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Saeco talea ring coffee machine reurning error code

Hi There, we have a Talea ring returning error code 1, can you tell me what this error code means and if I can resolve myself or need to return to a service centre?

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    desertcobra Dec 05, 2008

    Can You please tell me what is error 5? Its displayed as soon as i turn button on.
    Thanks in advance

  • Martin No Feb 17, 2009

    Error code 1. HMMM

    Can I fix it myself by cleaning the grinder of should I send it to service?


  • gyongyichend
    gyongyichend Feb 10, 2013

    I got error 3 code. What means? How can I solve this? Thanks!

  • gyongyichend
    gyongyichend Feb 10, 2013

    I got code error 3. How can I solve this? Thanks!



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Thanks Johnny,

the machine wont make coffee at all as it stands. Justn returns code 1 as soon as you push the button for coffee. Is the sensor optical or a microswitch? Can you tell me where the sensor is located so that we can have a go at cleaning it?

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  • Love to fix Jul 17, 2011

    I just took out my grinder and cleaned it due to error code 1. I removed it with instruction from another post in Fix-ya. It was tricky getting the cover off and really pops off. The sensor is magnetic and on the bottom gear of the grinder are two little magnets on opposite sides of the gear wheel. I discovered after reassembly that the magnet has to be aligned up with the sensor for the grinder to startup. If Clogged, there probably is too much friction which throws the alignment off. I suppose you could try to turn the grinder to coarse and then use a 10mm socket to turn the grinder in increments to find startup position again and then try to use an allen key to reach down the pre-ground feed hole and clear out the grinder outlet. Beware there is a metal flap that is in there at a 45 degree angle that acts as a baffle that you will need to reach under. try using a dental mirror. Personally' I'm glad I took my grinder out as I know how to do it now and was able to clean it better. Note that the grinder seems to be a one piece design after the motor is removed. I think if you use oily beans it's not as matter of if error code 1 will happen it is when. I've had my unit for 1.5 years.

  • peter_ngu727
    peter_ngu727 Sep 08, 2012

    Lucan you tell me where the instructions are on fixya to disassemble the grinder? Thx

  • peter_ngu727
    peter_ngu727 Sep 08, 2012

    Can you tell me where you found the instructions to clean the grinder on fixya? Thanks!


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Code error 1 on talea modes means that your grinder is blocked and grinder sensor is not reading properly.

Are you using oily beans? If you are using oily beans the oils may be blocking the grinder and giving the code 1, and you should try to switch to non oily beans before getting it serviced.

We are authorized Saeco Talea repair center based out of New York. You can if our contact info at

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