Question

How do I descale my Odea (new descaling process)?

Answer

There are two different versions of the descaling procedure for Odea models, 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 applies to my Odea? 

When the descaling light is flashing, it indicates that your machine needs to be descaled:

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

Descaling procedure version 2.1
The complete descaling takes about 35 minutes and consists of 3 cycles: 1 descaling cycle and 2 rinsing cycles.

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)

Attention: once started you need to complete the descale procedure till the very end!
If you have turned the machine off during the descaling procedure, the process is interrupted. When you turn the machine back on, the descaling light will be permanently on and you cannot use the machine. To finish the descaling procedure after interruption, please follow the instructions; “I have interrupted the descaling procedure by switching off the machine. How do I continue?” under ‘Related Articles’ below.

Descaling cycle:

  1. Empty the water tank and poor the entire Philips/Saeco descaling solution in it. Fill it up with fresh water to the MAX level and put it back.
  2. Place a container under the hot water/steam wand and one under the dispensing spout.
  3. Press and hold (for about 6 seconds) the steam button  until the descaling light and the steam button turn on steady. 

    Important: If the temperature light turns steady on , you first need to vent the machine. Turn the knob to the hot water/steam position and wait until the temperature light starts blinking. Press and hold the steam button for about 6 seconds to start again the descaling process.

  4. The machine starts dispending at regular intervals through the dispensing spout. This takes about 10 minutes. Wait until the temperature light turns on steady. 

    Note: The steam button continues steady on during the descaling cycle.
  5. When the temperature light turns on steady, turn the selector switch to the hot water/steam position . The machine starts dispending at regular intervals through the steam wand until the water tank is empty. This takes about 15 minutes. Wait until the temperature light starts blinking.
  6. When the temperature light starts blinking and the alarm light turns on, turn the selector switch to the position




    First rinsing cycle
  7. Empty the containers and place them back. Rinse the water tank and fill it up to the MAX level with fresh water. When you place back the water tank, the alarm light turns off and the temperature light turns steady on.
  8. Turn the selector switch to the hot water/steam position . The steam button starts blinking. Note: the steam button continues blinking during the rinsing cycles.
  9. When the temperature light starts blinking, turn the selector switch to the position .
  10. The machine starts dispensing water through the dispensing spout for about 2-3 minutes.
  11. When the temperature light turns on steady, turn the selector switch to the hot water/steam position . The machine starts dispensing water through the steam wand until the water tank is empty. Wait until the alarm light turns on. 



    Second rinsing cycle
  12. Empty the containers and place them back. The alarm light is still on. Rinse the water tank and fill it up to the MAX level with fresh water. Put the water tank back in the machine. 
    Note: As soon as the water tank is placed back the machine starts dispensing water through the steam wand. 
  13. At the end of the second rinsing cycle, the descaling light turns off and the machine automatically enters the standby mode. Turn the selector switch to the position

    Important: If the descaling light and the alarm light stay on after the second rinsing cycle. The water tank has not been filled up to the MAX during the rinsing cycles. You need to perform another rinsing cycle. Repeat step 12 until the descaling light and the alarm light turn off.
  14. The temperature light  is blinking slow, to indicate the machine is in standby mode. Press the coffee button to turn the machine back on.
  15. Rinse the drip tray and put it back.
  16. Reinstall the pannarello/ cappuccinatore and INTENZA+ water filter (if applicable).
  17. Rinse the water tank and fill it up to the MAX level with fresh water. Put it back in the machine.
    To make coffee, turn on the machine. 

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