Question about Saeco Royal Coffee Bar Coffee Maker, Espresso Machine
Have descaling message and plumbed for water how do I program to descal
Hi,please begin the Descaling Process by following the instructions below:
1.Fill your Cup or Pitcher with Hot Water, you can use hot water from the Espresso
Machine Steam Wand - this is the perfect temperature to dissolve your Saeco
DezCal mixture. If you are not sure how to select hot water from your machine,
see your manual or download your manual on our website. Usually, your espresso
machine will have a Hot Water Button that looks like a teardrop, pressing this
button if so equipped, will select hot water. Allow 6 OZ water to ﬂow through the
wand into the cup.
2.Dissolve one packet of Saeco DezCal in your cup. Make sure
that all of the small crystals have been dissolved into the hot water.
3.REMOVE any Installed Water Filter.
4.Fill your water tank about 3/4 of the way full of cold water. Pour in the dissolved
mixture from Step 2, completely into the water tank.
5.If your machine has a descaling cycle, enter the menu on the machine and begin
the descaling process. Digital Machines have the Menu Item, non-digital machines do not have this cycle. If you have a non-digital machine, open the steam wand up for HOT WATER not steam and allow 4 OZ to ﬂow through the wand, shut the
wand off, wait ten seconds, then repeat this process of WAND ON - FLOW 4 OZ -
WAND OFF; once the entire water tank has been drained of the descaling mixture,
6.Rinse the water tank with cold water and ﬁll to the top with cold water. Allow at
least 32 OZ of cold water to ﬂow through your steam wand immediately, without
7.Fill water tank again with cold water and proceed to step 8.
8.If you have a Descaling light or Indication that needs to be reset, then reset your machine.
Thanks and take care
Posted on May 03, 2010
Hello, Preventive descaling (Water treatment and preventive descaling) DESCALING SOLUTION Generally, a flush through descaler uses about .5 to .75 fluid ounces (1 to 1.5 tablespoons, or 8 to 12 grams) of citric or tartaric (grape) acid powder dissolved in 1 liter of water. This is a 2.25% to 3.5% solution, equivalent to 33% to 50% dilute lemon juice. Cleancaf and other coffee manufacturers' descalers use this formula. Theoretically, these amounts will dissolve about 12 to 18 grams of scale per liter, but that would require leaving the solution in for several days; in practice, it is used for an hour or two to dissolve up to 5 grams of scale. The formula is mild enough to be harmless to espresso machine components, but it will come out of brass or copper machines with a slight greenish tinge. This comes from milligram levels of dissolved copper and is no cause for alarm. 5 lb bags of citric or tartaric acid cost about $10 at home brewers' or soapmakers' supply stores. This is roughly a 20 year supply DESCALING INTERVALS Know the hardness of the water you're using, and how much you use the machine. Descale when accumulations are between 2.5 and 5 grams. More often is a waste of time, less often may result in scale build up. Check out section 1.7 for instructions on determining your set up's scaling rate. SINGLE BOILER MACHINES For single boiler machines, preventive descaling is no problem, just follow the instructions given by the manufacturer. In general, this involves filling the boiler, letting the solution work for about ten minutes, and replacing it by running it out of the steam wand under pump pressure. This procedure is repeated three to five times, until about a liter of descaler is used up. Then the machine is flushed with water until any taste is gone. Manufacturer's recommendations differ on whether the brewhead should be flushed or not. This is not surprising. The water's temperature drops and LI rises as it moves from the boiler to the head, so scale won't form there. In scaled machines however, fragments can move from the boiler into the head, fouling the gicleur valve. My guess is that with regular descaling, flushing the head is unnecessary but harmless. I do not know if the dual boiler Techno can be descaled in this way, or if there is some procedure peculiar to it. HEAT EXCHANGERS HX machines have two things to descale, the boiler and the heat exchanger(s). Any descaling of a plumbed in machine will involve moving the water inlet pipe to a tank that can hold the solution. Doing the heat exchanger is as easy as a single boiler machine. Just run descaler through it until it exits the brewhead (or HXed tap). Leave the descaler in for 5 to 10 minutes with the machine off (or 2 to 4 with it on), then run out a 3/4 cup worth, repeat six times until you've used up a liter of descaler. If the boiler refill comes on during this period, very little harm is done, since it will be adding only 20 ml or so to a liter or more of boiler water. Boiler flushes (see below) can be scheduled after an HX descaling to minimize this problem even further. However, ONLY USE CITRIC OR TARTARIC ACID FOR HX MACHINE DESCALING, since if any remains in the boiler it's no big deal, whereas smelly vinegar or cleancaf's detergent could be a problem even at low concentrations. HX MACHINE BOILERS Descaling the boiler is much more of a headache. If you cook, you know that scale preferentially forms at the waterline. This means that filling the boiler with descaling solution only to the autofill line is not going to be very effective, since the descaler will barely be in contact with the bulk of the scale. Disconnecting the autofill (a wand like device sticking out of the top of the boiler with a single wire attached) will fill the boiler to a higher level and allow the descaler to work on this "rim". In machines with a direct boiler tap, the boiler can be filled by opening the water tap, and letting the autofill refill the boiler with descaler. When that's done, close the tap, and disconnect the autofill for 30 seconds or so to fill the boiler a little above the regular water line. On machines without a direct boiler tap, the autofill has to be disconnected, and the fill may have to proceed by flushing the boiler through the steam wand. If there's an easily accessible drain, it may be easier to use it in conjunction with the autofill. If you're draining via the steam wand, don't let the machine get too cold, otherwise the vacuum breaker will leak. Disconnecting the autofill at the sensor risks shifting the sensor's depth, so it's best to buy a spade lug and its mate, or an inline switch that is rated for 130C ambient, and use them to make a disconnect in the wire to the sensor. One can even extend the wiring so this can be done without removing the case (i.e. so it's reachable at the water tank). Once the boiler is filled with descaler, leave it in for two and half hours with the machine off, or one hour with the machine on. The descaler is flushed out using the same procedure that brought it in, either via the tap, steamwand or drain. Keep flushing and refilling until there's no more lemon taste. This may take about twice as much water as is usually in the boiler. It's best to refill the boiler with RO water (see below). Add 5% to 10% tap water to keep the autofill happy. Take care.
Posted on May 03, 2010
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