Question about DeLonghi Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had this problem too. The instruction manual says to turn the steam knob only half way counter-clockwise after pressing the button for 5 seconds, but you need to turn it ALL the way to have the procedure start (at least, that was the solution with my machine). Good luck!
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
The manual is no longer available at that link. It's better to post an answer than to simply point to a URL...
1. Fill the tank with descaling solution (or a vinegar solution, which voids your warranty, but seems to work well...)
2. Power on.
3. Hit the P button (Program). The display changes; instead of the usual icons, you will see the "clean" icon, which looks like rain drops in a circle. (This is for rinsing the coffee drip spigots). Turn the selector wheel to switch to it an icon that looks like a bunch of dots between two vertical bars. This is the "descaling mode."
4. The bottom left button now says "Esc" next to it, and the bottom right is the OK. Hit OK to confirm you want to descale. Then dump the drip pan and put a large container under the WATER spigot (not the coffee drip spigots.) Your descaling solution will come out hot and hard. The machine may pause and re-heat at times, to make sure it's very hot. The solution is hot and acidic - BE CAREFUL! It will go through the entire tank, so use a big container, or be ready to switch it out - or put your machine over the edge of your sink for the job.
5. When the tank is empty, the machine will ask for a refill - this time give it clean water for a rinse. Hit the OK; the entire water tank will be used to rinse.
Posted on Jun 03, 2012
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Insert steam spout and push OK.
Fill your tank and add descale solution.
Go to program settings - Descale.
Follow the prompts on the readout.
After descale and rise are complete refill your water tank.
Your system should now work as normal.
Note: If you do not have a descale solution, run the above with just water. Remember to descale when you obtain a descale solution.
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Have you ever wondered, 'how do I descale my
expresso machine?' First lets us understand what is exactly is scaling.
The build up of minerals inside the hot parts of your coffee machine or
espresso machine is commonly called lime scale. When lime scale
builds up inside the Espresso machine, it slows down the water flow,
reduces the boiler capacity and can prevent your coffee machine from
working properly. To keep your Espresso machine operational at full
order, it is important to descale it every three months. The time
intervals between descaling depend upon many factors. Quality of your
water and the amount of water running through the machine are the two
main factors that decide the frequency at which you should descale your
Espresso machine. The more you your machine, more often should you
descale it. In some cities, in conjunction with a water filter you can
use your coffee machine for a year or more without descaling at all. If
you use less water by drinking espressos you'll need to descale less
often than if you make cappuccinos.
Descaling products are widely available from stores
that sell coffeemakers and espresso machines. Be sure that the product
you buy to descale your Espresso machine is intended for this specific
use only. Before you descale your Espresso machine, always unplug it and
make sure that it is cold. Also, never immerse the appliance in water
and nor should you use abrasive cleaning products
or scouring materials on any part of your Expresso machine. In case
your Espresso machine does not come with a instruction guide or booklet,
then use a proper citric acid based descaling solution designed for
espresso machines. This should be mixed and prepared as per the
instructions on the bottle or packet. Once your Espresso machine has
been descaled properly you would not be left wondering, 'how do I
descale my expresso machine?', treat yourself to a great cup of coffee.
Some popular models of Espresso machines are Krups EA8080 Espresseria Automatic, DeLonghi Magnifica EAM3200S, Krups Nespresso CitiZ & Milk XN 7106 Fire-engine red, DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM5400, DeLonghi PrimaDonna ESAM6600, DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM4200S, DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM5500 and Magimix Nespresso Citiz M190.
HOPE THIS HELPS. MIKE (MR BEAN MAN) FROM FIXYA
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