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Frothing arm doesn't work

After 2 trips back to the Francis Francis repair center for an unrelated problem, now the frothing arm completely stopped working after weeks of getting consistantly weaker. I've considered that it might be a blockage of dried milk and tried soaking the arm in soapy hot water, which didn't work. I also tried clearing the hole in the bottom and side of the nozzle, which also had no effect.


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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    hi - i had the same issue with the froth arm you mention. What you need to do is unscrew the nozzle part at the end. Its tricky to get off, you might need needle nose pliers to unscrew. This nozzle part is probably jammed with dried milk. I used a sewing needle to poke a hole through the nozzle. To test it make sure you can blow air through it, in the direction of the machine>metal hose.

  • Tursipops Oct 08, 2008

    Thanks! I'm going to try that tonight.

  • king_zoe
    king_zoe Dec 18, 2012

    I got the nozzle off and tried blowing through it and nothing, I'm boiling it and will make sure it's not clogged, I hope this works....

  • king_zoe
    king_zoe Jan 09, 2013

    wala and that solved the problem, now I'm having trouble with the water coming out of the top of the machine to make the coffee



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Same problem here but thanks to the person above I fixed it. Unscrew the nozzle, poke a needle through and bingo, all fixed

Posted on Oct 08, 2008


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