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The steamer is not working .the steam is getting thru the nozzle to froth the milk...i cleaned the nozzle, with the tool provided, but it didn't help.

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Sounds like you might have mineral buildup. Try running vwhite vinegar and water thru the machine. Might have to do it a couple of times. Be very careful when you open the steam vavle as if it starts to come out it will not be evenly directed.

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