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Milk island seems to leak water. After milk is frothed and island has been detached fro some time, a pool of water forms under the base of the milk island attachment and on top of it.

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Milk island on a vienna class?
Perhaps its a Saeco Talea you have, correct?

First remember that after foaming your milk and have turned the knob back to´off location. wait until you hear a clicking sound from the machine, might take 2 -5 seconds after it set to off.
Then remove the milk container

That sound means it has close 100% and shouldent leak.

If it still leaks after that its the gaskets in the T-pipe that needs to be changed.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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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.

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per il milk island asciugare bene la valvolina e tutti i fori del blocco di plastica che fa da montalatte devono essere perfettamente asciutti dare dei colpetti alla valvola per fare uscire eventuale acqua all interno.

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http://shop.technikdirekt.de/es/a-haushalt+kleingeraete+espressomaschinen+zubehoer+123179/Saeco+Milk+Island

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