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I have an early model Livia 90 (without pressure gauge on the front). When I open the steam knob, there is high pressure steam for about 1/10 second, then only a little dribble of water and no pressure. If I close it again and wait for about 1-2 minutes, then open it again, I get a good amount of steam long enough to froth my milk. I don't know whether the steam pressure is supposed to stay constant, but mine drops after about 15-20 seconds.......still has enough to finish the job, but much more in the very beginning. I suspect a valve is sticking when I initially turn the steam on, but I would like to know how to test this, and possibly locate the part and clean it if possible.

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The vent valve is the problem it is stuck in the open position. If you remove the top panel you will find the valve.

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