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Steamed milk My machine will not dispense steamed or heated milk. When I connect the milk pitcher to the machine, only steam comes out the milk seems to go up the tube but does not dispense.

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Re: steamed milk

I just had this same problem and solved it.  It was due to a very small amount of milk residue on the inside of the black frothing unit (the one with the dial which lets you choose foam or no foam).  Grip the dial firmly and pull it out while twisting. It may take a few seconds to twist and pull it out.  I had a very small spec of milk residue in one of the crevices on this piece.  Quick clean with a toothpick and plenty of hot water, reassembled, and it works perfectly.  Hope this helps someone.

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

Re: steamed milk

I had a similar problem with the SHORT foaming nozzle. The long one always worked. I suspect it has something to do with rubber seals allowing a vacuum to form. Try both nozzles.

If neither one works, blast some hot water in the nozzle assembly with your faucet.

If nothing, purge steam from the nozzle for 15-20 seconds before trying to run milk.

If nothing, pour the milk into a plastic cup and try from that.

If nothing, squeeze the rubber hose to prevent milk from traveling up and see if you can form a small vacuum inside the hose.

These tricks sometimes worked for me. After all that, just get the nozzle assembly replaced. It takes FOREVER to get them on the phone, but they're quick after that.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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It should provide the basics to get you going

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Used cold low fat or non fat milk..

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If you have a control valve for the steam pipe.. immerse the pipe about an 1/2 inch or so into the cold milk and slowly open the valve.. until you have it open full. Jostle the pitcher to move the milk around pretty much during most of the process once it begins to warm and foam.. raise the pitcher to heat the milk in the bottom .. then lower it as the foam begins to form...never letting the steam pipe out into the froth. Once done..wipe the pipe clean with a wet cloth.

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