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Re: Steam Leak

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  • jack_burien
    Thanks, Tex. New teflon gasket, no leak. Sure a lot better that the old style..jack in fl :-)
    Message 1 of 20 , Apr 9, 2012
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      Thanks, Tex. New teflon gasket, no leak. Sure a lot better that the old style..jack in fl :-)

      --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "Tex" <texas-coffee@...> wrote:
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      > oops, I gave you the incorrect parts number. It should be: http://cafeparts.com/productDetail1.asp?ItemID=53372
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      > EPNW has them too, with free shipping: http://www.espressoparts.com/F_1403 & they have my favorite soft E61 group gaskets.
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      > Tex
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      > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "Tex" <texas-coffee@> wrote:
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      > > http://www.cafeparts.com/productDetail1.asp?ItemID=53423
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      > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "jack_burien" <jack_burien@> wrote:
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      > > > Good thoughts. I didn't use RTV the last time....this time for sure.
      > > > BTW, where did you get the teflon gaskets? I've had trouble locating one so far. jack in fl :-)
      > > >
      > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "Tex" <texas-coffee@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Be sure to use the Teflon gasket, not the paper one. I also use RTV sealant on the flange, but I'm notorious for being a belt & suspenders guy!
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      > > > > Tex
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      > > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "jack_burien" <jack_burien@> wrote:
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      > > > > > I have a pid in the machine. I found the leak; it's the gasket on the element. Don't know why it started, but I'll be taking the machine down this weekend and replace the gasket. I'll also do a descale while I'm about it. I started with a new gasket, so I'm not sure what happened. Will check the flange surfaces too. Thanks for asking jack in fl :-)
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      > > > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "Tex" <texas-coffee@> wrote:
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      > > > > > > If you haven't located the steam leak yet, check the boiler pressure reading. If it's dropping when you hear the steam escaping, then it's a good bet that the diaphragm in the pstat is ruptured.
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      > > > > > > Tex
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      > > > > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "jack_burien" <jack_burien@> wrote:
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      > > > > > > > While away for a week, the Bunn was shut down. Upon my return, I find that a steam leak has developed. I've tried listening, and using paper towels to wrap the fittings hoping the moisture would appear. Nothing seems to be working. Any ideas? I know if I wait long enough the leak will get worse, but I would like to fix the problem. jack in fl :-)
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