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Steam fitting leaks

The milk-steaming unit on my La Pavoni PC-16 is starting to leak at the joint where the fitting meets the boiler.  I suspect all that's needed is a new o-ring and a tightened nut:  the problem is that the nut that needs tightening is actually INSIDE the boiler, and I can't reach it with a wrench. Anybody know how to get at it?  Is there a special tool?  Does the boiler itself come apart somehow?

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Hi there,
Yes you require a special spanner which has a slight bend at the top. You can get them at most hardware or mechanic style stores as it is a type of tool mechanics would use. I believe it to be either a 16mm or 19mm. Once you have a tool that fits, hold onto nut inside boiler and unscrew the steam assembly in an anti-clockwise fashion and remove. there will be a brass washer and nut which will probably fall into the boiler. Remove these from boiler and if you go to www.theespressoshop.co.uk and click on the la pavoni machine on the right it will take you to a full parts list where you can purchase a new washer and nut. Then just re-attatch in opposite fashion.
I hope this helps.

All the best

LaPavoniBoy

Posted on May 28, 2009

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