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Gaggia Manual Espresso machine

Gaggia Carezza, Style RI8523/01

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How do I descale my Saeco manual espresso machine?

Descaling your Saeco manual espresso machine helps to keep it in optimal condition. Learn how to do this yourself easily.

Descale instructions - descale cycle steps 1

1) Make sure the filter holder is placed in the machine.

place filter holder

Descale instructions - descale cycle steps 2-4

2) Remove and empty the water tank.

3) Pour HALF (125 ml) the content of the descaling solution into the water tank and then fill the tank with fresh tap water up to the MAX level and place it back into the machine.

4) Place a bowl under the Steam wand (Pannarello).

place bowl under steam wand

Descale instructions - descale cycle steps 5

5) Switch the machine on and wait until the “machine ready” light lights up.

coffee-ready light

Descale instructions - descale cycle steps 6-7

6) Open the “hot water/steam” knob by turning it anti-clockwise.

7) Set the selection knob to the brewing coffee position and fill up the bowl with about 300 ml of the descaler solution (this is roughly 2 large cups).

coffee selection switch on coffee

Descale instructions - descale cycle steps 8-11

8) Set the selection knob to the neutral position to stop dispensing.

9) Switch the machine off and empty the bowl.

10) With the machine switched off, let the descaling solution act for about 15-20 minutes.

11) Repeat steps 4 to 9 until the water tank empties and wait 3 minutes between the cycles while the machine is switched off.

Descale instructions - rinsing cycle steps 12-15

12) Rinse the tank and fill it completely with fresh tap water.

13) Place a bowl under the filter holder.

14) Switch the machine on.

Note: You do not have to wait until the “machine ready” light is illuminated.

15) Turn the selection knob to the brewing coffee position and dispense the complete water tank.

Descale instructions - rinsing cycle steps 16-23

16) Set the selection knob to the neutral position to stop dispensing.

17) Empty the bowl and fill the tank again with fresh water.

18) Place the bowl under the steam wand (Pannarello).

19) Open the “hot water/steam” knob by turning it anti-clockwise.

20) Turn the selection knob to the brewing coffee position and dispense the complete water tank.

21) Close the “hot water/steam” knob by turning it clockwise and set the selection knob to the neutral position.

22) Repeat steps 15 to 19 for a total of 4 tanks.

23) End of the descaling and rinsing procedure.

The information on this page applies to the following models: RI8523/01 , RI8527/08 , RI9303/11 , RI8525/01 , RI8327/08 , HD8327/09 , HD8327/01 , HD8323/08 , HD8323/01 , RI9376/01 , RI9373/11 , RI9367/01 , RI9357/01 , RI9355/01 , RI9353/11 , RI9347/01 , RI9345/11 , RI9345/01 , RI9343/11 , RI9330/01 , HD8325/09 , HD8325/05 , HD8325/01 , HD8323/09 , HD8323/05 , RI8153/50 , HD8321/01 , RI9376/04 , RI9303/01 , RI9303/03 , HD8323/98 , HD8325/08 , RI8151/60 , RI8154/60 , RI8154/80 , RI8155/12 , RI8155/60 , RI8157/40 , RI8159/40 , RI8161/40 , RI8323/01 , RI8327/01 , RI8525/08 . more less

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