plodder627 Senior Member Joined: 3 Jun 2007 Posts: 2 Location: Australia Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Rancilio Silvia Grinder: Rancilio Rocky
Posted Sat Apr 2, 2011, 9:10pm Subject: Rancilio silvia group head cover
Hi, I have had a Rancilio Silvia now for 4 yrs. The model I purchased has a chrome plated plastic group head cover. The chrome has been peeling off for some time and really detracts from the look of the machine. I bought a new cover thinking it would be easy to replace - I think I was wrong. The screws that hold the cover in place can't easily be accessed without taking the whole unit completely apart. I was wondering if anyone has tried, or knows how, to replace the cover? It looks like it will be a major job to dissemble the unit. Has anyone else experienced this?
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 6,821 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Tue May 21, 2013, 8:49am Subject: Re: Rancilio silvia group head cover
If this is the cover you are talking about, the only way I know to get access is to remove the boiler like it has been here. It isn't a hard job but it may be a bigger one than you want to get intol. I just cleaned this one and put it back, it was in good shape and was not removed from the group head.
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stefano65 Senior Member Joined: 30 Oct 2004 Posts: 1,364 Location: Eugene OR Expertise: Professional
Espresso: Vibiemme,Elektra, Grinder: Vario,Macap, Vac Pot: not Drip: not Roaster: not
Posted Wed May 22, 2013, 6:09am Subject: Re: Rancilio silvia group head cover
I was always taking the groupheads off anyway during a rebuild etc etc
but yes the PLASTIC cover (not the metal one showed from Wayne) however it can be done without removing the lower grouphead half from the frame: unscrew the 2 screws from the upper panel (below the switches) gently pry the metal flat piece up, the plastic one will disengage, do the opposite to replace with the new one. take a little patience but is faster and less troublesome then having to remove the boiler,
for the older version in metal the all boiler assembly needs to come off
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