qualin Senior Member Joined: 30 Jun 2012 Posts: 669 Location: Calgary, AB Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Izzo Alex Duetto 3 Grinder: Mazzer Mini Elect. Type A Vac Pot: Looking to buy Drip: Manual Roaster: Considering?
Posted Sat Nov 30, 2013, 10:49pm Subject: Steam valve on Duetto 3 "creaky"
When I open or close the steam knob on my Duetto 3, the valve "creaks". It almost sounds like a spring which is rubbing against something. When I first purchased the machine, turning the valve was quite quiet. Now it's become noisier and a little more difficult to turn.
I'm wondering if this is normal or if there is something I need to lubricate? If I do need to lubricate something, what oil should I use and how do I lubricate it?
Garbage In, Garbage Out, for every step of the process. From Beans to grinder, grounds to machine, coffee to cup.
kize Senior Member Joined: 23 Aug 2011 Posts: 10 Location: Northwest Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sun Dec 1, 2013, 7:19pm Subject: Re: Steam valve on Duetto 3 "creaky"
My Duetto II does the exact same thing since almost new. I found that the end of valve spring ( which is rough) drags at the base as its compressed. I have lubed with 111. And after awhile it comes back. Its been doing it for 2 years. I just live with it until my ocd kicks in overdrive. Then Ill polish the spring ends on a stone.
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