Cloudy Sight Glass Water – Elektra Microcasa

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Why is the water so cloudy?

The water inside the sight glass can become cloudy after an internal cleaning/descaling. The reason is that even after a thorough cleaning and rinsing process, there can still be buildup that loosens afterward. The boiler will need to drain and immediately refill. This may need to occur up to 3 times.

On the Microcasa a leva model, it is very simple to remove the water through the top cap, once removed. The machine should be cold and depressurized as a personal injury can result.

On the Microcasa Semiautomatica, you need to remove the steam wand. The machine should be cold and depressurized as a personal injury can result. Place a cloth over the steam wand nut (closer to the boiler) and turn it so it goes inwards. Then loosen the outer nut so that you can remove the steam wand. On the Semiautomatica version, spill out the water in the reservoir by tilting the machine over a sink. Next, open the steam valve and drain all the water through the steam valve. Do this by tilting the machine on the side of the steam valve. Once all the water empties, you will need to fill the boiler again to fill the sight glass. Make sure to immediately fill the internal boiler. Not doing this will result in damage to the machine’s heating element. Repeat the process as necessary.

If the rinsing does not resolve the foggy water. Another light and quick descaling may be necessary.

If the light descaling does not resolve the issue, then the foggy water is being caused by a heating element running dry (damaged without water in the boiler), and the melted heating element is disintegrating.


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