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Milk frother /steamer not working

Won't steam milk anymore. No water or steam comes out of hot water nozzle (steamer), just the main pump. Therefore I can still make coffee, just can't make a Latte, as the steam will only come out of the main pump, not the steamer. I've already tried unclogging the steamer, if that's the problem.

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Re: Milk frother /steamer not working

If you could remove the pipe put the pipe in a solution to remove the calcium in thr pipe dry calcium is like concrete dip it and use a piece of wire to clean cheers

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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Re: Milk frother /steamer not working

You have got it wrong its avax steam hard floor cleaner
trigerbroke you soposed to fix it you sent it back to currys
it still dose not work could we have our money back

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