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Use the correct descaling agent
Only citric acid-based descalers are suitable for descaling the SENSEO
type of descaler descales the machine without damaging it. For the correct amount,
see under 'Descaling procedure' below. Each descaling mixture can be used only once.
After use, the descaling mixture is no longer active.
We advise you to use the special SENSEO
Read the instructions on the package of the descaling agent.
Never use a descaling agent based on mineral acids such as sulphuric acid,
hydrochloric acid, sulphamic acid and acetic acid (e.g. vinegar). These descaling
agents may damage your SENSEO
1 Mix 50 grams of citric acid with 1 litre of water in a measuring jug. Stir until
the powder is completely dissolved.
2 Fill the water reservoir up to the MAX indication with the descaler mixture.
Then put the water reservoir back into the coffee machine. (Fig. 3)
Note: Not all SENSEO
machine types have a water reservoir with a capacity of
1 litre. If you have a SENSEO
machine with a smaller water reservoir, repeat steps
2 to 6 with the remainder of the mixture without filling the water reservoir up to
the MAX indication.
3 Press on/off button 3. (Fig. 10)
The machine is ready for use when the indicator light lights up continuously.
4 Place the 1-cup holder h with a used coffee pod in it in the coffee machine.
Close the lid and make sure it is properly locked.
Note: Always put a used coffee pod in the pod holder when you descale the
machine. This pod serves as a 'filter' to prevent the sieve or hole in the pod holder
from getting clogged with scale residue.
5 Put a bowl with a capacity of at least 1500ml under the spout to collect the
descaling mixture (Fig. 8).
6 Press the 2-cup button hhand let the machine operate. Repeat this until
the water reservoir is empty. (Fig. 25)
Never interrupt the descaling process!
7 Repeat steps 1 to 6. Replace the used pod with another used pod to filter out
the scale residue.
Note: To descale properly, you have to use 2 litres of descaling mixture.
Never descale the SENSEO
coffee machine with the lid open. Make sure the lid is
8 Rinse the water reservoir with tap water. Fill the water reservoir up to the
MAX indication with tap water and repeat steps 3 to 6.
Note: Do not refill the water reservoir with used hot water or the used descaling
9 Fill the water reservoir with fresh tap water up to the MAX indication again
and repeat steps 3 to 6 once more.
Note: Always rinse the machine by letting it empty two full water reservoirs.
10 Remove the used pad and clean the pod holder after descaling to prevent the
sieve or hole in the centre from getting clogged.
Depends on how many times you have used it, before descale light comes on. Might not be able to manual descale, read instructions. You can buy Descaler Solution from all Supermarkets, but if unit working OK, leave it for a few Months, and see what happens..
Auto descale: To automatically descale your machine, press the scoop button and hold it down until you enter the menu. Use the arrows on the left to scroll up until you come to Descale. Press enter and the machine will enter the mode to descale your machine. The process takes about 45 minutes. You don't have to do a thing except mix a full water tank with descaling solution and have a container under the steam wand when your start. If you have a cappuccinonatori on your machine you will need two containers. To start the descaling process, simply turn the steam knob. When the process is over your machine will say, "Descale finished". Remove your water tank and rinse it out. Refill it with fresh water. Replace on the machine and start the descaling process over again to rinse your machine. Go back into your menu and scroll up or down 1 to "Signal Descale" and enter. Choose "Yes" and push enter so the machine will tell you when you need to descale again.
Did you often use the espresso machine for family or for business, when you often use the machine and you used water that is not filtered, you can assure it need to descale often. Read carefully the manual and follow instruction. Did you descale it in the right amount of solution, how long and its duration? If still persist ( the descaling light continue flashing ) then it has a defect in sensor. Since your machine is new, its under warranty. Call the dealer where you brought that and a service technician will send. I hope I give you answer and solution idea for your unit problem.
The coffee system must be descaled regularly. 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: "DESCALE AFTER COFFEES: 100". 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 agent. 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 2 liters 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.
Use a citric acid based descaling solution rather than a cleaning based solution.
You have to ensure the descaling function runs completely to the end.
Occasionally the water tank will be empty BEFORE the descaling program
has finished, in which case you should refill it and let it continue
The light wiill automatically go off once the descaling program has been