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Contents DESCALE �����������������������������������������16

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ��������������������� 7 SETTING WATER HARDNESS ������������������17 W


SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS  ��������������������������� 7 Measuring water hardness ������������������������������� 17
Set water hardness ������������������������������������������ 17 d
short cord instructions ����������������� 7 •
WATER SOFTENER FILTER ���������������������17 •
INTRODUCTION ���������������������������������� 8 Installing the filter �������������������������������������������� 17
Letters in brackets ��������������������������������������������� 8 Replacing the filter ������������������������������������������� 18
Troubleshooting and repairs ������������������������������ 8 Removing the filter ������������������������������������������ 18

Description of the appliance  ������������������������������ 8 •
Description of the control panel ������������������������� 8 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION �������������������18
Description of the accessories ��������������������������� 9
EXPLANATION OF LIGHTS ���������������������19 •
Description of lights ������������������������������������������� 9

Preliminary checks ������������������������� 9 TROUBLESHOOTING ����������������������������21 •


Checking the appliance �������������������������������������� 9 limited warranty............................ 22 •
Connecting the appliance ����������������������������������� 9
Using the appliance for the first time ����������������� 9

TURNING THE APPLIANCE ON ����������������10 •

TURNING THE APPLIANCE OFF  ��������������10 •


MENU SETTINGS ��������������������������������10 •
Descale ������������������������������������������������������������ 10
Auto-off ������������������������������������������������������������ 11 •
Setting the temperature ����������������������������������� 11
Energy Saving �������������������������������������������������� 11 •
Setting water hardness ������������������������������������ 11
Install filter ������������������������������������������������������� 11

Replacing the filter ������������������������������������������� 11
Default values (reset) ��������������������������������������� 11
Statistics function �������������������������������������������� 11
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MAKING COFFEE ��������������������������������12 u
Selecting the coffee taste ��������������������������������� 12
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Selecting the quantity of coffee in the cup  ������ 12
Customising the “my coffee” quantity  ������������� 12
Adjusting the coffee mill ���������������������������������� 12
Tips for a hotter coffee ������������������������������������� 13
Making coffee using coffee beans �������������������� 13
Making coffee using pre-ground coffee ����������� 13

MAKING CAPUCCINO  ��������������������������13


Cleaning the cappuccino maker after use. �������� 14
HEATING WATER ��������������������������������14
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CLEANING ����������������������������������������14
Cleaning the coffee maker �������������������������������� 14 -
Cleaning the coffee grounds container ������������� 15
Cleaning the drip tray and condensate tray ������ 15
Cleaning the inside of the coffee maker ����������� 15
Cleaning the water tank ������������������������������������ 15 -
Cleaning the coffee spouts ������������������������������� 15
Cleaning the pre-ground coffee funnel ������������� 15
Cleaning the infuser ����������������������������������������� 15

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I M P O R T A NT S A F E G U A R D S
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, inclu-
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7 ding the following.
• Read all instructions carefully.
7 • Make sure the voltage of your electrical system corresponds to the voltage shown on the
7 bottom of the machine.
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• Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
• To protect against fire, electrical shock and personal injury, do not immerse cord, plug or
8 appliance in water or other liquid.
9 • Keep the appliance out of the reach of children and do not leave appliance unattended
while in operation.
1 • Unplug from the outlet when not in use and before cleaning.
• Do not operate with a damaged cord or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions, or has
been damaged in any manner. Return the appliance to the nearest authorized service
facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
• The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the manufacturer may result in
fire, electrical shock, or personal injury.
• Do not use outdoors.
• Make sure the power cord does not hang over the edge of the table or counter-top to avoid
getting accidentally caught or entangled.
• Do not place the appliance or its electrical parts on or near electric stoves, cooking surfa-
ces, or gas burners.
• Plug cord into the wall outlet. To disconnect, first turn machine “off”, then remove plug
from wall outlet.
• Do not use the appliance for other than the intended use. This appliance is to be utilized
for domestic use only. The manufacturer declines all responsibility for any damage caused
by improper, incorrect, or irresponsible use.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not remove the cover or the exterior of the
unit. Don’t attempt to repair or modify the machine, doing so will void the warranty. Repair should
be done by authorized service personnel only!

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS


THIS APPLIANCE IS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY

short cord instructions


A short power cord is provided to reduce risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping
over a longer cord.
- Longer, detachable power supply cords or extension cords are available and may be used if care is
exercised in their use.
- If an extension cord is used, the marked electrical rating should be at least as great as the electrical
rating of the appliance. If the appliance is provided with 3- wire, grounding type cord, the extension
should be a GROUNDING TYPE 3 - WIRE CORD. The longer cord should be arranged so that it will
not drape over the counter-top or table top where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over.
- Your product is equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a plug having one blade
wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature.
If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still
fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose
of the polarized plug.
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INTRODUCTION DESCRIPTION
Thank you for choosing the ECAM 23.210 auto- Description of the appliance
matic coffee and cappuccino maker. (page 3 - A )
We hope you enjoy using your new appliance. A1. Control panel
Take a few minutes to read these instructions. A2. Grinding adjustment knob
This will avoid all risks and damage to the ma- A3. Cup shelf
chine. A4. Beans container lid
A5. Pre-ground coffee funnel lid
Symbols used in these instructions A6. Pre-ground coffee funnel
Important warnings are identified by these A7. Beans container
symbols. These warnings must absolutely be A8. Main switch
respected. A9. Water tank
A10. Infuser door
A11. Infuser
Danger! A12. Coffee spout (adjustable height)
Failure to observe the warning could result in A13. Coffee grounds container
possibly life threatening injury from electric A14. Condensate tray
shock. A15. Cup tray
A16. Drip tray water level indicator
Important! A17. Drip tray
Failure to observe the warning could result in in- A18. Cappuccino maker
jury or damage to the appliance. A19. Steam/hot water knob
Danger of burns!
Failure to observe the warning could result in Description of the control panel
scalds or burns. (page 2 - B )
A number of buttons on the panel have a double
Please note: function. This is indicated in brackets in the de-
This symbol identifies important advice or infor- scription.
mation for the user. B1. Lights
B2. : button: turns the appliance on and off.
Letters in brackets
B3. P button to access the menu
The letters in brackets refer to the legend in the
B4. button: to perform a rinse cycle.
Description of the Appliance on page 3.
(When in the settings MENU, it acts as the
Troubleshooting and repairs “ESC” button to exit from the selected fun-
In the event of problems, first try and resol- ction and go back to the main menu).
B5. Selection knob: turn to select the required
ve them following the information given in the
quantity of coffee. (When in the settings
section “Explanation of lights” on page 19 and
MENU, turn to select the required function).
“Troubleshooting” on page 21.
B6. aroma selection button: to select the
If this does not resolve the problem or you re-
coffee taste
quire further information, you should consult
B7. button: to make 1 cup of coffee with the
Customer Services by calling the number given settings displayed
on the annexed “Customer Service” sheet. B8. button: to make 2 cups of coffee with
If your country is not among those listed on the the settings displayed
sheet, call the number given in the guarantee. B9. button: to deliver steam to make hot
If repairs are required, contact De’Longhi Custo- drinks with milk.
mer Services only. (When you access the MENU: “OK” button to
The addresses are given in the guarantee certifi- confirm the selection made)
cate provided with the appliance.

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Description of the accessories Preliminary checks
(page 2 - C )
Checking the appliance
C1. Measure
After removing the packaging, make sure the
C2. Cleaning brush
product is complete and undamaged and that all
C3. Descaler bottle
accessories are present.
C4. Water softener filter (certain models only)
Do not use the appliance if it is visibly damaged.
Description of lights Contact De’Longhi Customer Services.
Light flashing: the machine is heating up
or a rinse cycle is underway. Installing the appliance

The appliance is delivering two cups of Important!


coffee. When installing the appliance, respect the fol-
lowing safety warnings:
E “Energy Saving” mode is active.
• The appliance gives off heat.
E Light on steadily: the “steam” function After positioning the appliance on the
E has been selected; worktop, leave a space of at least 3 cm
between the surfaces of the appliance and
Light flashing: you must turn the steam
knob. the side and rear walls and at least 15 cm
above the coffee maker.
E An alarm is displayed on the control
panel (see the section: “Explanation of
• Water penetrating the coffee maker could
cause damage.
lights”). Do not place the appliance near taps or sin-
E Light flashing: the water softener filter ks.
E must be replaced. • The appliance could be damaged if the water
it contains freezes.
Light on steadily: the grounds container Do not install the appliance in a room where
e is missing and must be inserted in the the temperature could drop below freezing
- appliance; point.
Light flashing: the grounds container is • Arrange the power cable in such a way that it
full and must be emptied. cannot be damaged by sharp edges or con-
tact with hot surfaces (e.g. electric hot pla-
Light on steadily: the water tank is mis- tes).
sing;
Light flashing: there is not enough water Connecting the appliance
- in the tank.
Important!
Light flashing: the appliance must be de- Check that the mains power supply voltage cor-
scaled (see the section “Descaling”). responds to the value indicated on the rating pla-
s
Indicates the button to press to exit the te on the bottom of the appliance.
programming menu or selected fun- If the power socket does not match the plug on
ction. the appliance, have the socket replaced with a
e suitable type by a qualified professional.
Indicates the button to press to confirm
the function selected in the program- Using the appliance for the first time
h
ming menu.
Please note!
• Coffee has been used to factory test the ap-
pliance and it is therefore completely normal
o
for there to be traces of coffee in the mill.
The machine is, however, guaranteed to be
new.
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• You should customise water hardness as Danger of burns!
soon as possible following the instructions During rinsing, a little hot water comes out of
in the section “Setting water hardness” on the coffee spouts and is collected in the drip tray
page 17. underneath.
Avoid contact with splashes of water.
Follow the instructions: • To turn the appliance on, press the
1. Remove the water tank, fill to the MAX line button (fig. 7). The light flashes while
with fresh water (fig. 1A) then put back in the the appliance is heating up and performing
appliance (fig. 1B). an automatic rinse cycle. By circulating hot
2. Place a container with a minimum capacity water, the appliance heats both the boiler and
of 100 ml under the cappuccino maker (fig. the internal circuits.
2). The appliance is at temperature when the
3. Plug the appliance into the mains socket and light goes off and the lights corresponding to the
place the main switch on the back of the ap- selected coffee taste and quantity come on.
pliance in the I position (fig. 3).
4. The light flashes on the control panel TURNING THE APPLIANCE OFF
(fig. 4). Each time the appliance is turned off, it performs
5. Turn the steam knob to the “I” position (fig. an automatic rinse cycle which cannot be inter-
5) and press the button to confirm (fig. rupted.
6). The appliance delivers water from the
cappuccino maker then goes off. Danger of burns!
6. Turn the steam knob to the “0” position. During rinsing, a little hot water flows from the
The coffee maker is now ready for normal use. coffee spouts. Avoid contact with splashes of
water.
Please note!
• When using the appliance for the first time,
To turn the appliance off, press the button
you need to make 4-5 cups of coffee or 4-5
(fig. 7). The appliance performs a rinse cycle,
cappuccinos before the appliance starts to
then goes off.
give satisfactory results.
• To enjoy your coffee even more and improve Please note!
the performance of your appliance, we re- If the appliance is not used for an extended period,
commend installing a water softener filter as place the main switch in the 0 position (fig. 3).
described in the section “WATER SOFTENER
FILTER”. Important!
If your model is not provided with a filter, you To avoid damaging the appliance, never place the
can request one from De’Longhi Customer main switch (fig. 3) in the 0 position while the
Services. appliance is on.

TURNING THE APPLIANCE ON MENU SETTINGS


When you access the programming menu by pressing
Please note! the P button, the following menu settings are available:
Before turning the appliance on, make sure the Descale, Auto-off, Set temperature, Energy Saving, Wa-
main switch on the back of the appliance is in the ter hardness, Install filter, Replace filter, Default values,
I position (fig. 3). Statistics.
Each time the appliance is turned on, it performs
an automatic preheat and rinse cycle which can- Descale
not be interrupted. For instructions on descaling, see page 16.
The appliance is ready for use only after comple-
tion of this cycle.

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Auto-off 3. Press the button. The OK light flashes.
f 4. Press the button to activate, or to
Please note
deactivate, the energy saving mode;
The appliance is set to turn off automatically if
not used for 2 hours. 5. Press the button to exit the menu.
The time can be changed so that the appliance When the function is active, the E light remains
switches off after 15 or 30 minutes, or after 1, on.
e
2 or 3 hours.
g Please note!
1. Press the P button to enter the menu;
t A few seconds may elapse between energy sa-
2. Turn the selection knob (fig. 8) until the
d ving mode and delivery of the first coffee as the
light comes on;
appliance must heat up again.
3. Press the button to select the function;
4. Turn the selection knob until the lights corre- Setting water hardness
e
sponding to the number of hours before the For instructions on setting water hardness, see
appliance goes off automatically come on: page 17.
15 minutes
30 minutes Install filter
s
1 hour For instructions on how to install the filter, see
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2 hours the section “Installing the filter” on page 11.
3 hours
5. Press the button to confirm; Replacing the filter
6. Press the button to exit the menu. For instructions on how to replace the filter, see
Auto-off is programmed. the section “Water softener filter” on page 17.

Setting the temperature Default values (reset)


To modify the temperature (low, medium, high) This resets all menu settings and programmed
n quantities back to the default values.
of the water used to make the coffee, proceed
, 1. Press the P button to enter the menu;
as follows:
1. Press the P button to enter the menu; 2. Turn the selection knob until the
2. Turn the selection knob until the light lights come on;
comes on; 3. Press the button. The OK light flashes;
, 5. Press the button to confirm and exit.
. 3. Press the button;
4. Turn the selection knob until the lights corre-
Statistics function
sponding to the required temperature come
This displays statistics relating to the machine.
on:
To display, proceed as follows:
LOW
1. Press the P button to enter the menu;
MEDIUM
2. Turn the selection knob until the light
HIGH
comes on;
5. Press the button to confirm;
3. Press the button;
: 6. Press the button to exit the menu. 4. When the selection knob is turned and the
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corresponding light flashes, the following
Energy Saving
information is displayed:
Use this function to enable or disable energy
saving mode. When activated, it reduces energy - how many coffees have been made;
consumption while the machine is on in com- - how many times the machine has been
pliance with current European regulations. descaled;
1. Press the P button to enter the menu; - the total number of litres of water deli-
2. Turn the selection knob until the light E co- vered;
mes on. - how many times the water softener filter
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has been replaced. 20-180ml 40ml 60ml 90ml 120ml
5. The quantities are indicated by the flashing
beans as follows:
TENS OF MY COFFEE
THOUSANDS THOUSANDS HUNDREDS TENS UNITS

Customising the “my coffee” quantity


The appliance is set by default to automatically
deliver 30 ml of “my coffee”.
To modify the quantity, proceed as follows:
Example: you want to know how many cof-
1. Place a cup under the coffee spouts (fig.
fees have been made. Enter the menu and
10).
select the light. 2. Turn the selection knob (fig. 8) until the
Count the flashes of the beans - 137 coffees light comes on.
have been made. 3. Press the 1 cup button (fig. 11) until the
6. Press the button twice to exit the menu. light starts flashing and the appliance
starts delivering coffee, then release the button.
x1 x3 x7
4. As soon as the coffee in the cup reaches the
required level, press the 1 cup button
(fig. 11) again.
The quantity of coffee in the cup has now been
programmed.

Adjusting the coffee mill


The coffee mill is preset in the factory to make
coffee correctly and should not require adjusting
MAKING COFFEE
initially. However, if after making the first few
Selecting the coffee taste coffees you find that the coffee is too thin and
The appliance is set by default to make coffee not creamy enough or that delivery is too slow
with a standard taste. (a drop at a time), this can be corrected by adju-
You can also choose one of these tastes: sting the grinding adjustment knob (fig. 12).

Please note!
The grinding adjustment knob must only be tur-
ned when the coffee mill is in operation.
Extra Mild Standard Strong Extra If the coffee is delivered too slowly or not at all,
mild strong
turn one click clockwise towards “7”.
For fuller bodied creamier coffee, turn one click
To change the taste, press the button
anticlockwise towards “1”
(fig. 9) repeatedly until the required taste appe-
(do not turn more than one
ars.
click at a time otherwise the
Selecting the quantity of coffee in the cup coffee could be delivered a
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The appliance is set by default to make a stan- drop at a time).


dard quantity of coffee. These adjustments will only
To select the quantity of coffee, turn the selection be evident after at least 2
knob (fig. 8) until the light corresponding to the cups of coffee have been
required quantity of coffee comes on: delivered.
If this adjustment does not obtain the desired
result, turn the knob another click.
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Tips for a hotter coffee Important!
For a hotter coffee, before delivery you are re- • If the coffee is delivered a drop at a time, too
commended to: thin and not creamy enough or too cold, read
• rinse the appliance through by pressing the the tips in the “Troubleshooting” section on
button. Hot water flows out of the coffee page 21.
spouts and heats the internal circuit of the • Lights may be displayed on the control pa-
machine so that the coffee delivered will be nel during use. Their meaning is given in the
hotter. section “Explanation of the lights” on page
• warm the cups with hot water (using the hot 19.
water function);
• select the “high” coffee temperature in the Making coffee using pre-ground coffee
.
menu.
Important!
Making coffee using coffee beans • Never add pre-ground
coffee when the machine
Important! is off or it could spread
e Do not use caramelised or candied coffee beans through the inside of the
as they could stick to the coffee mill and make it machine and dirty it. This
unusable. could damage the ap-
1. Fill the container with coffee beans (fig. 13). pliance.
2. Place under the coffee spouts: • Never use more than 1 level measure or it
n could dirty the inside of the coffee maker or
- 1 cup if you want one coffee (fig. 10); block the funnel.
- 2 cups if you want 2 coffees.
3. Lower the spouts as near as possible to the Please note:
cup. This makes a creamier coffee (fig. 14). If you use pre-ground coffee, you can only make
g 4. Press the button corresponding to the num- one cup of coffee at a time.
w ber of coffees required (1 cup or 2 1. Press the button repeatedly (fig. 9)
d cups , figs. 11 and 15). until the symbol appears.
w 5. Preparation begins and the lights correspon- 2. Put one level measure of pre-ground coffee
- ding to the taste and quantity of coffee selec- into the funnel (fig. 16).
ted are displayed. 3. Place a cup under the coffee spouts.
Once the coffee has been made, the appliance 4. Press the 1 cup coffee button (fig. 11).
prepares for use again. 5. Preparation begins.
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Please note:
MAKING CAPUCCINO
• While the coffee maker is making coffee, de-
livery can be interrupted at any moment by Important! Danger of burns
pressing one of the two coffee buttons ( During preparation, steam is given off. Take care
k or ). to avoid scalds.
• At the end of delivery, to increase the quan- 1. When making cappuccino, prepare the cof-
tity of coffee in the cup, just press (within 3 fee in a large cup;
e seconds) one of the coffee buttons ( or 2. Fill a container with about 100 grams of milk
). for each cappuccino to be made. In choosing
the size of the container, bear in mind that
y the milk doubles or triples in volume.
2 Please note:
For hotter coffee, see the section “Tips for a hot- Please note!
ter coffee”. For a richer denser froth, use skimmed or
partially skimmed milk at refrigerator tempe-

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rature (about 5°C) . to cool down. Turn the cappuccino maker
To avoid milk with poor froth or large bub- outwards and remove it by pulling it down-
bles, always clean the cappuccino maker as wards (fig. 19).
described in the section “Cleaning the cap- 3. Remove the nozzle downwards (fig. 20).
puccino maker after use”. 4. Make sure the two holes shown by the arrow
3. Press the button. The light flashes. in fig. 21 are not blocked.
4. After a few seconds, the light flashes If necessary, clean with a pin.
telling you to turn the steam knob. 5. Wash all parts of the cappuccino maker tho-
Immerse the cappuccino maker in the milk roughly with a sponge and warm water.
container (fig. 17). Take care not to immer- 6. Replace the nozzle and put the cappuccino
se the raised line on the cappuccino maker maker back on the nozzle (fig. 22), turning it
(shown by the arrow in fig. 18). and pushing it upwards until it is attached.
5. Turn the steam knob to the I position (fig.
4) . Steam is delivered from the cappuccino HEATING WATER
maker, giving the milk a creamy frothy appe-
arance and making it more voluminous. Important! Danger of burns.
6. To obtain a creamier froth, rotate the contai- Never leave the machine unsupervised while de-
ner with slow upward movements. livering hot water. Stop delivery of hot water as
You should not deliver steam for more than 3 described below when the cup is full.
minutes at a time. The cappuccino maker becomes hot while water
7. To obtain a creamier froth, rotate the contai- is being delivered and must be held by the han-
ner with slow upward movements. dle only. The hot water spout becomes hot while
You should not deliver steam for more than 3 water is being delivered and must be handled by
minutes at a time. the handle only.
1. Place a container under the cappuccino ma-
Important! Danger of burns ker as close as possible to avoid splashes.
Stop steam delivery before removing the 2. Turn the steam knob to the I position. Delive-
container with the frothed milk to avoid ry begins.
burns caused by splashes of boiling milk. 3. Stop by turning the steam knob to the 0 po-
8. Add the milk froth to the coffee prepared pre- sition.
viously.
The cappuccino is ready. Sweeten to taste Please note!
and, if desired, sprinkle the froth with a little If “Energy Saving” mode is active, you may have
cocoa powder. to wait a few seconds before the hot water is de-
livered.
Cleaning the cappuccino maker after use.
Clean the cappuccino maker each time you use it CLEANING
to avoid the build-up of milk residues or blocka-
ges. Cleaning the coffee maker
The following parts of the machine must be cle-
Important! Danger of burns aned regularly:
When cleaning the cappuccino maker, a little hot - coffee grounds container (A13),
water comes out. - drip tray (A17) and condensate tray (A14),
Avoid contact with splashes of water. - water tank (A9),
- coffee spouts (A12),
1. Discharge a little water for a few seconds by - pre-ground coffee funnel (A6),
rotating the steam knob to the I position. - inside of the machine, accessible after ope-
Then turn the steam knob to the 0 position to ning the infuser door (A10),
stop the flow of hot water. - infuser (A11).
2. Wait a few minute for the cappuccino maker
Important!
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r • Do not use solvents, abrasive detergents or 1. Remove the drip tray and the grounds con-
- alcohol to clean the coffee maker. tainer (fig. 23);
With De’Longhi superautomatic coffee ma- 2. Empty the drip tray and grounds container
kers, you need not use chemical products to and wash them;
w clean the machine. 3. Check the condensate tray and empty if ne-
The descaler recommended by De’Longhi is cessary.
made from natural and completely biodegra- 4. Replace the drip tray and grounds container.
- dable substances.
• None of the components can be washed in a Cleaning the inside of the coffee maker
dishwasher.
Danger of electric shock!
• Do not use metal objects to remove encru-
Before cleaning internal parts, the machine must
stations or coffee deposits as they could
be turned off (see “Turning off”) and unplugged
scratch metal or plastic surfaces.
from the mains power supply.
Cleaning the coffee grounds container Never immerse the coffee maker in water.
When the light flashes, the coffee grounds
- container must be emptied and cleaned. 1. Check regularly (about once a week) that the
Unless you clean the grounds container, the light inside of the appliance (accessible after re-
will continue to flash and the appliance cannot be moving the drip tray) is not dirty.
used to make coffee. If necessary, remove coffee deposits with the
- To clean (with the machine on): brush and a sponge.
e • Remove the drip tray (fig. 23), empty and 2. Remove the residues with a vacuum cleaner
y clean. (fig. 25).
• Empty the grounds container and clean tho-
Cleaning the water tank
- roughly to remove all residues left on the
1. Clean the water tank (A9) regularly (about
bottom.
once a month and whenever you replace the
- • Check the condensate tray (red) and empty if
water softener filter (if provided) with a damp
necessary.
cloth and a little mild washing up liquid.
-
Important! 2. Remove the filter (if present) and rinse with
When removing the drip tray, the grounds con- running water.
tainer must be emptied, even if it contains few 3. Replace the filter (if provided), fill the tank
grounds. with fresh water and replace the tank.
-
Cleaning the coffee spouts
If this is not done, when you make the next cof-
1. Clean the coffee spouts with a sponge or
fees, the grounds container may fill up more than
cloth (fig. 26A).
expected and clog the machine.
2. Check the holes in the coffee spout are not
Cleaning the drip tray and condensate tray blocked.
- If necessary, remove coffee deposits with a
Important! toothpick (fig. 26B).
If the drip tray is not emptied regularly, the water
could overflow from the edge and seep inside or Cleaning the pre-ground coffee funnel
around the coffee maker. Check regularly (about once a month ) that the
This could damage the machine, the surface it pre-ground coffee funnel is not blocked.
rests on or the surrounding area. If necessary, remove coffee deposits with the
The drip tray is fitted with a level indicator (red) brush supplied.
-
showing the level of water it contains (fig. 24).
Cleaning the infuser
Before the indicator protrudes from the cup tray,
The infuser (A11) must be cleaned at least once
the drip tray must be emptied and cleaned.
a month.
To remove the drip tray:
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Important! 8. Close the infuser door.
The infuser may not be extracted when the ma- 9. Replace the water tank.
chine is on.
1. Make sure the machine is correctly turned
off (see “Turning the appliance off” on page
10).

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2. Remove the water tank.
3. Open the infuser door (fig. 27) on the right
side.
4. Press the two red release buttons inwards
and at the same time pull the infuser ou- DESCALE
twards (fig. 28). Descale the appliance when the light on the
control panel flashes.
Important!
RINSE WITH WATER ONLY Important!
NO WASHING UP LIQUID - NO DISH WA- Descaler contains acids which may irritate the
SHER skin and eyes.
Clean the infuser without using washing up It is vital to respect the manufacturer’s safety
liquid as it could be damaged. warnings given on the descaler pack and the
5. Soak the infuser in water for about 5 minu- warnings relating to the procedure to follow in
tes, then rinse under the tap. the event of contact with the skin and eyes.
6. Use the brush to remove any coffee residues
left in the infuser housing, visible through Please note!
the infuser door. Use De’Longhi descaler only.
7. After cleaning, replace the infuser by sliding Under no circumstances should you use sulpha-
it onto the internal support, then push the mic or acetic based descalers. Their use invalida-
PUSH symbol fully in until it clicks into pla- tes the guarantee.
ce. Failure to descale the appliance as described also
invalidates the guarantee.
Infuser 1. Turn the machine on.
support 2. Press the P button to enter the menu.
3. Turn the selection knob until the light is
displayed.
4. Select by pressing the button. The OK
light flashes. Press the button again to
confirm.
Please note!
5. Completely empty the water tank (A9) and
If the infuser is difficult to insert, before inser-
remove the water softener filter (if present).
tion, adapt it to the right size by pressing the two
6. Pour the descaler into the tank up to the level
levers shown in the figure.
A (corresponding to a 100 ml pack) marked
on the back of the tank (fig. 29A), then add
water (1l) up to level B (fig. 29B).
7. Place an empty container with a minimum
capacity of 1.5 litres under the cappuccino
maker (A19) (fig. 3).

Important! Danger of burns


Hot water containing acid flows from the cap-
7. Once inserted, make sure the two red but- puccino maker.
tons have snapped out. Avoid contact with splashes of water.
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9. Press the button to confirm introduc- Level 1
tion of the solution. The light flashes
telling you to turn the steam knob. Level 2
10. Turn the steam knob to the I position
The descaling programme starts and the
descaler liquid comes out of the cappuccino Level 3
maker.
The descale programme automatically per-
forms a series of rinses and pauses to remo- Level 4
ve limescale deposits from inside the machi-
Set water hardness
ne.
1. Press the P button to enter the menu.
After about 30 minutes, the water tank is empty.
2. Turn the selector knob until the light is
The OK and lights come on and the
selected.
light flashes.
3. Confirm the selection by pressing the
11. Empty the container used to collect the de-
button.
scaler solution and replace it under the cap-
4. Turn the selection knob and set the level
puccino maker.
shown by the indicator paper (see previous
12. Remove the water tank, empty, rinse under
paragraph).
running water, fill with clean water and repla-
LEVEL 1
ce. The light goes off.
LEVEL 2
13. Hot water comes out of the cappuccino ma-
LEVEL 3
ker.
LEVEL 4
14. When the water tank is completely empty,
5. Press the button to confirm the setting.
is displayed.
- 15. Turn the knob to the 0 position, insert the 6. Press the button to exit the menu.
- filter (if present), fill the water tank and the The machine is now reprogrammed with the new
appliance is ready for use. water hardness setting.
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SETTING WATER HARDNESS WATER SOFTENER FILTER
The light is displayed after a period of time Certain models are fitted with a water softener
established according to the water hardness set. filter. If this is not the case with your model, you
s The machine is factory set for a hardness value are recommended to purchase one from De’Lon-
of 4. The machine can also be programmed ac- ghi Customer Services.
K cording to the hardness of the mains water in the To use the filter correctly, follow the instructions
various regions so that the machine needs to be below.
descaled less often. Installing the filter
d
Measuring water hardness 1. Remove the filter from the packaging.
l 1. Remove the “TOTAL HARDNESS TEST” indi- 2. Turn the date indicator disk (see fig. 30) until
cator paper attached to this manual from its the next 2 months of use are displayed.
pack. Please note:
2. Immerse the paper completely in a glass of The filter lasts about two months if the appliance
m water for one second. is used normally. If the coffee maker is left unu-
3. Remove the paper from the water and shake sed with the filter installed, it will last a maximum
lightly. of three weeks.
After about a minute, 1, 2, 3, or 4 red squares 3. Remove the tank from the appliance and fill
form, depending on the hardness of the wa- with water.
- ter. Each square corresponds to one level. 4. Insert the filter in the water tank and immer-
se it completely, sloping it to enable the air

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bubbles to escape (fig. 31). 12. Turn the steam knob and press the
5. Insert the filter in the filter housing (fig. 32A) button.
and press as far as it will go. 13. At the end of delivery, the light flashes.
6. Close the tank with the lid (fig. 32B), then Close the knob and the appliance returns au-
replace the tank in the machine. tomatically to the “ready for coffee” state.
The new filter is now active and you can use the
When you install the filter, you must notify the coffee maker.
appliance of its presence.
7. Press the P button to enter the menu; Removing the filter
8. Turn the selection knob until the and If you want to continue using the appliance wi-
lights come on. thout a filter, you must remove it and notify the
9. Press the OK button. appliance of its removal as follows:
10. Press the button to confirm the selec- 1. Extract the tank and exhausted filter;
tion. 2. Press the P button to enter the menu;
11. Place a container (min. capacity: 100 ml) un- 3. Turn the selection knob (fig. 8) until the
der the cappuccino maker. and lights come on;
12. Turn the steam knob and press the but- 4. Press the button. The OK light flashes;
ton. 5. Press the button to confirm use of the
13. At the end of delivery, the light flashes. appliance without the filter;
Close the knob and the appliance returns au- 6. Press the button to exit the menu.
tomatically to the “ready for coffee” state.
The new filter is active and you can now use the TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
coffee maker. Voltage: 120V~ 60Hz
Absorbed power: 1350W
Replacing the filter Pressure: 15 bars
When the light flashes, after two months Water tank capacity: 1.8 L max.
(see date indicator) or when the appliance has Size LxHxD: 238x340x430 mm
not been used for 3 weeks, you should replace Cable length: 1.15 m
the filter: Weight: 9.1 kg
1. Remove the exhausted filter; Coffee beans container capacity: 150 g max.
2. Remove the new filter from the packaging.
3. Turn the date indicator disk (see fig. 30) until
the next 2 months of use are displayed (the
filter lasts about two months);
4. Refill the tank;
5. Insert the filter in the water tank and immer-
se it completely, sloping it to enable the air
bubbles to escape (fig. 31);
6. Place the filter in the filter housing (fig. 32A)
and press as far as it will go. Close the tank
with the lid (fig. 32B), then replace the tank
in the machine;
7. Place a container (min. capacity: 100 ml) un-
der the cappuccino maker.
8. Press the P button to enter the menu;
9. Turn the selection knob until the and
lights come on.
10. Press the button. The OK light flashes.
11. Press the button to confirm the selec-
tion.
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EXPLANATION OF LIGHTS
LIGHT POSSIBLE CAUSE REMEDY
- Insufficient water in the tank. Fill the tank with water and insert it correctly,
pushing it as far as it will go until it clicks
e into place.

The tank is not correctly in place. Insert the tank correctly and press as far as
it will go.

The grounds container (A13) Empty the grounds container and drip tray,
is full. clean and replace.
Important: when removing the drip tray, the
grounds container MUST be emptied, even if
it contains few grounds.
If this is not done, when you make the next
coffees, the grounds container may fill up
more than expected and clog the machine.

After cleaning, the grounds Remove the drip tray and insert the grounds
container has not been replaced. container.

The grinding is too fine and the Repeat coffee delivery and turn the grinding
coffee is delivered too slowly or adjustment knob (fig. 10) one click clockwise
not at all. towards “7” while the coffee mill is in
operation.
If after making at least 2 coffees delivery is
still too slow, repeat the correction procedure,
turning the grinding adjustment knob another
click until delivery is correct (see the section:
Adjusting the coffee mill on page 29).
If the problem persists, turn the steam knob
to the I position and deliver water from the
cappuccino maker.

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LIGHT POSSIBLE CAUSE REMEDY

The “pre-ground coffee” function Place pre-ground coffee in the funnel or


has been selected without placing deselect the “pre-ground” function.
any pre-ground coffee in the
funnel.

The machine must be descaled. The descaling procedure described in the


section “Descaling” needs to be performed as
soon as possible.

Too much coffee has been used. Select a milder taste or reduce the quantity of
pre-ground coffee then make the coffee again.

The coffee beans have run out. Fill the beans container

The pre-ground coffee funnel is Empty the funnel with the help of a brush as
clogged. described in the section “Cleaning the pre-
ground coffee funnel”.

The infuser has not been replaced Insert the infuser as described in the section
after cleaning. "Cleaning the infuser".

The inside of the appliance is Clean the inside of the appliance thoroughly,
very dirty. as described in the section "Cleaning and
maintenance". If the message is still displayed
after cleaning, contact a customer services.

The filter is exhausted. Replace the filter (see the section "Replacing
the water softener filter").

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TROUBLESHOOTING
Below is a list of some of the possible malfunctions.
If the problem cannot be resolved as described, contact Customer Services.

PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE REMEDY

The coffee is not hot The cups were not preheated. Warm the cups by rinsing them with hot
water (Please note you can use the hot water
function).
The infuser has cooled down because 2/3 Before making the coffee, warm the infuser by
minutes have elapsed since the last coffee pressing the button.
was made.
Low coffee temperature is set. In the menu, set a high coffee temperature.

The coffee is thin or The coffee is ground too coarsely. Turn the grinding adjustment knob one
click anticlockwise towards “1” while the
not creamy enough. coffee mill is in operation (fig. 10). Continue
one click at a time until coffee delivery is
satisfactory. The effect is only visible after
delivering two coffees (see “Adjusting coffee
mill”, page 12).
The coffee is unsuitable. Use pre-ground coffee for espresso coffee
makers

The coffee is delivered The coffee is ground too finely. Turn the grinding adjustment knob one click
clockwise towards “7” while the coffee mill is
too slowly or a drop at in operation (fig. 10).
a time. Continue one click at a time until coffee
delivery is satisfactory.
The effect is only visible after delivering 2
coffees (see the section: “Adjusting the coffee
mill” on page 12).

Coffee does not come The spouts are blocked. Clean the spouts with a toothpick.
out of one of the
spouts.
The frothed milk has The milk is not cold enough or is not semi- You should ideally use skimmed or semi-
skimmed. skimmed milk at refrigerator temperature
large bubbles (about 5°C). If the result is still disappointing,
try another brand of milk.

The milk is not frothed Cappuccino maker dirty. Clean as described in the section “Cleaning
the cappuccino maker after use” on page 31.

Steam delivery stops A safety device stops steam delivery after 3 Wait, then activate the steam function again.
minutes.

The appliance does not It is not plugged into the mains socket. It is not plugged into the mains socket.
come on.
Plug into the mains socket. Place the main switch in the I position (fig. 1).

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This warranty applies to Super Automatic Espresso Machines with the De’Longhi brand name.

Limited Warranty
What does the warranty cover?
We warrant each appliance to be free from defects in material and workmanship. Our obligation under
this warranty is limited to repair at our factory or authorized service center of any defective parts or
part thereof, other than parts damaged in transit. The repaired or new model will be returned at the
company expense.
This warranty shall apply only if the appliance is used in accordance with the factory directions, which
accompany it, and on an alternating current ( AC ) circuit.

How long does the coverage last?


This warranty runs for two years ( 2 ) from the purchase date found on your receipt and applies only to
the original purchaser for use.

What is not covered by the warranty?


The warranty does not cover defects or damage of the appliance, which result from repairs or alterations
to the appliance outside our factory or authorized service centers, nor shall it apply to any appliance,
which has been subject to abuse, misuse, negligence or accidents. Also, consequential and incidental
damage resulting from the use of this product or arising out of any breach of contract or breach of this
warranty are not recoverable under this warranty. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damage, so the above limitation may not apply to you.

How do you get service?


If repairs become necessary, see contact information below:
U.S. Residents:
Please contact our toll free hotline at 1-866-528-8323 (1-866-Latte-Best) or log onto our website at
www.delonghi.com.
For all accessories, spare parts or replacement parts, please contact our parts division at 1-800-865-
6330.
Residents of Canada:
Residents of Canada: Please contact our toll free hotline at 1-888-335-6644 or log onto our website at
www.delonghi.com.
Residents of Mexico:
Please refer to the Limited Warranty statement for Mexico (see page 59).
Please refer to the back page of the manual for De’Longhi addresses.
The above warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties and representations. All implied warranties
are limited to the applicable warranty period set forth above. This limitation does not apply if you enter
into an extended warranty with De’Longhi. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. De’Longhi does not authorize any other
person or company to assume for it any liability in connection with the sale or use of its appliance.

How does state law apply?


This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state
to state

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