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davidrivers
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davidrivers
Joined: 15 Apr 2007
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Location: Arlington, VA
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Espresso: Rancilio Silvia V2 + V3 wand
Grinder: Macap M4
Roaster: Gene Cafe
Posted Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:25pm
Subject: Self-installed "V3" Silvia steam wand stuck (won't turn)
 

When finished frothing milk for the last latte I made with my Silvia, I went to turn off the steam by turning the knob of the upgraded "V3" steam wand (http://www.espressoparts.com/R_1054N; installed myself over 2 years ago using instructions here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NxZlKwmQ1A) and the knob wouldn't turn. I had to flip the machine's power switch to finally stop steaming. After opening up the machine, it seems that turning the knob causes turning of the copper pipe that delivers steam to the wand.

If I had better tools, I would probably be fiddling around with it instead of posting this right now. Unfortunately, I'm not terribly handy and lack a proper toolset. I hope that someone out there has encountered this problem or can offer some advice.

 
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zedex
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Espresso: Spaz v2
Grinder: vario
Posted Mon Oct 1, 2012, 7:25pm
Subject: Re: Self-installed "V3" Silvia steam wand stuck (won't turn)
 

Are you turning the steam knob the right way? lefty loosy(open) righty tighty (close).
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
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Posted Mon Oct 1, 2012, 7:35pm
Subject: Re: Self-installed "V3" Silvia steam wand stuck (won't turn)
 

I do not have this wand, but after viewing the video it seems that the wand is a T off of the valve and makes it impossible to rotate the valve case.  The copper delivery tube is attached to the boiler top and cannot rotate.  Only the knob or the valve inner works can turn?

See if you can add more description or picture or video.

 
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