Nespresso Lattissima Frother Not Working (One, Pro, Touch)

Woke up craving a perfect cappuccino but found your Nespresso Lattissima’s milk frother not working properly?

Don’t worry, you’re in the right place. This article will quickly guide you through fixing the issue.

How To Fix A Lattissima Milk Frother That Is Not Working?

To fix a Lattissima milk frother that is not working, follow these steps:

  • Disassemble, clean, and reassemble the Lattissima’s milk frothing system, using hot water and a mild detergent. Avoid harsh cleaners to prevent damage.
  • For Lattissima Pro and Touch models, also detach and clean the frothing control knob and milk nozzle.
  • Ensure the dial on the frothing jug is set to ‘frothing’ mode.
  • Prefer whole or semi-skimmed cow’s milk for better frothing results, as plant-based milk might not perform as effectively.

Let’s get into some more detail on how to do this below!

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Clean The Milk Frothing System

A frequent issue with milk frothers not functioning properly is due to clogging from old milk residue in the milk frothing system, also known as the Rapid Cappuccino System by Nespresso.

If you notice that the frother makes noise, only sputters a small amount of milk, and does not make a full cup, it likely needs cleaning.

How To Clean The Lattissima One Rapid Cappuccino System

To clean the rapid cappuccino system of the Lattissima, follow these steps:

  1. Remove the frothing system.
  2. Press the side button to detach the milk container and then pull out the aspiration tube.
  3. Turn the milk spout vertically, press the side button, and remove the milk spout.
  4. Press the side button again and remove the rapid system connector.

Now that you have disassembled the milk system:

  1. Rinse all parts with hot water at about 105 Fahrenheit to remove milk residue.
  2. Soak all parts for 30 minutes in water at the same temperature with a mild detergent.
  3. Avoid using harsh cleaners like all-purpose cleaners to prevent damage.
  4. Ensure the air inlet on the connector of the rapid system is clean.
  5. After soaking, rinse all parts thoroughly with hot water.
  6. Dry everything with a towel or paper towel.
  7. Reassemble the milk system, ensuring the milk spout is in a vertical position.
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How To Clean The Lattissima Pro And Touch Rapid Cappuccino System

Cleaning the Lattissima Pro and Touch is slightly different from cleaning the Lattissima One due to the additional dial on the top of these models.

Follow these steps for an effective cleaning:

  1. Start by removing the milk container lid and taking out the aspiration tube.
  2. To remove the frothing control knob, turn it to the unlock symbol and pull it upwards.
  3. For the rapid cappuccino connector, turn it to the unlock icon and pull it off.
  4. Simply pull off the milk nozzle.

Next, thoroughly clean the disassembled parts:

  1. Rinse all parts with hot drinkable water at about 105 Fahrenheit to clear most milk residue.
  2. Soak all parts for 30 minutes in the same temperature water with mild detergent.
  3. Avoid harsh cleaning agents like all-purpose cleaners to prevent damage.
  4. Make sure the air inlet on the rapid cappuccino connector is clean.
  5. Rinse all parts well with hot water after soaking.
  6. Dry everything with a towel or paper towel.
  7. Reassemble the milk system.

If preferred, you can place the parts in a dishwasher, though manual cleaning is generally more thorough.

The Knob is Not On Frothing Mode

For Lattissima Pro or Touch models, ensure that the dial on the frothing jug is set to the ‘frothing’ position, not the ‘unlock’ position.

If the dial is not correctly set to ‘frothing’, the machine will not froth the milk.

You’re Using Vegetable Milk

If you’re using plant-based milk, the milk frothing system may not function effectively.

It’s recommended to use whole or semi-skimmed cow’s milk, ideally at a temperature of about 40 degrees Fahrenheit (the typical temperature of a refrigerator).

Plant-based milks are often too watery for the rapid cappuccino system to work properly.

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There are a few things you can do when your Nespresso Lattissima does not froth milk, here is the summary:

  • Disassemble and clean the Rapid Cappuccino System.
  • Turn the frothing knob to frothing mode.
  • Use skimmed or semi-skimmed cow milk for your cappuccino.

I hope this article helped you fix the milk frother and you can enjoy a delicious cappuccino again.

Thanks for reading!