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    I see an error code on my Philips Espresso Machine

    Updated on 2022-06-17
    If you see an error code such as 01, 03, 04, 05, 11, 14 or 19 on your Philips Espresso Machine, please see possible causes and solutions below. 

    In case of other errors not mentioned above (such as error 02, 10, 15 or 22), your machine will need to be repaired. Please contact us.

    Error Code 01: Coffee grinder error

    When you see error 01, this means that the coffee grinder in your espresso machine is not working as it should due to a coffee funnel blockage. 
    In order to fix this, please unblock the coffee funnel (with a coffee spoon or a vacuum cleaner as explained below):

    1.    Switch off the machine and then wait until the machine is fully quiet (you don't hear any noise coming from it). This might take about 15 to 20 seconds
    2.    Open the service door and remove the brew group
    3.    Open the lid of the pre-ground coffee funnel and place the spoon handle into the funnel.  If there is no pre-ground coffee funnel, insert the spoon handle into the coffee funnel from below
    4.    Move the handle up and down until the clogged ground coffee falls down. This might require some force.  
    5.    Remove and clean up all the fallen ground coffee with a vacuum cleaner
    6.    Next, put the vacuum cleaner nozzle on the outlet of the coffee funnel and cover the pre-ground coffee funnel with your hand. Or the other way around, put the vacuum cleaner on the top and cover the bottom of the coffee funnel.
    7.    Place the brew group back. Then turn on the machine and prepare an espresso. 
    8.    After preparing the espresso, check if the funnel is still free from ground coffee. If not successful, repeat the unblocking procedure.
    Please do not pour or spill any water into the coffee bean container so that the coffee funnel does not get blocked. 
    Unblocking coffee funnel on Philips espresso machine

    Error Code 03: Brew group error

    Error 03 indicates that there is too much dirt on the brew group and it cannot work properly. To solve this, please clean the brew group as explained below: 

    1.    Switch off the machine and then wait until the machine is fully quiet (you don't hear any noise coming from it). This might take about 15 to 20 seconds
    2.    Open the service door and remove the brew group
    3.    Rinse the brew group thoroughly with lukewarm water. Then, let it air-dry before placing it back.
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    Error Code 04: Brew group not inserted correctly

    When your Philips Espresso Machine shows error code E04, this indicates that the brew group is not inserted correctly. To solve this, please open the service door of the machine and push the brew group into place. When the brew group is in place, you will hear a click.

    Error Code 05: Air is trapped in the water circuit

    To solve this and release the trapped air from the machine, follow these steps:

    1. Switch OFF the machine
    2. Empty the water tank and remove the AquaClean or any other water filter
    3. Fill the water tank with water and put it back 
    4. Switch the machine back ON. Once the machine has heated up, please select hot water and dispense 2-3 cups of hot water

    If you use an AquaClean water filter, follow these extra steps to make sure the filter is prepared and correctly installed for use:

    1. Shake the AquaClean water filter for 5 seconds
    2. Hold the filter upside down in a container/bowl with water until no more air bubbles come out
    3. Place the filter back into the water tank and fill the water tank with water
    4. Restart the machine and switch it off and back on
    5. Select hot water and dispense 2-3 cups of hot water
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    Error Code 14: Overheated machine

    When you see error code 14, this indicates that your Philips Espresso Machine is overheated. To solve this, switch the machine OFF and wait 30 minutes for it to cool down.

    Error Code 11 or 19: Machine needs to adjust to ambient temperature

    If you see error code 11 or 19, your espresso machine needs to adjust from transport/outdoor temperature to room temperature. This can happen mostly during wintertime when it is cold. 

    To solve this, switch OFF the machine for 30 minutes and then try again. 

    If the above does not solve the problem, then it could be that the plug on the back of your machine is not firmly attached. To solve this, please make sure that the plug is correctly inserted into the power outlet. 

    If you notice any other error codes than the ones mentioned above, please contact us.

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