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replacing heating element gasket

 

 

The gasket ensures proper seal between the boiler and the resistance.

With time and heat became hard and dry, but should be replaced only if you dismantle the resistance.
 

On heating element in copper and brass is flat and fits in a groove obtained at the base of the inner edge of resistance.

CIMG5446    CIMG5420

 

on the current heating element in metal the gasket is an oring and housed in a dedicated seat.


CIMG5447   09 resistenza 2006b

 

GASKET REPLACEMENT FOR ELEMENT IN BRASS AND COPPER

CIMG5414

the old flat gasket is very hard and glued to the base of the heating element

CIMG5415

with a screwdriver, lift it in several places

CIMG5416

with the pliers detach the gasket to pieces
 

CIMG5417

clean up any gasket residue

CIMG5421

insert, where available, the flat seal, taking care to fit well in the groove. while screwing the element is should avoid over tighten to avoid damaging the seal

 

GASKET REPLACEMENT FOR ELEMENT IN METAL

CIMG3353

the old O-ring looks deformed and adherent to the element

CIMG3354

with a screwdriver, lift it in several places

CIMG3355

clean up any gasket residue

CIMG3356

Clean the element from the deposits of limestone with soaking in white vinegar for a few hours if the deposits are slight, otherwise use a specific product

CIMG5451

inset the new gasket and screw the element to the boiler

 

 

     

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