Since a descaling activity (have done in the past with success) steam trickles out vs. how it performed previously. Even if I take off the wand and just observe what comes from the base pipe coming from the core housing, the pressure is minimal.
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Re: Steam Trickles Since Descaling
The machine is blocked at the location where the steam valve sits on the boiler with the 2 screws. You will need to get a new gasket before you dismantle this part, just in case it is always prudent to replace it, here is the part number GA-DM0041/088.
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Normally when water is put inside steam irons, it get stored in tank then if thermostat knob is set for steam then water moves to bottom heated portion of iron. Water converts to steam as base plate is hot, heated steam comes out through perforated holes. If holes are blocked due to scale formation steam flow is blocked. The descaling has to be done as per instructions given on descaling wax manufacturer. sometimes if water does not enter through a rubber washer that is water tank to heated bottom portion then also steam will not get generated hence no steam. Please check above points and identify the problem.
Hi There, If your ascaso steel duo is not producing steam,
Could be that:
The thermoblock may be blocked - Try descaling. JURA descaling tablets
Steam wand may be blocked - try removing steam nozzle/steam wand and submerge in hot soapy water.
Descaling Saeco Automatic espresso machinesSAECO 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. Descaling Single Boiler Home espresso machines(HOME SINGLE BOILER ESPRESSO MACHINES)
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.
Probably the steam outlet tube from the boiler is blocked with the calcium bits which doesn't dissolved completely. Put descaling solution in water tank and do hot water and steam alternatively.(hot descaling).Make sure you put a jug of water to catch the steam( gas) in the steam wand After doing for about 5 mins, do the normal descaling and rinsing. Hope it helps. If not.......you may have to open the machine and removed the blockage physically.
(Button 26 is the right-most one (2 intersecting ovals.)
From the Manual:
Press the button (26) for at least 5 seconds to select the descaling operating mode; the LED emits a fixed light. • Direct the steam nozzle (14) toward the drip tray. • Position a vessel of adequate capacity under the steam nozzle and turn the hot water knob anticlockwise (16). The appliance starts an automatic descaling cycle with pauses preset by the manufacturer and managed automatically by the appliance. • At the end of the cycle, the flow of the descaling solution is shut off and the 5 buttons start flashing simultaneously. • Turn the knob of the hot water nozzle (16) clockwise to OFF. In this case, also the warning light (27) flashes. • Rinse the water tank and fill it with fresh drinking water. • Position a vessel of adequate capacity under the steam nozzle and empty 2/3 of the contents of the water tank by turning the steam knob (16) anticlockwise; to shut off the flow, turn the knob (16) clockwise. • Let the appliance heat up and empty the remaining contents of the water tank by turning the steam knob (16) anticlockwise; to stop the flow, turn it clockwise.
You have to buy descaling tablets from miele. You turn the knob to program mode and keep pushing the enter button until you get to descaling. You put two descaling tablets into your water reservoir and replace into unit. Put containers under the steam valve and the hot water wand. Press enter. Turn steam valve al the way on. Keep an eye on the containers. The process takes about 30 to 40 minutes. The message will appear 'Descaling finished." Turn steam selector to O and press enter. Display will read "rinse machine, fill watertank. Fill tank and return to machine. Place empty containers beneath hot water dispenser and steam nozzle again and turn steam selector fully on. Allow water to run through system completely. When process is finished, display will read "Rinsing Finished." Turn steam selector to O and press enter Program selector is on Program Mode and display will read Descaling, Timrt, unit is no descaled and ready to use. Turn program selector to on.