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I have a 9 month old Piccino which is only used for 2-3 coffees per day; I always use Volvic water. When I switch it on in the morning it goes through a filing and heating process, then it vents steam from a valve behind where the steam wand joins the upper part of the machine. This can last from 1 to 5 minutes before it clicks off and all is well. Over time this steaming time is getting longer. Any suggestions of what is wrong and how to fix it. Any advice would be much appreciated.
So, less than a year since it last broke and I had to have somebody out to fix it (as I have no idea how to do so myself ),my steam boiler is broken again. Regularly jumps up to >1.5bar then down to zero, but on releasing it's clearly not even steam. The guy who came out said something about the temperature sensor getting scaled over. I'm in a soft water area - Manchester, and besides, if this is going to be a yearly problem it seems crazy I have to take t he machine apart to fix it? He implied that the filter in the water tank itself made no difference (I've never replaced it). It's out of warranty but I wouldn't expect it to break like this. Any suggestions? Think about a new - non-Fracino - machine? cheers john