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How do I clean or remove frothing tube for cleaning?

Have tried vinegar solution, using needle to clean out hole at bottom of frothing tube. Can tube (or nozzle on end of tube)be removed safely for cleaning?

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Sheryl,
It sounds like the tube is clogged.  Remove the silver tip on the bottom of the tube.  Hold it up to the light and see if you can see through it.  If you can not, take a tooth pick and clean the tip out.  This seems to have worked for mine.
Adam

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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SOURCE: Do not get froth on milk using.

I cleaned it.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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that means that the steamer is not generating enough pressure steam.

This happens either because there is not enough heat, or if you release the steam when pressure is not enough.

Very common problem with the american maid makers.

bear also in mind that Krups are not the best at frothing milk, and this is also a basic model.

If you want the best capuccino Coffee machine, buy the italian ones, Gaggia, Delonghi, Ariete etc. that are all great at this, or get a bigger Krups as a replacement like the Krups XP405040 that is also good at capuccino

Posted on May 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Not brewing at all. Have tried to clean w/vinegar

When you say it is not brewing do you also mean there are no lights? First make sure your receptacle is live. Kitchen receptacles should be on Ground Fault duplexes which are notorious for tripping. If you have power to the jack the problem is the coffee pot. If you are good with a screwdriver and have a Digital meter, take the unit apart. Check all components for continuity. There should be a thermal fuse (all metal with small can between two leads, has point on one end) check it. If it is open this is the problem. Fuses are rated in degrees celcius, usually 140 degrees or higher. www.repairclinic.com should have the part. Let me know how you make out.

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Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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SOURCE: Delonghi EAM3400 water ends up in tray will not come out of spout

i had this problem, and have now finally figured it out and fixed it. the problem is that there is a solenoid valve sticking. i believe that the valve is used to relieve pressure after using the steam, and it vents the hot water directly to the tray. if you aren't diligent about descaling, or if there are water impurities, or if you use the machine infrequently, or for probably any number of other reasons, the valve can gum up and stick in the "open" position, continuously draining the water directly to the tray.

one easy way i've got my machine to work was to cycle steam on and off a few times, thereby signaling the valve to open/close, and unsticking the valve. you can see if it worked without wasting coffee by initiating a rinse cycle, and seeing if the water correctly comes out of the coffee nozzles.

if that doesn't work, you can disassemble the machine and tap on the valve. it has a square black solenoid ~1" square on top of a brass valve. it is mounted on the same bracket as the u-shaped heater. a few sharp raps on top may free up the valve.

if that doesn't work, remove the valve, and try to blow through it. if the valve is stuck open, air will go right through. hold the valve upright and tap it onto a hard surface (countertop, floor, etc.) try blowing through it again. when the valve is unstuck (and held in its normal operating position), you will not be able to blow through it.

once the valve is unstuck, run your machine through a descale process. that should take care of it.

Posted on Feb 13, 2010

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Clean a keurig coffe maker


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Cleaning & descaling your Keurig brewer is an important step to enjoying the best tasting coffee and keeping your brewer in good shape for years.
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How often you need to do it depends heavily on how often you use your brewer and how "hard" your local water is ("hard" meaning how many minerals are in it). I try to do this 3-4 times a year.
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Open the top of your brewer and remove the K-cup holder. CAUTION: There's are two sharp needles in there. Be careful.
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The cup holder is dishwasher safe. You can toss it in the dishwasher if you want. Otherwise a good rinse under warm running water is usually good. There's a sharp needle in here, so be careful.
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Turn the cup holder over and ensure these holes at the bottom are free of any obstruction.
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The drip-tray is removable. Give it a good clean either by hand or in the dishwasher.
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The upper portion of the K-cup holder also has a needle. This needle has three holes in it. Insert a straightened paper clip into each hole to remove any buildup or obstructions.
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Here's a close up: There's nothing you can break in here, so use some force and get that paperclip a good inch in and wiggle it around vigorously. Repeat this for the two other holes in the needle.
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Use a damp, soft cloth to wipe away any coffee grinds or water stains in and around the cup holder area, and down the front of the brewer.
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Be careful of that needle inside when wiping it down.
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Put the K-cup holder back in the chamber. Make sure it's the right way around by aligning the arrows at the top of the holder.
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Empty the water in the brewer's external reservoir.
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Refill the reservoir with undulated white vinegar and replace on your brewer.
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Run four large cup brew cycles. DO NOT use a K-cup, just run it empty . Dispose of the hot vinegar after each. This pushes the vinegar through the inside heating tank as well as all the valves inside.
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Leave your brewer to stand, powered on for four hours. This allows the vinegar time to break down any build up in the tubes and valves inside the brewer.
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Discard any leftover vinegar then refill the reservoir with water only.
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Run large cup cycles until "Add Water" is displayed on your brewer's screen. This washes out all traces of vinegar from the insides of the system.
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If you notice a vinegar-like smell or taste to the water coming out of your brewer, refill the reservoir with water a second time and run hot water cycles until empty.
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Congratulations!! Your Keurig brewer is now clean and your ready to enjoy full cups of delicious coffee for months to come!
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Miele built in. Steam but no froth


Sounds like the venturi tube could be blocked. My model is a CVA 4085 and I can take the assembly out that sucks in the milk, mixes the air and stem and spits out frothed milk. If yours is similar, see if you can can reach the top of the milk outlet tube and rotate the ring around it anti-clockwise (if you were looking up from the bottom) and take the whole assembly out. If you have never taken this out, disassembled it and rinsed everything out thoroughly under a running tap now is a good time to do it. Then check the venturi tube: the clear (ish) bendy plastic tube that that points up and has a cone with a hole in the top. If that hole is blocked you won't get very good froth. If you can't clear it with warm running water then VERY CAREFULLY use a small needle to push through the hole at the top, then put everything back together.

Good luck.

Jan 14, 2013 | Miele Coffee System

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Miele CVA 4066 stopped frothing milk


It sounds like the venturi tube is blocked. Have you ever removed the frothing unit and cleaned in manually? I have a model 4085 and I can reach under where the milk exit tube comes out, twist anti-clockwise (if you are looking up at it) and the whole assembly with the inlet and outlet tube comes out. These pieces can then be individually taken apart and rinsed thoroughly with warm water. If you put it back together (don't forget to twist the connector that locks it back in) and the milk still doesn't froth, take it out again and use a small needle to clear the top of the clear venturi tube which sucks air in to do the frothing. If it is really badly gunged up it might need to be replaced, but mine is 5 years old and still going with regular rinsing. My whole brew unit had to be replaced after 4 years at a cost of about GBP 200, but that's another story.

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Froth dispenser problem


Sounds like the venturi tube could be blocked. My model is a CVA 4085 and I can take the assembly out that sucks in the milk, mixes the air and stem and spits out frothed milk. If yours is similar, see if you can can reach the top of the milk outlet tube and rotate the ring around it anti-clockwise (if you were looking up from the bottom) and take the whole assembly out. If you have never taken this out, disassembled it and rinsed everything out thoroughly under a running tap now is a good time to do it. Then check the venturi tube: the clear (ish) bendy plastic tube that that points up and has a cone with a hole in the top. If that hole is blocked you won't get very good froth. If you can't clear it with warm running water then VERY CAREFULLY use a small needle to push through the hole at the top, then put everything back together.

Good luck.

Oct 24, 2012 | Miele Coffee System

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I have more water going into the water Reservoir than into my coffee cup, no matter what size is chosen


It's likely that a good cleaning could fix your issue. Specifically, try these solutions:

1) De-scale the brewer. After a while the reservoir can become partially clogged with scale from hard water and should be de-scaled every now and then. To do this, run 1 cup of white vinegar through the brewer on a regular cycle. Repeat once more with a fresh cup of vinegar. Once that has finished, run it with fresh water until no trace of vinegar remains. 3 cups should do it.

2) Clean the exit needle and/or the entire K-Cup holder assembly. To do this, remove and disassemble the assembly. The parts are dishwasher safe (top rack) or can be cleaned fairly easily by hand. In addition, use a paper clip or other small object to clean the inside of the exit needle. Coffee grounds can become trapped and clog the hole. Be careful, however, since the needle can be rather sharp. Note, also, that the hole in the needle where the liquid exits is on the side of the needle, so whatever tool you use to clean it will not go all the way through.

Mar 01, 2011 | Keurig B66 3-Cup Coffee Maker

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I have a Delonghi Magnifica Rialto EAM4500 coffee maker. Recently it has stopped frothing milk. Per delonghi I have replaced all of the gaskets that connect between the milk container and the unit. When we...


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.

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MY KEURIG IS BLOCKED AND THE WATER WILL NOT COME OUT


1. Power off machine.

2. Using a metal paperclip, insert it into left side of top needle. It must insert at least 1" deep. Insert it into slot on right side and again from back of needle.

3. Remove KCup cradle. Separate bottom from top. In the top section, insert the paperclip up into bottom needle from the bottom upwards. It will not go all the way thru and this is normal.

4. Reassemble KCup cradle and reinsert it back into coffee maker.

5. Power on machine.

6. Brew a cup of water only. There may be coffee grounds in the water and these should eventually clear during the remaining steps. NOTE: A large cup brew cycle should output a full 8 ounces (235cc). Less means there is still a blockage.

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No froth


Make sure the small metal tube is clean as well as the holes in mounts into. The tube can be removed easily from the rubber ends and cleaned. I've had my unit for a year now and we use it ever day without this issue ever happening. I did have the constant beeping water leaking from the seat/valve problem which I fixed by opening up the unit and tightening the screws.

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Froth control problems


Your vinegar did the job: it as removed the deposits, now these deposits are clogging the four holes porcelain valve.....if the froth lever is not broken.
Remove all the screw you can see on the top and under the top of it, remove the cover, unscrew the frothing device down to the porcelain valve consisting of two 4 holes discs, clean them, and voila!

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Frothing tube


Sheryl,
It sounds like the tube is clogged.  Remove the silver tip on the bottom of the tube.  Hold it up to the light and see if you can see through it.  If you can not, take a tooth pick and clean the tip out.  This seems to have worked for mine.
Adam

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