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I've owned a Rancilio Silvia V3 for a few years. For the first couple of years, it performed admirably. Eventually, the steam wand began dripping and I had to use increasing pressure to close it. Finally, I replaced the Steam Valve Seat Seal, a small rubber gasket, which solved the problem and again it only required a small amount of pressure to close. Since then, however, I've had to replace the gasket every one or two months. It starts out soft and supple and easy to close. Then, gradually hardens, requiring increasing pressure to seal. And, finally, it begins to break apart and pieces even come out and are lodged in the end of the wand. I've replaced it now four or five times in less than a year. The last time, I buffed the end of the valve that seals against it to be sure that there weren't any burrs or sharp edges. And I also applied a small amount of faucet grease. It may have prolonged the life a month or so, but now it has failed again. My parts supplier, espressoparts.com, hasn't had any other reports of this sort. I'm tearing my hair out to to know what might be causing the problem. Does anyone have a suggestion?? Many Thanks Ken
Hi all, My Izzo Vivi has just started blowing steam out the top of the machine and the pressure gauge has gone right up to 3bar! Is this the safetly valve leaking or do I have a bigger problem? many thanks, Andrew
I swapped over the steam wand yesterday and the difference between this and the Gaggia one is night and day. Managed to get some great microfoam this morning. However, I noticed that when I am steaming, there appears to be steam coming from the group head (not loads) but enough to cloud up the side of the Gaggia when I do it. Is this normal, or do I have an issue? Thanks Nick
Hi, I have a fault with my Gaggia Classic. It's probably in the region of around 10 yrs old and to be honest, hasn't had quite as much TLC as it should have. shows the exact same problem as my Classic on a Gaggia Espresso. I thought I may be looking at a problem with the 3-way Solenoid Vv passing. There's a wee bit of a story as to how the machine ended up with this problem but hopefully one of you knowledgeable boardmembers will be able to steer me in the correct direction with all I've posted thus far. Thanks in advance for any help / advice offered. Scottieginga