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Francis Francis X6

Hi. My X6 is leaking water from the group head. It can drain half of the tank within 30 minutes. I suspect the spring is broken. Is there any way to repair this OR is there an alternative diagnosis?

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  • owlscliff Jul 03, 2009

    Thank you!! We aren't sure how to get the screen off. How is this done?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    descaling francis francis x6

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It is possible that the gasket under the spring is damaged, remove the screen and diffuser and check the spring and gaskek in the middle hole. You can try backwashing which might force the spring and gasket in position.

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Some leaking from the group head of the machine is totally normal while the machine is heating. The reason for this is that the valve that sits above the shower screen is simply a spring and rubber ball. The spring expands, creating a seal with the rubber ball and the boiler, once the boiler reaches a specific temperature. Until the boiler temp is reached, leaking from the group head will occur.

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