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Stuck The machine makes a cup of coffee, is reading ready, then when I open the steam valve it says to close the pump, then it gets stuck on ventilate forever, and won't do anything else.

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I read about others having the problem, and used some of their suggestions. What worked was to repeatedly hit the hot water button, open the valve, then close it when it said to. After several repetitions it worked. Since then, I have followed steaming with running about 4 ounces of hot water through, so their won't be air in the line. So far, so good--** problems today.

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Big thanks to the person who posted their solution on Dec. 2007.

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