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Topic: stone cold Silvia (4 msgs / 117 lines)
1) From: Brian E. Jensen
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After some early festivities tonight, I came home to find my 3 yr old Silvia
stone cold.  So, I assume I need a new heating element.  For those who have
replaced this before, is there anything to watch out for?  
Also, I recently began experiencing some water leaking at the portafilter,
so I replaced the grouphead gasket.  I am still, however, getting
considerable leakage at the grouphead everytime I pull shots.  Does anyone
have any ideas on what might be causing this?  It just so happens that I've
got a PID and accessories under the tree waiting for me, so I'll need to
open Silvia up anyway for all this mess.
Brian

2) From: raymanowen
Assume nothing!
Is it plugged in- do the lights come on? Do you have a voltmeter to check
for power at the outlet?
Silvia should not be on an extension cord of any sort. Which circuit breaker
controls your electric outlet, and is it a dedicated circuit?
In three years, you probably have all this ironed out. Just thought I'd
ask...
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
"The indisputable truth is that no coffee is fresh if it isn't fresh
roasted." - - Martin Diedrich

3) From: miKe mcKoffee
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If Silvia's boiler ran dry and over heated (can happen if steam wand not
fully tightened yielding slow drip, or can happen if doing a bunch of
steaming WITHOUT refilling the boiler inbetween steaming pitchers) there's a
thermal safety that will usually trip and shut off power to the heater
before it fries. (Ask Pecan Jim about it, he discovered it AFTER buying a
new heating element:-) Yes, it's resettable.
 
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee 
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc: http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm
Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brian E. Jensen
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 9:43 PM
After some early festivities tonight, I came home to find my 3 yr old Silvia
stone cold.  So, I assume I need a new heating element.  For those who have
replaced this before, is there anything to watch out for?  
Also, I recently began experiencing some water leaking at the portafilter,
so I replaced the grouphead gasket.  I am still, however, getting
considerable leakage at the grouphead everytime I pull shots.  Does anyone
have any ideas on what might be causing this?  It just so happens that I've
got a PID and accessories under the tree waiting for me, so I'll need to
open Silvia up anyway for all this mess.
Brian

4) From: Brian E. Jensen
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Thanks! The reset switch did it.  I'd still like recommendations on
troubleshooting the grouphead leaking, if anyone has seen this (I've
replaced that grouphead gasket).  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of miKe mcKoffee
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2006 1:43 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: RE: +stone cold Silvia
If Silvia's boiler ran dry and over heated (can happen if steam wand not
fully tightened yielding slow drip, or can happen if doing a bunch of
steaming WITHOUT refilling the boiler inbetween steaming pitchers) there's a
thermal safety that will usually trip and shut off power to the heater
before it fries. (Ask Pecan Jim about it, he discovered it AFTER buying a
new heating element:-) Yes, it's resettable.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee 
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc: http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm
Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brian E. Jensen
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 9:43 PM
After some early festivities tonight, I came home to find my 3 yr old Silvia
stone cold.  So, I assume I need a new heating element.  For those who have
replaced this before, is there anything to watch out for?  
Also, I recently began experiencing some water leaking at the portafilter,
so I replaced the grouphead gasket.  I am still, however, getting
considerable leakage at the grouphead everytime I pull shots.  Does anyone
have any ideas on what might be causing this?  It just so happens that I've
got a PID and accessories under the tree waiting for me, so I'll need to
open Silvia up anyway for all this mess.
Brian


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