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Only steam is coming out of the frother, not the milk

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SOURCE: Milk frother /steamer not working

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Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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I just had this same problem and solved it.  It was due to a very small amount of milk residue on the inside of the black frothing unit (the one with the dial which lets you choose foam or no foam).  Grip the dial firmly and pull it out while twisting. It may take a few seconds to twist and pull it out.  I had a very small spec of milk residue in one of the crevices on this piece.  Quick clean with a toothpick and plenty of hot water, reassembled, and it works perfectly.  Hope this helps someone.

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

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The frother does not have a vacuum, it uses venturi pressure to draw up milk through a venturi at the top of the steam feed. The milk side is clogged from not cleaning enough. soak in boiling water for a few minutes and try to run it in steam mode for a while... if that doesnt work, a light lye solution will dissolve the milk residue clogging it. neutralize the lye with vinegar drawn through after the clog is gone.

(lye will dissolve you as well as milk... use gloves and don't put your face near it while it's working.)

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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take out screen and screen holder,and unscrew piece in head,clean with wire and try,i think its your head plugged out.

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Frother only blows steam not frothed milk


The frother is only supposed to blow steam! At least on any of the dozens of machine I have used commercially. You put the frother into your cup of milky coffee and it blow steam and air through the coffee and makes froth. Go to Starbucks, stand near the side counter and watch.

Edited to add yours in not a normal machine, it is a home replica of a pro machine. I suspect it needs cleaning. You can get milk cleaning tablets and liquid for machine that has an enzyme to remove dried or burnt on milk solids.

Here is your manual.

http://www.delonghi.com/Global/InstructionManuals/GB/GB-5713210861.pdf

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Hi, We have a Saeco Royal coffee machine and the milk frother doesn't seem to be working. Need some advice as to what could be the problem?


1- Royal Coffee is not an accurate model. I have to assume that you are having problem with the auto frother that is on the left side of the machine. The auto frother draws milk from the bottle and steams it into the cup.
2- The connection of the frother & the adapter is not right/air tight. The two O-rings on the frother must be pushed in all the way so the O-ring will not be visible.
3- The frother circular chamber for steaming is not clean. There should be no milk deposits visible at all.

4- The silicone tube puling milk from the bottle is connected to the body of the frother with an L-shaped connector. Make sure this connector is air tight fit.

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More detail to my question on mal function of milk frother. Coffee making function is working well and I have descaled as per instructions. When I try to use the steam arm there is a pumping sound but...


This might not be the problem , but sometimes , not cleaning milk frother tip properly , the tip gets closed with dry milk. use a needle and push it in the frother tip and see if there is a restriction. hope this helps.

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Has anyone got a solution to no steam from milk frother please

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The milk frother is not sucking milk from the cup... it appears that the steamer is working as if it is steaming the milk. Any ideas on why the frother tube is not sucking any milk up?


it is clogged with dried milk. Remove the frothing wand from the machine. now press milk froth. you should get a ton of steam blowing out of the hole where the frother used to be. Your frother comes apart for cleaning. pull the chrome tip off, pull the 90 degree fitting and the black milk suction tube off, if it is really dirty you can soak the disassembled frother in hot water with a cleaning tablet. ( the small ones you drop in the brew unit, not the big descaling tab.) also, there is a clear tube with a point on the end of it sticking out of the frothing wand. this is an air admittance oriface. it allows air to enter the hot milk stream and make it frothy and bubbly. if it gets clogged, you will get hot milk but no froth. Your machine came with a spare one in the parts kit.

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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM5500 when trying to make a cappucino it wont **** up the milk any ideas thanks


Had this exact problem a few times on a cleaned well maintained milk jug top with an ESAM5500M. Delonghi 'repaired' it by sending a new milk jug frothing top.

It's caused by milk fat deposits, the frother part on the milk jug may look clean but deep inside it's not. I clean mine with pipe cleaners, detergent and hot water and still it wouldn't froth.

The problem re-occurs for me every 6 months or so. You could buy the milk fat remover solution to clean it. Personally I just boil the whole milk jug frother in detergent and the again in descaling solution, that's fixed this problem twice now, although I think it will eventually corrode the 'o' rings on the frother, still cheaper than buying a new frother part each time though.

If it still doesn't work after that, the only other reason for this problem I found mention of was caused by a broken rubber seal where the milk jug fits to the machine. It's most likely to be milk fat deposits inside the frother though.

Jan 25, 2011 | DeLonghi Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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Our PrimaDonna coffee machine doesnt appear to be takeing in any milk from the jug to make latte's or cappuciono's, is there any way of sorting this out ?


Most common cause of this problem is a blockage in the milk jug. First thing you should try is soaking the complete jug top in a quality milk line cleaner (available from specialist coffee machine retailers) for at least an hour and then rinse thoroughly. Then try running a fresh cleaning solution through the jug instaed of milk. Good luck and post again if this doesnt work.

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There is no milk coming out of the frothing part of the Delonghi Coffee Maker, it just makes a noise and steam comes out.


If no milk comes out of frother, check the o-ring on the upper "plug" where the milk jar connects to the machine. There are two connectors; only the bottom one corresponds to the steam output while the upper one is a plug. Mine had a worn out o-ring on the plug, and this keeps the machine from frothing milk.

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Frother not working


The frother does not have a vacuum, it uses venturi pressure to draw up milk through a venturi at the top of the steam feed. The milk side is clogged from not cleaning enough. soak in boiling water for a few minutes and try to run it in steam mode for a while... if that doesnt work, a light lye solution will dissolve the milk residue clogging it. neutralize the lye with vinegar drawn through after the clog is gone.

(lye will dissolve you as well as milk... use gloves and don't put your face near it while it's working.)

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Extremely loud squealing noise during steaming milk


This could be blocked. The best way to clear this is to switch off the machine and see if you can dismantle the frother arm. Sometimes the arm will come off by unscrewing. If it does, wash it in hot water and washing liquid. If it doesn't come off try putting the frother wand into a mug of cold water and allow it just to steam the water.
Frother wands don't just steam liquids - they **** up liquid which can block the vents and the actual steam hole which this machines' problem sounds like it does have.

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