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Our Magic comfort has error message :ventilate" but when I press the water button all I get is a hummm.... no water. we tried to get hot water for the first time in years but didn't open the steam wan

Pushing the water button ,over and over

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Dear Ken, my magic comfort plus had similar problem with incorrect read out and not performing, not specifically with the hot water.

Try resetting the machine to full factory settings, and try again. As the water comes out of the steam wand, obviously that cannot be a blockage fault unless you are not getting steam either.

Posted on Nov 26, 2014

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    Ken Sawatsky Nov 26, 2014

    thanx but we are not getting water or steam, it just keeps saying ventilate... tried to reset factory settings and to no avail. I think there's a blockage internally.


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SOURCE: ventilate button does not seem to work


If you open the steam knob, can you get out any water?

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SOURCE: No steam and ventilate


When you try to get out water, can you get a full cup of water or just a half cup?

How often do you descale your machine?


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SOURCE: titanium ventilate issues

Remove the milk frother,checked to see if it is blocked.
This can cause the machine not to ventilate correctly.
They tend to block with old hard milk.

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SOURCE: trying to ventilate and hot water not flushing through on button 26

Before you press water button to vent you need to restore to factory settings.

First press menu (far right button) then toggle to restore factory settings (using far left button), press menu button then far right again until yes comes up, then press menu button. Press esc button (3rd from left), machine should now be back to normal. Then press water button (3rd from right) and turn steam knob to vent until free water is coming through.

This is the only way I could get mine to work!

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The top right hand side can get hot if you have the cup warmer switched on.
I am finding that the steam boilers are starting to block up and the steam lines are getting scaled up.
If you have access to compressed air,undo the boiler and lines and blow them out.
I have had coffee jammed in the inlet of the flow meter,blowing through it will be a good test.
Good luck

Posted on Apr 06, 2010

Testimonial: "coffee came throu' as before.....then switched to normally says ventilate here..steam! Hurray!!!"

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