When the steam lever is pushed down, steam appears to be coming out from around the side of the steam valve rather than through it. The appearance is lots of steam around the cappuccinatore but not much going through it.
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The valve should be seat to sealing. When the cooker is coming up to pressure it is normal for the steam to push oxygen out of the valve. Then, once it has reached pressure and the cooker starts to count down the cooking time the steam will stop coming out.
I have the later model (CVA 4070) and the setup is lightly different. I have not worked on your model however I think there are only two parts that need to be checked. 1. Steam Valve (located in door and part of the steam knob). This is the likely cause and the problem is that it's either dirty and can be disassembled and cleaned or it has worn parts inside that need to replaced. 2. Steam Solenoid (inside unit before steam heater). These generally block and thus result in lower pressure but perhaps this one is having trouble closing. If your technically minded I would disassemble steam valve in door and clean and inspect all parts then re-assemble. If this does not fix problem then replace any suspect parts in the steam valve.ie o-rings. Testing 2 is more complex. You could do this via the Service Mode. Please Note ... DO NOT WORK on this machine unless power plug is removed from mains socket. Regards
when you remove the cappucinotore, ( the piece that sticks down with the chrome tube and rubber pick up tube) from the door, do you still get no steam? that piece should be removed and cleaned daily. if you dont, I would imagine that it is completely blocked with old milk and would block off the steam.
^ Take out the water tank and then
insert it again.
If still no or little water is dispensed the
steam valve is clogged.
^ Open the appliance door.
^ Press the steam lever down and pull
off the rubber sleeve.
^ Using the small end of the provided
tool unscrew the top of the steam
^ Clean the tip and screw it on again
I understand you have two questions the lever question I assume you are taking about the steam lever. The second question is how do you descale the unit.
Lets answer the first question first. The steam lever is not a lever but a knob. The knob is located on the right side of the unit.
1. Put container under steam tube turn knob downward to open until you get steam
2. Once you get steam turn knob upward to close
3. Put item you want to steam under steam tube and open valve back up to steam
Now to answer the question about how to descale the Incanto De Leluxe. When you are ready to descale the machine follow these steps.
1. Hold down the "x" button for 5 seconds, the machine will tell you it is ready to descale
2. Remove the filter
3. Fill the water tank with your descaling solution
4. Insert a container under the steam tube and open the steam valve
5. The machine will display descaling and finished
6. Then it will prompt you to fill tank with clean water for rinsing.
7. Press the "x" button once tank is full
8. Place container under steam tub and turn knob to open steam tube
9. When finished press "x" button one more time to confirm done
10. Replace water filter and fill tank
I hope that I have answer you question as for question 1 I assumed that is what you were asking about. However, if that was not the right question please post back to this tread and I will be more than happy to answer the question that you specify.
Hello Juneyjune, These coffee systems have a series of small rubber 'O' rings that tend to crack from condensation over time causing your low pressure problem. The 'O' rings are connected to a heater that looks like a horse shoe mounted in back of the grinding unit. I would recommend contacting Miele technical services. They can have a technician come out to replace the 'O' rings or you can order them from the technical services rep if you know someone that can replace them for you. Just be careful. These machines operate off of 220 volts and that is no fun to get shocked by. I have been many times with this machine
You have to buy descaling tablets from miele. You turn the knob to program mode and keep pushing the enter button until you get to descaling. You put two descaling tablets into your water reservoir and replace into unit. Put containers under the steam valve and the hot water wand. Press enter. Turn steam valve al the way on. Keep an eye on the containers. The process takes about 30 to 40 minutes. The message will appear 'Descaling finished." Turn steam selector to O and press enter. Display will read "rinse machine, fill watertank. Fill tank and return to machine. Place empty containers beneath hot water dispenser and steam nozzle again and turn steam selector fully on. Allow water to run through system completely. When process is finished, display will read "Rinsing Finished." Turn steam selector to O and press enter Program selector is on Program Mode and display will read Descaling, Timrt, unit is no descaled and ready to use. Turn program selector to on.