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ECM Synchronika: Steam/Hot Water Valve Joystick Seal Inspection and Replacement

A leaking hot water tap or a hot water tap that fails to dispense water may be the result of an obstructed or worn joystick seal gasket. (Difficulty ☕☕☕)

To perform this repair you will need to have your machine unplugged and completely cool.

Tools needed:

1. Start by removing the top and side panels.

2. Next, using the 2.5mm and 3mm allen keys, remove protruding frame component.

ECM Synchronika: Hot Water Valve Seal Inspection/Replacement


3. Now, using a 17mm wrench, remove the nut affixing the copper pipe to the hot water valve.

*When the nut is removed, be careful to not let it fall down the copper tube, it can slide down and it's difficult to retrieve from the bottom of the copper tube.

ECM Synchronika: Hot Water Valve Seal Inspection/Replacement


4. Remove the 17mm nut holding the hot water valve to the frame.

ECM Synchronika: Hot Water Valve Seal Inspection/Replacement


5. With the hot water valve removed from the machine, insert the 6mm allen key into the back of the valve and remove the stainless fitting.

ECM Synchronika: Hot Water Valve Seal Inspection/Replacement


6. Remove brass seal/gasket housing from valve. Make sure not to lose the spring.

ECM Synchronika: Hot Water Valve Seal Inspection/Replacement


7. Inspect seal and inside of valve for any debris. Remove debris. Inspect seal condition, replace if needed.

ECM Synchronika: Hot Water Valve Seal Inspection/Replacement


A badly worn joystick seal gasket:
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A brand new joystick seal gasket:
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