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snipe2p2
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Posted Mon May 20, 2013, 8:46pm
Subject: Silvia V2 Leaking - Please help
 

Hello everyone,

I've been searching for days and could really use some help.  My Silvia V2 has started leaking in 2 places.  One spot is clearly the OPV hose that goes from the reservoir to the OPV, which I'm trying to figure out how to replace.  The strange little clamp befuddles me.

The second spot is a little more troubling.  One of the boiler screws appears to have had water dripped on it or from it on the left side of the boiler, also near where the same OPV hose wraps around and is sheathed in black plastic mesh.

My questions here are

a) what is the chance both leaks are caused by the hose (I'm really hoping)
b) can someone point me to a good resource as to how best to replace the hose?
c) where is the best spot to buy a replacement hose?

Thanks so much for your help!
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Posted Tue May 21, 2013, 7:31am
Subject: Re: Silvia V2 Leaking - Please help
 

The hose is leaking because cracked or is actually the OPV that is opening?
the hose clamp can be simply remove with a squeezing of a pliers
then ether re cut the hose to a nice straight edge
or rebuild the OPV

the boiler bolts sometimes they come loose so it might need just a little turn (BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER TIGHTEN them)
but
I've seen silvia boiler with so much scale inside that are pushing out and make the o-ring between the 2 halves useless,

parts available on our web page as in many others vendors

 
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snipe2p2
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Espresso: Silvia V2
Grinder: Rocky
Posted Tue May 21, 2013, 11:55am
Subject: Re: Silvia V2 Leaking - Please help
 

Hello,

Thanks so much for your reply.  

Coming from the OPV, the hose itself is cracked, so as you mentioned, I can probably snip that end and be fine.

Near the boiler is the real question.  I'm hoping that the hose is cracked there as well, but have ordered some hex head drivers to try to tighten the bolt a bit there just in case.

What is the best way to gain access (aka remove housing or panels?) as my hands are a bit large to get in there.

Thanks so much!
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