For those who have a Delonghi Eletta Cappuccino Top coffee maker and enjoy coffee drinks with milk, it will not be pleasant to know that one day the milk frother stopped working. But not to worry. Fortunately, this problem can be solved, and here we will show you how.
The problem: When you prepare a coffee and want to add milk foam, you activate the frother, but although it starts normally, the milk does not flow into the cup.
The cause: The frother nozzle is prone to clogging if milk residue is allowed to accumulate inside the frother, blocking the liquid outlet.
The solution: Start by putting a container just below the milk frother, press the hot water button to dispense some into the container, and press it again to stop this action.
Then, you must remove the frother from the Delonghi Eletta (wait until the frother has cooled down) and press the gray button on the top to carefully remove it. Disassemble the frother and remove the steam nozzle to check that its opening is not obstructed and, if necessary, clean it with a toothpick.
Clean all the milk frother components with a sponge and warm water. Once clean, replace the nozzle and other frother parts, and finally, reassemble it in the coffee maker.
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