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Steam wand shooting water instead of steam

Isn't the steam wand suppose to shoot steam and no water? My machine just pumps out hot water. Any suggestions or cooments? THANK YOU

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  • pearl32 Dec 11, 2007

    hi there,

    I too am having a similar problem with my breville espresso machine. Whereby i used to be able to froth the milk with no problems but these past couple of days, the steam button light is illuminated, when i turn the knob to steam the milk, the steam button's light goes off and the hot water gets illumintaed and all i get is hot water. It also does not make that thumping noise it usually does just before the steaming begins. Please help!

    I have tried clenaing it, letting the hot water run for a few minutes (not just seconds) but still the issue isn't resolved. I am thinking about taking it back to the manufacturer as it is still under warranty. Only prob is they are on the other side of the state :o(

    Many thanks,

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Whe I turn off the machine and turn on again botton start blinking andn stopn working. The water is heatin , steam come out of the wands. I can,t make espresso.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Steam won't steam milk and no hot water can be dispensed



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You should confirm right operation reference to instruction book,

perhaps need descaling for your machine.

Posted on May 26, 2008


You're supposed to wait for the blinking light to go solid before attempting to steam your milk!
Until then, the water isn't hot enough (it's at coffee-brewing temp, not steaming temp) to produce steam.
Further, after steaming, the water is too hot for coffee's correct brewing temp, and the light again blinks until it has cooled down enough, if you care.

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

  • Bobbie Bruderlin May 02, 2012

    This solved it, thank you!



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