Water under the drip tray!

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Grinderman
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Water under the drip tray!

Post by Grinderman » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:00 pm

I've had the machine for little over a month now and the only trouble i've yet to experience is water getting trapped under the drip tray. After a bit of investigating I found out that the tube from the 3-way valve was misplaced aprox 1 inch back which caused water to run next to the drip tray and run out on the kitchen table.

This first picture illustrates the misplacement
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Tube misplaced
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The result is this
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Water all over!
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The solution was to bend the tubes and allign them. It took a bit of messing around but eventually i got them aligned. Now the tube from the 3-way valve also points directly in the drip tray. And this is the result.
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Tube realigned
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Don't know if i'm the only one experiencing this problem, but it's a pretty easy fix. Other than that I absolutely love the machine :grin:

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slo
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Re: Water under the drip tray!

Post by slo » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:54 pm

Well done.
I can tell you that I also had to bend the tube a bit to ensure that there was no spill.
You are not alone. And I love the machine too! :grin:
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Re: Water under the drip tray!

Post by chas » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:49 am

On my original S1 I also had to bend the 3-way tube to prevent this. I had a different problem on the V2. LaSpaz had actually made the copper tube too short. Even with it bent as much as possible, the water spraying out from too high above the drip tray got water behind and under the drip tray.

The solution I used was to take a short piece of spare vinyl tube used in my beer brewing hobby and put it over the end of the 3-way pipe to extend its length. Others with the same problem successfully used a short piece of rubber radiator overflow tubing.
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