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My machine has stopped frothing milk for cappucino. The steam nozzle still dispenses steam and the milk in the steel jug still gets hot from the steam but for some reason it no longer froths the milk. I don't think it's the steam pressure and it's certainly not the temperature. May be it's the wear on the rubber nozzle dispenser perhaps. Has anyone a diagnostic for this? Consumer parts don't appear to be readily available.

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  • Julian Hale Oct 07, 2010

    Hi thanks for your reponse. I'll give it a try. However, I am getting plenty of steam and this is adequately heating up the milk in the cup but it's not frothing. Do you still think it is a buildup? (I'll let you know how I get on with the steps you mention). Many thanks

  • Patricia Truncellito
    Patricia Truncellito Dec 10, 2013

    I already des ale the machine and also cleaned the wand but does not improve

  • Patricia Truncellito
    Patricia Truncellito Dec 10, 2013

    Thank you



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This is probably a problem of a clogged steam valve and unclogging the machine will definitely solve the problem.

Add water to the espresso machine and fill the tank. If your machine allows it, disassemble the steaming wand and clean these parts separately. Often, uncleaned steaming wands contain buildups of dry milk in them that can cause sub-par performance.

Turn the espresso machine on. Allow it to run for several minutes. Allowing your machine to warm up for several minutes will allow steam pressure to build up and push through a mineral deposit.

Purchase commercial espresso machine descaler. Descaler dissolves mineral deposits without damaging your espresso machine. Fill the water tank of your espresso machine and add the descaler to the tank, according to the instructions for your brand of descaler. Allow the machine to heat up and open the heating wand. You should receive hot steam within 30 seconds.

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