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    Frothing milk with Sunbeam EM3800

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    Hi,

    I recently bought into the world of making coffee at home with the Sunbeam EM3800. When Im frothing the milk it heats up to the right temp but the machine makes a thump, thump noise while Im doing it. So I exchanged it for another one (same model) and still have the same issue. Is this normal?

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    Re: Frothing milk with Sunbeam EM3800

    Have you used another machine before, or used a similar machine elsewhere?

    I dont know how bad the thumping noise is, but the pump usually makes a relatively loud noise while its steaming and brewing.

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    Re: Frothing milk with Sunbeam EM3800

    yeah thats the way those machines work.

    I use to have one... many moons ago. :)

    They have a thermoblock not a boiler and thats what they do.
    Of course so long as the banging isnt REALLY LOUD, of course.

    Do search on youtube for "thermoblock epresso" and there are a few videos that will give you an idea of what noises the thermoblock machines make.

    Their not a bad little machine for what they are. With a little practice you can get reasonable coffees out of them

    2mcm / talkcoffee can explain how it works better than I can :)

    Rich

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    Re: Frothing milk with Sunbeam EM3800

    Thanks Rich. Sounds like thats just the way it is. I best go practice...

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    Re: Frothing milk with Sunbeam EM3800

    ;)

    Even the 6900 I had makes a sort of doof doof doof noise when steaming. :D



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