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No milk or frothy milk being dispensed

Hi, just bought a new Primera Touch Plus. Very excited about a decent cup of coffee but when I selected any of the coffees that require milk / frothy milk, no milk is dispensed.

I have removed the dispensor / adaptor from the milk container and inspected. Even tried turning the little white wheel (what does it do?) many times in each direction. No change.

How does the milk dispenser work - is there a pump that pulls the milk out of the container, or is it the capilary action of the hoht steam 'draws' it out?

Many thanks in advance!

John Durkin

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  • jd_durkin Dec 22, 2007

    Thanks for the info, but I spent 2 hours with it last night and not one drop of milk came out - only water. Twisted the white wheel back and forth with no results. Cleaned the milk cycle 3 times too.

    I think the pump must be faulty. So taking it back and requesting a different one - definately not a Saeco. Been looking at amazon.de and there are multitudes of problems with the milk and froth dispenser. Extremely p*ssed as this was a very expensive machine.

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Milk may not be frothed optimally. In these cases simply turn the flow regulator as shown in the figure.
Turn the regulator 2-3 times to perform a quick maintenance.
Note: If the assembled regulator is missing, replace it with the other 3 regulators provided.
There is a pump
English version of manual pages 101 to 149

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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Jum.. a coffee machine.. there is no milk dispenser in those.. other wise you could end up with cheese in the milk storage..

you put the milk normally, well.. you serve in the cup and add liquid milk, it doesnt matter if its cold.. thats what the steamer is for... to heat the milk at fast speed..

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

  • Asdrubal Perez Dec 21, 2007

    there must be a button to let the steam out, and the knob is to control the strength of the steam... you must wait some time for the steamer to charge a bit, and then is where you turn that wheel to let the steam out..

  • Asdrubal Perez Dec 21, 2007

    by the way.. if you want to make frothy milk with your machine, heres how:

    First of all, make sure you use cold milk (if you're refrothing warm
    milk, add an ice cube or two). Secondly, semi-skimmed is the best milk
    to use. Dip the nozzle in the milk (jug no more than 1/2 full) so that
    it is at an angle and only just under the surface of the milk. Turn on
    the steam and gently let the milk begin to spin and bubble (if it spits
    milk at you, the nozzle isn't in far enough). Move the jug up and down
    gently to create more froth. Finally, stick the nozzle right in to heat
    the milk at the bottom.



    All you need is practice. The true test of a good froth is being able to make a snowman on the top of the coffee.

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