Hot Water Valve Leak

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franzr

Hot Water Valve Leak

Post by franzr » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:12 am

Has anyone had an issue with their hot water valve? The other morning after I shut the valve it kept spitting a bit of water. I reopened and closed and then it sealed. So far this is a one time event, but I'm wondering if it's on the way out. How hard is it to replace the valve if it comes to that?

Thanks!
Ryan

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Re: Hot Water Valve Leak

Post by MDL » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:04 pm

I have owned my VII since April 2007. One or two times during that period I have had the same experience that you describe. I don't use the hot water very often and I assumed that it was just the valve sticking a bit because it had not been used (moved) in some time. I try to "exercise" the valve every so often by just opening and closing it a few times and it seems to be working for me.
Mark

franzr

Re: Hot Water Valve Leak

Post by franzr » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:09 am

Good to hear. I use mine a lot for pre-warming cups and making americanos, if it makes you feel better when you forget to exercise yours!

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