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Plastic "Turbo Frother steam nozzle" blows off metal steam pipe

I've been using my Gaggia Carezza for about 2 months and overall am very pleased with it.  However, even when it's clean and not at all plugged up, the plastic Turbo Frother steam nozzle tends to blow off the metal steam pipe when I'm steaming milk.  Sometimes the two parts of the plastic steam nozzle blow apart instead, leaving the upper part (with the gasket) on the metal steam pipe.
What can I do to remedy this problem?

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Pull off entire plastic wand off by unscrewing the top plastic piece. Inside the piece that connects to the screw top you should see two o-ring type spacers. The top one should be hard pastic and the one beneath should be rubber. Take the entire unit apart and clean, making sure to put all pieces back in the way they came out.

To put back on, take the top piece and put it back on the metal stem first then put the rest of the wand back on and gently push it as far up the metal stem as possible and screw back together. If you don't have the rubber spacer this could be the problem since the wand really has nothing grabbing onto the metal stem except for the rubber spacer. If this doesn't work, order another wand:

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Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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