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Leak I just bought my first expresso machine, and every time I try to steam milk, the machine leaks water out of the bottom. When I make coffee, it is fine, unless I try to make coffee after having steamed milk, in which case it also leakes...what is going on?? Is this normal??

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SOURCE: coffee out not same as amount of water in/no steam

you have to descalcify the machine not with vinegar .vinegar removr calcium in little pieces and might block the machine descalcifier melt the calcium on the heating element you have lots of calcium that mean less heat you use 1 part descaler 1 part water put in water containerstart the machine for a few second turn off for 10 minute if you never descaled the machine leave it for 15 minute and repeat untill empty rince very good a few water container that stuff is very corosif after a good rinse try the coffee it should be good thank you for using fixya pierre

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

SOURCE: Krups 867 boiler steam leak

Save yourself the trouble, buy a $1.99 frother at Ikea.  Makes the cleaning process easy - that's what I use at home, never used the steam wand on my machine.
To use the frother, just heat up the milk and froth away.  Pretty easy.

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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SOURCE: steam wand is leaking, so

the gaskets are broken in the steamer, you need to change them

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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SOURCE: No steam comes to milk frother

Try this: 1. Pour in vinegar instead of water. 2. Bring vinegar to a boil but do not run it through the machine. 3. Turn off machine for about an hour. 4. Remove sheath from the frother and clean the metal tip. 5. Place tip of frother into large mug of cold water. 6. Turn espresso machine on and allow vinegar to run through frother. 7. You'll know the frother is clear when the water in the mug begins to churn rapidly (and perhaps loudly).
It may take the vinegar a little while to dissolve and loosen the blockage. If the process does not work the first time time, try again later and allow the warm vinegar to sit in the machine longer.

Optional: Before starting the process, unbend a paperclip or thin metal hook (the kind used for hanging holiday ornaments) and use it to clear the steamer orifice.
To keep frother clear: Follow recommended descaling schedule in user manual

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: My xp7240 has also started leaking water from beneath the machine

It seems like a piston sealig is damaged. Not so easy to replace but possible.

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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SOURCE: My milk steamer is no longer steaming

From your message that it is clear that the steam is coming but it is not sufficient to heat the milk, so kindly call the customer care to sort the problem as you can't do it

Thank you.

Posted on May 08, 2010

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