Rancilio Silvia Steam Wand/Valve Shaft O-ring
- Product description
Stock O.E.M. replacement part Rancilio Silvia Steam Wand/Valve Shaft O-ring. In the pre-2008 (Versions 1 and 2) Silvia, you will more than likely need two each of these for both the steam wand and/or valve. In the post-2008 (Version 3) only two are needed for the steam valve, and they are not used in the wand.
Also used as a solenoid flange o-ring.
As with any o-ring and moving parts, lubrication is highly recommended.
- ratings & reviews
- A Wee Part, but Necessary in Quadruplicate Review by Ed
I think it likely that all steam wands with o-rings will eventually leak because rubber deteriorates, and heat likely accelerates the process. My V1 Silvia is 8 years old, and although I do not make many milk drinks, the steam wand started to leak small amounts on startup.
Taking the steam assembly off and rebuilding it is not difficult, but requires good wrenches, a vise, and an illustrated guide such as one finds fairly easily on line.
Apparently one cannot use just any o-ring which looks right, but need these OEM ones to get the perfect fit, 4 of them.
(Posted on 9/27/2015)