Question about Krups Allegro FND111 Espresso & Coffee Maker
1. Pour in vinegar instead of water.
2. Bring vinegar to a boil but do not run it through the machine.
3. Turn off machine for the machine for an hour.
4. Remove sheath from the steamer.
5. Place tip of steamer into large mug of cold water.
6. Turn espresso machine on and allow vinegar to run through steamer.
Optional: Before starting the process, unbend a paperclip or metal hook (for hanging holiday ornaments) and use it to clear the steamer orifice.
It may take the vinegar a little while to dissolve and loosen the blockage. If the process does not work the first time time, try again later and allow the warm vinegar to sit in the machine longer.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if you could remove the pipe put the pipe in a solution to remove the calcium in thr pipe dry calcium is like concrete dip it and use a piece of wire to clean cheers
Posted on Jan 19, 2008
I had almost the exact same thing. The fuse for your frother is out. If both the frother and the brew head won't heat, then it is your Thermal Fuse. There are two different fuses inside the machine. Take the top off, and find both fuses. Take a piece of wire and connect it to each end of the fuse. Now turn the power on. If it heats, then that is the fuse. If no results, try the other fuse. Either fuse should be cheap. My thermal fuse was $1.98. Good luck!
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
SOURCE: 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.)
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
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:
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
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