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How do I descale my Senseo Viva Cafe?

When the CALC light on your Senseo Viva suddenly begins to flash, it is time to descale the machine. A complete descaling process consists of 2 treatments with descaler and 2 rinses with clean water. In total you are working on this for about 20 to 30 minutes. In this article I explain how you do this step by step.

Requirements

Descale Senseo Viva Cafe
  • Sachet Senseo descaler or 50 grams citric acid
  • Sump with a capacity of at least 1 liter
  • Measuring cup
  • Used coffee pad

Descaling

  1. Switch on your machine by pressing the on / off button.

  2. Place the 1-cup pod holder in the machine and place a used coffee pad here.

  3. Mix 1 liter of water in a measuring cup with a sieve of Senseo descaler or 50 grams of citric acid.

  4. Stir until the powder is completely dissolved in the water.

  5. Pour the mixture into the water reservoir and place it back on the machine.

  6. Place the receptacle of at least 1 liter under the outlet.

  7. Briefly press the 1-cup and 2-cup button at the same time to start descaling.

  8. The machine now begins with descaling. The mixture is taken out of the water reservoir and comes out of the machine at intervals. The device will pause a number of times. The descaler gets the time to work on these moments.

  9. When the machine has finished descaling, empty the collection bin.

  10. Remove the 1-cup pod holder and place the 2-cup pod holder. Place a used coffee pad here again.

  11. Repeat steps 3 to 9 to perform the second descaling cycle.

  12. Remove the used coffee pad.

Flush

  1. Rinse the water tank and fill it to the MAX indication with tap water.

  2. Put the reservoir back on the machine.

  3. Place the receptacle of at least 1 liter under the outlet.

  4. Press briefly and at the same time the 1-cup and 2-cup button to start the rinsing.

  5. As with descaling, the water is taken out of the water reservoir and comes out of the machine at intervals.

  6. When the machine has finished flushing you empty the collection bin.

  7. Remove the 1-cup pod holder and place the 2-cup pod holder.

  8. Repeat steps 13 to 18 to perform the second rinse.

  9. When the machine has finished this last rinse, the descaling is finished.

  10. The machine now switches itself off automatically.

Thamara
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Thamara Coffee Machine Expert.

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