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Posted Mon Jul 8, 2013, 9:01am
Subject: Elektra Gold

I have an elektra gold thats been sitting and recently fired it up and I am not getting any steam out of wands and no bars of pressure on the guage, however I am getting water dumping out of water valve as it reaches temperature, In the steam wands i am getting some sputtering but no significant steam or water. I'm stumped, oh also I have removed and cleaned the fill probe and the water will fill tank and then stop. Weird.

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Posted Mon Jul 8, 2013, 12:39pm
Subject: Re: Elektra Gold

If the machine is heating up, and indeed the water is getting warm,
the autofill system is working and FILLING up the boiler to the point of overfilling it
most likely you have the 2 way solenoid valve that is staying open (sediment/scale etc etc preventing the seat to close the orifice completely and sipping water through even when is not suppose to,
if the boiler is completely fill
then it will take much longer for the pressure to reach,
while is heating up
water will come out form the safety valve and the anti-vacuum valve

open both the hot ware spout and the steam valve until level stabilize

option two
if the machine is FOR SURE reaching operating pressure (gauge should indicate that if is working)
and no steam or hot water then possibly scale is clogging both exit line
however you will have the antivacuum valve up and pressurized

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Posted Tue Jul 9, 2013, 5:00pm
Subject: Re: Elektra Gold

Is the water getting hot? How long are you waiting to have the machine heat up? you should wait at least 30-45mins for it to warm up.

If it is indeed getting hot and building pressure, try tapping lightly on the pressure guage, it might just be stuck.

Sounds a bit like your water is dumping out the hot water tab before it ever gets warm enough to build steam pressure.
Stepfano is right, if your boiler is too full then it will take forever to warm up and you won't get any steam pressure. So check and make sure your water lvl is correct.
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