Steam Boiler Maintenance

Lelit Elizabeth: Fill Probe cleaning/inspection

Use these instructions to inspect or clean your Elizabeth's steam boiler fill probe. You can also use these instructions to stop a steam leak at the fill probe's bottom fitting.

Tools Needed:
- 19mm deep socket with extension
-Scouring pad or wire bristle brush
- PTFE tape

1. Remove the top panel from the machine.

2. Identify the machine's fill probe.

3. Remove the electrical connector from the fill probe.

4. Use the deep socket and socket wrench to unscrew the fill probe.
NOTE: If you don't have a deep socket, you can use a regular crescent wrench, but you will need to completely remove the wrap around side panel from the machine first.

5. Clean off any debris or build-up from the fill probe threads and from the top of the boiler.

6. Use a scouring pad or a wire bristle brush to clean any build-up from the fill probe. The probe should be clean and shiny before re-installing.

7. Wrap the fill probe threads in a judicious amount of PTFE tape.

8. Re-install the fill probe in the machine. Test for steam leaks before replacing the top panel.