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Vacuum Breaker Valve
Vacuum Breaker Valve


 
Chris' Price: $15.95

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Product Code: OT0980VAN
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If you are having trouble with vapor lock on your espresso machine, try this vacuum breaker valve. What is vapor lock? It is when you put your espresso machine on a timer so it will be ready when you get up, only to find that as soon as you open the steam valve, your pressure drops to zero in a matter of seconds and your group is not hot.

You can either use it like it is or you can attach a piece of silicone tubing to the top and tap into the discharge side of your expansion valve or where ever else you would like to divert any moisture that escapes from the top prior to it seating.


**NOTE**: We know this valve will not work in Pasquini or Mini Vivaldi espresso machines. There is not enough clearance between the top of the boiler and the top cover of the machine. If you want to attach tubing to the top, it's best to have at least 2" of clearance.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review »

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vacuum breaker replacement December 4, 2016
Reviewer: michael from IL United States  
Chris's customer service walked me through the repair -- it was super easy, fun and saved me a few hundred $$ and avoiding the hassle of driving it to a shop.

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Works great. September 17, 2016
Reviewer: David Bigham from Oklahoma City, OK United States  
Now I can put my espresso machine on a timer to save some electricity.  With this valve, I no longer have to bleed off pressure by opening the steam wand in order for the machine to fully come up to temp.

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Izzo Alex HX September 10, 2016
Reviewer: Anthony Zezza from Murrysville, PA United States  
I was having a problem with leakage issue into the overflow drip tray.  With the the help of the service department I was able to isolate the problem down to the vacuum breaker valve. A new valve was ordered, and it was an easy replacement job.  After installation it corrected the dripping/overflow problem.  No issues since the new valve was installed.

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Necessary regular maintenence August 11, 2016
Reviewer: Keith O. from Lacey, WA United States  
I just wish these lasted longer (I have to change appx once per year) before they plug with minerals. I am sure that is just a byproduct of the type of water we have in the PNW. At least this part is affordable and not too difficult to change myself.

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Replacing it over and over July 25, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
My vacuum breakers on Anita seem to last about 9 months before leaking.  Wish they lasted longer, but they're relatively cheap I guess...

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