Question about Miele Coffee System

1 Answer

Miele steam wand doesn't work

I cleaned both the plastic sleeve and the metal steam diverter sleeve, and used a wire to see if there was anything blocking the wand -up to the place where it curves into the machine.  No blockage. I descaled the machine, but no water came out from the steam wand (which it should have done) during the process. I expelled air multiple times, turning the machine on every hour or so and turning on steam.  The sound of the pump thumps, but no steam appears.  Some water will spout out the steam wand initially (very little), and then some drops of water form and drop down, some seem like bubbles.  The drops are cold, not hot. I called tech support, and the water temps are OK, they don't know what the problem is.  I'm looking at a wait of two weeks for a serviceman to come out and then another month before I get the machine back. (Our area only has a serviceman qualified to work on these machines about once a month).   Has anyone had a similar problem?

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • thos1 Oct 29, 2008

    Did you ever get your's fixed and find out what the problem was? I have exactly the same problem, except when I turn the steam on, no water or drops of water come out at all.

  • harryon Nov 15, 2008

    I've this same problem but my LCD has information worming-up.

    harryON


  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    I have the same problem has anyone figured out what to do?

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    Me too, same problem. The other thing is, even though I have programmed the coffee temp to Max, it is not very hot. I think a small ceramic-looking nozzle thing behing the main brew unit looks damaged or broken - possibly through someone forcing in the brew unit in the wrong place. Could this have anything to do with it?

    Anyone know where I can get spare parts of this type, or a good repairer? (Herts)

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    I had a little water coming out of the hot water tap once but that it

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Hi i have the same problem as listed no steam . pump make the noise but no steam some time a drip of water thans 07764308535

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

We have a 4 month old gaggia titanium. Today, the steam wand stopped working. (It makes coffee just fine.) I've cleaned the steam wand. When I turn the steam dial, very little steam comes out and I hear a...


Sounds like the steam wand is getting blocked some where either at the metal end or in the parnello wand if you machine has one at the end of the steam wand, if both of those are clean then try this push in on the steam knob if that works then tap rod assemble or steam valve needs to be replaced, make sure to ask about the stainless steel valve instead of the plastic one.

Oct 06, 2010 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

3 Answers

Steam wand not working



The steam wand ejects steam in order to froth the milk. The steam wand should be cleaned after it is inserted into milk and at the end of each day. Do not allow the steam wands to soak in water overnight since some of the dirty water can be sucked into the boiling tank inside the machine this may cause the steam not to come out
Unplug the machine, take the case off, disconnect the switch wires and test it with a continuity meter. If you don't get any continuity, or if it is constantly closed and never open, the switch is bad.
this could have been prevented by regular maintenance and proper use. The usual suspect is a gummed up wand or brew line or user error. Here’s what to look for and how to avoid it.
First, notice what kind of wand you have. Most semi-automatic and porta-filter espresso units will have wands that resemble those on bottom or right, although the tips may be different. Some tips do not slide up and down to alter the aeration, as the one on the bottom does. If your wand is from an older (1990s) unit, it could have a more bulbous tip and a smaller hole in the tip. wandte1.jpg wandte2.jpgSome of the new wands give you a manual/automatic control.
wandte3.jpg Many of the new super automatics come with an automatic frothing unit, like this one from Jura-Capresso. The nice thing about the frothing wands on Jura-Capresso's new units is that they allow for even more control.
The "Dual Frother Plus" (top) works like the traditional frothing wand. The metal sleeve goes up for steam, down for foam.
The "Froth Xpress Plus" is a very handy device which can be used with the included sleek milk container or a distinct milk container, like a 1/2 gallon jug. The Froth Xpress has a tube (hard for using the included container, flexible for using a different container) that fits into the frothing tube behind the dial shown in the picture above. After selecting froth or steam, the milk is siphoned into a cup below the steam wand. We recommend steaming the milk first, then adding the espresso.

Whatever sort of wand you have, it is essential to keep it clear of solidified milk which can gum up the tip and even the wand shaft. Here are some symptoms of a clogged wand:
  • Little or no steam comes out of the wand
  • Hot water drips from the tip of the wand
  • A squeal or whistle comes out of the wand when the steam function is selected
  • A deep humming is heard when the steam function is selected*
*This is also a symptom of another more serious problem, particularly if you have a pump espresso machine; so if unclogging the wand does not solve it, you should contact a technician.
A good preventative measure against the clogging of a steam wand is regular rinsing in warm, soapy water of the tip and any other removable frothing part. This should be done after each steam wand use. If your machine has a Froth Xpress, it is important to clean all of the hoses, valve, and connectors (be very careful with the plug, however, because it is delicate). All wands should also have steam jetted through them after a frothing cycle is run.
Another preventative measure is to run a steam cycle for about twenty seconds before each new use. This will eject stray particles before they can build up and cause serious damage. There is also a cappuccino cleaner available which can be used in the automatic frothing devices. The solution is placed in a reservoir, and a full cycle is run until the reservoir is emptied. This can be done every few weeks or every few months, depending upon use.
Aside from prevention, there are treatments for a clogged wand. First, remove the tip, if the tip is removable. Usually they are, as in the case of the plastic tips above. The holes are usually big enough to run a pin or even a small paperclip through (emphasize small) to remove the gunk. If these items are too large, do not attempt to use them; instead try using a thin gauge wire from an electrical wire strand. Next, the metal wand itself can have a pipe cleaner run up into it. Start out by putting just about a half inch of the pipe cleaner up the wand, rubbing it around, then pulling it out. Gradually work more of the pipe cleaner up the wand, but never let the length of pipe cleaner in the wand exceed the wand length. We recommend the pipe cleaners with the stiff barbs attached, as opposed to the mostly soft ones. Do the same for all of the hard hoses and connectors. With respect to rubber or soft plastic parts, rinse them in soapy hot water. If flexible hoses form holes, replacements are available (give us a call) or we've even had some luck at aquarium supply stores.
PLEASE NOTE: if you own the Jura X7 or the Froth Xpress Plus, the diameter of the tiny holes is very important. We recommend trying not to put pins into these holes. However, if they must be cleaned and soaking won't work, a smaller gauge wire, a single strand, should do the trick. Always use a strand that is smaller than the diameter of the hole.
Frothing wand technology is advancing at a breakneck speed, but along with these advances come serious precautionary measures for dealing with these very delicate mechanisms. Follow the steps above, and your machine should be producing full-fledged froth for its entire life.

May 26, 2008 | DeLonghi Esclusivo Magnifica ESAM3300...

1 Answer

Need assembly instruction for gaggia titanium steam wand. doesnt seem to go far enough up the tube after i cleaned it


Slide the large sleeve off, now you have just the shorter plastic nozzle with the rounded cap. Unscrew that cap - hold the plastic nozzle with one hand while twisting the cap to unscrew it.
Inside is a hard plastic ring and a soft rubber sleeve. Sometimes the soft rubber sleeve will not come out of the nozzle - if so then just leave it in - but if it will come out, take it out and clean everything really well.
OK ... now put the cap on the steam pipe, then the hard plastic ring, then the rubber sleeve - and slide them up high enough on the pipe - then slide on the nozzle last. Then tighten the cap down on the nozzle until it is gripping good and tight. Then slide the long outer sleeve and you should be good to go.

Oct 01, 2010 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

2 Answers

I need a replacement steam wand sleeve


I called them about the same problem, they can only sell the entire wand assembly, not the teeny washer that I lost. $35. If I knew what it looked like I wonder if I could find something at a hardware store.

Jun 06, 2009 | Saeco Starbucks Sirena Espresso Machine

2 Answers

DeLonghi EAM3400 Magnifica with broken steam spout


No offense to Irishwarrior but the answer to your question is yes, you can buy a replacement. Call Delonghi. The inner sleeve has a flat spot on the back that matches up with the steam wand. No glue, and o ring holds it in place, either the o ring is worn out or the hole in the bottom of the sleeve is partially clogged creating more pressure than the resistance of the o ring. A paper clip straightened out will "****" it out. If you need to replace the whole steam wand arm you would want to order a new "tap" valve. Delonghi can give you the # of an authorized service center where you can order one (Delonghi will not sell you "internal" parts)

Feb 28, 2009 | DeLonghi EAM3400 Espresso Machine

1 Answer

Plastic "Turbo Frother steam nozzle" blows off metal steam pipe


Pull off entire plastic wand off by unscrewing the top plastic piece. Inside the piece that connects to the screw top you should see two o-ring type spacers. The top one should be hard pastic and the one beneath should be rubber. Take the entire unit apart and clean, making sure to put all pieces back in the way they came out.

To put back on, take the top piece and put it back on the metal stem first then put the rest of the wand back on and gently push it as far up the metal stem as possible and screw back together. If you don't have the rubber spacer this could be the problem since the wand really has nothing grabbing onto the metal stem except for the rubber spacer. If this doesn't work, order another wand:

http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/gaggia_pannarello.cfm

Feb 27, 2009 | Gaggia Carezza Espresso Machine

2 Answers

Need replacement steam wand sleeve


http://saecooutlet.com/ has parts and help for the sirena machine

Jan 22, 2009 | Saeco Starbucks Sirena Espresso Machine

2 Answers

Milk not frothing


Remove the black plastic outer sleeve of the Frothing Wand (some models have a metal outer sleeve). If done correctly, the “sleeve” has been removed, but the inner wand with red or black washer, is still connected to the machine.
2) The part of the sleeve assembly that you have removed is comprised of 2 pieces, the frothing sleeve and the center piece. The center piece can be seen if you look into the top of the wand.
3) Using a pencil (eraser end), or similar shaped object, push down on the center piece until an audible “click” is heard. The “click” means that the centerpiece is back into the proper position. When in the proper position, the center piece visibly sticks out the bottom of the sleeve about ¼-inch. It looks like a bird beak.
4) Now put the sleeve back on the machine and your machine should be ready to froth again.

As for the milk island, translaltion from the italian solution using google and drying all the parts works

Aug 29, 2008 | Saeco Talea Giro Espresso Machine

2 Answers

Barista athena


I have just had a similar problem. Water no longer moves through the steam wand when I try to prime it. Instead, water shoots through the shot handle (or screen if handle is not in).

One thing I did notice is that the dial for the steam wand unscrewed too far and basically popped out. I screwed it back in and the water did not ever come out of the wand again. I took the top lid plate off and unscrewed the wand dial and removed it. I put it back and noticed that there is a little metal spring switch underneath that I assume turns the wand pump on.

Attached to the dial is a plastic sleeve with a flat side. When the dial is turned, this sleeve should turn the switch on. I noticed though that the sleeve is creeping up the shaft towards the dial head which makes it miss the spring switch.

I don't know what kept the sleeve in place before. Probably a plastic stop that has been worn away from use. There is an allen screw in the sleeve, but tightening it doesn't seem to keep it in place. Perhaps inserting a spring in between the dial and the sleeve would work, but the sleeve cannot be taken off to do this. No other answers right now. My wife is not happy the lattes have dried up.

Aug 13, 2008 | Estro Barista Athena

2 Answers

Pavoni, no steam from steam wand


i havent heard of this issue , it could posibly be the bent steam wand , but the nozle is made to be that way, because the pavoni eurpicola doesnt produce enough steam pressure , it enables you to create better froth

Oct 25, 2007 | La Pavoni PC-16 Espresso Machine

Not finding what you are looking for?
Miele Coffee System Logo

593 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Miele Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21990 Answers

steve morris
steve morris

Level 3 Expert

1675 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Miele Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...