Rancilio Silvia 3-way valve removal

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PMW999

#1: Post by PMW999 »

We are trying to check why our Silvia is suddenly not producing espresso. Reading previous posts, we want to check the solenoid. We are having serious problems removing the plastic end. Previous posts had link to a website that is no longer available. Does anybody have any suggestions ?

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Randy G.

#2: Post by Randy G. »

23,000+ results on Google from a search of "remove Rancilio SIlvia 3-way":
https://www.1st-line.com/technical-supp ... io-silvia/
Grab the top part of the plastic with pliers and move pliers to the left (counterclockwise looking up at it).
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PMW999 (original poster)

#3: Post by PMW999 (original poster) »

Thanks - we have tried but it seems to be just slipping around without moving downwards? Is it meant to get easier to move away from the nut and so move downwards?

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Randy G.

#4: Post by Randy G. »

The plastic part is just an extension pipe to direct the flow of waste water into the drip tray. The threads are quite fine and it probably will take quite a few turns to loosen up and then you can just turn it with your fingers... assuming that it was not stripped when originally installed.
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Alan Frew

#5: Post by Alan Frew »

Thought that picture looked familiar, the new link is https://www.coffeeco.com.au/knowledge-b ... 006-repair . You can undo the spout with either a metric spanner, an adjustable spanner or pliers. If the tnread is stripped pull down on the spout while unscrewing. The valve itself is held on with hex head bolts, use an Allen key.

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#6: Post by PMW999 (original poster) »

Thanks for the advice and links. We are in the UK so only just back to it!

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#7: Post by BodieZoffa »

Randy G. wrote:23,000+ results on Google from a search of "remove Rancilio SIlvia 3-way":
https://www.1st-line.com/technical-supp ... io-silvia/
Grab the top part of the plastic with pliers and move pliers to the left (counterclockwise looking up at it).
Skimming through countless search results gets old rather fast...

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Randy G.

#8: Post by Randy G. » replying to BodieZoffa »

The link I posted was on the first page, near the top.
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#9: Post by PMW999 (original poster) »

Thanks - got it. The plastic seems to be impossible to remove without damage, so we've ordered a new one before we go further. My husband thinks he'll have to drill the old one off somehow!