× Welcome to the World's only Atomic-style discussion forum.

question-circle how do I remove a stuck safety valve?

  • Marisha
  • Marisha's Avatar Topic Author
  • Visitor
  • Visitor
14 years 3 months ago #187 by Marisha
how do I remove a stuck safety valve? was created by Marisha
I bought this odd-looking coffee maker at a Value Village in Victoria, BC and had no idea until today what a prize I'd found for $15. I am completely shocked. I would like to try it out but the safety valve is stuck and I think that's why someone turfed it (the plastic grip-teeth on the valve have broken off). From what I have read on this site, the only place I can find a replacement valve is Australia (please confirm if you can) but I still have to remove the valve unit. Any tricks or ideas would be very much appreciated. And, could someone tell me what the purpose of the sealed opening on the front of the bottom of the unit is? It looks like you should be able to open it with a square-shaped key of some kind. Is it for cleaning the unit?
Thanks very much.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

  • Marisha
  • Marisha's Avatar Topic Author
  • Visitor
  • Visitor
14 years 3 months ago #188 by Marisha
Replied by Marisha on topic how do I remove a stuck safety valve?
Never mind. I just spent a little more time reading and understand that I need a machinist to remove the valve. I certainly hope that there are moe of these safety valves in Australia.
Great website.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

  • Colin the editor/creator
  • Colin the editor/creator's Avatar Topic Author
  • Visitor
  • Visitor
14 years 3 months ago #189 by Colin the editor/creator
Replied by Colin the editor/creator on topic how do I remove a stuck safety valve?
Hey Marisha -

Value Village is often the source of much amazing stuff.

Are you saying that you found an ATOMIC
coffee maker here in Victoria for 15 dollars?

Please Log in to join the conversation.

  • frederick
  • frederick's Avatar
  • Visitor
  • Visitor
14 years 3 months ago #190 by frederick
Replied by frederick on topic how do I remove a stuck safety valve?
Oh MY GOD!

The safety valve is part of the big bad black knob! There are a few ways to unscrew it in the guest archives. Hunt for them please.
Get a new knob at BON trading.

Go to Atomic 101....
NEVER, do not, don't touch that flat screw with the square "hole" at the bottom!
It is to remove the sand core.....too long to explain.
Read all about the Atomic in these pages. Please try to be more explicit when describing the different parts. Thank you, FrEdErIcK

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.038 seconds