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14 years 1 month ago #1519 by Michael
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Thanks for the help and suggestions.

Before I read the follow up posts you both made, I ended up removing the Boiler last night and splitting it apart (I am pretty handy, doing maintanance on my car myself, and being a home improvement junky type guy). When I did that, I found about a teaspoon full of \"JUNK\" So, I cleaned that out. I then took some descaling solution, and with a toothbrush, cleaned everything I could on the inside of both halves of the boiler. I removed the Steam Valve assembly \"outlet fitting\" from the assembly, and removed the tubing, and found that the fitting was significantly clogged with junk. I cleaned that out as well. I also removed and cleaned the shower head assembly fully.

I put everything back together, and ran it to see how it did. I was not impressed, Unfortunately. I decided to descale once again, and Viola, everything is now perfect. The water, instead of dripping out of the shower head, flows out and no more steam sputtering.

This morning the crema was outstanding, what looked like a half inch or so, and the foam was much better then before (I think I have too much milk in the pitcher, but that can be easily corrected).

Thanks for your help and the lead on the cause of my problems.

Michael
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14 years 1 month ago #1520 by BP101
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Michael, great to read your success story. It inspires the rest of us to take that plunge and actually learn how to maintain our machines. I believe Colin has often said that the great majority of all machine problems are due to scale, and the failure to keep scale removed regularly.

Enjoy your shots!
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14 years 1 month ago #1521 by dave
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Michael wrote:

I put everything back together ... I decided to descale once again, and Viola, everything is now perfect. The water, instead of dripping out of the shower head, flows out and no more steam sputtering.

This morning the crema was outstanding ... and the foam was much better then before


Michael,

Glad to hear that you are up and running without too much fuss! Way to go, and thanks for sharing.

Dave
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