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Posted Mon May 13, 2013, 8:35am
Subject: Silvia solenoid
 

Hi CG'ers.  I've had a modd'ed Silvia for years (first gen Silvia, for that matter).  This year I've replaced the pump and, after a lot of troubleshooting, had to replace the solenoid.  (Both are easy to replace)  Question to the forum: how long or about how many shots did you go through until you also had to replace the solenoid?

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Posted Mon May 13, 2013, 8:43am
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Sold at 6 years old. Original solenoid and pump in it.  Estimated over 5,000 doubles plus cleanings and flushes.

 
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Posted Wed May 29, 2013, 7:50am
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11 years old and I've never replaced either.  The solenoid was sticking at one point but descaler took care of that.  I have replaced the boiler, steam wand (damaged the original when replacing o-rings), several plastic terminal protectors and OPV (old one was fine but didn't fit the new boiler IIRC) as well as maintenance items.
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Posted Wed May 29, 2013, 7:54am
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Hey Don,

That's great, & my Silvia original parts too & May 2001 so 12 years old! {;-)

 
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