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Ntnova
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Posted Sat Jul 20, 2013, 4:22pm
Subject: Green residue/mildew in reservoir tubing
 

Has anyone experienced a build up of green residue/mildew in their reservoir tubes? I've had a QM Silvano for over a year, but this recently started to happen after I moved into a new place. I use tap water from a Brita filter.

Any ideas on how to clean this if this has happened to you? The tubes don't look to come off too easily.

http://i.imgur.com/Fh7hx0g.jpg
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Posted Mon Jul 22, 2013, 3:29pm
Subject: Re: Green residue/mildew in reservoir tubing
 

Has anyone experienced a build up of green residue/mildew in their reservoir tubes? I've had a QM Silvano for over a year, but this recently started to happen after I moved into a new place. I use tap water from a Brita filter.

Any ideas on how to clean this if this has happened to you? The tubes don't look to come off too easily.

http://i.imgur.com/Fh7hx0g.jpg

Machine probably needs to be taken apart. best to contact your dealer for this support. Remove hose and soak in pure bleach overnight. Rinse thoroughly and insert back on machine. Your new place, unfortunately, probably has a higher concentration of mold and mildew. Wash and rinse your reservoir every 2 weeks to lessen this problem.

 
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Posted Mon Jul 22, 2013, 7:03pm
Subject: Re: Green residue/mildew in reservoir tubing
 

I personally don't use pure bleach for anything much less soak overnight, I would use 50/50 with hot water at most.  It only  takes a 10% bleach solution to sanitize for 10 minutes.

 
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