Question about Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine
Select "Hot Water" and open the steam valve. Let it pump water out the steamer for awhile. It usually clears right away but may need to pump a lot of water to clear the error.
If you aren't able to get any water coming out the steam nozzle, you may need to prime the pump with the little squeezy tool they gave you with the machine - or you can use a turkey baster. Mainly you are trying to get water up into the pump to prime it (get the air out of the pump) so it can pump water instead air.
Posted on Oct 10, 2010
The ventilate error message is a very strong reminder that water is not flowing normally through the hydraulic system. This is a stubborn error and difficult to eliminate. Coffee machines are used until the last drop of coffee is dispensed. When coffee dispensing stops, panic sets in.
Here are some common causes why ventilate error is displayed:
1- The machine was not descaled or it was descaled using unscrupulous products that are ineffective. Reliable Descaler is not available in a neighborhood Hardware or a Convenience store.
2- Pump pressure is lower than normal because Calcium deposits cause back pressure and reduce the pumping pressure.
3- It is possible that the connection of water tank is not tight and allowing air to slip in with water. With reduced water mixed with air does not let pump maintain its full function.
4- The Pump is drawing air at its water inlet end and cause reduced pumping pressure. The elbow connector at the pump inlet becomes hardened over the years of use and allows air to be sucked in. One cannot notice this being a cause, until the old elbow is replaced with a new wlbow connector. It is unheard of that a new elbow is replaced by the operator or installed by a technician. Almost always the pump gets the blame and is replaced.
When we sell a pump, we include a new elbow inlet connector and make sure that new pump is not installed using the old connector.
5- Flow meter inlet may be clogged and sending a wrong message to the mother board of a blocked or reduced flow of water. The flow meter inlet is a narrow hole that can easily clog with a fine particle of coffee or deposits of free floating Calcium particles in water.
5- Hydraulic system in a coffee maker may be clogged at any location past the flow meter and the pump. The back pressure due to Calcium deposits throughout the water passage is a frequent cause of reduced pressure. The message of slow flow of water in the system is registered by the flow meter and triggers the error code: 'Flush water system' in some Brands or 'Ventilate' in some other Brands.
The best solution and effort should be to keep the water tank full with descaling solution and try by any method, to let some solution be injected in the machine. Open close the steam knob or any other lucky step that will feed some water (even one ounce of descaling solution will help.
If machine allows to enter programming mode (one will be lucky to to do so) while the Ventilate error is on, go straight the automatic descaling and start it.
Ventilate error is a serious impasse and operator has to use most of patience available while not losing patience or skills.
Please order the Best descaler using the following link and try:
If any of the above does not work, then the machine has to be taken apart and descaled part by part, dipped in descaling solution.
Dumping the machine is a knee jerk solution. Lack of maintenance will repeat the whole process for the new machine, all over again.
Due to the lack of maintenance the machine could dump the operator! It did not. Give the machine some slack.
Titanium is a well designed machine made by Saeco ( as a Gaggia label). The other cousins of Titanium model are Incanto line (Sirius, Rondo, Deluxe), Starbucks Italia, Italia Digital and Vspresso.The new machines unfortunately are not so.
Posted on Mar 03, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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