Posted Mon May 13, 2013, 9:35am 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 Wed May 29, 2013, 8:50am Subject: Re: Silvia solenoid
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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