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Saeco Xsmall Super-automatic espresso machine

Saeco Xsmall Super-automatic espresso machine

Brews 2 coffee varieties, Classic Milk Frother, Silver, 5 step adjustable grinder HD8745/18

Troubleshooting

A light flashes on the control panel of my Saeco Xsmall

Your Saeco Xsmall espresso machine's control panel has several indicator lights. Please read along to discover its meaning.

Temperature indication light flashing quickly

The overheat protection is activated, dispense some hot water first to cool down the machine.

Dispensing hot water:

  • Fill the water tank with water
  • Place a container under the hot water/steam wand or Pannarello
  • Turn the control dial to the HOT WATER position. The machine heats up and after a few seconds starts to dispense hot water.
  • To stop hot water dispensing, turn the control dial back to the BEAN position
Temperature indication light flashing quickly

Exclamtion light flashing quickly and temperature light is steady on

You need to descale your machine.
Please follow the instructions according to your User Manual. Or follow the instructions in How to descale my Saeco Xsmall espresso machine.

Exclamtion light

2 Cups indication light is flashing slowly

You are adjusting the coffee volume, press the ESPRESSO or the COFFEE button to program the amount.

2 Cups indication light

No water light is steady on

The water tank is empty, fill the water tank with fresh water.

No water light

Exclamation light is steady on

This can have two different causes

  1. The coffee bean hopper is empty. Fill the coffee bean hopper with coffee beans and start the procedure again.

  2. The coffee grounds drawer is full. Empty the coffee grounds drawer with the machine turned ON. If the coffee grounds drawer is emptied with the machine turned OFF, the coffee cycle counter is not reset. Wait until the Exclamation light starts to flash before you place the coffee grounds drawer back.

Exclamtion light

Exclamation light is flashing slowly

This can have three different causes

  1. The brew group/coffee grounds has not been inserted. Make sure that all components have been inserted and closed correctly.

  2. The service door is open. Make sure that the service door is closed correctly.

  3. The control dial is not in the correct position for machine operation. Make sure that the control dial is in the correct position for the required action.

Exclamtion light

Exclamation light is flashing quickly (and descaling is not activated)

Dispense hot water to fill the internal water circuit, as this is empty
Dispense hot water until a continuous jet of water comes out of the steam wand/Pannarello.

  • Fill the water tank with water
  • Place a container under the hot water/steam wand or Pannarello
  • Turn the control dial to the HOT WATER position and wait (a few minutes) until a continuous jet of water comes out of the steam wand
  • When the Exclamation light starts flashing slowly, turn the control dial back to the BEAN position.
  • The machine is now heating up again. The Exclamation light flashes slowly.
Exclamation light

Exclamation light is flashing quickly (during the descaling procedure)

Complete the descaling procedure until the very end without interruption
As long a the light is flashing the descaling process is still active.

Exclamation light

All lights are flashing in counter-clockwise direction

No action needed as the machine is performing the rinse/self-cleaning cycle.

All lights

Temperature light and Exclamation light are flashing alternately

A fault has occurred in the brew group.

  1. Try again to brew another espresso or a coffee.
  2. Remove and clean the brew group.
Temperature light

All lights flash simultaneously

The machine is out of order.
Turn off the machine. After 30 seconds, turn it back on. Try this 2 or 3 times.

All lights flash

The information on this page applies to the following models: HD8745/18 , HD8745/21 , HD8747/01 .

Other issues

Maintenance(2)
Grinder(2)
Performance(2)
Dispensing(4)
Brew group(2)
Heat issues(1)
Milk(1)
Functionality(1)
Leaking(2)
Alarm(2)
Noise(1)

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