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Stuck in cleaning mode?

Machine keeps saying tray empty, grounds empty , then it says machine is cleaning it prompts me to touch the rinse button, after the machine rinses it tell me to add a tablet
it keeps going through this cycle over and over and over?

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Open the preground coffee lid, drop a cleaning tablet in it, let it do it's tablet cleaning cycle. After cycle empty water out of tray and clean.

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My jura j9 continues to show the error of "empty drip tray" I have cleaned the metal connectors in the back and cleaned and dried the back of the Machine. Please help


If the machine says TRAY MISSING it's the contacts at the back so clean as other people have stated, you can also use a cardboard nail file to clean the contacts at the back if there really dirty!.

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Then replace all the bits, sit down, look smug and have a coffee cos you've fixed it!!

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I just posted this solution in another model.

I have a Miele CVA 4085 built-in coffee maker which had a similar problem to this and other problems where it gets locked into a state where it demands you empty the drip tray even though it is empty. In my case it was at the end of a cleaning cycle and refused to go on. Cutting power and restarting always had it return to the same state: Cleaning, empty drip tray.

I cleaned the contacts on the drip tray and at the back using the nail file, still nothing. Then I found a post on how to get into the programming menu, which on the CVA 4085 is this:
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If the machine keeps saying EMPTY GROUNDS even though you have, pull out the tray, look just inside the aparture where the tray goes top right at the front there is a small slot where if you look closely you can see a small white micro switch. This will be probably gunged up with coffee and the switch will be stuck up, get a can of WD40 and squirt a small amount up into the switch then poke the switch with a small screwdriver up and down until it moves smoothly.

Then replace all the bits, sit down, look smug and have a coffee cos you've fixed it!! :0)

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If the machine keeps saying EMPTY GROUNDS even though you have, pull out the tray, look just inside the aparture where the tray goes top right at the front there is a small slot where if you look closely you can see a small white micro switch. This will be probably gunged up with coffee and the switch will be stuck up, get a can of WD40 and squirt a small amount up into the switch then poke the switch with a small screwdriver up and down until it moves smoothly.

Then replace all the bits, sit down, look smug and have a coffee cos you've fixed it!! :0)

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With the selector buttons find Descaling and press OK
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1. Empty the water tank, drip tray and grounds container.
2. Insert tray and grounds container, refill tank with with 0.5 Lt. of water and add descaling agent (not the pill or powder used for clean cycle) to tank. Make sure its completely dissolved.
3. Place a container or cup under the steam wand large enough to hold 0.5 lt.

Display says Descaling and press OK
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Display says Descaling in Progress
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Display says Empty Drip Tray and Spent Grounds
5 Also remove rinse and refill the water tank to Max line
6. Press the water button again

Display says Descaling in Progress
after the machine stops
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Display says Appliance Ready

In essence go to Descaling Press OK and follow the directions as they are displayed.

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Descale


With the selector buttons find Descaling and press OK
This process takes about 35 minutes

1. Empty the water tank, drip tray and grounds container.
2. Insert tray and grounds container, refill tank with with 0.5 Lt. of water and add descaling agent (not the pill or powder used for clean cycle) to tank. Make sure its completely dissolved.
3. Place a container or cup under the steam wand large enough to hold 0.5 lt.

Display says Descaling and press OK
4. Press the water button

Display says Descaling in Progress
after the descaling agent is exhausted

Display says Empty Drip Tray and Spent Grounds
5 Also remove rinse and refill the water tank to Max line
6. Press the water button again

Display says Descaling in Progress
after the machine stops
7. Empty the drip tray and spent. ground container and replace
Display says Rinse Press OK
Display says Appliance Ready

In essence go to Descaling Press OK and follow the directions as they are displayed.

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