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How do you descale an Alessis Coban espresso machine?

Just got hold of one of these lovely machines. Hasn't been used for 10 years. Works well, though te coffee tastes a little bitter. Thought i'd better descale it, as i'm sure it's never been done. How do you go about it?

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Hi All,
I had the same problem. There is ONE authorised dealer for Alessi in Italy. They are Arthur Eugster Italia srl, in Asti (Piemonte). I don't have the contact number, but my friend in Italy got a complete set of seals from them, FREE OF CHARGE (don't ask me how he got it) and sent to me in Australia. Good luck

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EXPLANATION: It is normal at that type of machines when they stay long unused you may have trouble with pump. The pump has 2 non return valves, very small and very sensitive ones. If they don't work properly the piston of pump cant pump watter for brewing coffee. SOLUTION: 1 - You should replace the pump, it will provide pressure and you will be able to get coffee from coffee brewing outlet 2 - (in case you cant get new pump fast enough) You open the pump carefully, the non return valves are in outlet part of pump. Before opening you can try blowing with compressed air = 4 bar (5-10 seconds) many times that helps to get in order the valves without opening pump.

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Have you ever wondered, 'how do I descale my expresso machine?' First lets us understand what is exactly is scaling. The build up of minerals inside the hot parts of your coffee machine or espresso machine is commonly called lime scale. When lime scale builds up inside the Espresso machine, it slows down the water flow, reduces the boiler capacity and can prevent your coffee machine from working properly. To keep your Espresso machine operational at full order, it is important to descale it every three months. The time intervals between descaling depend upon many factors. Quality of your water and the amount of water running through the machine are the two main factors that decide the frequency at which you should descale your Espresso machine. The more you your machine, more often should you descale it. In some cities, in conjunction with a water filter you can use your coffee machine for a year or more without descaling at all. If you use less water by drinking espressos you'll need to descale less often than if you make cappuccinos.


Descaling products are widely available from stores that sell coffeemakers and espresso machines. Be sure that the product you buy to descale your Espresso machine is intended for this specific use only. Before you descale your Espresso machine, always unplug it and make sure that it is cold. Also, never immerse the appliance in water and nor should you use abrasive cleaning products or scouring materials on any part of your Expresso machine. In case your Espresso machine does not come with a instruction guide or booklet, then use a proper citric acid based descaling solution designed for espresso machines. This should be mixed and prepared as per the instructions on the bottle or packet. Once your Espresso machine has been descaled properly you would not be left wondering, 'how do I descale my expresso machine?', treat yourself to a great cup of coffee. Some popular models of Espresso machines are Krups EA8080 Espresseria Automatic, DeLonghi Magnifica EAM3200S, Krups Nespresso CitiZ & Milk XN 7106 Fire-engine red, DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM5400, DeLonghi PrimaDonna ESAM6600, DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM4200S, DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM5500 and Magimix Nespresso Citiz M190.
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Have you ever wondered, 'how do I descale my expresso machine?' First lets us understand what is exactly is scaling. The build up of minerals inside the hot parts of your coffee machine or espresso machine is commonly called lime scale. When lime scale builds up inside the Espresso machine, it slows down the water flow, reduces the boiler capacity and can prevent your coffee machine from working properly. To keep your Espresso machine operational at full order, it is important to descale it every three months. The time intervals between descaling depend upon many factors. Quality of your water and the amount of water running through the machine are the two main factors that decide the frequency at which you should descale your Espresso machine. The more you your machine, more often should you descale it. In some cities, in conjunction with a water filter you can use your coffee machine for a year or more without descaling at all. If you use less water by drinking espressos you'll need to descale less often than if you make cappuccinos.


Descaling products are widely available from stores that sell coffeemakers and espresso machines. Be sure that the product you buy to descale your Espresso machine is intended for this specific use only. Before you descale your Espresso machine, always unplug it and make sure that it is cold. Also, never immerse the appliance in water and nor should you use abrasive cleaning products or scouring materials on any part of your Expresso machine. In case your Espresso machine does not come with a instruction guide or booklet, then use a proper citric acid based descaling solution designed for espresso machines. This should be mixed and prepared as per the instructions on the bottle or packet. Once your Espresso machine has been descaled properly you would not be left wondering, 'how do I descale my expresso machine?', treat yourself to a great cup of coffee. Some popular models of Espresso machines are Krups EA8080 Espresseria Automatic, DeLonghi Magnifica EAM3200S, Krups Nespresso CitiZ & Milk XN 7106 Fire-engine red, DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM5400, DeLonghi PrimaDonna ESAM6600, DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM4200S, DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM5500 and Magimix Nespresso Citiz M190.



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Have you ever wondered, 'how do I descale my expresso machine?' First lets us understand what is exactly is scaling. The build up of minerals inside the hot parts of your coffee machine or espresso machine is commonly called lime scale. When lime scale builds up inside the Espresso machine, it slows down the water flow, reduces the boiler capacity and can prevent your coffee machine from working properly. To keep your Espresso machine operational at full order, it is important to descale it every three months. The time intervals between descaling depend upon many factors. Quality of your water and the amount of water running through the machine are the two main factors that decide the frequency at which you should descale your Espresso machine. The more you your machine, more often should you descale it. In some cities, in conjunction with a water filter you can use your coffee machine for a year or more without descaling at all. If you use less water by drinking espressos you'll need to descale less often than if you make cappuccinos.

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Decalcifying method


There is an auto button on your machine the double ellipse button, hold down for 5 seconds display will read descale.

Safe Descaling method

1- Always use the right descaling products.

Descaling chemicals purchased from supermarkets may not be suitable for the machine. Use of Vinegar is prohibited by manufacturers. Please read the operating manual. Do not use Cafiza, Cleancaf or PuroCaff. These are coffee cleaners recommended for back flushing coffee machines.

2- Always dissolve the Descaling chemical in a container and pour into the water tank. Never add directly into the water tank. Crystals of chemical will slide into the filter & pump and block the water hose and restrict flow of water.

3- Do not pour solution when the tank it is on the machine. In fully automatic machines, the bean hopper is next to the water tank. The solution / water can accidentally get into the bean hopper and cause serious damage to the grinder.

4- Espresso machines have separate water passage for Hot water from steam pipe and espresso dispensing. Flush the solution from both sides, alternatively. Turn machine on, flush one cup from steam pipe and turn machine off. After a pause of 3 to 5 minutes turn machine on and make one large espresso (4-oz.). Repeat this process until all of the solution in the tank is used up.
This method is best both for semi-automatic & fully automatic espresso machines.
Using Electronic programmed method does only half the job as it flushes descaling solution only through the steam pipe. The machine must be flushed with solution from espresso side as well. Automatic descaling method should be completed by making 6 espresso with or without coffee (using pre-ground cycle when available).

5- Rinse the water tank and fill with fresh clean water. Repeat the rinsing process alternatively until four tanks of water is used up to flush the chemical out.


Caution: Do not leave the machine before completing the rinsing with clean water. The solution left inside will corrode & tarnish metallic surface.

Do not leave Chrome plated objects submerged in descaling solution for more than 10 seconds. The chrome will dissolve and leave the item permanently corroded and black.

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Trouble Lights Stay On


How long does it take for your machine to grind for 1 cup? Longer then 10 seconds? Grinder setting?

 

Descaling should be done every 2-3 regardless if the light comes on or not. To reset the light hold the steam button until the light goes off.

 

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