I have a Lelit Elizabeth V3, and recently the whole steam wand has been getting quite hot after steaming milk. It’s always been completely cool touch before this issue arose.
I’ve always been diligent to not close the valve too tightly (per Dave C’s advice in his Maintenance guide), and the steam wand is not dripping or spluttering when turned off. The performance also seems to be unaffected - I can steam milk with plenty of power.
I suspect there is a leak in the teflon coating somewhere - from a bit of research it seems that the Steam Valve is the most likely culprit?
Does anyone have any idea, or link to a guide/video, on how I should isolate/fix the issue? Unfortunately I live quite far away from my local Lelit dealer/service centre, so I need to fix this myself if possible.
Many thanks in advance!