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Old Saeco Vienna Superautomatico. Replaced pump 6 months ago. Seems to have trouble keeping primed. Tank full. Priming by opening water/steam spout sometimes will reprime the machine and it then works fine. After a few cups of coffee, it runs through a brew cycle and no longer produces any coffee. Repriming sometimes will not 'catch' and the open valve for the water dispenser just sputters air for several minutes.

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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    My Vienna isn't producing hot water at all. I cant get steam either. I've let the machine heat water for about 15 minutes and still the Coffee LED flashes and no hot water is produced. I have used my multi meter and found the boiler to be receiving 230v which seems right to me but still no hot water. All the fuses seem to be working too. Please help, I miss my coffee :(

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Hi,

Try to replace the flow meter in the machine.

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/Mirran

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

  • ibs740 Jan 27, 2014

    But if this was the flow valve it would sputter on all brew strengths not just the strongest. Or does the flow valve work differently depending what strength brew you select?

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I am looking for a manual to de-calc and clean in Saeco Vienna superautomatica sup 018


Descaling Saeco Automatic espresso machines SAECO VIENNA SUPERAUTOMATIC MACHINES:
SAECO VIENNA DIGITAL - MANUAL DESCALE PROGRAM
1. Fill the water tank with the Saeco descaling solution. (1 bottle of Saeco descaling solution to one full tank of water.)
2. Turn on the machine. Run approximately 1 cup through the steam wand by turning open the hot water steam valve). Turn machine off and let sit for 5 minutes.
4. Repeat this procedure until the water tank is empty. Then rinse water tank thoroughly and flush the machine by running two tanks of clear water through the steam wand.
5. To clear the "Decalcify" message on the Digital model, press the MENU/OK key to go into programming mode. Scroll up or down to select the "Signal.Descal" function. Press MENU/OK. Next, the messages " Quantity Water Not Reached" and "Left Quantity" will flash. Press MENU/OK again - the message "Reset Descaling Program - Yes" will appear. Press MENU/OK again. The Descale meter is now cleared.
SAECO VIENNA DIGITAL - AUTOMATIC DESCALE PROGRAM
1. Press the MENU/OK key to go into programming mode. Scroll up or down to select the "Descaling" function . Press MENU/OK key. Place a large container under the hot water/steam nozzle. Fill the water tank with Saeco descaling solution. (1 bottle of Saeco descaling solution to one full tank of water. Refer to the instructions on the bottle).
2. Then completely open the hot water/steam rotary valve/knob. The pump starts and the descaling program begins. During this phase the pump runs at intervals and the message "Machine is Descaling" is displayed. The complete program takes about 40 minutes. Do not add any water to the tank during this phase. When the message "Descaling Finished" appears, close the hot water/steam valve. The message "Rinse Machine" will appear.
4. Remove and rinse water tank thoroughly, fill with fresh water and replace on machine. Empty the container under the hot water/steam nozzle and replace. Flush the machine by running the tank of clear water through the hot water/steam wand until the message "Rinsing Finished" appears. Exit the Programming mode by pressing "MENU/OK" Refill the water tank with fresh water.
5. To clear the "Decalcify" message on the Digital model, press the MENU/OK key to go into programming mode. Scroll up or down to select the "Signal.Descal" function. Press MENU/OK. Next, the messages " Quantity Water Not Reached" and "Left Quantity" will flash. Press MENU/OK again - the message "Reset Descaling Program - Yes" will appear. Press MENU/OK again. The Descale meter is now cleared.
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Approximately every 3 months (depending on your use and the water hardness), clean the machine with natural citric acid based decalcifying agent.
1. Add a descaling solution into the water reservoir. Mix thoroughly to dissolve (use warm water for better results).
2. Remove the filter holder and place a cup under the group head and another cup, or other container, under the steam wand to catch cleaning solution.
3. Turn espresso machine on, turn coffee pump on and run approximately 8 oz. of solution through the brew head. Turn machine off and let the machine sit for 15 minutes.
4.Run approximately 8 oz. through the steam wand, and again, turn machine off and let sit for 15 minutes.
Repeat by allowing solution to run alternately through the steam wand and brew head. Turn espresso machine off after each cycle. Repeat process until solution has been run through.
5. Do not leave espresso machine on. Do not wait for the ready light to come on. Do not use the steam switch during this process. Do not allow reservoir to run empty!
6. Rinse reservoir thoroughly with fresh water. Refill reservoir with fresh water. Run half a tank of fresh water through group head, alternating between group head and steam wand.


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Hi
This might work. Its for a Saeco Vienna.
First off, don't leave the machine on for a long time if you don't have any water flow.
If its been setting for a long time you might have a stuck check valve in the pump.
The best way to prime the pump is to put in test mode.
Turn the machine off. Push and hold the 2 right buttons at the same time. While holding them down, turn the machine on.
Release the buttons and turn the dial counter clockwise till it stops.
This will keep the machine from heating.
If you push the center button the pump will activate.
Open the steam knob.
If you don't have your old priming pump, you can use a bulb aspirator.
Remove the water tank and fill the bulb with water. Insert the bulb into the hole on top of the machine where the tank was.
Push and hold the center button and squeeze the bulb to force water into the hole. Sometime it takes 2 people to prime the machine easier.
If the bulb squeezes easily and water flows, you did it. If not keep trying. You may have to remove the pump and blow some air through the small end (intake side) with an air hose.

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I think your "water turbin" also called flow meter is gone and have to be replaced.

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Open the steam knob and try to make a cup of water, if you only get a half cup of water then the flow meter has to be replaced.

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