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Posted Mon May 13, 2013, 1:00pm
Subject: can i hack on a different three-way solenoid?
 

I have a Bezzera BZ07 - HX machine, non-plumbed, vibe pump, about two years old.  
Recently my three way function changed dramatically -  water to brew head pretty much as normal, but not the normal relief
to drip-tray (used to be a nice strong whoosh) and I do get occasional dripping from the drip-tray valve during extraction.
I went through the typical steps...took everything apart, soaked, scrubbed
etc.  to no avail.  But I do notice some minor denting and degradation of the green rubber ends on the nucleus inside the vertical plunger tube.

For this machine, one has to purchase the entire assembly...solenoid, valve, plunger, nucleus.  I would do that, but it seems to
be on indefinite backorder.  So, I'm thinking about finding another brands part and adapting it...any thoughts as to what i need to
consider would be appreciated.
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Posted Tue May 14, 2013, 6:34am
Subject: Re: can i hack on a different three-way solenoid?
 

I can not direct you to any specific part but often the parts are interchangeable or nearly so. I swapped a lot of new parts into a Sylvia from a entirely different brand of machine using different manufacturers of parts,  and with the exception of the wires being on the opposite side of the coil, the 3 way was identical.

 
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Posted Tue May 14, 2013, 2:01pm
Subject: Re: can i hack on a different three-way solenoid?
 

thanks Wayne, I guess I have some research to do....
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