Delonghi coffee maker troubleshooting

The possibility of any hitch of a coffee maker must be revealed as soon as possible. The system of automatic diagnostics installed in some models of coffee makers provides a great help. Such machines are fit with sensors, indicators and special devices, which serve for notification of owners. Our troubleshooting table with error codes for delonghi coffee makers below will help you to understand these notifications.

DeLonghi BC080 coffee maker troubleshooting

DeLonghi BC080 is a model of coffee maker designed to make a wide range of beverages, including espresso and cappuccino. Espresso is served in demitasse cups (2-2 1/2 oz.). The appliance is equipped with a safety stopper preventing the stopper itself from accidental opening.

PROBLEMSOLUTION
• Machine does not work and switch light does not come on•Switch to "ON" position
•Plug in
• Coffee does not come out•Check that the switch is set to "ON "
•Fill the water tank
•Grind coffee more coarsely
•Reduce the quantity of coffee in the filter
•If you have used your machine for a few months
• Coffee comes out too quickly•Use finer ground coffee
• Increase the quantity of coffee in the filter
• Coffee comes out too thick or too slowly•Use more coarsely-ground coffee
•Reduce the quantity of coffee in the filter
• Coffee comes out from the filter-holder edge•Insert the filter-holder correctly and pull to the right
•Clean the edge of the filter-holder
• Coffee in the cup is cold• Rinse filters, filter-holder and cups (or carafe) in hot water before making espresso coffee
• No steam is produced•Check that the switch is in the "ON" position
•Check that the steam knob has been turned correctly
•No water in the reservoir tank
• The milk does not foam•No milk in the milk container or no water in the reservoir tank.
•Wait until the "OK" pilot lamp lights.
•Check that the steam knob has been turned counter-clockwise
•Use fresh milk (not boiled)
•Check that the milk container and the rubber joint have been inserted correctly
•Clean the mixer and the rubber joint
• The cap will not unscrew• Check to make sure there is no pressure in the boiler by rotating the steam knob and turning the flow regulator to the LIGHT setting.

DeLonghi BCO320T, BCO330T, BAR 32 coffee maker troubleshooting

DeLonghi BCO320T and BCO330T coffee makers can be used to brew cappuccino, espresso, and drip coffee. The BAR 32 model of coffee machine is also fit for making espresso. The models are equipped with antichlorine filter support for cleaner water.

ProblemPossible causesSolution
No espresso coffee is deliveredNo water in the boilerFill the boiler with water
The holes in the filter holder are blockedClean the filter holder spout holes
The filter is clogged.Clean the filter and holes thoroughly using a pin
The espresso takes longer to brewThe coffee is ground too fine, or too much coffee in the filter, or pressed coffee.Use a different kind of coffee, put less coffee into the filter and do not press the coffee.
No milk froth is formed when making cappuccinoMilk not cold enoughAlways use skim milk at refrigerator temperature.
Cappuccino maker dirtyThoroughly clean the holes in the cappuccino frother
The drip coffee takes longer to brewThe drip coffee machine needs to be descaledDescale
The coffee has an acidic tasteInadequate rinsingRinse the appliance
Leaks on counterFilled too much waterBe sure to do not fill more than the 10 cups of water as specified
ON/OFF light does not stay onThe automatic shutoff time is set at 0.00See section "Length of warming time"

DeLonghi BAR6, BAR 140USA, Pump-driven, BCO60, BCO100 coffee maker troubleshooting

Italy-based small appliance manufacturer DeLonghi produces a wide range of coffee machines, including BAR6, BAR 140USA, Pump-driven, BCO60, and BCO100. Although DeLonghi products are considered rather reliable, they sometimes need repair. Refer to the table below for DIY troubleshooting advice.

PROBLEMSOLUTION
• Machine does not work and switch light does not come on•Switch to "ON" position
• Coffee does not come out•Check that the switch is set to "ON "
•Fill the water tank
•Grind coffee more coarsely
•Reduce the quantity of coffee in the filter
• Coffee comes out too quickly•Use finer ground coffee
•Increase the quantity of coffee in the filter
• Coffee comes out too thick or too slowly•Use more coarsely-ground coffee
•Reduce the quantity of coffee in the filter
• Coffee comes out from the filter-holder edge•Insert the filter-holder correctly and pull to the right
•Clean the edge of the filter-holder
• Coffee in the cup is cold• Rinse filters, filter-holder and cups (or carafe) in hot water before making espresso coffee
• The milk does not foam•Use low-fat fresh milk (not boiled)
•Check that steam comes out of the tube
•If your coffeemachine is supplied with a cappuccino nozzle, the perforations in the cappuccino nozzle could be obstructed.
• No steam is produced•Check that the switch is in the "ON" position
•Check that the steam knob (if supplied) has been turned correctly
•No water in the reservoir tank
•Check the flow regulator is set to cappuccino

DeLonghi BAR50, BAR42E coffee maker troubleshooting

Although there are quite a few differences between the BAR50 and BAR42E models of coffee makers, both of them are capable of making espresso. They can be used not only to brew coffee, but also to reheat beverages. Before you start fixing a coffee machine on your own, check out useful tips in the chart below.

PROBLEMCAUSESSOLUTION
Espresso coffee no longer comes out.•Lack of water in the tank.•Fill the water tank.
•The Holes in the filter holder spouts are plugged.•Clean the holes in the filter holder.
•The outlet of the espresso boiler is plugged.•Clean as indicated in the 'Cleaning the espresso boiler outlet" section.
•The tank is bodly inserted and the valve at its bottom is not open.•Press the tank lightly so as to open the valve at its bottom.
Espresso coffee drips from the edges of the filter holder, insteod of from its holes.•The filter holder is badly inserted.•Hook the filter holder on correctly and turn it all the way.
•The gasket of the espresso boiler has lost elasticity.•Have the espresso boiler gasket replaced at an authorized service center
•The Holes in the filter holder spouts are plugged.•Clean the Holes in the spouts.
The espresso coffee is cold.•The 'OK' pilot light was not on when the coffee delivery switch was pressed.•Wait until the ESPRESSO OK pilot light comes on.
•The preheating was not carried out.•Carry out the preheating as indicated in the "Preheating the coffee unit* section.
•The cups were not preheated.•Preheat the cups by rinsing them in hot water.
The pump is too noisy.• The water tank is empty.• Fill the tank.
• The tank is inserted incorrectly and the valve at its bottom is not open.• Press the tank lightly so as to open the valve at its bottom.
The espresso cremo is light-coloured (the coffee comes out quickly from the spout).•The ground coffee has not been pressed enough against tamper.•Press the ground coffee down more.
•The quantity of ground coffee is scarce.•Increase the quantity of coffee.
•The coffee is not ground finely enough.•Only use coffee specifically ground for espresso coffee machines.
The espresso cremo is dark (the coffee comes out slowly from the spout).•The ground coffee is too tightly pres sed against tamper.•Press the coffee less.
•The quantity of ground coffee is too much.•Decrease the quantity of ground coffee.
•The espresso boiler outlet is plugged.•Clean the outlet
•The coffee is too finely ground.•Only use coffee specifically ground for espresso coffee machines.
The coffee has an acidic taste.• The unit was not sufficiently rinsed after the decalcification procedure.• Rinse the unit
The milk does not form foam when making a cappuccino.•The milk is not cold enough.•Always use milk at refrigerator temperature.
•The cappuccino maker is dirty.•Carefully clean the pinholes in the cappuccino maker, in particular the hole marked by the letter B
The milk continues to come out from the milk tank even if the steam knob is closed.• The cappuccino maker is dirty.

DeLonghi BCO264B coffee maker troubleshooting

The range of beverages that can be brewed using DeLonghi BCO264B coffee maker includes not only drip coffee, but also espresso. It is possible to install a chlorine filter eliminating the taste of chlorine from the water. AccuFlavor selector is among the key features of this model.

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSESSOLUTION
The drip coffee takes longer to percolateThe drip coffee machine needs to be descaledPerform the descaling procedure
The drip or espresso has an ocidic flavor.Inadequate rinsing after descalingRinse the appliance
The espresso is coldThe espresso OK indicator light was not on when the coffee was run off.Wait until the espresso OK indicator light comes on
The appliance was not preheatedPreheat
The cups were not preheatedPreheat the cups by rinsing with hot water
No espresso is deliveredNo water in the tankFill the tank with water
The holes in the filter holder spouts are blockedClean the spout holes
The espresso drips from the edges of the filter holder rather than the holesThe filter holder is inserted incorrectlyAttach the filter holder correctly and rotate as far as it will go.
The espresso boiler gasket has lost elasticityHave the espresso boiler gasket replaced at a De'Longhi service centre
The filter holder spout holes are blockedClean the spout holes.
The pump is excessively noisyThe water tank is emptyRefill the tank
The espresso coffee froth is light coloured (the coffee is delivered from the spout too fast)The ground coffee is inadequately pressed.Press the ground coffee more firmly.
The quantity of ground coffee is inadequate.Increase the quantity of coffee
The ground coffee is too coarseUse only ground coffee for espresso coffee machines
The coffee froth is dark (the coffee is delivered by the spout too slowly)•The ground coffee is pressed down too firmly•Press the coffee down less firmly
•The quantity of coffee is excessive•Reduce the quantity of ground coffee
•The espresso boiler outlet is blocked•Clean
•The ground coffee is too fine•Use only ground coffee for espresso machines
No milk froth is formed when making cappuccino•Milk not cold enough•Cappuccino maker dirty
•Always use skim milk at refrigerator temperature.•Thoroughly clean the holes in the cappuccino maker

DeLonghi BCO255 coffee maker troubleshooting

DeLonghi BCO255 is a coffee maker capable of delivering a wide range of beverages, including filter coffee, cappuccino, and espresso. Each of the beverages requires a special brewing process and set of ingredients. The chart below was made for do-it-yourselfers who want to fix their coffee machine without someone’s help.

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSESSOLUTION
Coffee filtration takes longer.• The filter coffee machine must be descaled• Descale a
The coffee has an acid flavour• Inadequate rinsing after descaling• Rinse the appliance
The espresso coffee is cold.•The “OK” pilot light was not on when the coffee delivery switch was pressed.•Wait until the OK pilot light comes on.
•The preheating was not carried out.•Carry out the preheating as indicated in the "Preheating the coffee unit" section.
•The cups were not preheated.•Preheat the cups by rinsing them in hot water.
Espresso coffee no longer comes out•No water in the tank•Fill the water tank
•The holes in the filter holder are blocked•Clean the holes in the filter holder
•The outlet of the espresso boiler is blocked.•Clean as indicated in the "Cleaning the espresso boiler oudet" section
•The tank is badly inserted and the valve at the bottom is not open•Press the tank lightly so as to open the valve at the bottom
The espresso coffee drips from the edges of the filter holder instead of from its holes•The filter holder is not inserted correctly.•Attach the filter holder correctly by rotating firmly as far as it will go.
•The espresso boiler gasket has lost elasticity•Have the boiler espresso gasket replaced at a Service Centre
•The holes in the filter holder are blocked•Clean the holes in the filter holder
The pump is too noisy.•The water tank is empty.•Fill the water tank
•The tank is inserted wrongly and the valve at the bottom is not open.•Press the tank lightly to open the valve at the bottom.
The coffee crema is light coloured (the coffee comes out quickly from the spout).•The ground coffee has not been pressed enough.•Tamper the ground coffee down more.
•The quantity of ground coffee is scarce.•Increase the quantity of coffee.
•The coffee is not ground finely enough.•Only use coffee specifically ground for espresso coffee machines.
The coffee crema is dark (the coffee comes out slowly from the spout).•The ground coffee is too tightly pressed.•Press the coffee less.
•The quantity of ground coffee is too much.•Decrease the quantity of ground coffee.
•The espresso boiler outlet is blocked.•Clean the outlet
•The coffee is too finely ground.•Only use coffee specifically ground for espresso coffee machines.
The milk does not froth when making a cappuccino.•The milk is not cold enough.•Always use milk at refrigerator temperature.
•The cappuccino maker is dirty.•Carefully clean the pinholes in the milk frother

DeLonghi Fully Automatic Center Machine ESAM6700 coffee maker troubleshooting

The ESAM6700 coffee/espresso maker gives you a chance to select between five different coffee tastes, from extra-mild to extra-strong. It is also capable of making latte macchiato. The quantity of coffee in the cup may range from 180 to 250 ml depending on your personal preferences.

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSEREMEDY
The coffee is not hot• The cups have not been preheated.Warm the cups by rinsing them with hot water.
• The brew group has cooled down because 2-3 minutes have elapsed since the last coffee was made.Before making coffee
The coffee is not creamy enough• The coffee is ground too coarsely.Turn the grinding adjustment knob one click counterclockwise towards “1" while the coffee mill is in operation. Continue one click at a time until coffee delivery is satisfactory.The effect is only visible after delivering two coffees.
• Wrong type of coffee.Use a type of coffee for espresso coffee makers.
The coffee is delivered too slowly or a drop at a time.• The coffee is ground too finely.Turn the grinding adjustment knob one click clockwise towards “7" while the coffee mill is in operation. Continue one click at a time until coffee delivery is satisfactory. The effect is only visible after delivering two coffees.
The coffee is delivered too quickly.• The coffee is ground too coarsely.• Avoid turning the grinding coarseness regulator excessively otherwise when you select two cups, the coffee may be delivered a drop at a time.The effect is only visible after delivering two coffees.
Coffee does not come out of one of the spouts.• The spouts are blocked.Clean the spouts with a toothpick.
The coffee does not come out of the spouts, but from around the service door (A19).• The holes in the spouts are clogged with dry coffee dust.Clean the spouts with a toothpick, sponge or hard bristled kitchen brush.
The coffee guide (A21) inside the service door is blocked and cannot swing.Thoroughly clean the coffee guide (A21), particularly near the hinges.
The milk contains bubbles or squirts out of the milk spout• The milk is not cold enough or is not semi-skimmed.You should ideally use skimmed or semi skimmed milk at refrigerator temperature (about 41°F). If the result is still disappointing, try another brand of milk.
• The milk frother selector is incorrectly adjusted.Adjust following the instructions in the section on preparing drinks with milk.
• The milk container lid is dirty.Clean the milk container lid
The appliance does not come on.• It is not plugged into the power outlet.Plug into the power outlet.
The LONG coffee has too much froth.• The coffee is ground too fine.Turn the grinding adjustment knob one click clockwise towards “7” while the coffee mill is in operation. Continue one click at a time until coffee delivery is satisfactory. The effect is only visible after delivering two coffees.

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