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Kamaraniel
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Posted Sat Jan 26, 2013, 8:09am
Subject: La Pavoni Espresso CFL - water always comes out of steam valve
 

Hello Together,

I have recently purchased a La Pavoni CFL. Slowly I was getting towards making decent shots, but a few days ago the machine decided to pump water out of the steam valve all the time (it doesn't make a difference if it is open or not). The water still comes out of the head, but it doesn't built up pressure anymore since it releases it through the steam valve. Also, I can't foam anymore, because steam only comes out at very low pressure. Any ideas? Thanks

Daniel
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Posted Sat Jan 26, 2013, 1:46pm
Subject: Re: La Pavoni Espresso CFL - water always comes out of steam valve
 

Well, we already know the problem. It's possible that a constant leak over the steam-valve can be cured with a descaling. It could be calcium crudding up the valve-seat so that would be the first thing to try.  If not, then disassemble the valve, clean the tip and the seat. If the tip is badly worn replace it, if the whole valve is worn and impossible to close, replace all of it.  Or, if you never use the steamer, just plug it up and use the espresso machine.
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Kamaraniel
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Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013, 3:01am
Subject: Re: La Pavoni Espresso CFL - water always comes out of steam valve
 

Thanks. Found the culprit. It was a broken seal.
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MattMerz
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Posted Thu May 2, 2013, 11:30am
Subject: Re: La Pavoni Espresso CFL - water always comes out of steam valve
 

Dear Stephen,

is there a description how the CFL can be disassembled? I have the same problem.

Thank you and best regards

Matt
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