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Nozzle won't stay on steam tube

We just bought the Via Vanezio and used it successfully to make 4 cups of cappuccino. However, during the cleaning procees we took the nozzle off the steam tube to clean it and now it won't stay on. We might have dropped a part in the process but can't find anything and there is no exploded view of the steam tube and nozzle to see if we're missing something. We have 4 parts, including the cover. There's a large collar with threads on the inside, a small collar (that doesn't seem to do anything), and the nozzle itself with the gasket to hold on the cover. The nozzle appears to screw into the large collar just fine but applies no pressure to the steel tub to hold it in place; it just slides back off the tube. Any help?

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  • djg_horizon Dec 20, 2008

    NEVER MIND! We just found the rubber tube gasket that was missing and it works fine. It would help if the instructions included an exploded view of the machine assemblies.

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There should be two rubber pieces inside the threaded collar & cap that help produce a pressure fit onto the wand itself. There is a total of five plastic pieces on my steam wand excluding the wand itself on my Via Venezia by Saeco I purchased a year ago. Sounds to me like you lost one of you rubber gromets! Just my thoughts!

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Cuisinart ICAPP-4 – Iced Cappucino and Hot Espresso Maker – A Wiki Manual
By Tha Mp3 Doctor (who also loves Cuisinart)

Since I am not well-versed in the copyright laws regarding reprinting copies of standard user’s manuals online, I am writing this Wiki Manual for the ICAPP-4. My unit is 12 years old (in 2009) and continues to run strong through two different owners.
General Directions for Making Iced Cappuccinos
- Place carafe on top of drip/tray grate with handle touching right front of ICAPP – the ice fill lines should be visible when looking at front of unit
- Turn “milk knob” to OPEN position, and open lid of ICAPP
- Remove milk container, espresso collector, espresso spinner cup and cover
- Put espresso collector back in place with two plastic teeth facing front of machine
- There is a stepped fill line inside water reservoir that measures off 1,2, and 4 cups
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- Fill carafe with either 2 cups worth of ice or 4 cups, depending on how much iced cappuccino you plan to make
- Press down on lid and turn milk knob to HEAT postion
- Turn ICAPP on using the ON/OFF button – it will begin to heat – takes about 5-6 minutes (HEAT light will stay on during this process – doesn’t make noise or steam for several minutes)
- When READY light turns green, turn the milk knob to the DISPENSE MILK position – your espresso and milk will start dispensing
- Unit turns itself off automatically when ready – takes several minutes

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A true cappuccino does not involve pouring all of the milk directly into the espresso - you would use a spoon to take about two spoonfuls of the top of the steamed milk and place it on top of the espresso.
You can sprinkle cinnamon, use a cinammon stirring stick, or pour cinnamon cappuccino flavoring on top of the cappuccino for good form (but this part is optional).

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- Fill water reservoir with either 1,2 or 4 fill line cups – do not overfill to avoid damaging the electronics
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- Unit turns itself off automatically when ready – takes several minutes

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