The machine is now about five years old and has beens sent off to replace the seal once already. The new problem is that the frothing stick no longer seems to produce enough steam to make the milk frothy, also it no longer stops when you switch it off, just carries on hissing for a boy twenty seconds.
Hi,had same problem.Caused by end of frother becoming clogged with dried milk.Unscrew end of frother from plastic ring and try to remove blockage with a thick needle or something.Probably a good idea to descale machine at smae time.If you remove the end and then try steaming it should show that the blockage is right at the end.
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Re: the frothing stick doesn't seem to work
Descaling time not with vinegar with descaler vinegar remove calcium in little piece descaler melt it use 1 part descaler 1 part water put in the water container start it up open valve after a few second turn it off leave it for15 minute repeat untill empty after do 2or3 rince descaler is corosif thank you for using fixya pierre
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I don't know why my answer posted in the comments section, so here it is in the proper area.
I had the same problem and was ready to send it in for repairs, but I
talked to a great guy at Nespresso who helped me fix it myself. The
problem was when I pushed the latte button, it would only froth milk for
a second or two and then the espresso would start pouring. It basically
refused to make a latte. Here's the things he had me do:
Descale immediately. I have an older machine, and descaling once a year
does NOT cut it. He told me descaling every 5 months at the bare
minimum, if your machine is not having any problems at all. Descaling is
usually the main problem for lack of froth. I descaled and it seemed
like the machine was working better almost immediately. I also ran 4 - 5
tanks of water through the hot water spout and the main espresso part
(but mostly this is because it seems to take this much flushing to get
the smell of the descaling solution out).
2) Reset your machine
to factory settings. I have a classic Lattissima, so this is how you do
it on that machine. Turn the machine on and wait until the drink buttons
are steady (espresso and hot water buttons are no longer blinking to
warm up). Then press and HOLD the power button until the espresso and
hot water buttons BLINK THREE TIMES. Then they'll go back to steady
again. You're now back to factory settings.
I did notice that I
started having the trouble after moving the machine, so I'm not sure
which of the above solved the problem. The main thing is it worked and
I'm back to yummy lattes!
Had the same prolem replaced the coupling where the jug clips in. Item 111 - part number 5532123200 coupling. If your not technically experienced then you may need to take it to a service agent. Had to fairly well dismantle machine to complete repair.
You need to check (or replace) the air-intake nozzle which is located inside the coffee outlet. You will sure loose the good froth if that part is not clean or replaced. There should be proper amount of air input to produced the proper froth.
I own a Jura Capresso S8 espresso machine which has been wonderful except for the pump that makes the froth. I sent it back to be repaired once already, at the tune of $250.00. Now it seems to have gone again, and this time it will cost me $275.00 to have it repaired. Anything I can do myself?
The wand is relatively easy to remove. Thing is whether you have the right tools. If you can find stubby phillips and flat screw drivers, the job will be much easier.
You first have to remove the trim that surrounds the pod and where it covers part of the wand.
The wand is held down by a flat-headed short screw. It might take a few tries to remove this screw due to calcification over the years. Once removed, the wand should just slight out. Check if the o-rings need to be replaced as well.
Remove the black plastic outer sleeve of the Frothing Wand (some models have a metal outer sleeve). If done correctly, the “sleeve” has been removed, but the inner wand with red or black washer, is still connected to the machine. 2) The part of the sleeve assembly that you have removed is comprised of 2 pieces, the frothing sleeve and the center piece. The center piece can be seen if you look into the top of the wand. 3) Using a pencil (eraser end), or similar shaped object, push down on the center piece until an audible “click” is heard. The “click” means that the centerpiece is back into the proper position. When in the proper position, the center piece visibly sticks out the bottom of the sleeve about ¼-inch. It looks like a bird beak. 4) Now put the sleeve back on the machine and your machine should be ready to froth again.
As for the milk island, translaltion from the italian solution using google and drying all the parts works
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.