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The machine won"t ventilate when we open the water valve????

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Hi Some machines have a water button that you have to push, before you open the knob for water. If you have done this you may have a restriction in you flow meter.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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How do you fix a ventilation problem


Ventilate means water is not moving through the machine or the machine is not noticing the movement of water.

Try to use the water button to clear the ventilate message. Allow the water to run for a minute. If no water comes out then the hot water valve is stuck and cannot open until you open the valve manually and clean it well. If you don't think you can complete the repairs yourself, then you may want to bring to a service center. Descaling with a descaler like http://www.cerinicoffee.com/Saeco_Espresso_machine_descaler.asp will help prevent these issues.

Jun 07, 2011 | Saeco Royal Professional Espresso Machine

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Ventilate - how does onw fix this?? Run through liters of water (hot water) but it does not go away!


fill up the water tank start the machine open water valve run it for a minute close the valve ventilate should be off

Feb 27, 2011 | Saeco Royal Cappuccino Espresso Machine

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Ventilate!....shows in window and machine will not ventilate when knob is opened. it has regularly been de-scaled but we do live in a hard-water area.


Generally you can clear the ventilate error by pressing the button for Hot Water and then opening the steam knob. You should hear the pump run and water should start to flow from the steam wand. If it doesn't, try removing the frother nozzle so just the chrome pipe is showing.

To remove the frother nozzle you slide the outer sleeve off, and then grip the nozzle with one hand while twisting the cap to loosen it. Then it should slide off the metal steam pipe. Or you can check that the tip of the nozzle isn't clogged.

If you have the frother removed and the steam pipe is definitely open and not clogged and you still hear the pump running but no water is coming out, the next step is to prime the pump.

If you still have the squeeze bulb pump that came with the machine, you can use that - or if you don't have it, a turkey baster will work. You want to take the water tank off and set it aside, then pump water into the valve in the center where the tank had been sitting. You choose "Hot Water" and open the steam valve so the pump starts and then pump water into that valve with the Turkey Baster. You should hear the pump catch and start to move the water - when this happens immediately close the steam valve so the pump stops - then replace the water tank (filled with water please) and open the steam valve again and let water run out of the steam wand for several seconds.

That should clear the ventilate message.

Oct 21, 2010 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

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Keep getting ventilate message - won't ventilate and cannot operate steam or grinder w/ ventilate message


Try this run the hot water cycle for a few seconds, it that works, try steaming if you get the message again clear it by running the hot water cycle and then go to steaming, this time push in on the knob after you open it, it that works, then the tap rod or the valve assembly needs to be replaced.

May 01, 2010 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

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Ventilate shows, nothing works


There is an air lock in the hydraulic line of the machine, thats why it is calling for ventilate, if hot water valve is open and it is still calling for ventilate, then it is possible that the valve is blocked, it might be at top of the wand or at the tap rod assembly.

Jul 28, 2009 | Saeco Royal Professional Espresso Machine

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Can't get rid of ventilate message on titanium plus machine


Try this, after opening hot water valve, push the knob in when it asks for ventilate. If that works then contact your nearest gaggia distrubutor and ask for a new stainless steel steam valve assembly.

Jul 04, 2009 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

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Ventilate will not drop from menu ventilate...what to do..how to get rid og msg


Open hot water valve, for a few seconds, water will stream out and pump will engage to vent out water circuit.

May 30, 2009 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

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Ventilate will not disappear from the display,and the machine wont work


the procedure is filling water tank opening side valve that should clear the ventilate if is still there remove water tank apply water pressure with pump in the hole of water tank let me now pierre

Jan 07, 2009 | Saeco Vienna De Luxe Espresso Machine

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Titanium plus stuck on rinsing cyle


go in the menu remove rince cycle after it say ventilate put water in container start machine open valve it should ventilate if it doesnt remove water container take turkey blaster put water in it put the blaster in the hole were the water container goes force pressure with the blaster at the same time open valve you vented by now put cointainer back fill with water enjoy thanks for using fixya pierre

Feb 10, 2008 | Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine

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