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Fixing a blocked Rancilio Silvia expresso machine

Micro blog not: our well loved Rancilio Silvia espresso machine decided to stop working after I descaled it. I didn’t have the energy to fix it for the longest time but dug it out now and used the linked instructions below to fix it. Turns out when you descale the machine, some of the calcium deposits don’t break into small enough pieces to go through all the valves and exit the machine, which is exactly what had happened, which in turn had blocked the solenoid valve. Removing the tiny deposit of calcium silt from the valve fixed the valve and the machine is working again. <3