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Saeco Vienna Digital De Luxe Espresso Machine

My machine is asking me to VENTILATE which I have attempted to do by turning on the knob for the milk steamer... this used to ventilate the machine with hot water and steam and return it to a normal setting, but does not seem to work this time - it keeps asking me to VENTILATE again and again... how do I reset it?

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Re: Saeco Vienna Digital De Luxe Espresso Machine

Sounds like there maybe a vapor lock problem... where there is a problem with the hosing... or vaccuum-like mechanics inside of the machine... Perhaps even there is "gunk" or milk stuck in the steam wand. you have a few options... get a milk pitcher that reaches almost to the top of the steam wand and fill it with ice and water. Allow it to soak for a period of time until, say, there is a decent amount of condensation that has gathered on the outside of the cup. then clean the inside with something that can reach and is non-abbrasive... *a straw may work* clean it out manually... then soak again. try opening the steam wand again and let it steam in the water... if it's not working... preform a cleaning cycle... and include a 'smigin' 1tsp. or 1 tbsp. of vinegar in the water resevior. and let it run all the water through the steam wand... if possible. if it is still posing a problem definantly contact warranty services... or seek a saeco tech in your neck of the woods!
hope this helped!

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