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Tassimo red light stays on ran descaling disc twice

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After many months, I solved the problem of the red light staying on the Tassimo Coffee Maker. Use these easy steps.
1. Fill a 2 cup measuring cup with hot water.
2. Mix in descaler.
3. Pour in the empty water tank.
4. Put the yellow cleaning disk in the chamber and close chamber. Put the two cup measuring cup under the spout.
5. Push and hold the brew button for about 3 seconds (until the red and green light flash.
6. Now don't touch the machine. It will do it's thing for about 20 minutes. (Don't be impatient and start to push buttons, just leave it)
7. When it finishes it's cycle. The red light will turn off. Then clean the water tank and put fresh water and run clean water through the brewing cycle 4 times. Your machine is now ready for use.

Posted on Dec 12, 2010

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  • Babbet Jan 08, 2011

    What brand of descaler did you use in your Tassimo? Where can I purchase the descaling product?

  • John Thornton Jan 10, 2011

    CLR says ratio of 1 part CLR to 8 parts water , I use less , and it seems to do the job , don't forget to rinse well after using descaling product .. book does not recommend vinegar as a descaling agent.

  • Babbet Jan 11, 2011

    I tried the CLR to descale machine

  • lynndu Feb 17, 2011

    Worked like a charm! Thank you!!

  • Chris cloutier Oct 26, 2012

    It worked like a charm! Thank you. I was doing it ALL wrong.

  • ihabreithaup
    ihabreithaup Nov 19, 2012

    Thank you so much for the clear instructions on how to descale, the important point to remember is that do not touch it and start pressing all the buttons, let it do its work for that 20 mins as described above. I did the 3 seconds thing and after one pour, I thought that was it and I have to go on pressing the green button to let it run. It's nonsense to think that the machine is not working, WE JUST HAVE TO BE PATIENT, of course 20 mins is long but it's part of the process, then run it through with clean water 4 times which does make sense. If you don't you won't get a good coffee taste from your Tassimo.

  • Leo Parker Oct 07, 2013

    Thank you for Tassimo Tip it worked atreat

  • Tony Zavaglia
    Tony Zavaglia Dec 21, 2014

    awesome! thanks so much! that red light was driving me nuts!

  • Edward Highfield Nov 25, 2016

    Joannie_21 Thankyou very much for your advice, it worked perfectly! As an old bloke living alone, I don't have much joy with remedies and fixing things, but your advice put my Bosch back to work in twenty minutes. I just wonder why Bosch don't put this advice in their trouble shooting column?
    Thank you once again lady!!

  • Peter Pipkin
    Peter Pipkin Feb 04, 2018

    But my T55 is 2 months old and the Descale Red Light does not go out even after descaling as per the instructions. This is not my first Tassimo machine, but given the lack of interest response from Bosch, it may well be my last

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Minerals left behind by water can cause coffee to lose flavor or even damage the components of the brewer. Since water is an integral part of brewing coffee, a cleaning process known as descaling is a necessary part of maintenance. Tassimo machines are equipped with an automatic descaling detector. When the "Descaling" indicator illuminates, you should immediately run the descaling program. This program removes any mineral buildup left by water and ensures optimum flavor of each drink brewed. Difficulty: Easy Instructions things you'll need:

  • Descaling solution
  • 17-ounce container
  • Water
    • 1

      Lift the handle of the Tassimo water tank. The water tank is located in the back of the Tassimo machine. Grip the handle and pull upward to remove the tank from the machine.

    • 2

      Remove the service T-disk from the back of the Tassimo machine. Open the brewing station by lifting the lid until you hear a clicking sound. Hold the disk so the barcode is facing down and place it on top of the disk holder. Firmly press down on the lid to close the top of the brew station.

    • 3

      Fill the water tank to the max fill line and pour the descaling solution into the tank. Insert the water tank into the back of the machine. Press down firmly on the water tank to ensure it is in the correct place.

    • 4

      Remove the cup stand from under the drink dispenser. Place a container able to hold a minimum of 17 ounces under the drink dispenser.

    • 5

      Press and hold the "Start/Stop" button until the "Automatic" and "Descaling" indicators illuminate. The "Automatic" indicator resembles a steaming coffee cup and the "Descaling" indicator has three small lines displayed.

    • 6

      Wait approximately 20 minutes. When the descaling procedure is complete the "Automatic" and "Descaling" indicator lights turns off.

    • 7

      Remove the water tank and rinse it thoroughly. Fill the tank with fresh water to the max fill line. Empty the container and place it back under the drink dispenser.

    • 8

      Open and close the brewing unit. Keep the T-disk in place on top of the disk holder. Press and hold the "Start/Stop" button until the Tassimo begins the rinsing process.

    • 9

      Repeat Steps 7 and 8 four additional times.

    • 10

      Open the brewing station and remove the T-disk. Place the disk into the storage slot in the back of the machine. Close the brewing station lid.



Read more: How to Descale a Tassimo ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_7692125_descale-tassimo.html#ixzz1JHPmKxjp

Posted on Apr 12, 2011

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    bonnieturnbu Feb 20, 2014

    Do you remove the filter in the water container before descaling?

  • Mary Tunley
    Mary Tunley Apr 26, 2014

    where do I put the descaler / what descaler do I use / where do I get the descaler and ehst is ot cslled

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It takes about 1 hour to complete and red light will go out

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