Flynn Senior Member Joined: 28 Dec 2012 Posts: 8 Location: France Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: NS Oscar w/OPV kit Grinder: Santos 6a
Posted Sun Dec 30, 2012, 2:54pm Subject: Re: My simonelli Oscar produces vapor when left alone for awhile
When I am pushing on the "pump" button, if the machine has not been used for 2 to 3 hours, it produces only hot air, then vapor, then water. The process can take up to 7 seconds. I DID NOT SEE THIS BEFORE.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 6,825 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Sun Dec 30, 2012, 5:17pm Subject: Re: My simonelli Oscar produces vapor when left alone for awhile
It looks to me like the pump might be loosing its prime. I don't see any steam but it does take a few seconds for the water to start flowing and there should not be anything to stop the flow of water then when it does flow, it looks normal.
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