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SENSEO® Cappuccino Select Coffee pod machine HD7853/60 Fresh milk cappuccino Deep Black Integrated milk frother Easy-clean function
HD7853/60
Cleaning and Maintenance

Question

How do I descale the SENSEO® Cappuccino Select? (film)

Answer

Important:

  • The descaling procedure consists of 2 cycles:
    • 1. A descaling cycle (approx. 35 minutes)
    • 2. A rinsing cycle (approx. 5 minutes)
  • Never interrupt the descaling or rinsing cycle. 
  • You cannot descale the machine if the Calc-Clean tool is not placed in the coffee spout.
  • Only citric acid-based descalers are suitable for descaling the SENSEO® machine.

Descaling cycle

  Action Feedback indicator light
 
1.  
Remove the milk container unit from the machine and insert the Calc-Clean tool into the coffee spout and push down the milk container lever.
 

2.
Place the 1-cup pod holder with a used coffee pod into the coffee machine. Close the lid and make sure it is properly locked.

Note: The used coffee pod serves as a 'filter' to prevent the sieve in the pod holder from getting clogged with scale residues.

 

3.  
Mix 50 grams of citric acid with 1 liter of water in a measuring jug.

Stir until the powder has completely dissolved. As powder particles might clog the water inlet.
 

4.  
Remove the water reservoir and fill it with the descaling mixture.

Then put the water reservoir back onto the coffee machine.
 

5.  
Put a bowl with a capacity of at least 1.5 liters under the spout to collect the descaling mixture.
 



6.
Press the on/off button to switch on the machine.





Wait until the light ring around the ON/OFF button lights up continuously.


The light around the ON/OFF button starts to flash slowly.

7.
Press the 1-cup/ cappuccino button and the 2-cup button briefly at the same time to start the descaling cycle.

Note: Never interrupt the descaling cycle.

The CALC light and the light ring around the on/off button start to flash slowly to indicate that the descaling cycle has started.

8.
The descaling cycle takes approx. 35 min.

During this cycle, hot water comes out of the coffee spout at intervals because the machine pauses several times to let the descaler mixture act.

When all the water in the water reservoir has been used up, the descaling cycle is finished.


The light ring around the on/off button starts to flash rapidly to indicate that the water reservoir is empty.

The CALC light continues to flash slowly to indicate that the descaling procedure is still active.


9.  
Empty the bowl and place it back under the spout and continue with the rinsing cycle

Note: Do not switch off the machine between the descaling and the rinsing cycle.
 

Rinsing cycle

  Action Feedback indicator light

10.  
Rinse the water reservoir with fresh water to make sure that no descaling agent is left behind.  


The light ring around the on/off button starts to flash rapidly to indicate that the water reservoir is not in place.

The CALC light continues to flash slowly to indicate that the descaling procedure is still active.



11.
Fill the water reservoir up to the MAX indication with fresh water from the faucet and place it back onto the coffee machine.

Note: Do not refill the water reservoir with used hot water or the used descaling mixture.

Wait until the light ring around the ON/OFF button lights up continuously.


The light around the ON/OFF button starts to flash slowly.

The CALC light continues to flash slowly to indicate that the descaling procedure is still active.


12.  
Press the 1-cup/cappuccino button and the 2-cup button briefly at the same time to start the rinsing cycle.

The CALC light and the light ring around the on/off button start to flash slowly to indicate that the rinsing cycle has started.

13.  
The rinsing cycle takes approx. 5 min.

When all the water in the water reservoir has been used up, the rinsing cycle is finished and the machine switches off automatically.
 

14.
Remove the Calc-Clean tool from the coffee spout.

Note: You cannot brew coffee if the Calc-Clean tool is still in the coffee spout.
If you do not remove the Calc-Clean tool from the coffee spout after you have descaled the machine, the CALC light will start to flash when you press the 1-cup/cappuccino button or the 2-cup button to brew a coffee.
  15.
Remove the used pod and clean the pod holder after descaling to prevent the sieve in the center of the pod holder from getting clogged.
 

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