20 Most Recent DeLonghi Magnifica 3300 Espresso Machine Questions & Answers


Did you see the manual did you fill very thing if you have some thing not in place you'll have error

DeLonghi... | Answered on Jun 29, 2019


You are not completing the descale program. See below.

10.3 DESCALING
Due to the continuous heating of the water used to make the coffee, over
time it is normal for the tubing inside the machine to fill with lime scale.
When the light starts flashing( chap. 12-point 5), it is time to descale
the machine.
NOTE: when the light switches on, the coffee maker can still be used to
prepare coffee.
Proceed as follows:
• Empty the tank and pour in the contents of one bottle (125 ml) of
DURGOL descaler plus one liter of water. For subsequent descaling
operations, descaling solution can be purchased from authorised
technical service centres.
NB: Make sure splashes of descaler do not fall onto surfaces sensitive
to acid such as marble, limestone and glaze.
• place a container with a minimum capacity of 1.5 litres under
the milk frother (Fig. 3);
• turn the machine on by pressing the button (Fig. 4).
• wait for the green and indicator lights to come on steady.
• press and hold the button for at least 5 seconds (Fig.14). The
light inside the button switches on (chap. 11 - point 8) to indicate
the start of the descaling program (the and lights remain
off to indicate that it is not possible to make coffee).
• turn the steam knob half a turn anticlockwise (Fig.5). The
descaling solution will come out of the milk frother and start to
fill the container underneath.
• the descaling program automatically performs a series of deliveries
and pauses, so as to remove the lime scale deposits from
inside the coffee maker.
Fig.32
The two red buttons
have opened
out CORRECTLY
The two red buttons
have not
opened out
CORRECT INCORRECT
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
• after around 30 minutes, when the light comes on (chap. 12 - GB
point 1), turn the steam knob half a turn clockwise (Fig.6) until it
stops.
The machine must be rinsed so as to eliminate the residues of descaling
solution from inside the machine. Proceed as follows:
• remove the water tank, rinse it and fill it with clean water.
• reposition the tank.
• empty the collection container (located under the milk frother) that is
full of liquid, and then replace it under the milk frother.
• turn the steam knob half a turn anticlockwise (Fig. 5). Hot water will
come out of the milk frother and fill the container underneath.
• when the tank is empty, the light goes off and the light
comes on (chap. 12 - point 1).
• turn the steam knob all the way clockwise (Fig. 6) and fill the water
tank with clean water again.
• the program of descaling is hour terminated and the machine is
ready per do again the coffee.

NOTE: if the descaling procedure is stopped before completion, the
alarm (chap. 12 - point 5) is not deactivated and the procedure
must be started again form the beginning.

IMPORTANT: THE GUARANTEE IS NOT VALID IF THE ABOVE DESCALING OPERATION
IS NOT PERFORMED REGULARLY.

DeLonghi... | Answered on Apr 07, 2019


I have the same problem with my Delonghi Magnifica, so maybe there is a glitch in the machine..

DeLonghi... | Answered on Mar 19, 2019


Could be the brew unit pushing the door open because there’s a coffee build up in the spring loaded chute that directs coffee from the brew unit to the outlet. Result is that the chute is jammed.

Needs cleaning. Might need disassembly. Be prepared to throw up. Mine was moldy.

DeLonghi... | Answered on Jan 06, 2019


Hi JB, not sure if you've junked your 3300 machine by now or had the problem fixed already. Nevertheless, allow me to share with owners of DeLonghi Magnifica Espresso machines who encounter similar problem to yours. Incidentally, mine is a Delonghi Magnifica 3200 which is very much the same as the 3300. Firstly, try to ascertain if the pump is working normally. When the machine is ready to brew coffee, turn ON the steam/hot water knob and see if it pumps normally and for more than 30secs at least. My machine could pump for short durations between 5secs to 20secs max before the water light came on. I checked the flow meter connection but is all seemed well. I noticed signs of water leak (dried up chalky water stains) where the steam wand exits the control panel. Upon opening up the control panel, I noticed a larger patch of dried up water stains on the wand valve assembly. Bought a set of steam wand assembly replacement and to replace the leaking one. It's been some six month now and I'm enjoying my daily cuppa again. Btw, my Delonghi Magnifica 3200 has been serving me well for 10 years! Apart from the steam wand replacement and a faulty micro-switch, I only had to carry out the usual descaling and replacing worn out O-rings.

DeLonghi... | Answered on Dec 16, 2017


General alarm means the machine has detected a serious fault. There is a section in the instruction manual that may help. If not, read on.

Persistent "General Alarm"

This means many things. If the transmission is not stuck, check the main boiler has not burnt out (open circuit). This happens when the thermoblock labyrinth runs dry and overheats, a common problem caused by leaks, limescale, milk blockages or water filter contamination. Replacing the boiler is the only fix, a difficult and expensive process, experienced fixers (or nothing to lose) only.

Transmission
If the transmission is getting stuck there may be obstructions, the lead screw may be worn or the limit switches could be faulty. If cleaning and grease on the screw/bearings don't help then replacement is a tricky job only for confident hands. Approach with caution.

DeLonghi... | Answered on Jun 07, 2017


Take it apart and clean it properly plug use sileco to lubricate for a longer use water heat coffee all of these make machine to fail
Keep service as importance

DeLonghi... | Answered on Mar 31, 2016


Do you have dry coffee in the waist bin? do you have water coming ? I can offer you coffee but I can't give you because I don't have it

DeLonghi... | Answered on Mar 31, 2016


Try reset try going into menu try and follow the rest of program
South system can concludes

DeLonghi... | Answered on Mar 31, 2016


I have the same problem - did you ever find a solution?

DeLonghi... | Answered on Sep 26, 2015


I've gotten parts from and had good luck with ereplacementparts.com. Their diagram for the 3300 indicates that this is the water tube going from the pump to the generator:

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/tube-23cm-long-p-695107.html

It is less than $8.

In my 4500 unit, all of the water tubes have similar connections though in different lengths. At 23cm, this one seems pretty long.

Tube 23Cm Long

DeLonghi... | Answered on Jun 10, 2015


Do you mean the "Fill Tank" message? If so, I found the problem to be the magnetic switch triggered by the float in the water tank. Please confirm the message you see and I can provide more details.

Ok, it sounds like your unit might have the same problem mine did. I posted some of my findings in this thread:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1898311-water_container_full_but_low_indication

Adding a magnet to the float helped for several months but then the problem came back. I found the root-cause to be the 'reed switch' (see picture in the other thread) and when I replaced it, it worked fine. Replacement parts like these are often available through web-sites (e.g. http://www.ereplacementparts.com)

DeLonghi... | Answered on Apr 09, 2015


Run the hot water tap until the lights stop blinking. It is asking for the water circuit to be primed IIRC.

DeLonghi... | Answered on Mar 11, 2015


I had this problem. The door didn't snap when I shut it and it would pop open and stop the brewing. It was an easy 5 minute fix.

I removed the drip tray and the black plastic bin where the spent coffee grounds are expelled. With a flashlight I could clearly see 1/4" to 1/2" caked coffee grinds lining the back of the cabinet at its base. This residue kept the bin from seating correctly. Because the bin wasn't all the way back into the cabinet it put pressure on the door and kept it from latching. I cleaned out the buildup with a small spatula and a brush and the door latched perfectly again.

DeLonghi... | Answered on Jan 17, 2015


we repair 07779933829 pcb and motor might need changing..

DeLonghi... | Answered on Nov 01, 2014


Mine has done this on and off for about a year. I saw on another post that beans may be to oily. I think that may be the solution as I have gotten different beans (not oily) and it seems to have taken care of that problem. How ever.....no frothing steam, leaking water internally and not pressing the coffee pucks like it used to. maybe just time for a new machine. Any suggestions?

DeLonghi... | Answered on Oct 13, 2014

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