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My machine was stuck on rinse cycle now on ventilate...

Late yesterday we tried to rinse our Gaggia titanium. The machine was stuck on rinse. We went through 3 full containers of water. Before going to bed we shut the machine off. This morning same thing..It finally stopped rinsing and now it is stuck on ventilate. We followed the directions in the manual and still it is stuck on ventilate. Does anyone know what is going on with it? Of coarse this happens on a holiday weekend when there is no technical support available. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Try first to continue filling up the water resovoir (UP TO FOUR times) to see if the machine completes the rinse cycle on its own. If that doesn't work contact Gaggia Customer Service in the US at 888-389-4123. Sally there was VERY helpful and should be able to resolve your problem.

Posted on Jan 07, 2007

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What does Decalcify mean?

my coffe machine says to decalcify how do i do this? i have tried everything but i have no manual so i dont know how to do it.

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You can download the manual for free. Search for the manual.

If you want to decalcify, then you need to get decalcifying solution. The button with two circles is the decalcify mode. Press that, and the unit will go through it's automatic decalcify. There is a specific procedure to best decalcify superautomatic machines. Please search for that.

After this is done, the decalcify message will not appear. It is on a preset schedule, not an actual measurement of how much scale is in the machine.

Although you don't have to decalcify, it is recommended, especially if you live in an area with hard water.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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Ventilate

My machine was turned off overnight. When I turned it back on the word ventilate appeared. I have followed the manual to rectify the problem, however no hot water or steam will come out of the nozzel (this is how you get rid of the ventilate message) What else can I try? It has been on for 2 hours now saying, ventilate with hot water flashing above it.

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I fixed my ventilate problem! After 2 days of utter frustration and pushing many buttons, I read another guest comment about resetting to factory settings. Push the up button under the small coffee icon. It should say factory setting with the asterick next to it. Push OK. Then push "yes" for factory settings. Then my machine started working again! Hallelujah! It erased my personal coffee cup setting, but who cares.

Big thanks to the person who posted their solution on Dec. 2007.

Posted on May 14, 2008

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gaggia titanium leaking underneath

sorry if I have already posted this.I bought my gaggia 18 months ago within the firs year it was sent back for a replacement brew unit under guarentee .However now it has started leaking water(clear) from underneath-nothing obviouse dripping this has increasingly go worse,so much now I am afraid to use it so it has sat in the worktop for 3 months!!!

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Andy15 - Thanks - you encouraged me to do this myself.   I made a video as I did my repair.  The video making was more work than the replacement of the steam valvle.   Please check out my video if you have have to make the same repair.   Also - the technical support from WholeLatteLove was great.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UgVBoFd5aE

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

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Fill Water Tank But Water Tank is Full

My new Gaggia Titanium espresso is one that has not gotten much use. My screen indicates "Fill Water Tank" but my water tank is full. Any advice?! It worked well the few times that I used it but now, no more espresso!

Thank you

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hello in the water tank they is a float it was probably out of water for a while and the float is stuck take the container in our hand and tap it gently by doing that the float gonna get loose move the container you gonna ear the float move put it back fill with water enjoy cheers

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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Gaggia coffee machine decalcify how

Gaggia coffee machine decalcify how do i fix it?

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This is only moderately complicated, but does require several steps. DO NOT use vinegar. You can find the manual online at:
www.italiankitchenaids.com/prodimages/manual/Gaggia-Manuals/Automatic-Coffee-Line/titanium/58_libretto_titanium.pdf

Posted on May 07, 2008

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Gaggia Titanium: stuck on 'rinse'.

Hello
I ve got a Gaggia Titanium,18 months old, and it is stuck on the rinse cycle. I can't get into the menu to alter the settings. Can you help please ?
Regards,
Rick

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Try first unplugging power cable for five minutes, see if this reset machine.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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Gaggia Titanium stuck on RINSING CYCLE

The machine is stuck on the Rinsing Cycle which I cannot find a way of stopping / breaking. Often pressing buttons / button combinations at switch-on will cause various test modes to be started. Pressing buttons 24 & 26 at switch on will cause a button / component test mode to be started, but none of this helps. I suspect that a sensor or similar is stuck / broken. I am still left with a Rinsing Cycle which is continous and will empty a full water tank if left on.
Also the central coffee dispenser unit (fig22) cannot be removed, strongly suggesting something is stuck and preventing its removal.
Can anyone help with this ?
David, Bolton, UK

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Let it rinse it may run for some time.
you will not be able to remove the brew unit as it is engaged to be rinsed.

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

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Ventilate message

When I was doing routine descaling, it stopped and gave me a "ventilate" message. The hot water flows freely.

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Press the hot water button and allow water to flow from the steam arm until ventilate disappears and warming up appears on the display.
Ventilate after descale is normal.

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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Gaggia accademia displays empty grounds

Gaggia accademia displays empty grounds drawer and drip tray. This message will not go away despite emptying the trays?

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