MkOosting Senior Member Joined: 4 May 2012 Posts: 8 Location: Belleville, ON Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Wed Oct 31, 2012, 3:05pm 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?
stefano65 Senior Member Joined: 30 Oct 2004 Posts: 1,415 Location: Eugene OR Expertise: Professional
Espresso: Vibiemme,Elektra, Grinder: Vario,Macap, Vac Pot: not Drip: not Roaster: not
Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012, 6:50am 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
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!
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