Question

How do I descale my Exprelia?

Answer

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. 

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 (http://shop.philips.com/) or at a local dealer.


Descaling instructions:

Attention: once started you need to carry out all displayed actions and complete the descale procedure till the very end! 
The complete descaling takes about 35 minutes and consists of 2 cycles: 1 descaling cycle and 1 rinsing cycles.  

Before you start the descaling cycle, make sure that;

  • You have two containers (about 0.5 L) nearby to collect the water during the descaling process.
  • The extra INTENZA+ water filter is removed from the water tank. (if applicable) 

Descaling cycle:

  1. Press the “MENU” button to open the menu and scroll down by pressing the “” button. Select “MACHINE MENU”. Press “OK” to confirm.
  2. Select “MAINTENANCE”. Press “OK” to confirm.
  3. Select “DESCALING”. Press “OK” to confirm.
       
  4. Press “OK” to start descaling.
  5. 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. Press “OK” to confirm.
       
  6. Empty the internal drip tray. Press “OK” to confirm.
  7. Fill half of the milk carafe with fresh water. Insert the carafe and open the milk dispenser.
       
  8. Place one container under the steam/hot water wand and one under the coffee/ milk dispensing spout. Press “OK” to confirm.
  9. The machine starts dispensing the descaling solution at intervals. The display shows the progress.
  10. Wait until the machine stops dispensing and “RINSE TANK & FILL WITH WATER” is displayed.

 

 Rinsing cycle:

  1. Rinse the water tank, fill it up to the MAX level with fresh water and place it back into the machine. Press “OK” to confirm.
  2. Empty the internal drip tray. Press “OK” to confirm.
       
  3. Take out the milk carafe and empty it. Fill half of the milk carafe with fresh water. Insert the carafe and open the milk dispenser. Press “OK” to confirm.
  4. Place the container under the steam/hot water wand and the dispensing spout. Press “OK” to confirm.
       
  5. The rinsing cycle is activated. The bar shows the cycle progress.
  6. When de rinsing cycle is finished the machine automatically starts heating up. The descaling symbol is disappeared from the display.
  7. Clean the drip tray, milk carafe and other parts.
  8. The machine is now ready for brewing coffee.

 

 

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