Gaggia Super-automatic espresso machine RI9702/03 Gaggia Accademia

RI9702/03

Troubleshooting

How do I descale my Gaggia Accademia espresso machine?

Descaling your Gaggia Accademia espresso machine helps to keep it in optimal condition. Learn how to do this yourself easily.

Before you start the descaling cycle

  • The complete descaling process takes about 30 minutes and consists of a descaling cycle and rinsing cycles
  • Once started, the descaling procedure must be performed in full
  • Use Saeco/Philips descaling solution CA7600 or CA6701. Never use vinegar as a decalcifier

Before you start:

  • Empty the drip tray
  • Have a container available to collect the water during the descaling process
  • Remove the INTENZA+ water filter from the water tank (if installed)
  • Remove the Pannarello/Cappuccinatore/Automatic milk frother (if installed)

Descale instructions - descale cycle steps 1-8

1) Select the menu option descaling cycle. Press the “OK” button to confirm.

2) Press the “OK” button to confirm or “ESC” to exit.

3) Refill the water tank with the descaling solution. Press the “OK” button to confirm.

4) Empty the drip tray placed under the dispensing spout and put it back. Then press the “OK” button.

5) Half fill the carafe with fresh water. Insert the carafe and place it in the brewing position. Then press the “OK” button.

6) Place a container under the dispensing spout and a container under the hot water wand. Then press the “OK” button.

7) The descaling cycle is activated. The bar shows the cycle's progress.

8) At the end of the first step, when the descaling solution is finished, the machine will require a tank rinse.

Descale instructions - rinsing cycle steps 9-14

9) Rinse the water tank and refill it with fresh drinking water. Then press the “OK” button.

10) Empty the drip tray placed under the dispensing spout and put it back. Then press the “OK” button.

11) Completely empty the carafe and fill it with fresh water. Insert the carafe in the brewing position, and then press the “OK” button.

12) Place a container under the dispensing spout and a container under the hot water wand. Then press the “OK” button.

13) The rinse cycle is activated. The bar shows the cycle progress.

14) At the end of the second step, the machine is ready for use.

The information on this page applies to the following models: RI9702/03 .

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