Two days ago I thought it was time for my bi-annual descaling on my NS Oscar.
This is my routine:
Turn on the machine for a couple of hours Add one pack of Dezcal to 750ml of water Slap the tank back in with the solution Flush out approx 400ml of water leave the machine on 30 minutes Shut off one hour Flush out water till tank is empty shut off one hour Fill tank with fresh water and flush until clean water comes out.
Now I notice on my first clean water flush that something shiny is inside the cup. I look closely and see about 15-20 small copper shavings or shards (dont know how to call them really). Really tiny like specs of copper dust. Some look a little bit bigger like the size a tiny wooden splinter - yanno those that end up under your nail ! So I think no worry, must be a bit of copper from the boiler that loosened of from the descaling process. So I keep flushing and flushing and flushing and the buggers keep showing up. I also am noticing less heat coming from the machine. When I used to let it sit a while, the water would vaporize quite a bit on the first flush and then water would come out with some quantity of steam, which it doesnt anymore. Tried to get a reading with a crappy oven thermometer and I'm getting 150 degrees (prolly close to 180 with the styro test).
Anyone ever witnessed this? Any idea what might have happened? I'm thinking I should change the heating element and see what's up with the boiler but any help/advice prior to getting that done would be appreciated
Oh yeah I have the Sirai P-stat and the machine I believe is a 2008
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