The problem may be located between the coffee can and the machine.
John S. Socha, Amazon
2 April 2014
Summary: Thank you for reading this! I am coming late to this party as I recently acquired one of these espresso machines, used, as it is my custom whenever possible! This time the unit was $39.00. Had I read some bad reviews about it before buying I might have changed my mind.
Summary: Had it for one month now, and use it daily. It makes quite good espresso if you use a burr grinder and good quality coffee. You need to use a burr grinder if you grind your own coffee like I do. A blade grinder will not grind the beans fine enough and it will make a weaker coffee.
Summary: i purchased one of these and was concerned about the bad reviews so i bought the square trade warranty with it because it provides free shipping. so just as many other noted, the machine stopped working after 3 months, about 180 uses - it would no longer make espresso due to an internal gasket and...
Summary: It does not froth very well, more like bubbles. I had one of these before, now I remember why I didn't like it. After a while the frother will pop off and blow milk all over. The programming works nicely. My last machine would not allow you to program over 4 oz.
Summary: I am so disappointed with this machine. I got it for christmas in 2009 and used it less than 20 times in the last year and well it's broken. Worked great @ first then it started making terrible rattling & high pitched squealing noises, then the steam/froth function stop working all together.
Summary: I have been using this machine for over a year now, and I am quite happy with it. However, I do not disagree with many of the negative reviews, it has many flaws. First the good points. So far it works as the first day (after a year).