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I have a rancillio. The steamer works really well for about 15 seconds and then peters out???

Have not had it serviced ever. About 8 years old

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Descale the boiler with citric acid.

  1. Turn off the machine and let it get cool
  2. Dissolve about a tablespoon of citric acid in the water reservoir.
  3. Turn on the machine and then pump about a cup of solution out of the boiler vent using the hot water switch.
  4. Turn off the switch. Close the vent
  5. Let the boiler heat up for about 5 minutes.
  6. Shut off the machine. Let the acid work for about 30 minutes.
  7. Check the level in the reservoir.
  8. Turn on the machine and then pump about a cup of solution out of the grouphead using the brew switch.
  9. Turn off the brew switch.
  10. Repeat steps 5,6, 7, 8, and 9 until the water runs clear.
  11. Wash out the reservoir.
  12. Turn the machine on. Pump a full reservoir water out the grouphead using the brew switch.
  13. Refill the reservoir.
  14. Have some coffee

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SOURCE: bad smell - like graphite, electric smell, water is not clear

check your metal hous from pump to tank maybe hous is old

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