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It sound as though the boiler is blocked by scale. May also be the coffee filter that's blocked. I am not familiar with this machine, but assuming that it's just a manual espresso machine, try running it with the filter handle removed. Any water emerging? If so, the coffee filter cup and/or filter handle outlets may be blocked. If there is only a small flow the boiler is almost certainly blocked with scale and descaling may cure the problem (do the first run with the filter handle off the machine. Next run with it on)
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.
I had the same problem, two green flashing lights with one red (water) all 3 would just keep flashing and not turn solid. No coffee can be made or hot water. I could not pump prime. The problem was the steam wand was blocked with old milk residue. It needs unblocking or you will never pump prime. I could not unscrew the steam wand...so I let it sink in a glass full of hot water for a few minutes and then turned the water knob counter clockwise to push out the softened residue. After that, everything was good. When water started flowing out of the steam wand, the red light turned off and the green lights turned solid. The obvious answer to why you can't pump prime is there is a blockage somewhere and best to start with the steam wand. --Mabada
This is normal. The solution is to let the steam wand run for a few seconds to purge all of the liquid water from the system before you begin steaming your milk. It will take about 10 seconds or so. You can do it into the drip tray, into a pitcher or bowl, onto a rag, or even on the counter. The key is not to put your milk under the wand until all of the liquid water is gone and all that is left is steam. Good luck!
I posted response and solution to similar issue see post below and comments :
YOU NEED TO LET MACHINE COOL OFF AFTER YOU TURN IT OFF OUCH!!
You can release pressure placing a cup under steam wand open slowly and
partially while machine is OFF and let hiss out slowly. Then open cup
slowly if you have to force it open DON'T. That PUCK sound can make you
afraid of your machine can't it. I wont admit I haven't done that four or five times.
posted by bronwenmair on Jul 08, 2008
have a Saeco Classico that worked very well when we first got the
machine. Now the coffee is bitter and there is no crema in the shot at
all. We tried changing grinds and tamping, nothing seems to work. Can
you help? Thanks so much. We miss our morning coffee :-)
Do you get coffee? If it is just no water/steam, could be a blockge in the steam wand, or blockage in water lines. First test easy one - the steam wand. If the steam wand is o.k- then check for blockages in water lines/components ( pump, boiler, steam boiler). If you do not feel confortable with testing all the untis where water flows, contact
Saeco USA Inc. to locate a Service Center near you at 800-933-7876 (toll-free), ask for customer support, or contact SAECO via e-mail at : firstname.lastname@example.org