I had a persistent water drip from my steamwand tip. It was successfully repaired but the drip came back after a short time. I will bring it back in for repair.
Any suggestions as to cause, solution and repair? I do try to not over tighten, as suggested by my repair tech.
Has anyone else had this experience with Lelit E machines? Is this a part supplier or design issue, like the OPV valve that Lelit had to replace?
Below is an extract from an email from my repair tech:
Your old valve body and O-ring for the steam valve were/are in excellent condition, only the valveface is mashed and deformed. You’ll want to keep the black o-ring and the brass valve body just in case you ever need them in the future (Edika’s paying me to replace ’em, so the new ones are in the machine). All of the used parts will be with the finished machine.
Do remember to be gentle with the new valve. They get mashed easily, just close them gently until they resist a little. Just because the steam is still leaving the wand, doesn’t mean the valve isn’t closed. It takes a couple of seconds.