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Anunn
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Posted Sun Jun 9, 2013, 10:53pm
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Hi, this morning I turned on the oscar and after the 35 minutes warm up time I open the steam valve to start frothing milk but the steam is weak (1/2 of the normal oscar steam power), so I closed the steam valve and let the heating element kick in and after the heat light has gone off, the steam power is back to normal again, is that normal?
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Posted Mon Jun 10, 2013, 4:30am
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Anunn Said:

Hi, this morning I turned on the oscar and after the 35 minutes warm up time I open the steam valve to start frothing milk but the steam is weak (1/2 of the normal oscar steam power), so I closed the steam valve and let the heating element kick in and after the heat light has gone off, the steam power is back to normal again, is that normal?

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It is very normal, Oscar needs the false pressure removed from the boiler manually by opening the steam wand for a moment then let the machine finish warming up.
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Posted Mon Jun 10, 2013, 4:34am
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I would recommend you do it after the machine has warmed up for 5-10 minutes or open the steam wand when you turn it on and close it when you hear steam start coming out.

 
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Posted Mon Jun 10, 2013, 6:09am
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Mystery solved, thank you for your valuable advice
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 7:28am
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Or hack a vacuum breaker into the machine and never need to let the false pressure out again.... ever.

 
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 8:14am
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Good suggestion.

 
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Posted Tue Jun 18, 2013, 5:43pm
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calblacksmith Said:

Or hack a vacuum breaker into the machine and never need to let the false pressure out again.... ever.

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i'm thinking of doing this.  is it a pretty easy mod?  any downside to it?
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