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One of the steam wands won't stop. I have turned off the machine and it stops, but when I turn it back on, the wand starts up again. What should I do?

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Your steam control valve needs to be replaced / rebuilt. call the manufacture and get a rebild kit or a new one.

Hope this helps

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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