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Coffee tastes burnt/No steam for froth

After I brew espresso in my ECM20 I turn the knob to steam the milk, but nothing happens. No steam or water comes out. The espresso also tastes burnt to me but that's not a new problem, it's always tasted burnt when I make espresso based drinks. Anyone else having this problem?

When I go to make steamed milk, it only makes the thumping noise and nothing else happens, and nothing happens when I try to make espresso either. It smells like its burning too, but nothing is happening.

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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

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I don't know about the burning business but I had the same problem with the steam wand. the first thing I did to solve this problem was to take small object like a needle or safety pen and insert it into the base of the steam wand. (I have feeling that most problems related to the steaming wand are due to deposits clogging the wand itself.) After I cleared out as best I could I used vinegar and water to help remove any calcium deposits. Sure enough, after inserting the needle into the wand steam began to flow again.

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so i guess our expresso you dont have that creamy topping that lack pressure descalcify not with vinegar remove caicium in chunks have a chance of blocking everything descalcifier solution melt the calcium 1part solution 1 part water fill the water with solution open the valve if some come out close it leave the solution in it for 15 minute repeat untill empty rinse very good cheers

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