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Solis Palazzo - dreaded ventilate problem

Problems began with a routine descaling cycle. Machine is in perpetual 'ventilate' mode. I've inspected both heating units for scale. Both are clear. I've replaced the flow meter. No effect.

Is there a way to test the flow meter out of the machine? (volt/ohm meter etc?)

When I open the steam valve, the pump activates, cold water flows for about 10 seconds, then the pump stops. If I close and re-open the valve water will again flow for ten seconds and stop etc.

It seems to be a common problem with saeco gutted machines. Lots of postings out there, no solutions.

Thanks in advance for your help.

-Bill

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Your machine is still in the descale mode. You haven't finished. If you have run the descaler through, the water is ermpty the pump will still keep going until it stop on its own. If it doesn't stop on its own, the computer thinks its still in the descale mode. remove the water tank and turn the machine back on. The pump will run and then make a lot of noise, then stop. This can take up to 5 minutes. Let it run until it stops. You will get blinking lights on the panel. Put the water tank back on and close the steam knob then open it again. The pump will start the rinse mode. Let it stop on its own. Computer can't see that you ran a whole tank of water, but it can see when the flow meter stops that there is no water left. If you have already rinsed the machine start the pump flowing and just lift the tank off. When the pumps stops the rinse cycle the descale light will be gone but you will have the heater light blinking and the water light steady. Put the tank back on and close the steam valve then open it again. This will clear the water light and the machine will start to heat again.

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