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DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM4200 - Steam pressure function not working properly

I have a DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM4200 Bean to Cup machine which has developed a fault with its steam function. Recently it has become very slow to steam milk enough to froth it properly for a cappucino. I regularly maintain the machine and have run another descaling cycle to see if this would help, but not improvement. During the descaling cycle the pump on the steam arm worked well to pump out water. So far as I can tell the coffee is still hot and so is water coming out o the steam function, it just sounds and looks as though the steam pressure is too low. I am going to try to make use of the Delonghi Milk Clean which I did not know existed until today, but I would be very grateful. My machine is now 3 years old.

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  • Sera Nov 10, 2012

    Just thought to add that I am going to: 1) Make use of the Milk Clean 2) Make use of descaler again 3) Attempt the pipecleaner in the steam pipe bit. But what I'm wondering is whether or not I would be better off replacing the steam arm or any other parts (heater?). I'd really appreciate any advice. Thank you!

  • Sera Nov 12, 2012

    It seems that a lot of water, not steam, is coming out of the steam arm and the machine is slow to heat up to make coffee. Could this be the pump or coupler?

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SOURCE: Delonghi Magnifica Coffee Maker the milk is not

You did not state anything about descaling, but every now and then, I also add water and descaler to the milk container and use the "Frothing" program to run through the water and descaling-solution (double-click the Cappuchino button).
I have also noticed that the first cup (and sometimes even the second) will produce less milk, and not as well frothed milk as later cups. My theory is that the machine is warmer when producing later cups.
If possible, you could try to run two-three frothings of plain water through before switching to milk. I realize this is inconvenient, but it could be worth testing this to see if it helps. We luckily have two milk containers and keep one filled with water just for the purpose of heating up (or whatever we do :) the frothing system before serving the first cappuchino.
Good luck!

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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I purchased a unit second hand for my wife's birthday today. It's only 4 months old, got it home, tested it, same problem... No froth!

I've read all the posts here and all were very helpful troubleshooting guides however they did not solve the issue.

Understanding how the frothing mechanism functions is half the battle in figuring out the solution. It's a simple vacuum type system. No doubt you've read about checking the orings. This is definately the first thing to check however if this is not the reason then consider the following.

The larger of the white tubes that has the red and black oring inserts deep into its port on the tap. Why? It pushes steam past the milk pipe directly into the chrome frothing tube which causes a vacuum essentially drawing milk up it's hose creating the froth. What you can't see without further investigation is that on the underside of the tube centered between the red and black orings is a small hole. This hole is responsible for drawing the milk upwards. If this is blocked, and it probably is then no milk and no froth. Use a really small screwdriver to carefully clean the white tube both from the front and the little hole underneath.

So in conclusion. Any air leak between the red and black orings will prevent the vacuum required to draw milk up the tube and alternatively any blockage of the milk channel will also obviously prevent the flow into the frothing mechanism. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 10, 2010

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