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The steamer control dial broke off. How can I reattatch it? I can adjust the control bolt that's underneath it with pliers- but that's ugly.

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That splined shaft is a common style used with other control knobs. Your nearby Radio Shack may have some repair options for you, though not identical to the original. Bring the old parts with you if they give a sense of the size & pattern of the splines. If not RS, any well-equipped electronics parts house should have something that works - or if you see a pile of old (OLD) radios somewhere, start pulling off knobs. A setscrew type would also work - the screw clamps on to the shaft.

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One thing I did notice is that the dial for the steam wand unscrewed too far and basically popped out. I screwed it back in and the water did not ever come out of the wand again. I took the top lid plate off and unscrewed the wand dial and removed it. I put it back and noticed that there is a little metal spring switch underneath that I assume turns the wand pump on.

Attached to the dial is a plastic sleeve with a flat side. When the dial is turned, this sleeve should turn the switch on. I noticed though that the sleeve is creeping up the shaft towards the dial head which makes it miss the spring switch.

I don't know what kept the sleeve in place before. Probably a plastic stop that has been worn away from use. There is an allen screw in the sleeve, but tightening it doesn't seem to keep it in place. Perhaps inserting a spring in between the dial and the sleeve would work, but the sleeve cannot be taken off to do this. No other answers right now. My wife is not happy the lattes have dried up.

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