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Joel_B
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Posted Sun Mar 28, 2010, 9:54am
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To smithman and mike, sorry I didn't see your posts earlier. Mike, glad you were able to get it. Smithman, if you haven't gotten it from someone else yet just send me an email and I'll send you the file.
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Posted Mon Apr 12, 2010, 10:11pm
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Hello .  My Dream Machine has got the drip too.  Can someone please send me the pdf file as well.

Thanks in advance.

bob

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Posted Tue Apr 13, 2010, 6:05am
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email sent.
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Posted Tue Apr 13, 2010, 9:07am
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We have an Ascaso Steel Uno that is dripping from the steam wand.  Wondering if the fix for the Dream might work for this as well?  Grateful if you could send the pdf my way as well.
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Joel_B
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Posted Tue Apr 13, 2010, 9:23am
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sara_g Said:

We have an Ascaso Steel Uno that is dripping from the steam wand.  Wondering if the fix for the Dream might work for this as well?  Grateful if you could send the pdf my way as well.

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Email sent.

It's my understanding that the Ascasos use the same guts, but with the introduction of the "professional" line and thermoblock machines, etc. that may no longer be the case.  Please let us know if it works for non-dream machines as well.
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Posted Thu Apr 15, 2010, 8:14am
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Wow, there seems to be a lot of traffic looking for the same answer here.

Could somebody mail me the PDF?

As a workaround (and I'm ashamed to say that it took me a long time to hit upon it), have you tried simply folding the steam arm over the drip tray when not in use?

I've found that if you're careful when cleaning it doesn't interfere, and the water drips harmlessly into the drip tray.
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Posted Thu Apr 15, 2010, 8:18am
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I just sent it, let me know if it doesn't get to you.

Mike
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Posted Thu Apr 15, 2010, 9:04am
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Thanks.
I've reduced the PDF image quality settings (and taken out the fonts) to compress the file below the 75 KB limit.
Here's the text:

Ascaso Dream Steam Valve Adjustment
This guide outlines the steps required to perform an adjustment of the steam knob on the Ascaso Dream espresso machine. This adjustment should solve the issue of the steam knob not turning off or on properly. You will be making an adjustment to the “stops” on the steam knob shaft. The stops can fall out of adjustment if the steam knob is turned too far in either direction. When opening and closing the steam knob, use caution that you do not open it too far, or over tighten the knob when closing it.

Tools Needed:
  • A short Phillips screwdriver
  • Allen Wrench – size #2
    These tools are simple and can be found at any hardware store.

Procedure
  1. Unplug your machine from the power outlet.
  2. Behind the group head on each side are 2 #2 Phillips screws. Remove them. These screws are fairly long, so it will take some time to completely remove them.
  3. Lift the top off and set aside on a cloth towel.
  4. Rotate the steam knob to open by turning towards you and you will see a long black threaded screw come up. This is the Allen screw.
  5. Loosen the Allen screw with your # 2 Allen wrench by turning the screw counter -clockwise.
  6. Hold the screw and rotate the steam knob clock-wise about a 1/8th turn, then release the screw and see if the knob will shut off. If it does, then rotate the knob to open until the screw comes up to the top (pointing straight up towards the ceiling) and then tighten the screw so that it is snug. Do not over-tighten the screw.
  7. Check that the valve is closing by turning the coffee switch (right switch) on and then the power switch on (middle switch) in that order. If water comes out the group head, the adjustment was successful. If not, unplug the machine and repeat #s 3, 4, & 5.
  8. Test. If fixed unplug the machine and go to the last step.
  9. Replace the top but check that the extension screws in the cover are secure before placing the cover.


 Ascaso Steam Adjust low quality.pdf.zip
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Joel_B
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Posted Thu Apr 15, 2010, 9:25am
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BeInMySolo Said:

I've reduced the PDF image quality settings (and taken out the fonts) to compress the file below the 75 KB

Posted April 15, 2010 link

Simon, it's my understanding that CG no longer supports file postings such as your zipped .pdf, so the file you provided will not work.  Thanks for posting the text though.  Hopefully that will be enough for most.
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Right, as I've (& other mods) posted numerous times that's the case until CG Version3 is rolled out..

 
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