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Posted Tue Jun 17, 2014, 6:26pm
Subject: Question regarding Rancilio Miss Sylvia disassembly /  power cord liberation
 

Hello CoffeeGeeks!

Where we're at: My man's Rancilio Miss Sylvia espresso machine is in the process of being disassembled due to significant rusting on the frame of the machine. We (carefully and) successfully disassembled all of the required components, but have been foiled at the very last step! No!

The deal: The AC power cord runs from the plug, up through the base of the frame, into the machine. In order to replace the frame, we need to remove this cord. The problem, is that the cord has a part on it that I can only halfway determine might be called a locking gasket, which looks like a ring that the cord travels through. This part seems to be composed of two pieces, where one fits above and the other below the baseplate of the frame. So, this gasket-like part is holding the cord, locked in place, and absolutely will not budge.

The plea: We really have tried all manner of common sense actions in effort to liberate the cord, but obviously none have worked. There must be a trick involved here. Or something we're totally missing. Please help, before the man solves this problem with a sledgehammer. ;) Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have~

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Posted Tue Jun 17, 2014, 9:18pm
Subject: Re: Question regarding Rancilio Miss Sylvia disassembly /  power cord liberation
 

Those strain reliefs are two pieces held together with a molded strap just to kepp them from being separated when removed. You will notice that there is a lage outer part, and tehn a smaller part that fits into it. From the inside or outside, grip it with pliers in such a way that the smaller part is forced deeper towards (into) the power cord and pull the cord with the strain relief out from the outside of the case.

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Posted Wed Jun 18, 2014, 12:03am
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You, sir, are the Absolute and Undisputed Hero of the Day in this San Francisco household. Tonight, by your benevolent advice, we realized a swift and mighty triumph over removing the hitherto unmoved power cord. Your response was not only timely, to the point, and well-described, but also completely accurate--thank you so much for your excellent reply and helpful link. May all CoffeeGeeks with questions be so lucky in the future. Cheers~
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Posted Mon Jun 23, 2014, 6:37am
Subject: Re: Question regarding Rancilio Miss Sylvia disassembly /  power cord liberation
 

Congrats on removal of the power cord, it can be a little tricky if you have never done it before.

I did this same thing about a year or so ago to my Sylvia and did a photo thread on the process. It might be of interest to you.
http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/machinemods/547829
UH, when I went to get the link I see it was a bit longer ago LOL time passes too quickly!

 
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