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Does not steam. No pressure being built up.

I believe that it is not sealing tight around the water inlet screw. If I jiggle it then the pressure will sometimes build up. Can I purchase a new sealing knob, and if so where?

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    Roland Wong May 11, 2010

    Hi, Please make sure the unit is cool and unplugged. Remove the water inlet screw (use a quarter-coin) and inspect the inside neoprene seal (man-made black rubber) & the threads for cross-threaded damage). Drain ALL the water out of the unit by bringing the base unit to the kitchen sink. Reinstall the water inlet screw & seal and tighten 1/4 turn once the seal contacts the brass threads inside. Put the unit all back together less water in the reservoir. Turn the unit on and there should be a sizzling sound once the boiler comes up to temperature and boils residual water in the system into steam inside. There should be enough pressure to produce a single burst of steam...

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Hi,

I do not know if you did clarification request prior to ordering the new part.
Since I am in California, I use the website below for DG-980 parts:

California Electric Service
(925) 827-1011
1170-G Burnett Avenue
Concord, CA 94520
http://www.californiaelectricservice.com/
Hope this helps, good luck and keep in touch.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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