Monday, November 26, 2012

Breville Double Boiler Descaling Procedure, and other bits

From Phil McKnight on the CoffeeSnobs forums:

 When the machine is returned to one of our service centers, it will be drained by removing the tubes supplying water to the 2 boilers, inserting small hoses into the boilers & sucking out the water.
 Water inlet tubes will be replaced & the boilers filled with a de-scale solution via the water tank, left for the appropriate time, then the boilers drained the same way, re-filled & drained with fresh filtered water several times so there is no de-scale solution residue, then returned empty to the customer for use.
 Its not a complicated process, but clearly one we cant endorse being done by a customer while the machine is under its 2 year warranty. Im sure after the warranty period is over, many on this forum would be capable of performing the de-scale themselves.

Looks like it's not too hard. 

Some other bits:

Replacing the OPV with a brass one:

Adjusting the stock OPV:

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