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Steam Preventative Maintenance-first 3 quarters

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by randy@lamarzocco.com

  1. Inspect module inside and out for leaks at boiler and external fittings. Inspect module inside and out for leaks at boiler and external fittings.
    • Inspect module inside and out for leaks at boiler and external fittings.

  2. Use extreme caution as couplers will be very hot and steam will spray out briefly as the CPC check-valve closes. Remove the steam tap quick couplers from the CPC fittings. Replace the O-rings (P-0125-01) on each male quick coupler (P-0113-01). Use a dental pick to remove and replace the O-ring.
    • Use extreme caution as couplers will be very hot and steam will spray out briefly as the CPC check-valve closes.

    • Remove the steam tap quick couplers from the CPC fittings. Replace the O-rings (P-0125-01) on each male quick coupler (P-0113-01).

    • Use a dental pick to remove and replace the O-ring.

    • Add a small amount of food-safe silicon lubricant to the oring and reattach coupler by inserting it carefully into the CPC female fitting.

  3. Be sure to turn off the module and depressurize the steam boiler!
    • Be sure to turn off the module and depressurize the steam boiler!

    • Using a 5mm hex wrench, loosen and remove the sight-glass drain screw. See the tutorial below for more detail on this operation

    • Draining the boiler tutorial.

  4. Replace the drive shaft O-rings (M-0110-02), the steam wand nut O-ring (M-0145-03) and the steam wand ball bushing (P-0083-02). Add or replace wand connection spacers if needed (M-0162-01). See tutorial below more more detail on this operation.
    • Replace the drive shaft O-rings (M-0110-02), the steam wand nut O-ring (M-0145-03) and the steam wand ball bushing (P-0083-02). Add or replace wand connection spacers if needed (M-0162-01). See tutorial below more more detail on this operation.

    • Steam tap maintenance tutorial

  5. Make sure to unplug the module before checking the power switch! Check the that both sets of power blocks are tight. Check to make sure that the switch is tightly fastened to the front panel of the module by checking the screw at the top and the bottom of the switch.
    • Make sure to unplug the module before checking the power switch!

    • Check the that both sets of power blocks are tight.

    • Check to make sure that the switch is tightly fastened to the front panel of the module by checking the screw at the top and the bottom of the switch.

  6. Be sure to check and note your level probe values found on the advanced screen of the preferences menu before cleaning probes.
    • Be sure to check and note your level probe values found on the advanced screen of the preferences menu before cleaning probes.

    • Remove and check level probes for scale buildup. Clean if necessary. See tutorial below for more details on this operation.

    • Replace copper crush washers (P-0005-01) when reinstalling your probes.

    • Level probe cleaning and maintenance

  7. Locate the info screen and notate board serial numbers and the firmware build. Check and note post-service fill probe level values found in the advanced menu of the preferences menu.
    • Locate the info screen and notate board serial numbers and the firmware build.

    • Check and note post-service fill probe level values found in the advanced menu of the preferences menu.

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