Question about Nespresso Essenza C100 Espresso Machine/Coffee Maker

1 Answer

Nespresso C100 Capsule falls straight through the opening. I never actually looked in there to see what was holding it in place before. Is there any way to see a schematic of the machine or purchase parts for it?

Posted by on

  • alee_66 Mar 21, 2009

    Exact same problem as above.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I just posted that I had the same problem, and then I thought to call Nespresso. They suggested trying a different capsule, as nothing actually holds it in place, other than its own lip. Sometimes a capsule (or sleeve of capsules) will have a defective lip, and that will cause it to drop right through rather than holding itself in place.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Nespresso xn 2003 - water comes through without a capsule but when a capsule is in place the water goes straight into the catch tray?


at the back of the capsule holder there is a metal that correspond
with the sensor sow your problem is the sensor is not finding the capsule holder at the and of the capsule holder do you see the magnit if not replace and try agian

Jul 08, 2014 | Krups Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

1 Answer

DeLonghi Nespresso U not puncturing capsule


Not a fan of nespresso, a lot of cheap plastic. I am guessing the pivot for the capsule puncture arm has worn out allowing some play in it, which is keeping it from closing all the way just a guess, but it is an issue I have fixed before.

May 02, 2013 | DeLonghi Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

1 Answer

Where to buy replacement water tank for Nespresso Essenza C100


I need to find a replacement water tank for my nespresso essenza C100 coffee machine. Mine broke, any ideas where I might be able to find one?

Jan 12, 2013 | Nespresso Essenza C100 Espresso...

1 Answer

Slider is stuck in Nespresso U can't get it to come back. If I place a new capsule it falls right into garbage


Go on line with the manufacturer, Nespresso and request a complete parts list with drawing. It will show you all the parts and you can figure how it works from that. There may be a bad part in it that you will now have the exact part number to order. Good Luck...

Dec 15, 2012 | Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

1 Answer

Nespresso essenza lever stuck


My Nespresso lever won't push back and it won't produce any coffee from capsule that is stuck in machine.

Jun 13, 2012 | Nespresso Essenza C100 Espresso...

1 Answer

Why do Nespresso capsules squash?


the capsule must plop in at an angle, it it's straight it will crush and not work properly

Apr 18, 2012 | Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

2 Answers

My Nespresso Magimix Citiz does not pierce the capsules every time. I use only Nespresso capsules. I have tried to pass them through a second or third time when this happens but I have thrown too many...


-the short term solution-
1. take your affected capsule. set it on its un-punctured/un-perforated bottom (the thin foil surface) on a flat surface. the three puncture holes should be facing upward on the top of the capsule. by the way, if you shake the capsule you should hear the grounds sound dry as if the capsule was new.

2. find a thin small rubber band. size-wise, ideally, the rubber band will fit loosely around your thumb; with a very small gap between the rubber and your thumb.

3. put the rubber band around the collar of the capsule. the band should be put over the top of the capsule and pushed down until it stops flush against the flange (rim). if the band is correctly placed, the band will be just 1mm flat inside the rolled bare aluminum edge (rim).

4. insert the capsule in your citiz machine as usual. optional: you can orient one of the puncture holes at 12 o'clock position (top dead center) during the insertion process. this time, it will work. you will find the capsule will eject cleanly with the rubber band intact.

5. save the rubber band.


-which machines does this apply to?-
this is a common problem with nespresso machines introduced after 2010, specifically the citiz. i have not seen this problem on the pixie, yet. i would expect this issue on the lattissima plus.
i am assuming that the machine is otherwise functioning properly: meaning that the machine does not have an issue with the water pump, excessive scaling deposits restricting water flow, or some other major mechanical part.
-why is this happening?-
look at the capsule, the post-2010 machines bite new slightly rectangular indentations on the capsule around the top edge of the wall. this is new. nepresso changed the insertion mechanism in response to competitors bringing non-nespresso branded capsules to market: Douwe Egberts/Sara Lee "L'or expressO", Caffe Vergnana "ESPRESSO", etc.
this new insertion mechanism was supposed to thwart knockoff capsules, instead it is unintentionally thwarting your "real" nespresso capsule. the injector needles are not piercing correctly all the way. the injectors poorly lodge: deep enough to make puncture holes but not deep enough to allow water to flow freely into the espresso grounds compartment.
two things can happen:
1. the pressure release valve, inside the brewing chamber which prevents an explosion occurring if the coffee exhaust path becomes blocked, is activated and hot water overflows into your used capsule basket.
2. the hot water flows outside and around the capsule and into your cup as clear hot water.
-what do i do long term?-
contact nepresso. get your machine repaired or replaced. this is a factory manufacturing defect that has nothing to do with you, wear, use, or hard water. refuse to pay the $125 repair fee. demand that they fix the machine free of charge. they will send you a loaner in a plastic shipping crate to use while your is being fixed. you should not have to suffer without espresso or waste legitimately purchased capsules just because nespresso is in a legal fight capsule copycats. this is not your fault.

Mar 02, 2011 | Nespresso C100/T-US-AERO Espresso Machine

2 Answers

Nespresso Essenza - water is not coming out of the spout


Try...Hit the start button then Lift the lever and push back as far as possible and hold for 3 seconds. hit stop button, then close lever. this should restart machine.

Apr 29, 2010 | Nespresso Essenza C100 Espresso...

1 Answer

Nespresso essenza problem


It's not supposed to make holes in the capsule until the water comes through. So, basically, when you put the capsule in, it pierces the capsule in three spots, on the top. The aluminum part will not pierce until you press the button and water comes through. If water is not coming through, then you can clear the air bubble by opening the lever on top of the machine, pressing the coffee button, and then closing the lever once the water begins to come through.

Jul 30, 2009 | Nespresso Essenza C100 Espresso...

2 Answers

Light don't stop blinking .... Nespresso Essenza C100


My guess is that the Essenza is in 'Descaling' state. See section 7 of the essenza manual. To get out of it, hold both the buttons down for 3 secs. The lights will then blink at normal rate for a bit and then turn solid.

Jun 21, 2009 | Nespresso Essenza C100 Espresso...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nespresso Essenza C100 Espresso Machine/Coffee Maker Logo

1,674 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nespresso Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines Experts

Joseph Hoffmann

Level 3 Expert

1687 Answers

Kolbrun...

Level 3 Expert

1174 Answers

Mike McWhinney

Level 3 Expert

537 Answers

Are you a Nespresso Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...