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Keep reading "ventilate" on the screen

It will not do anything it just reads ventilate. I had this problem before so i took it apart and cleaned it all out and then it was fine. A few months on the same has happend and the same procedure as befor is not working , it will also not seem, to produce any steam from the milk steamer ...? Please Help

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  • need coffee Dec 19, 2007

    Well first it said the dredge drawer was full but it wasn't. So we took it out and put it back a couple of times. Then it said ventilate and we can't figure out how to do that.

  • 32Magic Dec 24, 2007

    Only used machine a few times and can't get rid of the "Ventilate" on the display and the machine is disabled.

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    ventilate lite is on.nothing else works

  • gucu007 Feb 25, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem. When I turn the machine on it shows "ventilate" on the screen and you can't do anything with the it.

    I tried to clean the hot water valve but didn't solve the problem.

    What is the next step??? Tx Mike

  • CUPPACRAZY Mar 02, 2008

    I have a royal cappuccino and has ventilate on screen. I used the hot water button and has hot water coming out of steamer nozzle but not milk frother.

    Ventilate is still displayed after doing this, WHAT DO I DO TO FIX... PLEASE HELP

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    I get venitlate and decalcify

  • OZ Wine Guy Apr 25, 2008

    Can't get Ventilate to go off screen, machine wont work, lost the manual.

  • lowlenzo Jun 02, 2008

    ventilate is on and nothing else works. Pls assist



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Running hot water button a few times worked for us

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I ran the hot water for about 1 minute and VENTILATE went away. phew! I need my espresso!

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Can you run hot water through the machine by using the hot water button on the front?

If not, then this is your issue. To remove the ventilate message you must be able to run hot water through the machine through the hot water valve. On the royal professional, due to lack of maintanence or due to not using the hot water valve at all it jams (scaling buildup) and you can do nothing about it. You can try to descale, however, 99% of the time we have to take them apart and clean the valve by hand.

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Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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My Royal professional will not let me run the hot water in order to fix the "ventilate" problem

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Running water thru the machine using the hot water button worked for us!

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Correct answer, fixed OK. But have always descaled the machine and use filtered water.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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