The so-called “safety” valve of the steam generator is essential for the proper functioning of the device.
- It releases steam from the plant when the boiler pressure reaches the programmed limit.
- It evacuates the super-compressed water to the outside.
- It protects the hydraulic installations from bursting.
Replace the steam generator valve if:
- the steam escapes through the valve hole located under the base;
- the steam generator cap is leaking.
The valve is a small part located inside the steam generator housing. It is attached to the base of the steam generator.
OPEN THE STEAM PLANT HOUSING
- Remove the iron and remove the water tank from the steam generator.
- Turn the steam generator over and unscrew the screws using a screwdriver.
- Open the device case.
REMOVE THE VALVE FROM THE STEAM PLANT
- Locate the valve inside the steam generator housing. Unclip the valve from below the steam generator: push it using pliers.
- Loosen the clamps on either side of the valve, using pliers. Remove the two pipes with your hands.
INSTALL THE NEW STEAM PLANT VALVE
- Choose a similar or equivalent valve model recommended by the manufacturer.
- Take the new valve: connect the pipes to it and tighten the clamps with pliers.
- Put the valve back in its original location and clip its base onto the lower part of the unit.
CLOSE THE STEAM PLANT HOUSING
- Close the steam generator casing: make sure that no wires interfere with closing.
- Turn the steam generator over: screw the bottom of the device back on using a screwdriver.
- Replace the water tank.