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Water shoots out of steam valve and can't make espresso

I steamed some milk and then tried to brew espresso. Now the espresso portion won't work. When I try to brew espresso, water shoots out of the steaming wand and none comes out of the espresso portion. I have reviewed the instructions and am doing everything correctly. We have had this machine for 3 years

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  • carrie Stambaugh Oct 27, 2012

    It seems common now for these machines to only last 2-3 years. i bought my first one in 1994. it lasted for at least 12 years. I've needed to buy 2 over the last four years and now, again, my young machine can steam milk forever, but no espresso comes out. i want to learn how to fix this.

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Samantha,

The steam function and the expresso use the same elements to create the steam but the valves will direct the steam to the expresso unit or the steam arm. Most likely you have a faulty valve. In most cases the valve will not open until the pressure gets to the right level. If you are just getting hot water out of the steam arm instead of steam via the expresso unit it most likely means that the valve is faulty. The valves can be replaced but is not easy. You will need to have the unit serviced or you could try to replace the valves. Make sure the flow meter is working before you replace the valves. You can check the operation of the flow meter by running the hot water cycle and making sure that you get the right amount of hot water. Good luck!

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