Question about Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines
The machine will not froth milk, and will not produce hot water from the spout for longer than around 30 seconds before needing to reheat. Regular espresso making is fine. Have tried multiple descaling and cleaning of both the machine and the milk jug with no improvement.
SOURCE: I have a Delonghi Magnifica
I purchased a unit second hand for my wife's birthday today. It's only 4 months old, got it home, tested it, same problem... No froth!
I've read all the posts here and all were very helpful troubleshooting guides however they did not solve the issue.
Understanding how the frothing mechanism functions is half the battle in figuring out the solution. It's a simple vacuum type system. No doubt you've read about checking the orings. This is definately the first thing to check however if this is not the reason then consider the following.
The larger of the white tubes that has the red and black oring inserts deep into its port on the tap. Why? It pushes steam past the milk pipe directly into the chrome frothing tube which causes a vacuum essentially drawing milk up it's hose creating the froth. What you can't see without further investigation is that on the underside of the tube centered between the red and black orings is a small hole. This hole is responsible for drawing the milk upwards. If this is blocked, and it probably is then no milk and no froth. Use a really small screwdriver to carefully clean the white tube both from the front and the little hole underneath.
So in conclusion. Any air leak between the red and black orings will prevent the vacuum required to draw milk up the tube and alternatively any blockage of the milk channel will also obviously prevent the flow into the frothing mechanism. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
I had the same problem. With my machine a little O ring came off the main unit. It was on the little pipe above the big pipe where you would slide your jug in to. I bought a spare o ring from the hardware store and all is good now.
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
Your problem is the holes in the cappuccino maker and
steam nozzle are clogged. Clean the holes in the cappuccino maker and the steam nozzle.
IMPORTANT: Before cleaning the holes in the steam nozzle, make sure that there that it is not hot and there is no pressure on the machine.
I'm sending you a free pdf manual download of what I believe to be your machine. If this is not it, give me the model # and I will try to find it.
Posted on Oct 01, 2010
SOURCE: EAM3500S will not froth milk ?
Here's what I did... with great success:
If you've cleaned all the milk deposits from around the o rings and you still have a problem then its almost certainly the milk spout (the little pipe that directs foamy milk into your cup)
Detatch the spout and get a 2.5 mm drill bit and use it to clean all the milk deposits out of the part that plugs into the lid. Rinse through with water to clean away all the bits of hard milk.
[If you put water through the spout before and after, you will notice a dramatic difference]
Doing this completely fixed the problem for me (I had about 3 years of milk build up in mine!).
Posted on May 02, 2011
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