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Rancilio steam wand loose not working

The rig wand on our commercial rancilio does not work suddenly. The knob continues spinning to no effect. The wand is now cold though the attachment piece inside the machine is still hot. Is there an easy fix? What are potential problems?

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Rig wand! you mean steam wand?
Take lid off and see if the knob clib connection to the steam valve is come out. Otherwise, possibly the steam valve's portioning washer is hardened and stuck. BUt sound slike shaft is broken or lost connection to the valve

Posted on Nov 24, 2012

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    Hazel Quilter Feb 13, 2015

    how do you put the knob clip back on i have been trying for 2 days very frustrating when you need a coffee haha

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SOURCE: Steam knob is stuck in "open" position

I have the same problem. I also can't turn the shaft with pliers. If anybody has any advice I'd appreciate it.

Dan

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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SOURCE: water will not come through the steam wand

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

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SOURCE: leaking steam valve rancilio miss audrey

you should take out the knob first, than you try to disasembke the SHAFT of valve from the valve body, in this types(small espresso coffe machines) usualy producer use conical valve, without seals she close metal to metal, when you get out the SHAFT you will see one line on the conical end. for repairing it will be enough to visit one metal vorkery where they will take a small amount of brass from end and polish it. then you put it back and work again with your machine.

ps: notice you only polish the SHAFT , dont let them to short the more than 0.5 mm


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SOURCE: The machine is only a couple months old. It is

check grinder maybe is too fine ,go litlle bit courser and try

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Rancilio Silvia not heating

Unplug machine and remove the top panel, check the thermostats on of them tripped reset and you should be back in business.

Posted on May 30, 2010

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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.
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