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Why does the red and green light on the right side stay on?

I have had the Xsmall machine for a week. It indicated that I needed to descale it which I did according to the instructions. When I now try to make coffee, it just does the brief wash, I press a button for coffee and there is no grinding, the red and green lights on the right stay on. That's it. Nothing. I've tried everything I know.

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Hi there, I am having the same issue. The machine has worked before, but I haven't used it for a while. I need it to work now while I try to fix my other machine! I will post a reply if I work it out.

Posted on Jun 28, 2014

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SOURCE: Problem after descaling

problem (error I/O 5)saeco 8P

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SOURCE: the red light for descaling won't go off after descaling

The button to push was the steam button and hold for 5 to 10 seconds until the light goes out.

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SOURCE: Coffee not brewing after grinding

After grinding did you hear the brew group goes up and pump start? If you hear the pump start and stopped, itis blockage in the brewunit metal screen. Just needs cleaning.
If you don't hear the pump starting, the problem is with the faulty micro switch inside the gearbox , that is behind the plate of brewunit.(service center job)

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SOURCE: Saeco Talea Giro Plus, descaling

Try doing another rinse cycle until water tank empties. I had to do that a couple of times, then the red exclamation mark came on. Then I turned knob to off position, refilled water tank, pressed the descale button for 6 seconds, green light came back on and it did its priming.

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SOURCE: There is a flashing warning

Mostly it is just a very unreliable product. I am on my 3rd replacement after only 14 months.

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