Question

A light flashes on the control panel of my machine. What should I do?

Answer

There are several indicator lights on the control panel. The messages conveyed and the solutions that are possible depend on which light is on and how it is on. The lights can be steady on, they can flash slowly or they can flash quickly. The table below shows the meaning of the different light signals and which steps to take if you see such a signal.  



Flashing quickly 
The overheat protection has been activated. You cannot brew coffee. You need to dispense some hot water first to cool down the machine.
Dispensing hot water:
- Fill the water tank with water.
- Place a container under the hot water/ steam wand or Pannarello.
- Turn the control dial to the " " position. The machine heats up and after a few seconds starts to dispense hot water.
- To stop hot water dispensing, turn the control dial back to the " " position



Flashing quickly and light  steady on. 
You need to descale the machine according to descaling procedure version 2.1. Follow the instructions according to descaling procedure version 2.1. You can find the instructions in 'Related Articles' below.



Flashing slowly 
You pressed and held the " " or the " " button to program the amount. Release the button as soon as the desired amount of coffee is reached.



  Steady on; Water level low signal.
Fill the water tank with fresh water. After you have reinserted the full water tank, the indicator light goes off.



Steady on
1. The coffee bean hopper is empty.
Fill the coffee bean hopper with coffee beans and start the procedure again.
2. The coffee grounds drawer is full. Empty the coffee grounds drawer with the machine turned ON. If the coffee grounds drawer is emptied with the machine turned OFF the coffee cycle counter is not reset. Wait until the " " light starts to flash before you place the coffee grounds drawer back.



Flashing slowly
1. The brew group / coffee grounds has not been inserted. Make sure that all components have been inserted and closed correctly. For extra video instructions on how to insert the brew group see 'Related Articles' below.
2. The service door is open. Make sure that the service door is closed correctly.
3. The control dial is not in the correct position for machine operation. Make sure that the control dial is in the correct position for the required action.



Flashing quickly (And you did not activate the descaling procedure)
The internal water circuit is empty and needs to be filled by dispensing hot water.
Dispense hot water until a continuous jet of water comes out of the steam wand/ pannarello.
- Fill the water tank with water.
- Place a container under the hot water/ steam wand or Pannarello.
- Turn the control dial to the " " position and wait (a few minutes) until a continuous jet of water comes out of the steam wand.
- When the " " light starts flashing slowly, turn the control dial back to the " " position.
- The machine is now heating up again. The " " light flashes slowly.



Flashing quickly (After activating or interrupting descaling procedure version 2.)
Note: only applies to descaling procedure version 2.1
1. The descaling process is active. Complete the descaling procedure until the very end without interruption. You can find the instructions in 'Related Articles' below.
2. You have interrupted the descaling process or did not complete the whole procedure according to the instructions. If you are stuck in the descaling procedure or if you interrupted it by unplugging the appliance, follow the instructions for: ‘I cannot finish the descaling procedure, the warning lights keeps flashing’ under ‘Related articles’ below. 



Flashing quickly and one of the other lights is steady on or flashing slowly. 
Note:
only applies to descaling procedure version 2.1.
1. The machine is performing the descaling procedure. Complete the descaling procedure until the very end without interruption. Follow the instructions for descaling procedure version 2.1. in 'Related Articles' below.
2. If you are stuck in the descaling procedure or interrupted it by unplugging the appliance, the indicator light will keep flashing quickly and you cannot use the machine. Unplugging the appliance, follow the instructions for: ‘I cannot finish the descaling procedure and the warning lights keep flashing’ under 'Related Articles' below. 



Flashing in counter-clockwise direction
The machine is performing the rinse/self-cleaning cycle. No action needed. The machine ends the rinse/ self-cleaning cycle automatically



Flashing alternately
A fault has occurred in the brew group
. Try again to brew another espresso or a coffee.



Flashing simultaneously
The machine is out of order. Turn off the machine. After 30 seconds, turn it back on. Try this 2 or 3 times. If the machine does NOT start, contact Philips Saeco customer care. Contact Page

 

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