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Not frothing milk

The steamer will not froth the milk. I get heat but no froth. When I run it in water, I can see a stream of pressure but still no frothing. It can also produce hot water just fine. It doesn't sound right either. There is a loud high pitch whine while it is heating the milk. I've run the steam cycle through water to try to clear it out and cleaned all the parts apart (as recommended by the manual),  put a needle through the hole. 
I've had the machine since December and it has worked great until now. Please help!!

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That means that the steamer is not generating enough pressure steam.

This happens either because there is not enough heat, or if you release the steam when pressure is not enough.

Very common problem with the american maid makers.

bear also in mind that Krups are not the best at frothing milk, and this is also a basic model.

If you want the best capuccino Coffee machine, buy the italian ones, Gaggia, Delonghi, Ariete etc. that are all great at this, or get a bigger Krups as a replacement like the Krups XP405040 that is also good at capuccino

Posted on May 09, 2009

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2011

    I agree with nathan. i have had two krups machines and both have intermittent frothig problems. called company and never got an adequate response which means they know it is a problem and have no solution. will buy itallan one next:)

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