightglass fitting base

Posted November 1, 2012 link

I took off the sight glass protector and tightened the two fittings - they were really loose. Wiped it all down to make sure it wasn't just some residual moisture causing it to fog up, and then turned it on - voila, it's at 1 bar and no steam!

Thanks a lot!
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