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Problem with steam wand on my espresso machine

I can't get consistent steam to come out -- when I turn on the steam button and open the knob, some water comes out and then a little steam, but then it fizzles out and stops. The light is off on the steam button, which should indicate that it's hot enough (and in fact this happens even after the machine has been turned on and warmed up for a while). When I push the coffee button, I can get a steady stream of water to come out of the steam wand so I don't think it is clogged. There is water in the tank and in the hose, and I cleaned out the tip of the wand. Is there anything else I can try?

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Re: Problem with steam wand on my espresso machine

Did you try to prime the wand by running water through it for 4 seconds? After you do that it should work fine.

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