For this machine there are two different descaling procedures. Please check, which procedure is applicable for your machine before you continue. For a detailed help on this please have a look at the attached FAQ.
Regular descaling is necessary to ensure the long life of your Saeco machine. How frequently the descaling procedure must be carried out, depends how regularly you use your machine. 30 liters is the benchmark – So if your Odea has consumed about 17 tanks of water, descaling should be done. It does not matter whether the water was used for brewing coffee, frothing the milk or just to rinse the system.
Attention: Do not use vinegar to descale.
When descaling use the original Philips / Saeco descaling agent, product number:CA6700/00 or RI9111/12. You can purchase it at (http://www.philips-store.com/store/) or through one of our authorized distributors.
Preparation: Remove the Panarello (if available) from the steam wand as well as the INTENZA water filter before you´ll start descaling. Also make sure that you have one or more containers of suitable size nearby (min. 1.5 lt).
Pour the whole bottle of descaler into the water tank and then fill up to the top with water. Please make sure, that you fill the tank to MAX mark, as otherwise may more rinsing processes will be required. After that, reinsert the tank, and continue to the next steps of the descaling process which should take approximately 35 minutes.
You descale your machine as follows:
The next stage in the process is the rinsing cycle:
The descaling process is now complete, reattach the Panarello (if applicable) to the steam wand and your machine is ready for use.
If descaling is interrupted by turning off the machine, the tank and the internal pipes must be rinsed in the machine before using following the rinsing cycle.
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