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After descaling stuck in infinite loop

The two middle green lights are blinking and the red water light is blinking.  Will not leave this state.  If I turn the steam knob, I hear a couple of clunking sounds and some water will come through the wand...  Then the rightmost green hot-water light under the hot-water button comes on...  and in a moment the water stops flowing.  If I turn the steam/water knob off and on, more water will flow briefly and then stop.
If I power off and on, get back to same state.  Sometimes, after a quick power-cycle, the first second or two of water from the wand will be warmish...after that the water temperature is cold...
Any ideas or suggestions?
Thanks from a frustrated guy,
Merrick

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  • InSearcher Sep 07, 2008

    Thanks... 


    The machine won't go into a descaling cycle...  Pressing the descaling button has no effect...  Is there a way to force it?


    This started during my first attempt to descale...which ≈ was the first descaling in the three years I've been using the machine... (I know, I was ignorant..). I was doing the descaling because the steam volume had recently decreased a lot.
     

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Hi,

How old are your machine?
How often do you descale the machine?

I think it can be the flowmeter in the machine that needs to be replaced.
Try to descale the machine to see if it help.

Best regards
/Mirran

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

  • Mirko Blas
    Mirko Blas Sep 08, 2008

    Hi,



    I think you have calcium in your boiler and thats why you not can start descaling the machine:-(



    /Mirran

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