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Krups FND1 water escape

Hi FixYa Folks, My beloved 2 month old Krups FND1 has developed a problem with milk steaming. Before steam starts, about an ounce of hot water comes out of the steamer nozzle, diluting the milk. Any clues? BSM

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  • buffy sainte-marie Apr 11, 2008

    Yes - been all throught he manual. Was online chatting with your colleague coolguy008 but lost connection. Got a direrct route back to hime (as chat session's not showing in my browser history list). Last thing he recommended was since it's under warranty, go to them directly, but I don't think he'd finished with the session.

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Unscrew hexagon shaped metal tip of steamer with pliers. Use a small paper clip to push calcium deposit through hole, should work fine after that.

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What position do you have the knob in? According to your manul it should be in position 9 not in position 8 for steaming.Good Luck.

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