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Machine is clogged and water will not drip through to make espresso. the steam frother works sort of

Tried taking apart to unclog but the top won't come off because of the switch that turns it to steam or ON/OFF. Also, the screws holding the frother tube won't come out.

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Did your User Manual have a section that tells you how to clean out mineral deposits and hard water scale? Usually, this is done by filling the resevoir with white vinegar and then turning the machine ON for 30 seconds then OFF for 5 minutes. Keep repeating the ON-OFF cleaning cycle until all the vinegar is pumped into the carafe. If the machine needs further cleaning. Repeat the process until the scale and mineral deposits are dissolved. Finally, flush the machine with a full resevoir of clean water and run a normal BREW cycle. Should work like new.

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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