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The steamer on our raniciolo silva does not work: the top light does not go out and no steam comes out

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More than likley its your steam thremostat. Replace it and you should be good to go. Its on top of the boiler and the one that doesn't have the red dot on it.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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