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I have a sauce syntia coffee machine that is displaying the red Icon 'problems with the water circuit'. Are you able to tell me what I need to do to fix this issue or is it service item only? Thanks Michael

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  • michael_v678 Apr 09, 2011


    your solution above failed to resolve the issue. I contacted the shop where I purchased the coffeee machine and was told the following:

    turn the coffee machine on
    turn the dial to hot water and wait for the machine to prime itself
    turn the machine off
    turn the machine on again

    by following this proceedure the machine is now working again.

    Hope this helps someone else.




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The red icon on front is the call for water, is your machine full? If so the majority of the times it is do to a clogged filter (usually a small metal perforated disk) Check to assure it is fully cleaned, for very difficult clogs soak or you can use a safety pin to clear the more difficult holes. It could also be a scale build up issues so you can perform de-scaling of the machine two - three times one every day and
try to draw out the dissolve water and de-scaling solution in steps with 5 -10
minutes interval. This will give more time to the solution to dissolve the sale
build up in your machine. You can also try a reset. remove the water tank.

Remove power plug and keep aside, Now attach the tank back and test after 1 hour so that it is reset. If this does not clear your Icon after making sure the water tank is full. Then a service call will need to be done as there is some issue with either a sensor or possibly the boiler which has to be perfomed by a trained technician. You can find manual and part6s here for the machine

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    Dcramer531 Apr 09, 2011

    I am glad that your machine is working and the solution was an easy one, they aren't all that easy and I hope you have a trouble frre life with your coffee machine, I know I can't live without mine. So basically it was the first thing I had thought, that the machine was calling for water, it just wasn't primed. Thank you for the response.

  • rwkerber1
    rwkerber1 Jan 08, 2012

    One other thing may need to be done. Clean the internal wand by using a pin. Ours was clogged, even though it was rarely used. Once we did this we went through the priming process and it works


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