Troubleshooting How to clean and maintain my Philips/Saeco espresso machine It is important to keep your Philips/ Saeco espresso machine clean to ensure optimum performance of the machine and its parts, and optimum coffee taste. Step-by-step cleaning instructions for your espresso machine are written in the user manual. We have added some general instructional videos below on how to clean your machine and its parts. For specific cleaning instructions for your espresso machine please visit our Coffee Care support page. Cleaning the brew group The brew group needs weekly and monthly maintenance. Our instructional video below explains how to do this. Weekly cleaning: Rinse the machine's brew group with lukewarm water Monthly cleaning: Use the coffee oil remover tablets CA6704 to remove oil from the filter on the brew group Play Pause Lubricating the brew group It is important to lubricate the brew group frequently so that the mechanical parts in your espresso machine continue to move easily. Lubricate the brew group every 2 months. Apply a thin layer of grease to the piston of the brew group Apply a thin layer of grease around the shaft located at the bottom of the brew group Apply a thin layer of grease to the rails on both sides. Cleaning the drip tray, coffee grounds container and water tank Below you will find information on how often you should clean the drip tray, coffee grounds container and water tank: Drip tray: Empty it daily or as soon as the red indicator pops up through the tray Coffee grounds container: Clean it weekly and empty the coffee grounds container when prompted by the machine Water tank: Clean and rinse it weekly with tap water Cleaning milk systems Cleaning the LatteGo After every use: Rinse the LatteGo with tap water or clean the two parts in the dishwasher. Cleaning the milk carafe After every use: Rinse the top part of the milk carafe and tube with lukewarm water. Weekly: Disassemble and clean all parts of the milk carafe in lukewarm water. Monthly: Use Saeco milk circuit cleaner CA6705 to prevent the milk circuits from clogging. Refer to the user manual for step-by-step instructions. Cleaning the classic milk frother Daily: After removing the external part of the classic milk frother, rinse it with fresh water.