Question about DeLonghi Caffe Parma Espresso Machine
Hi i bought a Delonghi Caffe Cortina from a second hand store. It came with out a manual. I have never used one before so this is all new to me. I need to make milk froth how do I get the froth on top of the cupacinno? I figured out how to make the coffee. But have problems figuring out how to use the espresso and the strange handle with white knob on the other end.
Your manual is listed on this page and you will be able to download it.
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
Hi Karen- I believe I have found your manual. Is your machine a Bar 8 Espresso Machine? If so, let me know. I tried to give you a direct link to it but the way they have their pages setup won't allow it. I can tell you how to get there but it involves abut six steps. I don't want to send you on a wild goose chase. This was posted under Bar 8 and I found a manual for that model but it didn't mention Caffe Siena. Tell me if it's a Bar 8 and I'll get right back to you with steps. Thanks.
Posted on May 05, 2008
SOURCE: I have a Delonghi Magnifica
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
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
I had the same problem. With my machine a little O ring came off the main unit. It was on the little pipe above the big pipe where you would slide your jug in to. I bought a spare o ring from the hardware store and all is good now.
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
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