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    6910 smelly steam

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    My sunbeam is producing steam with a burnt smell to it (as of yesterday) it had been unused for a week prior to that. Is this a sign that it needs to be cleaned/backflushed/whatever? Its about a year old and has never had any sort of clean.

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    Re: 6910 smelly steam

    The last time I got a burnt smell from a 6910 it didnt come from the steam but turned out to be a circuit board.

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    Re: 6910 smelly steam

    chances are what you are smelling is burnt dead milk

    you need to steam the arm after use

    turn machine on
    Remove steam nozzle,
    fill your milk jug with cold water
    place under steam arm
    turn on steam for about 20secs
    turn steam off leave about 10 mins

    set your steam pump rate at max and your steam temp at minimun
    then give a good steam

    soak nozzle
    may take a few flushes
    graham

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    Re: 6910 smelly steam

    Thanks Graham will give that a go,as it smells more like burnt food than burnt circuit board.

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    Re: 6910 smelly steam

    Seems to have done the job, although fine coffee grinds did seem to come through in the process?

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    Re: 6910 smelly steam

    I would suggest you revisit the Clean procedure for the SB as after 12 months with no cleaning the Shower head etc will be RANK.

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    Re: 6910 smelly steam

    Seems to have done the job, although fine coffee grinds did seem to come through in the process?

    this residue is dead burnt milk
    that is why it stunk

    as am suggests, a good descal and backflush might be a good idea

    graham

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    Re: 6910 smelly steam

    Thanks,I backflushed and descaled using the sunbeam tablets as per user manual and all is good, there was a small amount of build up behind the filter screen but shower head and everything else seemed good,I have only ever used filtered rainwater in the machine.

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    Re: 6910 smelly steam

    Quote Originally Posted by 76767676793C3F3C4F0 link=1231377873/7#7 date=1231886801
    Thanks,I backflushed and descaled using the sunbeam tablets as per user manual and all is good, there was a small amount of build up behind the filter screen but shower head and everything else seemed good,I have only ever used filtered rainwater in the machine.
    Regardless of the Water used, the shower head can get quite dirty from the coffee oils etc... Over time this can not only cause problems but introduce a rancid taste into your coffee...

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    Re: 6910 smelly steam

    Yep, Im on the program now.

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    Re: 6910 smelly steam

    After every use of the steam wand, wipe it immediately and purge with a small amount of water. If you do that, you should experience no problems.
    P.S Im probably a little bit late in replying... hope you get this !:)

    Joel



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