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Leaking Steamer Boiler

Question asked by olivero on Mar 3, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 9, 2018 by olivero

I've got an issue I am having trouble sorting out.

 

I walked past our 36CGM16300 steamer here a day ago and I noticed a distinct "I am definetley leaking" *hiss* coming from the boiler area. Took the covers off and looked around, found a hose clamp that might've been the problem, changed it but it didn't stop making noise. I've checked everywhere I can find a connection and I see 0 trace of steam anywhere, it keeps lighting the flames to re-pressurize every 2-4 minutes so I know it's going somewhere and no, the steamer is not steaming when that happens.

 

I've snooped around a bit but it sounds like its coming from one specific corner, I can't see the steam but its got some funky lip on the top that extends out over the top of the boiler by a 1/2" or so and I feel a lot of heat coming from that one corner, I ran a mirror under it to try and see and it fogged up. I think part of it is the exhaust but its definetley way hotter than anywhere else. 

 

Anybody have any experience on these boiler tanks? I've taken good care of it over the last 5-6 years, changing anodes and descaling and so forth so I am not sure what it could be. I attached 2 pictures from the parts list on the boiler.

 

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