Question about KitchenAid Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines
If it is a 5KES100 model then yes that's how you do it, you get your hot water from the steam boiler so the steam needs to be released before the water can come through. Turn the tap wide open and press and hold the steamer pump button. The rush of steam on full open is short lived.
Posted on Oct 18, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
by frother you mean it puts out steam ? if yes then I need to know how long you hold down the button and have you checked the hose in back to see if it has cracks or is kinked?
Posted on May 28, 2008
Before you press water button to vent you need to restore to factory settings.
First press menu (far right button) then toggle to restore factory settings (using far left button), press menu button then far right again until yes comes up, then press menu button. Press esc button (3rd from left), machine should now be back to normal. Then press water button (3rd from right) and turn steam knob to vent until free water is coming through.
This is the only way I could get mine to work!
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
SOURCE: Francis!Francis!3X overheating
Your thermostat has failed. The middle button is the pump. The bottom button is for the steam mode. If you are getting steam instead of hot water when using the pump, then the boiler is way too hot. Either adjust the thermostat or try descaling the boiler.
Posted on May 09, 2009
group head is blocked. remove centre screw from the group head remove spring and valve, clean and re assemble.
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
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