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On espresso machines, there is some kind of pipe joint which allows the steam wand to move while maintaining its seal. What is this component called?

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  • $\begingroup$ There may be different joints in use. Do you have a service or repair manual? Do you have a picture? $\endgroup$ – mart Feb 3 '15 at 12:15
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It is called a "steam wand gasket". Technically, it's a ball-and-socket joint made out of two concave PTFE (Teflon) gaskets and an EDPM gasket for the seal.

There may be other designs too; I learned this by watching Saeco StarBucks Barista - How to Replace Steam Wand Seals and Gasket (YouTube video).

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