Posted Sat Sep 1, 2012, 3:32pm Subject: Rancilio Silva won't pump after 5 years!
I need to diagnose and fix my Rancilio Silva. Seems it won't pump and died over the last 3 days. OUT COMES THE PRESS POT! I am looking for advice, instructions, places to get parts (if necessary) and schematics/drawings. John
Posted Sat Sep 1, 2012, 4:18pm Subject: Re: Rancilio Silva won't pump after 5 years!
This unit has never been descaled...oops. The pump runs and water come through both the head and the steam tube. There is less volume thru the steam outlet and little, if any, pressure thru the head. (There is not enough pressure to push through 1 shot of espresso grind.) In addition there is a boiling/bubbling sound when the unit heats up.
All these symptoms are new in the last 3 weeks and may correspond to our changing from bottled spring water to our medium hardness treated well water about 3 months ago.
There several active/current threads by "mojoneill" about disassembly and cleaning.
As you look through this you will get more info. I do not have a Silvia and will defer to others who do. The more you know about the problem and describe it, the more info you will get in return. Search silvia, flow, plugged, and similar terms on combination.
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