At least on my machine (S1V1) there is no need to remove a side panel to drain the steam boiler. Tip the machine one way or another to expose the underside and unscrew the knob at the bottom of the boiler. It is really obvious once you look under as it is the only large knob visible. Just be warned it is best to do this over a sink as all the water will come rushing out. I will also second Endo in that anyone interested in working on the machine should consult S1cafe.com
rezz Senior Member Joined: 17 Aug 2011 Posts: 85 Location: Dallas Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Fri Jun 1, 2012, 8:56am Subject: Re: For Sale: La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
Thanks to everyone for the input. I'm not afraid of pulling the panels off of the machine.. it's actually very easy to work on, so draining will not be a problem. I do know that there is a plug on top of the brew boiler which I have used when de-scaling, and will drain that just so the price of shipping goes down by a little bit.
Is this a good price for the machine? Let me know if I'm way off..
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