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The frothing stick doesn't seem to work

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.
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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.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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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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