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Hi, I have an 8 year old Silvia...cleaned often, only use purified water in it. Recently, it has not been able to reach steam temperature. I end up with watery milk, as the steam wand is producing s

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It is possible that the thermostat for the steam is not operating or need to be reset. There are 3 in the silvia machine. Remove the four screws on the top to gain access. Unplug machine before doing any maintenance first.

Posted on Apr 05, 2014

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SOURCE: pavoni, no steam from steam wand

Unplug the machine. just unscrew the nut of the steam shaft. Take out the shaft by turning anti-clockwise the plastic knob until the whole shaft comes out. clean the inside of the attached shaft with a small wire brush. rinse under running water until water comes out the other end. try to straighten the bent shaft (one with the plastic knob) put it all back. The shaft that

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Steam stops after few seconds and water and temp lights blink

Check the 2 limit sensors on the boiler.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: my steam function more water than steam comes out.

Replace the thermostat for the steamvalve, it is not keeping the element on long enough or you need to descale boiler because there is not enough room for water.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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SOURCE: No steam from my rancilio silvia. unit about 2 yrs

Check the thermostats on the top of the boiler one of them tripped.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Saeco Odea

one good way to do a cleaning is to do a de-scaling -- do this by adding white vinegar ( about a cup ) to the water in the unit. let it go thru its cycle, and then do it one more time and then do two fresh water cycles to wash away the vinegar. since it seems to be the steam frother that is plugged -- try and run as much of the solution thru that as possible.
if it is still clogged up after the de-scaling -- remove the wand from the machine and let it soak in a hot water and vinegar bath over night and then re-attach to the machine and try a cycle.

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Low steam pressure


descale the heating elements with vinnegar.

Mar 20, 2014 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

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Traditional Home Espresso Machines Have the Following Parts:
1. A brass or aluminum boiler (16 to 40 oz. capacity).
2. A boiler outlet valve to help increase the pressure of water, before it is pumped through coffee grounds.
3. An oscillating pump with or without external thermostat.
4. A steam valve with a knob to open & close steam/hot water outlet.
5. Thermostat to limit temperature of water or steam.
Limit for espresso water temperature: 90°C to 98°C
Limit for steam temperature: between 127°C to 152°C.
6. A thermofuse to shut power supply when temperature in the boiler exceeds the higher limit (usually 185°C).
7. Solenoid valve (selected Gaggia models only).
8. A filter cup holder handle to place ground coffee for extraction of espresso.
The pump models generally are easy to open. In most brands, the top cover is fixed with two to four screws. In the Barista/Rio Vapore models, the top cover curves around to the back and the top has two screws. The front end has about 1/3" 90 degree fold. This folded lip is wedged between two plates. It may be necessary to use a long screw driver or other rod, pushed under the top cover, alternatively on either side of the machine to nudge the cover free and lift up. Note the slide along the left side in the picture below. Once the top cover is taken off, the entire internal set up can be viewed. The pictures below show two popular models:
1. Gaggia Model Espresso (without solenoid valve)
2. Saeco Espresso Classico (rapid steam model)




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on Aug 13, 2010 | Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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I have a Rancilio Silvia around 5 years old. After around a year, it stopped reliably producing dry steam. I have very hard water, but despite regular vinegar cleaning, cannot seem to get it to steam


I work on industrial machines have done so for 15yrs
if your machine is anything like the prof rigs in terms of engineered design then what you are noticing is the pressure release valve working-letting any unused and pressure + water drain from the group head to a small plastic black box below the stainless housing panels/drip tray after extraction is complete.

What i describe should only happen after the shot stopped.

you should hear it and see it the water for about 2seconds after you stop the extraction manually/automatically

Dec 30, 2013 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

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On my rancilio silvia, 3 way valve not whooshing anymore. Water temperature seems low- around 180* at highest.


There are two thermostats, one for water, one for steam. Replace the one for water. You can get the themostat here
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Dec 06, 2010 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

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My 6 to 7 year old Silvia stopper making steam today. Do I need to send it out and where or is a diy


If it comes up to brew temperature, you have to replace the steam thermostat, which is a DIY. There are 2 thermostats on top of the boiler. The one with the red dot is the brew thermostat, so the other one is the one you need to replace.

Aug 22, 2010 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

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Silvia keeps brewing after shutting off


maybe cooffe termostat is bad and overheating

Aug 23, 2009 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

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Steam blowing out of group head


Were you using cleancaf to descale? If so, it is not a strong enough descaler. Use Dezcal. or a Dezcal cleancaf mixture. The two work great together.

Make sure you get some descaler in the solenoid area by turning on and off the coffee button.

Hope it works out for you.

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