With the help of @DavecUK over on the owners forum we've diagnosed a blocked non-return valve as warm water is returning from the brew boiler into the water tank. Eek. Dave's doing a great job holding the fort over there, so thought I'd move disassembly questions over to here. n .
The machines otherwise looking really good, as it came from a small cafe business I hope the water used was relatively safe but as it stood unused for a long period I suspect that'd be time for a buildup anyway. It was also 'gigged' a few times at events, so potential for foreign objects to enter the system that way too.
Here's the part I need to get to:
What I'm wondering is, if that brass nut is the only thing securing the manifold to the body am I better off trying to get to the valve by removing or moving to one side the plate (right side) that holds the cigar box and various electronics, undoing the nut and trying to manoeuvre the manifold so that I can get access to remove the non-return valve or am I resigned to removing at least the brew boiler (left side) for access?
Pic for reference...