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FluxCapacitor
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Posted Sun Apr 6, 2014, 8:14pm
Subject: Rancilio Silvia first time start up issues
 

Wife just got me the Rancilio Silvia for my birthday!

I'm trying to get it set up and am a bit confused as to what I might be doing wrong.

The instructions say to:
-Open the steam tap
-Turn on the main power and coffee buttons
-close the steam tap when water comes out
-pour 0.5 L through the group head

Seems pretty straight forward... But when I turn it on, the machine simply makes a lot of noise for a few minutes and then it turns itself off. I assume it might be over heating? No water flows through the group head and I only get a bit of steam and a tiny bit of water through the steam wand. Not a consistent flow at all.

I also watched this youtube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtI-uk8orDk

But when I try to repeat this procedure, I pretty much get the same results: A lot of noise and nothing else until the machine shuts itself off. My machine is definitely not doing what the one in the video is...

Any one have any ideas if I'm doing something wrong or if the machine is not working properly?
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FluxCapacitor
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Posted Sun Apr 6, 2014, 9:04pm
Subject: Re: Rancilio Silvia first time start up issues
 

Ok, problem solved.

I figured out that for some reason water was not getting sucked up through the tube. not sure why, but maybe there was a kink in the tube or something. I jiggled the tubes and water started flowing.
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Posted Mon Apr 7, 2014, 5:07am
Subject: Re: Rancilio Silvia first time start up issues
 

FluxCapacitor Said:

Ok, problem solved.

I figured out that for some reason water was not getting sucked up through the tube. not sure why, but maybe there was a kink in the tube or something. I jiggled the tubes and water started flowing.

Posted April 6, 2014 link


Flux, congrats on your new machine!  I owned a Silvia previously and it was a great machine!  I would think about installing an Auberins PID retrofit (blue) if you haven't already!  It was money well spent & makes it soooo much easier to make great espresso!  Enjoy!  
Here ya go . . .      www.auberins.com
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Posted Mon Apr 7, 2014, 6:15am
Subject: Re: Rancilio Silvia first time start up issues
 

Congrats on the new machine!  I'm also enjoying the Silvia.  Glad you got it figured out. Don''t forget to refill the boiler once your done steaming. :)  Just open the steam valve and wait for hot water to flow.  

PS: Nice username!  :P

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