stefano65 Senior Member Joined: 30 Oct 2004 Posts: 1,340 Location: Eugene OR Expertise: Professional
Espresso: Vibiemme,Elektra, Grinder: Vario,Macap, Vac Pot: not Drip: not Roaster: not
Posted Wed May 9, 2012, 2:43pm Subject: Re: How to start Silvia for first time after extended storage?
I will be a little more careful, mineral in water can dried out and clogged the pump here is what I will do:
open top panel (4 screws)
remove ONE of the heating element wire (I WILL DO THIS NO MATTER IF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW THE BELOW STEPS OR NOT)
OPEN STEAM valve
if you have compressed air (I mean a real compressor not canned air)
blow some air in the pump INLET hose (normally is the one with the v cut on it)
air and or water should flow out from the steam wand
the other possibility is the grouphead solenoid valve stock as well , if coffee residues where present when the machine got stored if so activating the brew button could result in nothing happening, or coil that energized and pilot cannot open (could blow the GFCI)
or if everything goes well then it will all work like a charm
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