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My Saeco Aroma's (stainless steel version) steam function was not working properly. I sent it off to a repair person who said that there was a problem with a buildup of something around the steam valve. He allegedly fixed it. It worked for a couple of days after coming back, then the same problem reocurred. Back it went. This time it has worked well (lots of steam) for about 3 weeks, then suddenly back to virtually no steam. This seems quite odd & not related to what he said. Can you suggest anything else that might be involved that I could remedy at home?

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  • cluckett Apr 20, 2009

    Unfortunately, this fix only worked for a short period of time & then it was back to low/no steam again!!!! Can anyone help?

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I found a solution to the problem on another website. It was suggested that an air lock was likely the problem if it wasn't the heating unit. The answer was to flush out the lock by opening the steam valve & running the water through it a few times (by activating the espresso switch). I had tried doing that with no luck before, but the trick was to do it a number of times to completely clear the air lock. It worked, and my machine is now working properly again.

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