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Nespresso citiz won['t exit descaling mode

The machine is descaled and I tried to rinse but I can't get any water to flow. Both buttons are still flashing. I held them for the required 3 seconds but nothing happens.

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After speaking with Nespresso, I suspect that the previous answers are coincidences rather than solutions. The issue, according to Nespresso (and which I've now confirmed through testing) is that the Citiz tends to overheat when you run this much water through it. You will notice that the blinking lights go from a fast blink to a slower blink when this happens. At this point, you need to simply wait for the machine to cool down - eventually, the lights will switch back to a fast blink, and you can now take it out of descaling mode or run another batch of water through it. Nespresso says this takes about 5 minutes - in my experience, it's closer to 10 (I haven't timed it, but it's slow to cool). So patience is the rule of the day!

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I had the same issue, and took it to the repair shop, where the guy did the same thing, just pressed both cup buttons for 3 seconds. It worked. He said the Lungo button had to be pressed a little harder, as it had some connection problem, and thats why it didnt work for me. If you have the same problem, the machine will start buzzing for about half a sec if you press the lungo button while in descaling mode.

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It is fairly complicated, but luckily I found the manual for the device that goes into detail on exactly how to descale it. You want to go to page 8 of the manual. I will provide the manual at the end of my answer here...

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http://www1.nespresso.com/precom/sav/pdf/HD_RO_en.pdf

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SOURCE: After descaling le Cube two flashing buttons won't stop so can't

I had the same issue. This is what a did:
Turn off the machine
Remove the tray/container and leave it outside
Turn on the machine and this time the power button should be flashing (preheating) then hold both cup buttons for 3 sec and it will be back to normal opertion....
For some reason the sensor needs to read that the tray/container is out of the machine...

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Proper way to descale an espresso machine.


Hi
I have seen all ways to descale espresso machines on this and other sites and most are wrong!
Never leave the machine heating while the descaler is in the boiler. It's OK for a few seconds but never for minutes or hours. It will turn your seals hard as a rock and the machine will start leaking. If your machine is leaking you probably left your machine on while it was descaling. Factory programs, if used do not turn the boilers on in the descale mode for this very reason.
If your machine has a factory descale mode, use it. All factory descaling programs use the flow meter to regulate the descaling. The flow meter tells the computer how much water has gone through the boiler. when the machine is out of water the flow meter will stop turning and the computer knows the machine has used up all the descaler, and it will want to be rinsed. Remember the pump has to stop on its own for the computer to know it's done! Again the flow meter will tell the computer it is rinsing and when it is again out of fresh water it will tell the computer it is done rinsing and the descaling message or light will disappear. Remember the pump has to stop on its own for the computer to know it's done! It may say descale on some computers and there is a program for resetting the descale. It's in your menu as "Reset Descale". Choose "Yes" and push the menu button to lock. It's all regulated by your water hardness. I have mine set on 4 and my water is very good. I have over 20,000 drinks, and the original boiler. Saeco(Starbucks) Barista Digital.
This method can be used on any espresso machine.
1. Remove the water tank and fill half way with fresh water.
2. Mix your descaling powder (Citric Acid or Durgol Never use Vinegar) in a glass of warm water. When dissolved pour into water tank.
3. Open steam knob. Have a large bowl under the wand to catch the water expelled from wand.
4. Turn on machine (automatics will cycle then start pumping water) Regular espresso machines you will need to turn on the brew button.
5. When the pump has expelled about 8 ozs through the steam wand turn off only the power button. Leave the other buttons and knobs alone.
6. Wait about 10 to 15 minutes for the descaler to work, then turn the power button on and run another 8 ozs through the wand and turn off the power button.
7. Repeat step 6 until the water tank is empty. (machines that have magnets in the water tank will not let you pump the water tank dry but they have programs built in to use that will)
8. Once the tank of descaler is empty, rinse out and fill with fresh water.
9. Open steam knob and run the complete tank of fresh water through the boiler without stopping, and once its complete refill with fresh water and your ready to go.

on Jun 03, 2011 | Saeco Vienna De Luxe Espresso Machine

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My maker keeps on saying descale. but how do i do it.


17.3 Descale
Over time, the continuous heating up of the water used to make the coffee leads to lime scale building up in
the inner circuits of the appliance.
When the message:
DESCALE
flashes on the display, you should perform the descale cycle.
Proceed as follows:
• make sure the appliance is ready.
• press the P button (the light over the button comes on) then press the button repeatedly until the
appliance displays:
DESCALE No
• Press the button (corresponding to the SET symbol flashing on the display) and the appliance will
display:
DESCALE YES
• Press the OK button to start the descale programme.
• Empty the tank and pour in the contents of one bottle (125 ml) of DURGOL descaler plus one litre of
water.
For subsequent descaling, use descaler of the same type and brand as supplied (available from technical
service centres authorised by the manufacturer).
• attach the water spout to the nozzle;
• place a container with a minimum capacity of 1.5 litres under the hot water spout (Fig. 3);
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• press the OK button.Descaler runs off from the hot water spout into the container below.
The appliance displays:
APPLIANCE IN DESCALE
• the descale programme automatically performs a series of run offs and pauses to remove lime scale
deposits from inside the coffee maker.
• After about 30 minutes, the appliance displays:
RINSING FILL TANK
The appliance must now be rinsed through to eliminate residues of descaling solution from inside the appliance.
Proceed as follows:
• empty the water tank, rinse and fill with clean water.
• Reposition the tank.
• Empty the full container and then put it back under the hot water spout.
• Press the OK button. Hot water is run off from the spout into the container below and the appliance displays:
RINSING
• When the water tank is empty, the appliance displays the message:
RINSING COMPLETE PRESS OK
• Press the OK button and refill the water tank with clean water.
• The descale programme is now terminated and the appliance is ready to make coffee again.

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Flashing coffee and descale


Identical problem, descale light doesn't extinguish despite descaling correctly. Coffee continues to be made as normal though ! Any solution ideas please ?

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I am trying to descale my solis palazzo, I did as instructed, opened the nozzle to let water out, light is flashing but nothing is happening, waited 45 minutes, the only button lit up is the one with the...


Hi Descaling the Palazzo: The Palazzo is programmed to descale the boilers on its own, when set in the correct mode. You program the machine to descale it's self, do the following. With the machine turned on, push and hold the left 2 buttons (clean and pre-ground). This should light the top right red indicator light. Mix your descaling crystals in 32 to 48 oz in your water tank. Stir until they are completely dissolved in the water. Next, have a container that can handle about 2 quarts of water under the steam wand, or have the machine positioned next to a sink. Next open the steam knob on the right side of the machine. You should hear the pump turn on and pump about 2 to 3 oz's. of water through the wand into the container. The pump should turn off and there will be a wait of about 2 minutes. The pump should turn on again and more water will come out. It will do this until it has completely drained the water tank. Do not interrupt this cycle until the machine has stopped on its own. When it does stop, all lights on the bottom will flash. Rinse out the water tank and refill with fresh water. Place the water tank on the machine again, and then close, and then open the steam knob again and let the water just flow through the boilers until it is emptied by the machine. Don't turn off anything until the machine stops on its own. This will clear the descale light. Refill the water tank again with fresh water and push the water button on the right. It will light(very dim), then open the steam knob again/ The red light will go out and it will start to heat and your ready to go.

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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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How do I clean and descale my Schaerer siena 1 espresso maker. We have lost the manual.


Remove the coffee grounds container & leave it out.
Press & hold the cleaning button for approx 5 seconds, you will then see the words " Caution Hot"
Then push the cleaning button once (the one with the plus sign on it) This will start the descaling....I have a Siena-2 & I too could not figure out how to descale, I sent an email to schaerer who sent me an pdf with these instructions which are close to what I was doing. They said it sounds lie I had an older model version - They were very helpful.
remo.weber@Schaerer.com
see the guy who helped me - email above.

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Gaggia titanium not pumping water after descaling


Line could be blocked at the boiler, check the the line that runs to the steam/hot water valve.
Did you try disconnecting the other side of the pump to see if indeed it doesn't work when you turn it on.
For the pump, if you remove the top connection and the electrical connections you can slide it off the top flange, then using a flat edge screwdriver on the back middle of the bottom flange where is sits on the frame you can get the pump out.

Jan 20, 2009 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

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How do I descale the saeco magic deluxe coffee machine?


Hi,

Try this:

Standard descaling
Switch off the machine.
Pour a descaling product into the water tank.
Switch the machine on to the programming mode(see below). Place a large container under the steam/hot water dispensing tube and open the steam/hot water knob slowly, turning it counterclockwise.
Turn on the machine by pressing the main switch and let the descaling product flow out of the dispensing tube for approx. 1 min.
Close the knob again.
Turn off the machine with the main switch and let the solution take effect for approx. 5 minutes.
Repeat this procedure two or three times, to allow all of the descaling product in the water tank to flow out of the dispensing tube.
As soon as descaling has been carried out, rinse the tank thoroughly and fill it with fresh water.
Switch on the machine and let fresh water (approx. 2 l) flow out of the steam/hot water dispensing tube in order to rinse away residue.
The machine is now ready for operation.

When the machine is on, the warning light switches off automatically, by pressing the steam selection button for at least 5 seconds.

To enter the programming mode, turn the machine
off with the main switch.
Press steam , espresso coffee and the
main switch at the same time.

Release the buttons.

Hope this will help you.
/Mirran

Aug 16, 2008 | Saeco Magic De Luxe Espresso Machine

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Descaling


(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.

HTH
dave

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