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Pavel_Gudkov
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Posted Fri Oct 26, 2012, 11:43am
Subject: Is it possible to replace the steam wand´s tip on newer La Pavoni machines?
 

Hello!

I have recently purchased a La Pavoni Europiccola and a Mazzer Mini, and must say i am really pleased with the purchase! Both the coffee machine and the grinder are excellent!!!
However, i donīt like the steam wandīs 3 whole tip. I wonder if it is possible to replace the original tip (with 3 holes) with a single hole on newer La Pavoni machines?

Thank you!

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Posted Fri Oct 26, 2012, 12:24pm
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just an update! ... iīve just succesfully replaced the tip! (it was hard to unscrew so i had to use pliers)
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Posted Tue Nov 20, 2012, 5:55pm
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pliers? did you damage your new one when you put it on? normally I'd use a crescent wrench...
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Posted Sun Nov 25, 2012, 1:44am
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Screwing the new one on you can do with your hand. It's getting the old one off after years of milk caramelizing on the threads that requires a tool...  But yes, especially if you have the gold plated one, using a box-end wrench or crescent would be gentler.
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Posted Mon Mar 16, 2015, 3:28pm
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I replaced the steam tip on my new La Pavoni with the single hole tip ordered from Orphan Espresso. However, I noticed the steam leaks from the threads. Have you noticed this when replacing yours? Should I be applying threadlock to prevent this?

 
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Posted Mon Mar 16, 2015, 4:40pm
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Remove the new steam tip from the wand and separately soak them in a hot water solution of Go Joe or baking soda.  Gently scrub the wand's thread with an old toothbrush to completely remove accumulated milk residue.  Rinse, dry and reattach using a crescent wrench.  Should be good to go.  Personally, applying threadlock around this location whether in tape form or liquid would either harbor bacteria or using a compound that isn't food grade.

(BTW - did you resolve the steam leak at the tank to pressure valve?)

 
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Posted Tue Mar 17, 2015, 8:05am
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Thanks for the advice. I'll try this out.

Yes, I was able to fix the pressure leak at the steam valve.

 
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Posted Thu Mar 19, 2015, 7:57am
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SeekingGodShots Said:

Remove the new steam tip from the wand and separately soak them in a hot water solution of Go Joe or baking soda.  Gently scrub the wand's thread with an old toothbrush to completely remove accumulated milk residue.  Rinse, dry and reattach using a crescent wrench.  Should be good to go.  Personally, applying threadlock around this location whether in tape form or liquid would either harbor bacteria or using a compound that isn't food grade.

(BTW - did you resolve the steam leak at the tank to pressure valve?)

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I soaked the tip and wand in a hot water/baking soda solution and cleaned up the threads. I'm still getting a leak. I contacted Orphan Espresso who are sending me a new replacement tip.

 
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