Water tank light is flashing with main heating light
We decalcified the machine and were able to have a couple of espressos before it stopped working. Now the water light and the main heating light remain flashing. We tried ventilating but that does not work, if we open the steam nozzle water flows out rapidly for a few seconds and then it just stops with no steam.
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Re: Water tank light is flashing with main heating light
I don't think your machine is finished descaling. Follow these steps.
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 your ready to go.
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Contact an Authorised Breville service agent and ask them. I doubt it will be a problem that is going to be fixed by button pressing on the outside, someone is going to need to do some dismantling to find out where the water stops.
After starting the machine press all 4 lit buttons on the top of the machine simultaneously for a few seconds. That will reset the volumes to factory settings. Decalcify your machine according to the manual provided with the decalcifying kit and the special nozzle for the milk steamer.
If if that does not work fill the water tank and the (clean) milk frother container with the 50/50 decalcifying solution + water and install as usual for making cappuccino (without a coffee capsule). Turn on machine and when the buttons light up press the large cappuccino button. Instead of cappucino you will get hopefully any of the residue from the entire system flushed out. Repeat until you used up the decalcifying solution in both containers. Discard and rinse a couple of times with clear water in both containers. Good luck - worked for my machine.
Is the water hot or cold? If cold you need to check all pipes and their couplings from the water tank to the boiler. If the water is hot, then check all pipes and couplings from boiler to brew unit and steam wand.
Remember, it is better to descale more often than not enough. 1. To decalcify your boiler, remove your water tank and fill it with hot water (100 to 120 degrees). Open a pack of decalcifier and mix into the water tank. Once it is dissolved, place the tank back on the machine, and then turn the machine on. 2. Open the steam knob and run approximately eight ounces of solution into a spare container. Turn the machine off and let set about 10 to 15 minutes. Longer is better. It is very important that the machine does not remain on to heat the boiler anymore than necessary. 3. Repeat step #2 for your machine. Do this until you have consumed the entire water tank of solution (approximately four to five cycles). (I do it at night before I go to bed and let the last cycle set in the boiler till morning.) 4. Remove water tank and rinse it with fresh water. Now open the knob and run the whole tank at one time to rinse. 5. Refill water tank with fresh water and place it back on the machine. Done
I assume yours is not the digital, here are some instructions for properly descaling your machine. 1. To decalcify your boiler, remove your water tank and fill it with hot water (100 to 120 degrees). Open a pack of decalcifier and mix into the water tank. Once it is dissolved, place the tank back on the machine, and then turn the machine on. 2. If you just open the steam knob and run approximately eight ounces of solution into a spare container. Turn the machine off and let set about 10 to 15 minutes. Longer is better. It is very important that the machine does not remain on to heat the boiler anymore than necessary. 3. Repeat step #2 for your machine. Do this until you have consumed the entire water tank of solution (approximately four to five cycles). (I do it at night before I go to bed and let the last cycle set in the boiler till morning.) 4. Remove water tank and rinse it with fresh water. 5. Refill water tank with fresh water and place it back on the machine. Repeat step #2 to rinse the machine, only this time use the entire water tank at one time, and there is no need to let it set. Remember, it is better to descale more often than not enough.
anytime the water runs out and you need to refill the tank, you need to bleed the line so to speak. Take an empty cup and put it under the wand and open the knob of the steam wand until the blue light stops flashing
If you are in decalcify circle you have to finish it before the machine goes to ready again.
When you decalcify the machine, there will comes water for a short period, then it hold up for a couple of minutes then it will run out little more water. So will the machine do to the water tank is emty.
ok you have a priming problem
press the warm water button and open the valve . Normally that should prime it.
Other wise you have in the box the primer tool of saeco.
Just press the button and push the water in after opening the knob. http://cerinicoffee.com/Saeco_User_manuals_free.asp
give you details.
Remove the filter holder (portafilter).
The manual says to unscrew the nozzle from the filter holder coupling and wash with hot water.
Mix a liquid decalcifier with water in tank at a 1:1 ratio. DO NOT USE VINEGAR! It says to fill the water reservoir.
Run the cleaniing solution through the machine - pressing the coffee button, 1 cup at a time. During each interval let the decalcifier act for 10 or 15 minutes by turning off the machine by the main switch.
Carefully wash the tank and fill with fresh water and empty 2/3 of this by pressing the coffee button.
Now let the machine warm up and empty the rest of the reservoir by rotating the hot water/steam knob.
Screw the nozzle in the filter holder coupling again.