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DeLonghi bean-to-cup machine descaling question

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I'm descaling my dad's DeLonghi bean-to-cup machine for him. This is its first descaling and everything seemed to be going according to the instructions until about 10 minutes ago, when the cycle stopped.

 

The instructions say that when the cycle finishes, the water and steam indicators flash. But it is the descale and steam indicators which are on. Now I'm wondering whether to cancel the cycle completely and proceed with the rinsing cycle, or wait a while longer to see if the cycle finishes itself.

 

If anyone here has one of these machines, can you give me some advice on what to do now? It's an Autentica ETAM 29.510.B model.

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I have a different model (ESAM5500) with different instructions. What is the current status of the water tank?

 

Richard


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I have a different model (ESAM5500) with different instructions. What is the current status of the water tank?

 

Richard

 

iIf the water tank looks empty, then top it up with cold water & press the descale restart button.....

 

I just went ahead with the next step and it worked. It looks like it is either a mistake in the instruction manual, but as it states the same thing twice, its more likely the machine functionality has been changed slightly and the instructions haven't been updated.

 

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I have a different model (ESAM5500) with different instructions.

Richard

 

Richard what do you use to descale your machine? I was wondering if in future he could use a citric acid solution, like I use in my Gaggia Classic.

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I have always used De Longhi descaler and would not recommend using anything else.

 

I do recollect once experiencing a glitch during descaling when some lime scale blocked a tube; happily this cleared after

extra rinsing.


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