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Steamer function doesn't work properly

About half of the time the machine doesn't steam the milk properly. It heats up but essentially boils the milk instead of steaming it. That may happen 10 times in a row, then suddenly it will steam properly, and keep steaming for the next ten cups... then back to the boiling mode.We've tried cleaning the sleeve, de-scaling the machine, and had no luck. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I am trying to turn on my new De Longhi for the first time. I have turned the power on and turned the steam know, but nothing seems to be happening. Any idea what I am missing?

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We just had the very same issue and I went back to the product directions--we took things apart and thoroughly cleaned everything, especially each part of the sleeve. Once we put it back together we sat it next to the sink and ran it on steam with the water/steam going into the sink until it was running cleanly with a good steady flow. Fixed!! I'm so pleased because we love this machine...I'm totally addicted! Good luck.

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