Question about Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

1 Answer

Water will not come through the steam wand

My Rancilio Silvia makes espresso just fine. When I turn the middle button to prime the steam wand no water comes through. So of course then the steamer doesn't work.

Posted by on

  • samilais
    samilais Aug 08, 2012

    Dave -- wow, thanx. I threaded a wire through the screw on head at the end of the wand, greenish (I don't want to think about it) gunk came out and voila, I'm in the latte zone again. thankx again. Sam

  • samilais
    samilais Aug 08, 2012

    Dave -- wow, thanx. I threaded a wire through the screw on head at the end of the wand, greenish (I don't want to think about it) gunk came out and voila, I'm in the latte zone again. thankx again. Sam

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had the same problem. I took the steam wand off, and checked for steam out of the unit. It was OK, so I stuck a thin wire up through the steam wand and dislodged what look like pieces of a green washer or O-ring.
In short...the wand was plugged.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Rancillio Expresso Machine won't pump water through. Makes lound noise.


Hi There are a couple of things. 1. Your pump is not primed. Open the steam knob and push the middle switch. 2. Your intake hose is pinched or not connected to the pump, or your intake hose is not in the water tank.

Feb 21, 2010 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

1 Answer

My Rancilio Silvia developed a terrible burning smell. The water still comes out of the steaming wand. I have only been using the steaming wand for the last month and not the espresso maker. I have been...


Sounds like the machine needs to be descaled and the boiler and element needs to be checked.
Was the machine left on for a long time?
If yes then the element needs to be replaced.

Feb 20, 2010 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

1 Answer

Rancilio Silvia: The steam works only for about 10 seconds


Remove the top panel and check the 3 thermostat on the machine one of them is not functioning properly, find the wire to the steam switch and trace it to the thermostat.

Jan 26, 2010 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

1 Answer

Hi - I have a new Rancilio that I just opened today. Steam is coming but not enough water for a brew


maybe is just air in pump,try prime water on steam wand.open steam valve and press button for make espresso,keep couple seconds

Jul 07, 2009 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

1 Answer

Rancilio Silvia is blocked (not completely but substantially. Water is restricted out of both the brew-head as well as the steam-wand. I've cleaned the 3-way solenoid valve and I've run CleanCaf twice....


Your problem sounds like a water pump issue rather than the 3 way valve, try priming the circuit by opening the water valve when you clean the system(if you can find scalekleen, use that instead of cleancaff to descale your machine).

Jun 13, 2009 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

1 Answer

Not heating up the water


Hi
3 things could be wrong. First is easy to check. With machine on, turn on the steam switch and after about a minut open the steam knob and push the middle switch. Check the water coming from the wand and see if its warm? If it is you need a brew thermostat. Unplug the machine. Remove the water tank. Remove the 4 screws that hold the top on and lift top off. The boiler has 2 thermostats on the top front of the boiler, and the one with the red dot is the brew thermostat and need replacing.
If that didn't fix your problem there is a reset thermostat on the front face of the boiler and has black wires going to it. There is a red button in the middle of the thermostat and needs to be pushed.
If that one didn't solve your problem you need a new heating element. You can do a continuity check on the terminals.

Apr 20, 2009 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

2 Answers

Super hot water out of the group head on my Rancilio Sylvia


My Rancilio Silva is not making the water or steam hot anymore. Is it fairly easy to replace the heating element?

Dec 29, 2008 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

1 Answer

No water ever makes it through the pump


You have to prime the pump.. Hit the water button and open the steam knob.

If no water goes through the steam wand I would check for a clogged water line.

Ranclio parts and Espresso Machine information
www.CeriniCoffee.com

Nov 19, 2007 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

Not finding what you are looking for?
Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine Logo

Related Topics:

674 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Rancilio Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines Experts

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers

sonic boom...
sonic boom...

Level 3 Expert

1557 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

64034 Answers

Are you a Rancilio Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...