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Bought a D?Longhi Bar 32 espresso maker at an estate sale. It’s in good condition; it makes coffee & steams milk ok. The problem is, after making coffee, it continues pushing steam out from the coffee dripping area, even when I’m steaming milk. It’s a real mess & wastes a lot of water. Any ideas on how to stop the steam venting from the coffee dripping area post-use?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Pierre Laplante

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SOURCE: Coffee tastes burnt/No steam for froth

so i guess our expresso you dont have that creamy topping that lack pressure descalcify not with vinegar remove caicium in chunks have a chance of blocking everything descalcifier solution melt the calcium 1part solution 1 part water fill the water with solution open the valve if some come out close it leave the solution in it for 15 minute repeat untill empty rinse very good cheers

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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SOURCE: GE coffee maker model # 169164 making too much steam, not coffee

If you look at the bottom, you'll probably find 'China' on it.
The problem you are having normally doesn't show up for a couple of months after the lime has had a chance to roughen the ball in the check valve that makes up the pump. Your pump isn't pumping.
I suspect you have some particulate matter that has made its way to the primitive check valve and the ball is not moving freely as it should. The copious amount of steam you are getting is from the bit of water that makes it to the heating element before the (yet to fail) thermal switch that cycles the heater element.
If you have a clean turkey baster, you may be able to flush whatever crud there is in the water path through to the outlet over the coffee basket by sticking the tip into the water chamber's exit hole. We have a large veterinarian's hypodermic that does the job nicely when it is time to flush it again and soaking the water path with vinegar every few weeks overnight will help keep it pumping properly too.
If the flushing doesn't work, take it back before GE gets completely out of the appliance business.
(Whatever happened to Silex??)  

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

Anonymous

SOURCE: Coffee tastes burnt/No steam for froth

I don't know about the burning business but I had the same problem with the steam wand. the first thing I did to solve this problem was to take small object like a needle or safety pen and insert it into the base of the steam wand. (I have feeling that most problems related to the steaming wand are due to deposits clogging the wand itself.) After I cleared out as best I could I used vinegar and water to help remove any calcium deposits. Sure enough, after inserting the needle into the wand steam began to flow again.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Steam leak in GB Mia Espresso Coffee maker

I had the same trouble before and probable causes were:
too much coffee powder in the funnel?
or
the coffee beans are ground
too much, makes the power clogging in the bottom of the steam tube?

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: espresso does not make

Does the water stop while the pump is still operating ? Is the "READY" light ON when the water stops ? You need to be more specific about exactly what the symptoms are because these machines are fairly complex and have pressure and temperature sensors to make sure the shots are consistently good. You should make sure to flush your machine regularly with descaler because scale buildup is the most common problem that you'll run into with coffee machines. You can get descaler at any decent hardware store or you can also use "CLR" which works just as well. If the pump keeps running and the water flow just stops, then I would suspect that there is a clogged line or the grind is too fine. Try pouring a shot without using the spoon to see if the water flows freely. If it flows OK, then your grind is probably the problem. If it still does not flow freely, descale the machine several times and see if that makes things better. If you've never descaled your machine, then use a strong descaler or CLR concentration and run the descaling liquid through the machine several times, or even let the descaler sit and soak the inner workings overnight, If the just pump stops prematurely during a shot, then there is probably a sensor problem with the machine. Take it in to a repair place for diagnosis. If you can't find a place that repairs espresso machines, ask the manager of your local Starbucks what repair company they use, since Starbucks stores have contracts with people to routinely service and repair their own equipment.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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