what's the difference or none between decalcifier and cleaner. i want to clean the inards of my machine. should i get some decalcifier or what? thanks for any and all help. btw when i use the urex calzifer (sp) to clean the grouphead filter my steam wand gushes out water?? should i return for an adjustment? not sure but i don't think that should happen.
so when i use the blind filter my steam valve should be closed correct? if water starts to come out while cleaning(while brew button is open) i should just open steam valve? what product should i use to clean plastic tubes and inner lines? when i prime the machine i have the steam valve open and brew button open then i close brew button and turn steam valve off and still there are a few drips of water coming out of the steam wand. is that normal?
It is a back flushing device - and to me, this means...
-Heat up machine.
-Place blind filter in PF with a few grains of suitable
-Make sure steam wand valve is CLOSED.
-Press BREW switch for about 2-3 seconds
You will hear the Silvia pump build to "straining"
-Switch OFF brew switch and you should hear a SWISH of
water into the drip tray through the pressure escape pipe
that drains into the drip tray.
Repeat a couple of times - REMEMBER: 2-3s bursts of the brew
cycle while the blind filter is in place.
Use the same product for all machine internals: Urnex, clearcaf, purCaf, Joe-Glo or whatever - you can even use powdered "Citric Acid" available in bulk at most health food and supplement stores - for a couple of $ for a pound.
Use the same amount you would for the commercial product. It is food safe and it is CHEAP!
when i prime the machine i have the steam valve open and brew button open then i close brew button and turn steam valve off and still there are a few drips of water coming out of the steam wand. is that normal?