Nespresso Troubleshooting Essenza Mini

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Essenza Mini

First use or after a long period of non-use

First use or after a long period of non-use

  1. Rinse the water tank before filling with potable water. Place a container
  2. To turn the machine ON, press either the Espresso or Lungo button. Blinking Lights: heating up (25 seconds). Steady Lights: ready
  3. Press the Lungo button to rinse the machine. Repeat 3 times.
  4. To turn the machine off before automatic Auto Off mode, press both the Espresso and Lungo buttons simultaneously.
Energy saving mode

Energy saving mode

  1. This machine is equipped with an energy saving feature. To change this setting: With machine being turned off, press and hold the Espresso button for 5 seconds. The Espresso button will blink to indicate the current setting.
  2. The machine will automatically enter Auto Off mode after 9 minutes. To change this setting press the Espresso button: One time for Auto Off mode after 30 minutes. One more time for Auto Off mode after 9 minutes.
  3. To exit the energy saving mode press the Lungo button for 5 seconds.
Coffee Preparation

Coffee Preparation

  1. To turn the machine ON, press either the Espresso or Lungo button. Blinking Lights: heating up (25 seconds). Steady Lights: ready
  2. Lift the lever completely and insert the capsule.
  3. Close the lever and place a cup under the coffee outlet.
  4. Press the Espresso (40 ml) or the Lungo (110 ml) button to start. Preparation will stop automatically. To stop the coffee flow or top up your coffee, press again.
  5. Remove the cup. Lift and close the lever to eject the capsule into the used capsule container.
Programming the water volume

Programming the water volume

  1. Turn the machine on and wait for it to be in ready mode(steady lights). Fill the water tank with fresh potable water and insert the capsule.
  2. Place a cup under the coffee outlet. Press and hold the Espresso or Lungo button. Release button once the desired volume is served. LED will blink fast 3 times to confirm new setting. Water volume level is now stored.
Emptying the system before a period of non-use, or before a repair

Emptying the system before a period of non-use, or before a repair

  1. To enter the emptying mode, press both the Espresso and Lungo buttons to turn the machine off.
  2. Remove the water tank and open the lever. Place a container under the coffee outlet.
  3. Press both the Espresso and Lungo buttons for 5 seconds. Both LEDs blink alternatively.
  4. Emptying process begins. Machine switches off automatically when procedure is finished.
  5. Close the lever. Empty and clean the used capsule container, the drip tray and the drip base.
Reset to factory settings

Reset to factory settings

  1. Factory settings: Espresso cup: 40 ml, Lungo cup: 110 ml; Auto Off mode: 9 mins. With machine turned off, press and hold down the Lungo button for 5 seconds.
  2. LEDS will blink fast 3 times to confirm machine has been reset to factory settings.
  3. LEDs will then continue to blink normally, as heating up, until ready. Steady Lights: ready
Descaling

Descaling

  1. Duration approximately 15 minutes. Lift and close the lever to eject the capsule into the used capsule container.
  2. Empty the drip tray, drip base and used capsule container.
  3. Pour 1 Nespresso descaling liquid sachet into the water tank. Fill the water tank up to the 0.6 L line with potable water.
  4. Place a container (min.volume 1 L) under the coffee outlet.
  5. To enter the descaling mode, while the machine is turned on, press both the Espresso and Lungo buttons for 5 seconds.
  6. Both LEDs blink.
  7. Press the Lungo button and wait until the water tank is empty.
  8. Refill the water tank with the used descaling solution collected in the container and repeat steps 4 and 7.
  9. Empty and rinse the water tank. Fill with fresh potable water.
  10. When ready, repeat steps 4 and 7 to now rinse the machine. Repeat twice.
  11. To exit the descaling mode, press both the Epresso and Lungo buttons for 5 seconds.
  12. Empty the drip base.
Cleaning

Cleaning

  1. Empty the drip tray, the drip base and the capsule container every day. Also remove the water tank with its lid and clean them all with odorless detergent and rinse with warm / hot water.
  2. Dry with a fresh and clean towel, cloth or paper and reassemble all parts. Clean the coffee outlet and inside the machine regularly with a damp cloth.
No light indicator.
  • Check the mains, plug, voltage, and fuse. In case of problems, call Nespresso.
No coffee, no water.
  • First use: fill water tank with warm water (max. 55° C) and run through machine.
  • Water tank is empty. Fill water tank.
  • Descale if necessary; see Descaling section.
Coffee comes out very slowly.
  • Flow speed depends on the coffee variety.
  • Descale if necessary; see Descaling section.
Coffee is not hot enough.
  • Preheat cup.
  • Descale if necessary.
Capsule area is leaking (water in capsule container).
  • Position capsule correctly. If leakages occur, call Nespresso.
Irregular blinking.
  • Call Nespresso.
No coffee, just water runs out (despite inserted capsule).
  • In case of problems, call Nespresso.

Specifications

Weight2.3 Kilogram
Removable water tank0.6 litre
Dimension (WxDxH)8.4 X 33 X 20.4 cm
Pressure19 bar
Automatic power offafter 9 mins
Used capsules container capacity 5-6
Warranty2 year