La Pavoni heating element sheath / cylinder

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#1: Post by landdogger »

My La Pavoni's heating element has a removable metal sheath around it. What is the purpose of this piece? Does the heating element need it to function?


#2: Post by RobAnybody »

it doesn't need it to function. What the actual purpose of the cylinder/sleeve is is a bit unclear, according to an earlier thread La Pavoni heating element and boiler questions the sleeve could be an attempt to draw heat to the thermofuse well. They appeared around '80 (but not in all machines) and disappeared with the introduction of the steel heating element.
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