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I have a rancilio Silvia. when I turn on the button for the steam wand, as it begins heating up it sprays steam into the water reservoir tank. I have tried descaling and backflushing. Any suggestions?

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My guess is the steam wand is clogged with milk. This is a common problem. Try a pipe cleaner or something similar.

Posted on Aug 06, 2019

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    Dave OHara Aug 19, 2019

    thank you for the suggestion! I had tried that as it was my first suspicion as well. For those interested, the problem was that the gasket on the piston on the 3-way valve was deteriorating. $10 fix and it's working beautifully! Thanks again!

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SOURCE: water will not come through the steam wand

I had the same problem. I took the steam wand off, and checked for steam out of the unit. It was OK, so I stuck a thin wire up through the steam wand and dislodged what look like pieces of a green washer or O-ring.
In short...the wand was plugged.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: no water through group head

Hi
More than likely your 3 way valve is stuck. It is located behind the front panel and when the 2 screws are removed it slides to the right. Unplug your machine before working on it. The 3 way valve is on the left and you can remove the dispersion tube on the bottom(unscrews) 14mm nut holds the solenoid on and you can slide the solenoid down the shaft. The big nut at the top of the shaft will unscrew and there you will fin the solenoid inside with a big spring. If its not stuck it will slide out and you probably need a new 3 way valve, but more than likely its stuck. Some times just tapping the nut on something hard will unstick the solenoid. Clean good and reinstall.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: steam wand doesn't work

High pressure air using a blowgun?

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Rancilio Silvia coffee machine worked once and the

Remove the top panel one of the thermostats on the tank tripped, reset thermostat, and turn machine on.

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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SOURCE: Rancilio Silvia: The steam works only for about 10 seconds

Remove the top panel and check the 3 thermostat on the machine one of them is not functioning properly, find the wire to the steam switch and trace it to the thermostat.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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There is a reset button inside on the front side of the boiler (you have to take the top of the machine off. There are 4 screws and remove the water tank). It is located between 2 black wires and is a red button. Push it in and test. There is also another problem that you might have. If the brew thermostat is bad it won’t heat. To test for this, push the steam switch and wait 15 seconds. Then open the steam knob and push the middle button and see if the water is warm. If it is then you need a new brew thermostat. That is the thermostat that has the red dot on the top. It sets on top of the boiler next to the steam thermostat. If you take the top off, make sure that the machine is unplugged.
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3 things could be wrong. First is easy to check. With machine on, turn on the steam switch and after about a minut open the steam knob and push the middle switch. Check the water coming from the wand and see if its warm? If it is you need a brew thermostat. Unplug the machine. Remove the water tank. Remove the 4 screws that hold the top on and lift top off. The boiler has 2 thermostats on the top front of the boiler, and the one with the red dot is the brew thermostat and need replacing.
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Water will not come through the steam wand


I had the same problem. I took the steam wand off, and checked for steam out of the unit. It was OK, so I stuck a thin wire up through the steam wand and dislodged what look like pieces of a green washer or O-ring.
In short...the wand was plugged.

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