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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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First; I am NOT a Caffitaly repairman. Though I have worked on mini espresso machines. Sputtering and/or poor steam is an indication that your brewer is not up to brewing temperature.
** Most of these home machines have a very small boiler or tank. They are designed to produce hot water and sometimes steam to brew a small 'European' espresso. Here in the USA we like our coffee weaker and with lots of 'other' things mixed in. The 'Americano' is the same amount of coffee but with a lot of hot water added. This amount will tax the small boiler to it's limits. Top it off with a grande latte would be probably be beyond it's ability to completely froth/heat this amount of milk. When you order a Latte from a Barista you will note that it takes a while to froth a Pitcher of cold milk. They are using a large espresso machine and probably pulling a double shot of espresso. To make a similar drink with any home machine requires doing everything 'double' or twice brew. (3 times?) You will need to check the 'ready' light to make sure the brewer is up to heat prior to brewing your next cup.
** Suggest brewing a regular size or 1/2 a mug of coffee-latte then come back again later for another fresh hot cup.
First, I am NOT a Faema repairman, Though I've worked on some Faemas, and similar espresso machines.
** Your question is a bit vague so I will try to provide info.
The 'semi-automatic' means you don't have to watch the brewing of the coffee. The machine will 'Dose' out a per-determined amount of water through the portafilter. Manual machines require to operator to turn water on and off to dose. Full automatic will grind the beans, measure and pack the coffee, then brew the coffee with water. Some have the option to froth and dispense milk directly into the cup. The industry usually refers these machines as 'Super-Automatics' They are very expensive and are designed for untrained personnel (not a Barista) to make coffee. There are a number of Home use machines now that provide a similar function but can only produce a cup for personal use and not multiple cups.
** I have come across automatic milk steamer and frother. This can be a simple cappuccino attachment to your steam tip. More updated version have an auto-frother that replaces the steam wand and will do a fair job (IF THEY ARE KEPT CLEAN!). Some machines have modified steam wands with sensor probe that will measure the milk temperature and shut off the steam when heated to set point. You will find all these features handy at first as it gets a novice worker quickly up to speed to produce product. But once they get the proper Barista training, most will not use these features as it's generally faster to produce orders the standard way. (also a good Barista will always present a professional looking cup!)
** I've noted that repeat customers appreciate the effort that goes into a properly brewed cup of coffee. Otherwise we would all go to a coffee vending machine (with instant coffee, Yuk!)
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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 :)