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Delonghi lattissima en 520 latte and cappuccino lights flashing

After descaling the milk frothing stopped mid cycle now both the latte and cappuccino lights are flashing and milk frothing will not work. Coffee functions still work?

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This problem developed on my Sirena machine about a week ago. Stopped frothing milk, but still produced lots of steam. In fact, it was splattering milk everywhere, just not producing foam. Cleaned the steam wand (including air intake) and descaled the machine (even though its only 3 months old) to no avail. Called Saeco customer support (1-800-933-7876) and the very helpful rep immediately identified the problem. Inside the Panarello steam wand is a removable plastic tube. The tip of this tube should protrude about 1/8" beyond the end of the steam wand. Mine was not. Using the eraser end of a pencil, I pushed the inner tube downward into position and, voila, I now have froth again.

Posted on Dec 02, 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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If no milk comes out of frother, check the o-ring on the upper "plug" where the milk jar connects to the machine. There are two connectors; only the bottom one corresponds to the steam output while the upper one is a plug. Mine had a worn out o-ring on the plug, and this keeps the machine from frothing milk.

Posted on Jun 21, 2010

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The coffee machine has standard settings for each program. What you seem to feel is not enough is the standard setting for Latte. You can always set it to your desirable quantity, either for milk or for coffee.

Refer to your users' manual for more :)

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

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I fixed this problem on my Magnifica by gently scraping the scale away from the inside of the coupling (clearing the hole of scale and debris)

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Ummn - something in your Q. seems not right. The milk is not heated directly - its only heated by the steam as it passes by (and picks up) by the milk using a venturi effect - same as a spray bottle attached to a garden hose. You say you have froth - but you can only get that if you have steam... (it does not just blow air thru to create bubbles). So froth = steam & steam = heat... so milk must be hot.
Suggest you check manual for the 'heat' settings for your expresso as this may have been changed. While this is adjustable, the milk is not.

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I don't know why my answer posted in the comments section, so here it is in the proper area.

I had the same problem and was ready to send it in for repairs, but I talked to a great guy at Nespresso who helped me fix it myself. The problem was when I pushed the latte button, it would only froth milk for a second or two and then the espresso would start pouring. It basically refused to make a latte. Here's the things he had me do:

1) Descale immediately. I have an older machine, and descaling once a year does NOT cut it. He told me descaling every 5 months at the bare minimum, if your machine is not having any problems at all. Descaling is usually the main problem for lack of froth. I descaled and it seemed like the machine was working better almost immediately. I also ran 4 - 5 tanks of water through the hot water spout and the main espresso part (but mostly this is because it seems to take this much flushing to get the smell of the descaling solution out).

2) Reset your machine to factory settings. I have a classic Lattissima, so this is how you do it on that machine. Turn the machine on and wait until the drink buttons are steady (espresso and hot water buttons are no longer blinking to warm up). Then press and HOLD the power button until the espresso and hot water buttons BLINK THREE TIMES. Then they'll go back to steady again. You're now back to factory settings.

I did notice that I started having the trouble after moving the machine, so I'm not sure which of the above solved the problem. The main thing is it worked and I'm back to yummy lattes!

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A latte can be made to suit your own taste, but as a starting point I would suggest:
Steam your milk first to 140 f, let it rest for at least 30 seconds( the temp will continue to rise up to around 160-180 f
while the milk is resting make your espresso shots; I like quite a strong coffee so I would make 2 shots using the double measure (once the coffee starts flowing this should take 15 seconds)
pour your shot(s) into a cup/mug first then top up to about 5mm from the rim of the cup with milk, holding the froth back with a spoon.
finally knock out any bubbles by banging the milk jug on the worktop ( this can be messy until you get good at it). using a spoon/ swirling the jug mix the foam and remaining milk until combined then top up your cup. this gives the smooth foam on the top of the latte.

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I had the same problem too.
Do repeat the descaling with water only. After the descaling the Lattissima shuts down. Just wait some time after shutdown before restarting the Lattissima again. The orange light will be turned off.
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I have just bought a Delonghi 680M. When I press latte not enough milk flows out. The cup only fills up about 2 inches and then the coffee pod starts.


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Refer to your users' manual for more :)

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