Accessing the inside - Rancilio Silvia | 1st-line: Espresso Machines and Coffee Grinders

Accessing the inside – Rancilio Silvia

Power off your machine and unplug the power cord from the outlet. It is recommended to allow your machine to cool off for at least 1 hour.

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Underneath the drip tray you will find the label for your machine which has the serial number.

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Remove the water tank from your machine. If you have a water softener or need to attach one, note that it attaches to the longer hose.

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On the top panel, there are 4 screws. Use a Philips head screwdriver to remove them.

This will give you access to:

  • Safety thermostat to reset
  • Over pressure valve (OPV) to adjust brew pressure – see detailed instructions
  • Boiler and heating element
  • Wires for the switches
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On the front panel below the grouphead, there are 2 screws. Use a Philips head screwdriver to remove them.

This will give you access to:

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Getting to the pump can be a little tricky. The back panel has to be removed. There are 2 screws near the top. You may need a thin Philips head screwdriver in order to angle it into the screw.

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There is 1 more screw underneath the plate where the tank sits on.

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The pump sits below the plate where the tank sits on. There are 2 support brackets that hold the pump in place. To remove the brackets, use an Allen key wrench to remove the screws underneath your machine.

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