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.
When this LED is flashing, it indicates that your machine needs to be descaled:
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 authorised 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 (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.
Note: You can also carry out the descaling process manually at any time, you don’t have to wait for the machine to notify you.
You can descale your machine as follows:
The next stage it to start the rinsing cycle:
When the descaling process is completed, please reattach the Panarello (if any) back onto the steam wand. Your machine is now ready for use.
If descaling is interrupted by turning off the machine, the water tank and internal pipes must be rinsed through in the machine with clean water before using.
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