The machine says to have the steamer turned counter clockwise while the machine is on in order to prime the water circuit. I've never used my machine before, have done everything it says, and no water will come out. How long should this take? And what could I be doing wrong?
Hi You need to switch Steam ON so it heats up and then turn Steam button OFF (no light) and then turn steamer knob counter clockwise you will hear the pump start up and then water will stream out. This is when it's primed. Turn steamer clock wise to close. You must do this everytime you use the steamer.
I had this same issue with my brand new Talea Touch. The first time I plugged it in and it was stuck on the "Prime Water Circuit" screen. I tried turning it on and off a few times and I noticed that the "replace brew group" screen showed up for a split second so I turned off the machine, pulled out the bre group, replaced the brew group and turned on the machine. It worked perfectly. The pump is pretty loud and starts immediately, so it is pretty obvious when it is working.
Also, when I brewed the first cup the water came out almost clear. I dumped it out and brewed again and got a perfect cup of coffee! Mmmmm.
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Ventilate or priming or else loading all means the filling the machine system full with water, like pump, piping and boiler. This mustperform first time of starting up the machine. It will also appear if the water system in not full of water especially after the steam preparation some steam can be blocked in the system and the machine recognized it by luck in the pressure. Another reason that ventilate it appears on screen is because air have been insert and blocked in the water system usually from water filter or water softener located in water tank. So here how you Ventilate or Priming or loading: Place a container beneath the steam tube. Turn the knob counter clockwise to start loading the circuit. Wait until a steady stream of water flows out from the nozzle. Turn the knob clockwise to terminate the circuit loading process. Remove the container. The machine is warming up; lights are flashing. Note: You must load the circuit before starting up the machine for the first time, if it has been inoperative for a lengthy period or if the water tank has been completely emptied. The circuit must also be loaded each time the light flashes
You need to draw hot water from the machine in order to prime the machine after the masage leave you can us the machine normaly. If the masage apears very often then you will need to descale the machine.
Circuit Priming When the machine operates for the first time and when all the water has been dispensed, the machine circuit needs priming. In this case, the 4 buttons of the control panel will flash at the same time. • Press the ON/OFF button . The 4 buttons will flash. • Place a container under the cappuccinatore. • Open the "hot water/steam" knob by turning it anticlockwise. • Press the hot water button. • Wait for water dispensing to stop. • Close the "hot water/steam" knob by turning it clockwise. Remove the container. When the first priming ends, the warming up starts. Before brewing coffee, water and steam, please wait for lights 15 and 16 to be permanently on. The machine is now ready to brew coffee and dispense steam. Please see related sections for operating details. Note: if priming is not completed, the 4 buttons will keep on fl ashing. The machine cannot be used.
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.