Descaling your brewer

Descaling your machine will keep it in top condition so that it can continue to make your favourite, high quality beverages. TASSIMO tells you when the machine needs a descale by the red descale light. The machine features an automatic descale cycle.

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Read below to find out more about descaling your machine.

  • descaling step 1

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    Remove the water tank from the TASSIMO machine and prepare 500ml of descaling solution according to the manufacturer's instructions. To find out more about descaling solution click here.
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    Take out the Service T DISC from the back of the machine.
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    Replace the water tank containing the descale solution onto the machine.
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    Insert the Service T DISC in the brewing unit with the barcode face down and close the clamp down firmly.
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    Place a suitable container (min. 500ml) under the drink outlet.
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    Press and hold the Start/Stop button for at least 5 seconds to start the descaling program.
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    The descaling program starts and dispenses hot water into the container. The process takes around 20 minutes.
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    The orange Standby light comes on after 20 minutes to indicate that the first stage of the process is complete.
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    Empty the container of used descale solution and place back under the drink outlet of the machine.
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    Rinse the water tank thoroughly and fill up to the MAX mark with cool, fresh water.
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    Replace the water tank onto the machine.
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    Open and close the brewing unit keeping the Service T DISC in place on the T DISC holder.
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    Ensure the container is placed under the drink outlet of the machine.
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    Press the Start/Stop button to flush the descale solution from the system.
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    The process starts and dispenses hot water into the container.
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    Empty the container and repeat another 4 times.
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    Now open the brewing unit and remove the Service T DISC. Wipe down the brewing unit and barcode scanner with a soft, damp cloth.
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    Remove the water tank and return the Service T DISC to the storage compartment at the back of the machine.
  • descaling step 19

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    Replace the water filter if removed earlier and fill the water tank with cool fresh water up to the MAX mark and replace onto the machine.
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    Your TASSIMO has now been descaled and is ready for use again.