Rancilio 100 Degree Brew Temperature Thermostat
Stock replacement part Rancilio 100/110 degree brewing thermostat. The 110 degree thermostat is no longer available.
Thermal paste (or “grease”) aids heat transfer between the switch and contact surface by filling in microscopic imperfections in the metal surfaces. It is especially useful for pipe mount applications.
A key characteristic of this synthetic thermal grease is it’s long-term material stability. That means it won’t harden, dry out, or melt in normal industrial use.
Smear some paste on the sensing head of the thermostat switch prior to bolting or clamping down. (Not to be used as a glue.)
It’s soooo great to see not everything is subject to planned obsolescence.
This was part of general refurb of a neglected machine. It works very well now.
No heat in the boiler was easily diagnosed with an ohmmeter that showed very high resistance across its disconnected terminals. $14.38 and a few days later (and no $8 shipping for a 15 gram part like other sites), and I'm back in breve. Although proper thermal conductive paste is best, zinc oxide lotion or ointment can do in a pinch- zinc oxide is a good heat conductor and was under my original sensor.
Wow I wish I had replaced this sooner. Brewing better than since a long time.