Steam Pressure is Low
If the steam pressure is low on your Profitec Pro 600, there may be an issue with the steam boiler, your steam gauge, or simply that your PID is set too low. Read on to learn about how to diagnose steaming issues on your machine.
Can you trust that the gauge is working and reliable?
- Does it drop to 0 when the machine is completely cooled?
- While Steaming?
- The steam gauge is going to drop from 1.2 to.8 on average, when the steam knob is opened. This is normal.
- Has the machine had about half an hour or so to fully come to heat?
- Yes. Move on to the next question.
- No. Leave the machine on for a full half hour to let it come to temp.
- Also make sure the steam boiler is turned on in your PID menu. Instructions for turning on the steam boiler can be found on page 26, section 6.3.2 of your machine's user manual.
- Try adjusting the PID.
- Remove steam tip, hold up to the light and inspect for partial blockage from debris, old milk etc. Clean if necessary.
- Make sure the teflon “no burn” tube that is inside of the steam arm, is not sticking out too far. It can block the holes of the steam tip. You can push this back up into the wand.