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Espresso-machine Miele CVA 4080 descaling is stuck The program counts down the time, but it doesn't rinse or anyting. It will go down to one minute in this way, but it will stay there for over an hour and again no rinsing or anything is taking place.

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  • pusa54 Mar 28, 2011

    My Mile cva 4080 coffee machine ( is different from cva 4070) stacked on descaling program. The descaling starting and never finish. Just stopping on 1 min left. And it lasts for ages. How can i reset descalling process. There should be combination of power switch, cancel and on buttons. But i got only touch panel, instead of buttons ( are on 4070). can you find right combination for me?

  • pusa54 Mar 31, 2011


  • pusa54 Mar 31, 2011

    yes helpful, but doesn't work :(


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The main board is stuck in the rinse cycle.

Disconnect power cord for two minutes, then try restarting again the rinse cycle. This time keep a jug with water ready and keep refilling the container when it gets half-empty. You may need to refill over five times. Do not let the water get near to the end, or the rinse cycle won't be complete.

I post here the service menus for reset clean and descale. They may not work if the machine is stuck. Both procedures must complete within ten seconds. Disconnect and connect back power cord before starting:

Descaling lock:

1. Touch pad Clear
2. Touch pad On/Off once.
3. Release pad Clear.
4. Touch pad Clear 5 times and at the 5th time, hold it until Programming Mode is on display.
5. Choose reset from menu.

Clean lock

1. Touch pad Clear and hold.
2. Touch pad On/Off once.
3. Release pad Clear.
4. Touch pad Clear 5 times and at the 5th time, hold it until you get Programming mode display.
5. Choose reset from menu.

If that does not fix the problem, there is no reset, service mode will not work while machine is stuck. Call Miele. They will guide through the same procedures above, than they will eventually decide that the main board of this machine is stuck. In cases like this they usually offer free or discounted repair even out of warranty.

Miele US : 1.800.245.8215

UK: 0845 365 0555



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The coffee system must be descaledregularly. The time period depends on the water hardness set. The appliance will display a reminder message and will eventually lock if not descaled.

The message window will first display:


This message will appear until the appliance is descaled or locks. When the count is down to zero, the appliance will lock and the message window displays:

The appliance can only be used again once descaling has been performed. Let the machine cool before descaling. Remove the sleeve of the steam nozzle to avoid damage from the descaling gent.
Only use the enclosed descaling tablets for descaling. The descaling tablets are specially designed for descaling this coffee system. Other agents may damage the machine and affect the taste of the coffee and hot water. The descaling tablets can be purchased from Miele. To prevent damage to the exterior of the machine wipe up any descaling solution spills immediately!

Add 1 liter of water to the water tank. Dissolve two of the enclosed descaling tablets in the water.
Close the water tank and insert into position. Close the door. The descaling will take place in the
automatic descaling program. Automatic descaling Turn the program selector counterclockwise to the "Program mode" position. Press e, to select "Descaling" with the asterisk. Press ENTER.

Descaling the appliance

there is one more hang on thanks

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The problem you are facing, I assume it's a software problem. This software Problem on the electronic in the back of the coffee machine,changing that electronic to the new version will sort that Problem. As your product have a touch panel, you can get some instructions and information regarding this. I assume by following these web links will help you to sort your problem out :


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