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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: cafe late maker
I have exactly the same with my machine - only solution i found is to microwave the milk halfway first - bit of a pain but especially milk from the fridge takes a fair bit to heat up. Increasing the amount of water you put in can increase the amount of steam, but also of course messes with the coffee too. start trying to steam from the moment the coffee starts running through. If you need the instruction manual you should be able to get it on this link with the model number, if not post back with that and i should be able to find it for you; http://www.delonghi.co.uk/pdf.php?key=Coffee%20Machines Hope this helps :)
Posted on Jun 26, 2007
SOURCE: saeco milk island - no froth
I agree with the poster that the key item is the little black plug (referred to as the valve in the supporting documentation). My milk island frothed beautifully for 2 months before gradually decreasing until I was getting just hot flat milk every time.
The valve has a dark grey pointed rubber plug which is possible to pull out and clean, and is fitted back in the hole by poking it back in. But what I found made a huge difference were the two slots/holes in the top of the valve piece. In my case they were clogged up (invisibly) with dried milk. As soon as I used a needle to unclog and clean the holes under a running tap, it got back to frothing again.
Whenever I use the milk island, I make sure I rinse and clean all parts immediately after use, leave them to dry, and before putting together again give the two holes in the valve a brief hard blow to clear it of water. The whole cycle takes about 30 seconds at most.
Posted on Mar 13, 2008
These coffee systems have a series of small rubber 'O' rings that tend to crack from condensation over time causing your low pressure problem.
The 'O' rings are connected to a heater that looks like a horse shoe mounted in back of the grinding unit.
I would recommend contacting Miele technical services. They can have a technician come out to replace the 'O' rings or you can order them from the technical services rep if you know someone that can replace them for you. Just be careful. These machines operate off of 220 volts and that is no fun to get shocked by. I have been many times with this machine
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
SOURCE: I have a Delonghi Magnifica
I purchased a unit second hand for my wife's birthday today. It's only 4 months old, got it home, tested it, same problem... No froth!
I've read all the posts here and all were very helpful troubleshooting guides however they did not solve the issue.
Understanding how the frothing mechanism functions is half the battle in figuring out the solution. It's a simple vacuum type system. No doubt you've read about checking the orings. This is definately the first thing to check however if this is not the reason then consider the following.
The larger of the white tubes that has the red and black oring inserts deep into its port on the tap. Why? It pushes steam past the milk pipe directly into the chrome frothing tube which causes a vacuum essentially drawing milk up it's hose creating the froth. What you can't see without further investigation is that on the underside of the tube centered between the red and black orings is a small hole. This hole is responsible for drawing the milk upwards. If this is blocked, and it probably is then no milk and no froth. Use a really small screwdriver to carefully clean the white tube both from the front and the little hole underneath.
So in conclusion. Any air leak between the red and black orings will prevent the vacuum required to draw milk up the tube and alternatively any blockage of the milk channel will also obviously prevent the flow into the frothing mechanism. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
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