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tsruhnke
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Posted Fri Jun 15, 2012, 1:28pm
Subject: Rancilio S20 Brew head low pressure, Leaky solenoid
 

Hello,

I have recently descaled a 2 group S20 and solved all leaks and issues on it except one, which I have been tinkering with for weeks to no end.

I am getting almost no water out of either brew head, it spits, and slightly more water is released from the solenoid valve as it runs. I re-soaked one head in citric acid and bought a new solenoid and valve for it but still no luck. I know power is getting to the solenoid but it just won't seal even with the new one. The pressure gauge is consistently reading close to 9 bars.

Could this be an electrical issue? A clog in a seperate line?

I just find it odd that they both do the exact same thing...

I would sincerely appreciate any help. I am determined to fix this machine but have wasted more time on this solenoid!

-Tim

Link to my unresolved discussion: http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/machines/583059#583059
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