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Power OK to base, but frother has no power

I heated milk without the frother yesterday and this morning, the frother doesn't work. The light doesn't go on, but when tested,the base has electicity. Do I need to replace the whole unit or is there some way to open up the bottom and repair something inside? Thank you!

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  • planitbc Dec 09, 2008

    I heated the milk without using the little whisk thingy. I wanted hot milk, no foam.

    As I mentioned,the base tested positive for electricity, but still the unit doesn't go on.

    Does that help?

  • kdwinnett Dec 09, 2008

    I have frother and have used it with no problems for several months. Went to use this morning and it didn't turn on. I pushed the button and nothing...

  • qualistat Jan 02, 2009

    exact same problem. Worked fine for 3 months.

    We didn't leave it on the stand plugged in, so that ca't be an issue.

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    Same thing..
    Made one coffee, poured out the milk, second coffee- no action.
    I only bought it 3 days ago
    I think it froths really well, pity it has such a short life..

  • Oby Claus
    Oby Claus Nov 08, 2016

    Thanks! I've been Googling for days since my Aeroccino stopped working. No power at all. After trying it on another base (my girlfriend has the same machine) I knew the problem was the Aeroccino.
    I pulled it apart pretty easily. No video I saw on Youtube told me to pull the button out first which would have made it even easier. I couldn't see any obvious problem and I hadn't read this post so I didn't know about the thermal fuse under the plastic sleeve along the red wire.
    Tada! There's my problem. Checked it with my multimeter and the fuse is dead.
    $3.50 from Jaycar for a new fuse tomorrow. Fingers crossed I don't pull out my old soldering iron and find out that's busted too.

  • James Sansangasakun
    James Sansangasakun Nov 28, 2016

    Same thing's happening to me as well. I was just making one coffee for my wife and it just stopped working for mine. I'm ordering this fuse from ebay. Hope to see it shipped soon.

    Any tip taking out the old fuse from the binders? I am not an electrician, not sure what tool I should use.



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My frother was working several month without problems. I love that! Someday i try to turn it on - nothing. I opened the frother and found out the the thermal fuse was broken. The specification for that fuse is 108°C/5A 125V~. The fuse you found in the red wire - there is a transparen tube to protect the thermal fuse contacts.I replaced the fuse - it worked !
That means the frother was overheated. The fuse has done the job.

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  • alforno Jun 11, 2011

    Thanks Schloess but how do I get the base off

  • johnnie123 Jul 14, 2011

    Please how do you get the unit open. I took the base apart and did not see a red wire or a transparent tube so assume it is in the main unit.

    Thanks in advance for any help.



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