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My Melitta MEX1B Espresso machine won't steam any more. How can I fix it? Steam will come out around the top, and through the basket but not through the steamer. I have sleaned the machine with vinegar as described in the manual but it still does not work.

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SOURCE: steam won't come out to steam the milk in my

with the unit unplugged...try sticking the steamer in a tall glass of water & vinegar mix (equal parts) and let it soak for a couple hrs. then take and fill the machine w/plain water and put the carafe under like you would if you were making a cappuccino...and let it run a few times. you may also need to take a pin and put it in the end of the steam tube if it doesn't unclog. i've had this happen a couple times on this unit. i've owned it for 5 yrs and it's still going strong.

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My pasquini livia machine is leaking from the base of the steam wand. Perhaps it is a gasket how do you replace these?


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You have to take apart the system for changing the gaskets.If you are not a technical savvy don't try for it.Here is the parts diagram for your machine.Many of my fixya customers took apart the system to change the valve and they suffered a lot to fix it again back.All the best.
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1 Boiler end gasket 11 Expanse Valve 21 Group gasket 2 Heating element 12 Drain 22 Refill solenoid 3 Gasket for above 13 Pressurestat 23 Group touch pad 4 Steam + water valve 14 Main switch 24 Drip tray grill 5 Pop off valve 15 Group 25 Water flow meter 6 Bleed valve 16 Group solenoid 26 Drip tray 7 Water level Probe 17 Group handle 27 Basket 8 Auto refill relay effect 18 Filter basket single 28 Steam-water valve knob 9 Heater exchanger injector 19 Plastic gasket 29 Manual refill valve 10 Heat wand 20 Site glass 30 Shower screen
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the gasket look like this.I will cost around 12$.


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Dec 29, 2010 | Pasquini Livietta Espresso Machine

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Not enough steam is produced to make good froth.


I have one too and what I do is: turn all 3 switches on and while I'm waiting for the "ready" light to come on I go ahead and pour the milk into my frothing pitcher and prep my espresso basket.
After the "ready" light comes on I install my espresso basket and turn the handle to the "left" so no liquid starts coming out.
Next, I take an empty coffee cup and hold it under the steam nozzle and start opening the steam valve until I get only steam instead of a stream of hot water. Once you have steam, close the valve, put your pitcher of milk under the steamer and froth as usual to around 150 degrees.

Jan 21, 2010 | Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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Steam won't come out to steam the milk in my espresso maker


with the unit unplugged...try sticking the steamer in a tall glass of water & vinegar mix (equal parts) and let it soak for a couple hrs. then take and fill the machine w/plain water and put the carafe under like you would if you were making a cappuccino...and let it run a few times. you may also need to take a pin and put it in the end of the steam tube if it doesn't unclog. i've had this happen a couple times on this unit. i've owned it for 5 yrs and it's still going strong.

Jan 07, 2010 | Salton MEX1B Espresso Machine

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Sylvia still makes great milk for steam but on Saturday it stopped producing hot water for expresso. What do I do? I live in North Tas


Hi
. If the brew thermostat is bad it won’t heat. To test for this, push the steam switch and wait 15 seconds. Then open the steam knob and push the middle button and see if the water is warm. If it is then you need a new brew thermostat. That is the thermostat that has the red dot on the top. It sets on top of the boiler next to the steam thermostat. If you take the top off, make sure that the machine is unplugged.

Nov 15, 2009 | Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

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Leaking water from steamer


For the grouphead check the basket there might be a slight bump around the edge that is preventing it from making a good seal when it contacts the gasket in the head. If the Double works fine then the gasket is not the problem.
For the steam wand try flushing wand for 3 seconds just before steaming, if that does not help with the watery milk, then the boiler is not getting hot enough to produce steam.

May 18, 2009 | FrancisFrancis! X1 Espresso Machine

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General question about the Mr. Coffee Espresso ECM10


Greetings!

Put desired amount of water in resevoir (plus a little extra to be used to steam your milk for latte) and close up tightly.

Put espresso grind coffee in basket and tamp down with a tamper. If grounds are not packed, steam will seep through and will cause an erosion of sorts instead of just letting the steam hit the grounds.

Put the basket with handle group in recess rotating to the right as far as it will go.

Rotate the ON/OFF switch to the symbol for "Brew" until you get out the desired amount of espresso.

Then, take a caraf of milk and immerse it with the plastic black steam arm. Rotate switch to "STEAM" and froth milk. In the beginning, ensure that you have enough water for the espresso AND enough left to froth without having to shut off machine, refill with water, just to froth.

Be careful when you open the water resevoir cap after brewing because there is a vaccuum created and a burst of steam will shoot out the lid and may burn you.

The gasket above the grounds hopper eventually will deteriorate and more steam will escape than espresso is produced. There is no replacement parts for this machine since it was made in China according to a Mr. Coffee representative that I called this morning at 1-800-MR-COFFEE (800) 672-6333.

Good luck with your machine. Hope this helps! If you don't have a tamper for the grounds, I found one at Bed Bath and Beyond. It is stainless steel with 2 sizes. The smaller size works for this model.

Jan 17, 2009 | Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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Can't get tight fit between basket & steam ring


the proper replacement steam ring has an up-side & down side. the brew-head plate must be installed with the grooved side facing up; the steam ring has a groove in one side that fits over the top up the brew-head plate...does this solve the problem? if not, you may have the wrong steam ring/the brewhead plate may be installed incorrectly...oh, nov of 08...i seriously hope you've figured this out already. if not, you don't happen to still have machine in your possession, do you? if so, i'll buy it for $5.

Nov 26, 2008 | Breville ESP8XL Espresso Machine

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Salton Model # 17


I think I've figured my yard sale EX 80 out. First, the way I think it works... in the tightly sealed boiler the water is heated to boiling, it must have a pressure release valve that sends the water/steam through the coffee and into the carafe. So dangerously hot and under pressure. Before opening the big round cap at the top (reservoir) relieve pressure at the steam tube valve (right side)

Here's how I made my first batch:

When opening reservoir always turn unit off, let reservoir cool a little between batches or you may get a cloud of steam in your face when pouring in water, might not be good for the heating element to shock it with sudden drastic temperature changes either.

Cleaned by running a couple of jugs of water through, cold water (4 on the supplied jug) into the reservoir all parts installed. I read somewhere online (not specific to any machine) not lukewarm water, if it's online it must be true... right?

Put coffee into filter basket/basket holder, matching amount of water in reservoir, 2 or 4 (markings on filter and jug). Espresso coffee should be very finely ground

Install all covers and the coffee basket/filter basket, close steam tube valve, install carafe and turn on the machine. Should get blast of espresso after a couple of minutes.

The steam tube (operated by the valve) seems a little cheesy on first try but I'll get better with practice. There's no steam to the tube until the reservoir starts to send steam to the coffee, the coffee kinda restricts the steam enough to send it to the tube. I was thrown a little because I didn't get steam when I was cleaning the thing, but I think that was because there was no coffee to block the flow. So I opened the valve at the start of the brew, steamed the milk, closed the valve and then the steam blasts through the coffee, tasted good.

Great $1 find.

Hope this helps.

Apr 27, 2008 | Salton EX80 Espresso Machine

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