Question

How do I descale my Syntia (descale version 1.0)?

Answer

For this machine two different descaling procedures are applicable, version 2.1 and 1.0. 
Please check first, which version for your machine is the correct one. For a detailed help on this, see below related articles: “How do I recognize, which version of the descaling procedure is applicable for my Syntia?” 

Limescale builds up inside the machine during use. It needs to be removed regularly as it may clog the water and coffee circuits of your machine. The display indicates when descaling is needed.

When the descaling symbol is shown in the display, the machine must be descaled.

Caution: Never use vinegar as a decalcifier. 
Use the Philips/Saeco decalcifier. You can purchase the SAECO decalcifier separately in the online shop (Online store) or at a local dealer.

Descaling instructions: 
The complete descaling takes about 35 minutes and consists of 3 cycles: 1 descaling cycle and 2 rinsing cycles.
Attention: once started you need to complete the descale procedure till the very end!

Before you start the descaling cycle, make sure that;

  • The drip tray is empty.
  • You have a large container (about 1 L) nearby to collect the water during the descaling process.
  • The extra INTENZA+ water filter is removed from the water tank. (if applicable)
  • The pannarello / cappuccinatore are removed. (if applicable)

Descaling cycle:

  1. Set the selector switch to the "" position and turn the machine on. Wait for the machine to finish its rinse and warm-up process.
  2. Empty the water tank and pour the entire bottle of Saeco descaling solution in it. Fill the water tank up with fresh water to the MAX level and put it back into the machine.
  3. Place the container under the steam/hot water wand.
  4. Press and hold the "" button for about 5 seconds. Release it when the display show the start screen for descaling.
  5. Press the button to confirm the activation of the descaling cycle.
    Attention: once started you need to complete the descale procedure till the very end!
  6. The selector switch symbol appears on the display.
  7. Turn the selector switch to the "" position. The machine carries out a quick dispensing cycle of the descaling solution through the steam wand. The display shows the progress.
  8. When the selector switch symbol appears on the display, turn the selector switch to the "" position. The machine starts dispensing the descaling solution internally in the drip tray. This takes about 10 minutes. The display shows the progress.
  9. When the selector switch symbol appears on the display, turn the selector switch to the "" position. The machine starts dispensing the descaling solution at regular intervals through the steam wand. This takes about 10 minutes. The display shows the progress.
  10. When the selector switch symbol appears on the display, turn the selector switch to the "" position.

First rinsing cycle:

  1. The  symbol appears in the display. Rinse the water tank, fill it up to the MAX level with fresh water and place it back into the machine. The "" light turns off.
  2. Place back the container under the steam/hot water wand.
  3. When the selector switch symbol appears on the display, turn the selector switch to the "" position. The machine starts dispensing the water through the steam wand until the water tank is empty. The display shows the progress.
  4. When the selector switch symbol appears on the display, turn the selector switch to the "" position.

Second rinsing cycle:

  1. The "" symbol appears on the display. Rinse the water tank, fill it up to the MAX level with fresh water and place it back into the machine. The "" light turns off. Place back the container under the steam/hot water wand.
  2. When the selector switch symbol appears on the display, turn the selector switch to the "" position. The machine starts dispensing a small quantity of water through the steam wand.
  3. When the selector switch symbol appears on the display, place the container under the dispensing spout and turn the selector switch to the "" position. The machine starts dispensing water through the dispensing spout.
  4. When the selector switch symbol appears on the display, place the container under the steam wand and turn the selector switch to the "" position. The machine starts dispensing water through the steam wand.
  5. When the selector switch symbol appears on the display, turn the selector switch to the "" position.
  6. The "" symbol appears in the display. Rinse the water tank, fill it up to the MAX level with fresh water and place it back into the machine.
  7. END will appear in the display. Press the "" button to exit the descaling cycle.
    Important: If the water tank is not filled up to the MAX level before the rinsing cycles, the END symbol will not appear. You need to perform another rinsing cycle. Repeat steps 15 to 21 until the END symbol appears.

     
  8. The venting symbol appears on the display. Turn the selector switch to the "" position. The machine starts venting the machine.
  9. When the selector switch symbol appears on the display, turn the selector switch to the "" position.
  10. The machine automatically starts a warm-up and rinse cycle.
  11. Clean the drip tray and other parts.
  12. The machine is now ready for brewing coffee. 

 

 

 

 

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