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The steam wand keeps coming off at high pressure causing carnage in the kitchen. I've followed the cleaning instructions to the letter. I'm now too frightened to use it.

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SOURCE: steam wand is leaking, so

the gaskets are broken in the steamer, you need to change them

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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When I got my X1 (used,) the steamer was clogged. I unscrewed the end of the nozzle, and a big chunk of calcium(?) came out. I had to poke it with some wire with the steamer on. The way I got the end off is: I wrapped it with a leather glove first, then turned it with a pair of pliers. I still managed to scratch it a little bit though. Maybe you can turn it by inserting a needle in the little hole on the side of the nozzle. I've been thinking of using distilled water to avoid the calcium build-up in the future.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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SOURCE: No steam on the Dream

Hi,

Initially, pls check for steam leaks. This model has been known to have issues with leaks preventing it from reaching the correct pressure/temperature. Since the leak could be visually checked, it would be a matter of determining at what point/component would the steam be coming out other than designated point. Often, it would be a joint with a rubber seal or a tubing entry point.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Unable to prime Sirena Espresso Machine

n regards of the no prime issue. this is the only way i could prime this new puppy.make sure its stone cold which is a no brainer since it will not heat h2o unless its primed. first take off steamer plastic tip ,turn on steamer clock wise till pump starts. then **** the tip of the end of the metal tip hard until pump stops may need to do it a couple of times. yes this seems out of this world but it works. you are flushing out the vapor lock in the pump. bravo enjoy!

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Problem with Bezzera Ellise. Internal pressure

1. Possibly the level probes are covered in lime scale. Remove both, check, clean and replace.
2. Inlet valve faulty overfilling tank. Remove outlet side of inlet to tank and check for seepage. Clean/replace as required.
3 Possible board fault not reading the resistance across probes. Try another board.
4. Worst case scenario..... you have got a leak in your heat exchanger causing excess water to flow into tank. This is a nightmare job and expensive to repair. If you need further advice contact Roger on coffeecare44@googlemail.com

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The small quantity you get at the start is the steam pressure build up with hot water. Water steam cannot keep up the pressure.
Replace the steam thermostat.

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You are correct in associating the pop off is relative to the pressure. If the steam wand as you called it comes free when pressure builds, the problem can be the wand is damaged, not completely free of debris, or misaligned. I suggest you contact the company directly and have a technician run you through some tests to locate the problem.

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I have a Krups Espresso pump XP5240 and as like many people am having problems with the steam wand. The first one disintegrated in the plastic thread area. My new one keeps blowing off when steaming,...


My XP5240 also started blowing the steamer wand off after about 3 months of use, despite fiollowing the Krups cleaning instructions. Here's what I did to fix it.

A: The Problems.
The wand has three holes in the coffee end (center, and on each side). The center hole gets blocked with milk residue. This causes a pressure build up in the wand assembly, and eventually this is enough pressure to overcome the three gripping clips that hold the wand to the nozzle tube. I suspect this was an intentional design for safety. It's unfortunate that it also sprays the user with milk when it lets go.

The second problem is that removing the wand requires that the outer clip retainer ring to be slid down to release the clips. Many users don't realize this and try to pry or twist the wand off. This breaks the clips.

B: The Solution
The wand has to be regularly and throughly cleaned. Just soaking it is not enough. Do it this way:

1. Slide the clip retainer ring down, and then hold the steam tube and gently move the wand straight down. DO NOT try to twist the wand to one side, or you WILL break the clips.

2. Holding the ring, unscrew the coffee nozzle end. The wand separates into three parts: Outer tube, inner steam tube and decorative cylinder.

3. Use a needle or very fine wire (approx 0.4mm) to clear the three holes in the coffee end nozzle.

4. You now need to clear the metal wand tube of milk residue. I found that a 7/64" drill bit was perfect to do this, as it fits snugly in the tube. The amount of gunk removed was surprising.

5. Blow the tube clear from both ends. If it's clean, you will be able to see light through all three holes. If not, go back to step #3.

6. Make sure that there is no milk residue on the steamer tube nozzle where the wand clips on. Milk contains fat, and this is an unwanted lubricant.

After cleaning, my steamer works properly for several days. I also located a 21mm ID O-ring at the local hardware store to hook over the clips. This provides a bit more clip gripping pressure, but will still allow the wand to come off should steam pressure gets excessive.

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I get hot water, the pump works but no steam. I've cleaned the wand. Is the problem in the high temp. thermostat?


If you've cleaned the nozzle on the wand and still nothing, is the wand hot to the touch when it is open? If no then the valve is blocked at the tube or the boiler connection.

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We've had the Rancilio Audrey now for a year and still not have had a perfect cappucino. 1. Milk. We use 3.5 dairy milk, cold before going under spout. 2. What is the middle (steam) button used for? ...


  1. That is the right milk. Use a thermometer with the milk.
  2. The middle button is used for steam. It engages the high themostat for steam.
    1. Slightly open the steam valve
    2. Turn on the middle button
    3. Keep the end of the steam wand slightly above the milk surface (0.5 mm) so the steam incorporates air into the milk. (Takes practice)
    4. Open the steam valve as the boiler heats up. (Takes practice)
    5. When the milk get to 74 C (165 F) immerse the steam wand into the milk and heat to 82 C (185 F)
    6. Turn off the middle button and shut the valve.
  3. For 90 ml of coffee, use 14 gram of ground coffee. The coffee scoop that came with the machine holds 7 grams of ground coffee as it comes out of a grinder (not packed). Tamp the coffee after it is in the sieve.

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I had this same issue with my machine and unfortunately I had to send the machine back for repair. The steam knob should pop right back on, if positioned correctly. The people (Starbucks, Saeco) whom you spoke to were correct, that there is build up of steam (or back pressure) it will cause the knob to pop of in these conditions. The root cause of this problem is most likely (as in my case) that you steam wand is clogged. Even if you keep it cleaned externally, there may still be debris that builds up INSIDE the wand. To correct the problem, take some wire (we used decorating craft wire) that will fit into the end of steam wand. Push the wire as far up as you can and continue to move back and forth. Flush the wand either with steam or hot water and repeat several times. I do this every month or so to keep the debris from building up inside the wand. Good luck and I hope this works for you.

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The coffee brews fine but the steam wand is not working.
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The steam wand has to be removed to be cleaned properly. Unfortunately, this procedure is not outlined in the manual. Just cleaning the wand on the outside or using a clip to clean the tip is not enough.

The other end of steam wand where it connects to the pressuring cabin actually swivels around a fitting. It is this fitting that you need to thoroughly clean. Years of using the machine can cause calcification around this fitting.

If you look under this end of hte steam wand, you should see a philllip-headed screw. Before you loosen this screw, you have to remove the grey trim so that the entire wand can be remove.

Once the entire wand is removed, what I just described will be much clearer.


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