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Re: coffee out not same as amount of water in/no steam
You have to descalcify the machine not with vinegar .vinegar removr calcium in little pieces and might block the machine descalcifier melt the calcium on the heating element you have lots of calcium that mean less heat you use 1 part descaler 1 part water put in water containerstart the machine for a few second turn off for 10 minute if you never descaled the machine leave it for 15 minute and repeat untill empty rince very good a few water container that stuff is very corosif after a good rinse try the coffee it should be good thank you for using fixya pierre
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Ummn - something in your Q. seems not right. The milk is not heated directly - its only heated by the steam as it passes by (and picks up) by the milk using a venturi effect - same as a spray bottle attached to a garden hose. You say you have froth - but you can only get that if you have steam... (it does not just blow air thru to create bubbles). So froth = steam & steam = heat... so milk must be hot.
Suggest you check manual for the 'heat' settings for your expresso as this may have been changed. While this is adjustable, the milk is not.
Also always heat your cups before using them - the silver cup 'holder' at the top does a reasonable job but boiling water does far better.
The good news is there is nothing wrong with your coffee maker!
With any coffee maker that heats up the water, you're going to lose some of that water to the heating process (steam, etc.). You also don't get every bit of water out of the machine.
So that's why you need to look at the water reservoir level indications instead of using the graduations marked on the glass coffee carafe.
Typically, once you've figured out how you coffee maker works, I'd just "add" 2 more cups of water in the glass coffee carafe to get the amount of cups you want to brew.
I know my coffee maker is pretty close to exactly 2 cups shy of whatever I put in the glass carafe that I pour into my coffee maker. That's when I noticed the markings inside the water reservoir that didn't match the coffee pot. It was always 2 cups shy, so I just put 8 cups of water (using the carafe) to get 6 cups in the morning.
So I suggest you just you make these small adjustments to your water measuring and you'll get the right amount of brewed coffee out of your machine!
Faulty check valve inside the tubing at the bottom of the unit. This is the tubing conveying water from the outlet of the tank into the heater coil prior to going into the coffe basket.
I have the same problem but cannot find replacement check valve.
You fill it to the line indicating how many cups of coffee you want to make. Then you add coffee to the brew basket, at least 1 full heaping teaspoon per cup. Put the basket on top of the stem and place the stem into the coffee maker. Put the lid on and plug it in. That's it. Don't plug it in without the lid, it's a percolator. It will squirt the water out the top of the stem and it flows down through the coffee grounds.
he trick to this is making sure you have steam comming out of the wand and not water. To do this, make sure you get the steam started before you begin. To get a light foam that will not deflate, hold the wand just under the surface of the milk. You should hear a steady, high pitched noise and you should not hear the splatter of bubbles popping on the surface. Popping noises mean that the wand is too high in the milk and your froth will not hold up. A low pitched noise from the cup means that the wand is too far down in the milk. This will heat your milk (for hot chocolate), but will not give you a good foam. Good luck!
I have exactly the same with my machine - only solution i found is to microwave the milk halfway first - bit of a pain but especially milk from the fridge takes a fair bit to heat up.
Increasing the amount of water you put in can increase the amount of steam, but also of course messes with the coffee too.
start trying to steam from the moment the coffee starts running through.
If you need the instruction manual you should be able to get it on this link with the model number, if not post back with that and i should be able to find it for you;
Hope this helps :)