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Problems with level on the CTS-2 Thermoplan espresso machine? Clean your probes. Make sure your steam boiler has a pressure of zero before you do this. It's best to have the boiler cold before you start. Remove both probes and clean them. Usually sand paper works. Use 1/4 copper tubing and bend it. Scratch the inside of the tank multiple times to remove the scale from the inside of the tank on that spot. This helps with grounding and the level system. This level error could also be related to a lack of water flow to the steam module or a scale problem at the inlet of the boiler. Sometimes the level board is bad or the water pump.. Also, the fuse may have blown in the the power drawer. Pray it's that! Contact lattefarms@yahoo.com for help or parts as we have overstocked. Good luck!

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Mcdonnell Miller automatic feed valve does not seem to supply enough water for steam boiler. Is there an adjustment?


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Steam heat is a great warm, wonderful, and absolutely fabulous way to heat your house. Steam heat is almost always created from water in a boiler fueled by gas, oil or electricity. It then passes through pipes and radiators or convectors to heat your home. A steam heating system uses steam that is generated from a boiler. When the water boils, the steam rises through the pipes and into the radiators to heat them. The hot radiators then heat your home.

Steam is a great heat distribution medium because it moves easily through your system and it has an extremely high heat-holding capacity. The heat-holding capacity of steam is much greater than that of water. Steam heating systems often operate at very low pressures and usually under 220°F. Steam heat is usually distributed by either one or two pipe systems. In a case of a one-pipe steam heating system, a single main serves the dual purpose of supplying steam to the heat exchanger and allowing condensate to run back from the radiators also. A two-pipe system has two connections from each heat exchanger or radiator. In this system, steam and condensate flow in separate piping from each other. With a steam system all pipes must be well insulated and you must use pipe insulation rated for steam piping. If the insulation is removed the system will no longer work as designed. Noise and all sorts of problems will come from uninsulated piping.

When you have radiators on upper floors or radiators that are further from the boiler they should be adjusted to release more air to compensate for the increased air volume in the piping due to the distance from the boiler. If you have a valve that is clogged with mineral deposits or stuck shut, no air will be able to get out of the piping. Because of this no steam can enter the radiator, so it doesn't heat up. This will block the movement of steam into the radiator, or cause a very noisy hammering as pressurized steam tries to get through this water "dam".

Steam radiators need to have a valve that allows air to escape at a controlled rate so that the radiator can heat up. Steam heating systems will also lose a little bit of water all the time, so there has to be water makeup so that you do not run your boiler dry. Steam heating systems without an automatic water feeder are not safe. You will risk serious boiler damage should boiler water be lost. If the boiler runs dry it could also explode if water is placed into it while it is hot. There should always be a low water cutoff installed on every steam system. Therefore on a steam boiler the automatic water feeder serves as a safety device also.

It is very important that you find someone that is very familiar with steam heating systems when repairing or installing steam heating. Incorrectly designed, installed, steam systems and condensate piping is a huge problem in today's buildings and facilities. There are not many qualified to design and install properly operating steam heating systems. Incorrect steam piping will always cause costly premature failure of steam equipment such as steam coils, heat exchangers, and control valves. Not to mention the higher cost of operating a system that is not working efficiently.
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My shaerer expresso machine (ambiente) is giving error, level steam probe, when this happens it will not steam. This problem does not happen all the time and can be cleared by shuting machine off then...


"level steam probe" occurs when it takes more than two minutes to fill the water in the steam boiler. The easiest solution is low water pressure to the machine. Does it have a water filter? replacing it will probably help. Other problems could be the fill valve is not opening fully and or scaled water lines going to the steam boiler. The first thing I would do is activate the hot water tap and look at the pressure. If the water is coming out slow then I know its a restriction to the machine.

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I have a thermoplan espresso machine and low water level in steam boiler message is coming up?


Problems with level on the CTS-2 Thermoplan espresso machine? Clean your probes. Make sure your steam boiler has a pressure of zero before you do this. It's best to have the boiler cold before you start. Remove both probes and clean them. Usually sand paper works. Use 1/4 copper tubing and bend it. Scratch the inside of the tank multiple times to remove the scale from the inside of the tank on that spot. This helps with grounding and the level system. This level error could also be related to a lack of water flow to the steam module or a scale problem at the inlet of the boiler. Sometimes the level board is bad or the water pump.. Also, the fuse may have blown in the the power drawer. Pray it's that! Contact lattefarms@yahoo.com for help or parts as we have overstocked. Good luck!

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Gaggia Syncrony logic loses water pressure. If left unused for an hour or two it only dispenses half the water it should. After this it's ok until not used for a while. Any ideas?


Yes the machine should not be left on for that long, it only takes a few minutes to heat up. It does not have an auto refill if the boiler is low on water.
If it heats up the water in the boiler for over an hour, it is safe to assume, that the water might at some point turn to steam, when you use it for the first time, it flushes out all the steam, and fills the boiler with water.

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