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Tobb
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Posted Wed Nov 13, 2013, 8:50pm
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So you suggest I take a deep breath, relax, and wait. That is a tall order! haha.

Got my fingers crossed.
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Espresso: NS Oscar
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Posted Thu Nov 14, 2013, 2:07am
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disassemble and clean 3way
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plindy
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Posted Thu Nov 14, 2013, 2:37am
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disassemble and clean 3way

and for extra credit  

pic 4 5 6

gluck
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Tobb
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Posted Thu Nov 14, 2013, 6:14am
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The elektros page does not seem to come up here at work. I will check it from home. I will gladly check and clean anything that may help the machine function.

The idea of tearing down and trying to repair the pump sounds awesome! I almost took it out last night just to prep for the one in the mail. If it came out it would not have stayed together long.

Thanks Plindy! More things to keep me busy as I wait. I should have upped the shipping.

Dan
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Tobb
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Posted Thu Nov 14, 2013, 1:47pm
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Disassembled, cleaned and reassembled the 3 way valve.

I failed at the pump rebuild. The motor that came on the Oscar does not have screws to remove the main cylinder from the center of the pump. I could only remove a stopper spring and rubber stop. The rest is stamped closed. I did get a chance to pump some water though. What I saw was extreme fluctuation in pressure. I am hoping with a new pump and the new valve I will have a working oscar.


This is so frustrating. I still believe this this was a barley used Oscar. I feel like this is damage from sitting. I keep cleaning everything but its already clean.

Anything else I can pull apart and put back together as I wait haha? And... would help my cause to get this running.

Dan
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Espresso: N S Oscar
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Posted Fri Nov 15, 2013, 7:28am
Subject: Re: Report back on the used Oscar
 

The parts you ordered will probably make your oscar fine.  If you are that antsy then you need to upgrade, see the link in my sig file.  There is over an hour of video that goes with that.

 
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