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Milk steamer emits water even when dripping coffee; steam valve doesn't appear competely close

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You can contact the service center and find out exactly what is wrong and if they can just send you a part:
Electra-Craft
41 Woodbine St
Bergenfield NJ 07621
phone 201-439-1700
fax 201-439-1701
info@electra-craft.com
www.electra-craft.com

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The milk flows back to the boiler and the water gets contaminated with milk.

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