Schaerer Coffee Maker Error Codes
Schaerer Coffee Maker Error Codes

Schaerer Coffee Maker Error Codes

Schaerer Coffee Maker Error Codes Even such a small and seemingly unimportant device as a coffee machine can cause problems if it doesn’t work correctly. When you or your family members don’t get the usual cup of coffee, it can be very frustrating and affect you or their performance during the day. Buying a new machine is not always the easiest solution. With the Schaerer troubleshooting advice from the tables below, you may be able to return your coffee machine back to life in a quarter of an hour.

Schaerer Siena coffee machine troubleshooting

CauseRemedy
Does the coffee maker not switch on?• The power plug is not properly connected.
• The main power switch (on the left-hand side) is not set to ON.
• Check fuses.
Does the “exclamation point in a triangle”
indicator flash?
• The brew unit has not been properly inserted.
• The door is not properly closed.
Does the “exclamation point in a triangle”
indicator light up and does a message appear on the display?
• This fault can only be rectified by a qualified service technician.
Is the pump causing loud noises and/or does the “crossed out drop” indicator light up?• The water tank has not been properly inserted (air in the system).
Siena 2:
• Bleed the device using the “hot water button” (press for ± 6 sec.)
(The indicator goes out when the next beverage is dispensed).
Siena 1:
• Turn the rotary dial (on the right-hand side) to the [ Hot water ] position in order to bleed the device.
Is there no milk foam (Siena 2)?The milk nozzle is clogged (in the milk container).
Insert a brush into the milk nozzle
Is the milk only hot (Siena 2)?• The foam nozzle on the milk foam producer is clogged.
Insert the air valve pin into the milk nozzle.
Does the milk foam have large bubbles (Siena 2)?• The milk is too warm (always keep milk in the refrigerator).
(Optimal milk temperature: 3 °C to 5 °C).
• The O-rings on the milk foam producer are defective.
Check the O-rings and replace them, if necessary.
• The milk suction tube is defective. Check the milk tube and
replace it, if necessary.
• The milk nozzle (diameter) is too small.
Is the milk foam too cold (Siena 2)?The milk nozzle is defective or a nozzle of the wrong diameter
has been fitted.
Does the coffee not have any foam?• The cups are too cold (pre-heat the cups for ideal foam).
• The operating temperature (indicator is lit) has not yet been
reached.
• The coffee is no longer fresh.
• The coffee grinder setting is too coarse (high number).
• The coffee grinder setting is too fine (low number).
• The wrong coffee mixture is being used
No hot water?• Insert a fine needle into the outlet opening.
Can the brew unit not be pulled out or inserted?• The brew unit is not in its basic position. Close the service door and
switch on the device.
• Use the multi-tool adjusting knob to turn the brew unit a little to the
left or right while inserting it (carrier position is incorrect).
Does the coffee maker not react to buttons being pressed?• The operating temperature has not yet been reached.
(The indicator lights up).
• A rinse or cleaning program is in progress (the cleaning button
flashes).
• Another indicator flashes/lights up. Rectify the fault/remove the
cause.

Schaerer Coffee Celebration BCL troubleshooting

MessageCauseRemedy
“Under-temperature steam”• Excessive steam outputs

• Phase fuse defective

• Safety fuse has opened

1) Wait for approx. 3 minutes. If during this time “Time-out Heating Steam” appears on the display, check if phase fuse is defective.

2) If the message persists: Contact a qualified service technician.

“Under-temperature coffee”• Excessive coffee outputs

• Phase fuse defective

• Safety fuse has opened

“Under-temperature tea”• Excessive tea / hot water outputs

• Phase fuse defective

• Safety fuse has opened

“Flowmeter timeout”• No water connection

• Defective pump (pump pressure < 7.5 bar)

(check the manometer)

• Brew unit blocked

• Water system blocked

• Grinder mixture too fine

• Electrical problem (PCB, …)

1) Open the shut-off valve and press the beverage button again.

2) Check the brew unit.

3) Check the grinder mixture.

4) If the message persists: Contact a qualified service technician.

“Front door open”• The front door is open or the lock bolt did not

engage

• Limit switch is damaged

1) Close front door.

2) If the message persists: Contact a qualified service

technician

“Grinder L./B. motor driver error”Control board defectiveContact a qualified service technician.
“Grinder R./F. motor driver error”
“Brew piston motor driver error”
“Grinder left no beans”One of the coffee bean containers is empty.Fill in 1 kg of fresh coffee beans
“Grinder right no beans”
“Grinder front no beans”
“Grinder rear no beans”
“Grinder left blocked”

“Grinder right blocked”

“Grinder front blocked”

“Grinder rear blocked”

An object (e.g. a stone) is stuck in the grinder.1) Unplug the machine from the power supply and vacuum the coffee beans out of the grinder.

2) If the message persists: Contact a qualified service technician.

“Timeout level supply”The water level in the steam generator is not correct.1) Check whether the stop valve of the water supply is open.

2) Unplug the machine from the power supply and plug it back in again.

3) If the message persists: Contact a qualified service technician.

“Coffee grounds container is missing”• The coffee grounds container is not inserted correctly.

• Limit switch is damage

1) Place the coffee grounds container correctly in.

2) If the message persists: Contact a qualified service technician.

“Temperature sensor steam”The temperature sensor in the steam boiler is defective.Contact a qualified service technician.
“Temperature sensor coffee”
“Temperature sensor tea”The temperature sensor in the hot water boiler is defective.
“Timeout heating steam”The programmed target temperature was not reached within the specified time.1) Switch the machine off and on again.

2) Check the phase fuse.

3) If the message persists: Contact a qualified service technician.

“Timeout heating coffee”
“Timeout heating tea”
Touchscreen dark

Dark display, no message

• Plug at power socket is disconnected or main switch is OFF.

• Touchscreen defective.

1) Reconnect plug at power socket or switch main switch to ON.

2) If the message persists: Contact a qualified service technician.

Schaerer JDE Barista troubleshooting

Display messageCauseWhat to do
Milk level low

(small reserve amount still

available)

The container for fresh milk is virtually

empty

Top up the container for the fresh milk as and when.
Milk emptyThe container for the fresh milk

is empty.

1) Remove the container for the fresh milk.

2) Thoroughly clean the container.

3) Fill the container with fresh milk precooled at ±5°C and insert it back into the machine.

Empty the drip trayThe drip tray is full.1) Empty the drip tray.

2) Clean the drip tray and reinsert it

Drip tray missingThe drip tray is not correctly inserted or is missing.Insert the drip tray and check for correct seating.
Left grinder overloaded/blocked

Right grinder overloaded/blocked

An excessively high current value (>8 A) has been measured over a defined period. The machine attempts to start grinding 5 times, after which the following message appears: “Left/right grinder overloaded”.

If another beverage is requested in this state and the problems remain, the message changes to “Left grinder

overloaded/blocked” or “Right grinder overloaded/blocked”. Dispensing of beverages is disabled.

1) Open the door.

2) Switch off the machine.

3) Check the grinder for blockages and remove any

foreign bodies.

4) Restart the machine.

5) If the fault appears again, contact your service

partner.

Hot water boiler over temperature1) The water supply has been interrupted.

2) The brewing unit is blocked.

3) The machine has overheated.

4) The SSR is defective.

5) The Klixon has triggered.

1) Check the level of the drinking water tank or the condition of the mains water supply.

2) Check and clean the brewing unit.

3) Disconnect the machine from the power supply

and let it cool off.

4) Contact your service partner.

Steam boiler over temperature1) Check the level of the drinking water tank or the condition of the mains water supply.

2) Check and clean the beverage outlet and steam system.

3) Disconnect the machine from the power supply and let it cool off.

4) Contact your service partner.

5) Contact your service partner.

Hot water temperature too low

Steam temperature too low

Error while heating.1) Disconnect the machine from the power supply

2) Connect the machine again and switch it on.

Hot water boiler heating timeout

Steam boiler heating timeout

Although the heating is switched on, the set temperature was not reached within 5 minutes.Contact your service partner.
Hot water boiler NTC short

Steam boiler NTC short

The main board does not detect a resistance. A maximum temperature (approx. 150°C) is measured.

Dispensing of beverages is disabled.

Hot water boiler NTC open

Steam boiler NTC open

The temperature sensor is not connected. A minimum temperature is measured.
Brewing unit excess currentExcess current was detected on the brewing unit motor
Brewing unit idle currentEven when the brewing unit is not running, it must consume a minimal amount of current. If it does not, there is a fault. This may be due to the brewing unit, the power board or the wiring.1) Check the brewing unit for blockages.

2) If the fault persists, contact your service partner

Brewing unit timeoutThe brewing unit does not have a

switch for the “home position”. The position of the brewing cylinder is detect-

ed by measuring the current value. The following peak values are detected: upper and lower position.

The following timeout is defined: If no current peak is detected within 10 seconds after a brewer movement, the

“brewing unit timeout” is displayed.

Contact your service partner.
Water flow errorWhile a coffee product is being dispensed, the flow meter performs fewer than the defined number of minimum

rotations. It is likely there is a blockage or partial blockage somewhere in the water system.

1) Check the level of the drinking water tank or the condition of the mains water supply.

2) Check the internal or external drinking water tank (saturation of the filter reduces the water flow).

3) Check whether the upper plunger is blocked or partially congested.

4) Check the grinding setting. If the grinding setting is too fine, this can inhibit or completely block the water flow.

5) If the fault persists, contact your service partner.

Steam boiler supply errorThe level sensor detected a low level in the steam boiler. An attempt was made to fill the boiler. However, no water was

detected by the level sensor within 60 sec. Filling is aborted.

The dispensing of beverages that require steam is disabled.

Contact your service partner.
Modbus processing error

Modbus comm error

Communication error between the power unit and TouchPanel.
Accounting system is initialisingStatus message only.
Accounting system is online
Accounting system is offline
Unable to start database

Wrong database version

Unable to start user interface

General error message in control process

Unable to start control process

Control process has been unexpectedly shut down

Unable to initialize control process

Unable to set up communication with control process

Communication interrupted by control process

Serious error/internal error

Error at software start-up.

1) Disconnect the machine from the power supply.

2) Connect the machine again and switch it on.

3) Reinstall the software.

4) Contact Schaerer technical support.

Schaerer Coffee Art troubleshooting

Display MessageCauseRemedy
select product

12:00 07.09.2010

Appears when the machine is ready to

operate.

Beverages can be dispensed.

selection locked

grounds cont missing

• The grounds container has been pulled out. (Cleaning program).

• The end switch is defective.

Beverage output is blocked!

After cleaning the brew chamber, reinsert the

grounds container.

If the message persists, call for service

selection locked

empty gr. container

The grounds container is full.

Beverage output is blocked

1) Empty the grounds container and reinsert it.
select product

cleaning program

Appears when a programmed number of beverages has been dispensed without the machine being cleaned.The machine must be cleaned.
selection locked

grinder L no beans

Appears when the bean hopper on the lefthand side is empty or when a coffee bean has become stuck.

Beverage output is blocked

1) Refill the bean hopper with coffee beans (max. 1000g.) and push the “stop” button.

2) If jammed, use the stem of the cleaning brush to “stir” the coffee beans around and unclog the grinder. Then press the “stop” button.

selection locked

grinder R no beans

selection locked

grinder L overload

Appears when the grinder on the lefthand side is overloaded or if the grinder is jammed.

Beverage output is blocked

Check the grinder for foreign objects.

Press the “stop” button.

selection locked

grinder R overload

Appears when the grinder on the righthand side is overloaded or if the grinder is jammed.

Beverage output is blocked!

selection locked

grinder L blocked

An object (such as a stone) has become

jammed in the grinder.

Beverage output is blocked.

1) Press the “stop” button. If the message persists, switch off the espresso machine and vacuum out coffee beans with a vacuum cleaner.

2) Check if a foreign object has jammed the grinder.

selection locked

grinder R blocked

selection locked

grinder current

PCB or electronics are defective.Call for service.
selection locked

brew motor current

PCB or electronics are defective.
selection locked

over curr. brewmotor

• The brew unit has too much electricity (over 4A).

• Brew unit is jammed

select product

water flow error

• No water connection.

• Defective pump (pump pressure < 7.5 bar).

• Brew unit blocked.

• Water system blocked.

• Grinder mixture too fine.

• PCB – flowmeter incorrectly connected.

• Electrical problem

1) Open the shut-off valve and press the beverage button again.

2) Check the brew unit.

3) Check the grinder mixture.

If the message persists, call for service

select product

over temp. brewwater

• Electrical problem between the sensor and the PCB.

• Temperature sensor defective.

Call for service.
select product

over temp. tea

select product

over temp. steam

selection locked

heating coffee water

The temperature is 10 °C below the programmed temperature.

Beverage output is blocked.

Wait until the target temperature has been reached.

If the message persists, call for service.

selection locked

heating hot water

selection locked

heating steam

select product

timeout coffee heater

The programmed temperature of the coffee water boiler was not reached within 4 minutes after the machine was switched on.

Beverage output is blocked

Switch the machine off and then back on.

If the message persists, call for service.

select product

timeout HW heater

The programmed temperature of the hot water boiler was not reached within 4 minutes after the machine was switched on.

Hot water beverage output is blocked.

select product

timeout steam heater

selection locked

coffee sensor def.

• Electrical problem between the sensor and the PCB.

• Temperature sensor defective.

Beverage output is blocked!

Call for service.
selection locked

HW sensor def.

selection locked

steam sensor def.

selection locked

brew unit time out

The brew unit motor is not running.

Beverage output is blocked.

selection locked

timeout steam suppl.

The level in the steam boiler was not reached.

Beverage output is blocked.

selection locked

exchange filter

The programmed water volume (liters /

months) has passed through the filter.

Beverage output is blocked.

The water filter must be replaced.

Call for service.

selection locked

service request

The programmed number of beverages (cups / month) has been reached. Service is required.

Beverage output is blocked

Call for service.
selection locked

Initialising

The software and the processor are restarted.

The brewer moves into the “Home” position.

Beverage output is blocked

Switch the machine off and then back on.

If the message persists, call for service.

Schaerer Coffee Art Plus troubleshooting

Faults in the Best Foam™ milk system:

FaultCauseWhat to do
Milk foam appearance does not correspond to the reference.Milk temperature does not correspond

to the temperature during installation (>

+3°C)

Measure temperature. If necessary, adjust according to the deviation.
Problem with milk foamMilk temperature does not correspond

to the temperature during installation.

Measure temperature. If necessary, adjust according to the deviation.
Foam too stiffIncorrect milk temperature.Measure temperature. If necessary, adjust according to the deviation.
Too much air.Reduce air.
Cold or cool drinksConnection between Kombiprint and

connector interrupted.

Check connector.
Best Foam™ not workingKink in silicone hoses upstream and/or

downstream from the mixer.

Check the silicone hoses. Rectify the fault as necessary.
Milk dispensed at an angleBeverage outlet contaminated.Reduce rinse interval (default = 60 min)
Beverage outlet partially

blocked

Machine is exposed to a draft.

Beverage outlet contaminated.

Reduce rinse interval (default = 60 min)
Milk sprays when a beverage is being dispensedMilk empty. Milk container monitoring

activated?

Beverage outlet contaminated.

Switch the Best Foam™ System off and on again.

The milk system is refilled. (Rinsing insufficient).

Beverage outlet moves backwardsMachine older than 38/2015Modification with 066368 (drawing 072390).

Faults with display message:

Display messageCauseWhat to do
Left/right grinder overloaded• Left/right grinder is overloaded.

• Left/right grinder is clogged.

Check the grinder for foreign objects.

If the message persists: Contact your service partner.

Grinder current fault• PC board faulty.

• Electronics defective

Contact your service partner.
Brewing unit current fault
Brewing motor overcurrent• Brewing unit is consuming too much power (over 4 A).

• Brewing unit is blocked

Water flow errorNo water supply connection.

• Pump defect. (pump pressure < 7.5 bar)

• The brewing unit is blocked.

• Water system clogged.

• Grind level too fine.

• PC board and flow meter incorrectly connected.

• Electrical problem (e.g. PC board)

1) Open the stopcock and press the beverage field

again.

2) Check the brewing unit.

3) Check the grinder mixture.

4) If the message persists: Contact your service part-

ner.

Crit. coffee temp.• Electrical problem between sensor and PC board.

• Temperature sensor defective

Contact your service partner.
Crit. hot water temp.
Crit. steam temp.
Coffee heater timeoutThe set temperature of the coffee boiler was not reached within 4 minutes of the unit switching on.Switch the machine off and back on.

If the message persists: Contact your service partner.

Hot water heating timeoutThe set temperature of the hot water boiler was not reached within 4 minutes of the unit switching on.
Steam heater timeoutThe set temperature of the steam boiler was not reached within 4 minutes of the unit switching on.
Coffee sensor defective• Electrical problem between sensor

and PC board.

• Temperature sensor defective.

Contact your service partner.
Hot water sensor defective
Steam sensor defective
Brewing unit timeoutThe brewing unit motor does not run.
Steam dispenser timeoutThe level in the steam boiler was not reached.
Milk system disabledThe steam temperature has fallen to 115 °C1) Wait until the temperature has been reached again.

2) Switch the machine off and back on.

3) Contact your service partner

Initialising• The software and the processor are restarted.

• The brewing unit moves into the initial position.

1) Switch the machine off and back on.

2) Contact your service partner.

Display dark• Machine is not connected to the mains supply.

• Machine is not switched on.

1) Check whether the machine is connected to the mains supply.

2) Check whether the machine is switched on.

3) If the fault persists: Contact your service partner.

No milk• The milk container is empty.

• The milk system is clogged.

• The milk system was incorrectly

disabled.

1) Check whether the milk container is filled.

2) Perform the daily cleaning routine.

3) If the fault persists: Contact your service partner

No milk foam

Schaerer Coffee Vito troubleshooting

Fault messages with fault code:

CodeDesignationCauseInstruction
6The brew unit is

blocked.

The brewing screen is contaminated| cloggedClean the brewing screen.
26Right mill blocked1) The grinding fineness setting is too

fine. The fine dust contaminates the

mill too quickly.

2) The grinder is blocked.

1) Set the grinding fineness one level coarser.

2) Contact your service partner.

36Left mill blocked1) The grinding fineness setting is too

fine. The fine dust contaminates the

mill too quickly.

2) The grinder is blocked.

1) Set the grinding fineness one

level coarser.

2) Contact your service partner.

88Boiler temperature

too high.

The water supply is interrupted.

Dispensing of beverages is blocked.

Option 1: With water tank

* Check that the water tank is filled and installed correctly.

Option 2: With fixed water supply

* Check that water is being supplied

The brew unit is blocked.

Dispensing of beverages is blocked.

Clean the brew unit.
The machine is overheated.

Dispensing of beverages is blocked.

* Switch off the coffee machine

and let it cool.

* Switch it back on.

89Boiler heating time

fault

Fault while heating.Switch the machine off and back

on.

161Brew water faultThe water supply is interrupted.

Dispensing of beverages is blocked.

Option 1: With water tank

* Check that the water tank is filled and installed correctly.

Option 2: With fixed water supply

* Check that water is being sup-

plied.

The brew unit is blocked.

Dispensing of beverages is blocked.

Clean the brew unit.
The grinding fineness setting is too

fine. The fine dust contaminates the

mill too quickly.

Set the grinding fineness one

level coarser.

The highest quality level can lead to

a brew water fault.

Lower the quality.
163Warm rinse water

fault.

The water supply is interrupted.

Dispensing of beverages is blocked.

Option 1: With water tank

* Check that the water tank is filled and installed correctly.

Option 2: With fixed water supply

* Check that water is being sup-

plied.

The brew unit is blocked.

Dispensing of beverages is blocked.

Clean the brew unit.
186Steam boiler levelGround container not (correctly) in-

stalled. Dispensing of beverages is

blocked.

* Check that the grounds container has been installed correctly.

* Switch the coffee machine off

and back on.

188Steam boiler temperature too highSteam outlet or beverage outlet is

clogged.

Dispensing of beverages is blocked.

Check and, if necessary, clean

the steam outlet or beverage

outlet.

The machine is overheated.

Dispensing of beverages is blocked.

* Switch off the coffee machine

and let it cool.

* Switch it back on.

189Steam boiler

heating time fault.

Fault while heating.Switch the coffee machine off

and back on.

Faults without message:

Fault descriptionInstruction
Hot water is not being dis-

pensed

but there is water in the grounds

container.

1) Clean the hot water outlet.

2) Contact your service partner.

Choc is not being dispensed

but there is water in the grounds

container.

1) Stop using the Choc outlet.

2) Contact your service partner.

Choc dosing unit is blocked;

Choc is only dispensed with water.

1) Clean the dosing unit.

2) Empty the powder.

3) Turn the screw by hand until all powder has been removed.

4) Rinse with water, if necessary.

5) Let it dry fully.

Dispensing of coffee differs on

the left/right.

Clean the combination outlet.
Milk foam/milk is not being dis-

pensed although there is milk in

the container.

1) Check whether the milk hose is kinked or pinched.

2) Route the milk hose properly.

3) Clean the combination outlet.

4) If the suction nozzle is clogged, clean it.

5) If the milk cooler is iced up, defrost it.

Milk foam is not correct, temper-

ature is too cold.

1) Change the milk nozzle (green nozzle for cooled milk, white nozzle for uncooled milk).

2) Clean the combination outlet.

Milk cooler is not cooling the

milk.

Check that the milk cooler was switched on using the separate

switch.

Pump is running continuously,

water in the grounds container.

1) Unplug the machine and plug it back in.

2) If the fault persists, call customer service.

Milk foamer and water tank

are difficult to mount/remove.

Lightly grease the O-rings with Schaerer “Grease for sealing

rings”.

Choc/Topping container cannot

be installed.

Manually turn the dosing unit screw drive slightly clockwise at the

dosing unit.

Schaerer Coffee Joy troubleshooting

Display messageCauseWhat to do
Place brewerThe brewing unit is not inserted.Insert the brewing unit.
Brewer position switch.The brewing unit is not correctly inserted.Check that the brewing unit is correctly seated.
The brewing unit is stiff.Remove the brewing unit.

1) There are two nozzles with black sealing rings

on the inside of the machine.

2) Grease the sealing rings with grease from the accessories.

3) Put the brewing unit back in place.

Clear flow stoppedThere is too much air in the pipes.Dispense a cup of hot water.

This bleeds the pipes.

The water filter or the associated sieve

is clogged.

1) Clean the sieve of the water filter.

If this does not eliminate the problem:

2) Change the water filter.

The non-return valve at the outlet of the

drinking water tank is contaminated.

Clean the outlet and the non-return valve with one of the small brushes in the accessories.
The brewing unit is clogged.Remove and clean the brewing unit.
The grind level is too fine. The fine cof-

fee powder contaminates the pipes.

1) Set the grind level to a coarser setting.

2) Remove and clean the brewing unit.

Cleaning halted

Clear flow stopped.

The brewing screen is clogged.Clean the brewing screen.
EEPROM errorSystem errorSwitch the machine off and back on.
motor driver errorSystem errorSwitch the machine off and back on.
grinder blockedThe grinder is blocked.1) Switch off the machine and disconnect the power

plug.

2) Stir the coffee beans in the bean hopper using a

spoon.

If the error persists:

3) Switch off the machine and disconnect the power

plug.

4) Extract the beans, check the grinder and remove

any blockages.

Temperature sensor steamOverheatingSwitch off the machine and let it cool for some

time.

Temperature sensor waterOverheatingSwitch off the machine and let it cool for some

time.

Faults without display message:

Fault descriptionCauseWhat to do
No milk foam or milk output although there is milk in the container.1) The milk hose is kinked at some location, preventing milk from flowing.

2) The foamer head is clogged.

1) Check the milk hose and reroute if necessary.

2) Take the foamer head out of the beverage outlet

and clean it.

No milk foam, only warm milk.Blockage in milk system.Clean the milk system.
The milk or milk foam is too cold.Wrong milk nozzle.The scope of delivery contains two different milk nozzles.

Change the milk nozzle.

The milk is too hot, its quantity

is too low or the milk foam has

bubbles.

The milk in the milk container is too

warm.

1) Only use pre-cooled milk (3 – 5°C).

2) Cool the milk constantly during use.

Wrong milk nozzle.1) The scope of delivery contains two different milk nozzles.

2) Change the milk nozzle.

The water tank is difficult to slide in place.The O-ring on the water outlet connec-

tor must be greased.

Grease the O-ring with grease from the accessories.
The brewing unit is difficult to

pull out and slide back in.

The brewing unit is stiff.1) Remove the brewing unit.

There are two nozzles with black sealing rings on the inside of the machine.

2) Grease the sealing rings with grease from the accessories.

3) Put the brewing unit back in place.

The pump makes loud noises.There is too much air in the pipes.Dispense a cup of hot water.

This bleeds the pipes.

The coffee has no crema.The coffee is no longer fresh.Replace the beans.
The grind level is too coarse.Set the grind level to a finer setting.
The brewing unit cannot be reinserted.The brewing unit is in the wrong position.While inserting the brewing unit, readjust it using the multitool until it can be reinserted.
The brewing unit cannot be pulled out.The brewing unit is in the wrong position.Readjust the brewing unit using the multitool until it can be pulled out.
Internal/external cooling unit does not cool.The cooling unit is not switched on or is

switched on incorrectly.

Set the rocker switch on the rear of the cooling unit to “COLD”.

Schaerer Coffee Factory troubleshooting

Error

display

Error

description

Action instruction
6Brewing unit lockup

current /

Brewing unit stiff

Switch off the coffee machine

Cleaning the brewing unit

26

36

Right grinder

blocked

Left grinder

blocked

1) Switch off the coffee machine

2) Disconnect mains plug

3) Remove bean hopper

4) Turn grinder disk counter-clockwise using only

Multitool (square button).

5) Replace hopper

6) Switch on coffee machine

If this occurs frequently:

Set grinding degree one stage coarser

88Boiler

overtemperature

Beverage dispensing temporarily blocked.

1) Check that mains tap is on or that the water tank is filled and inserted correctly

If still not OK:

2) Switch off the coffee machine

3) Cleaning the brewing unit

4) Switch on and try again

(Release follows when cooled down to normal temperature).

5) Switch off coffee machine, allow to cool and switch on again.

89Boiler

heat-up time

error

Switch machine off and on again
161Brew water errorBetween each of the following steps switch the machine off and on

again. If fault not remedied carry out the next step.

1) Check that mains tap is on or that the water tank is

filled and inserted correctly

2) Cleaning the brewing unit

3) Set grinding degree coarser

4) Reduce quality

163Warm rinsing water errorBetween each of the following steps switch the machine off and on

again. If fault not remedied carry out the next step.

1) Check that mains tap is on or that the water tank is

filled and inserted correctly.

2) Cleaning the brewing unit.

186Steam boiler

level

Beverage dispensing temporarily blocked.

1) Check that coffee grounds container correctly

inserted.

2) Switch machine off and on again.

188Steam boiler

overtemperature

Beverage dispensing temporarily blocked.

1) After releasing, check milk foam and steam outlet.

2) Switch off machine, allow to cool and switch on

again.

189Steam boiler

heat-up time

error

Switch machine off and on again

Errors without error display:

Error patternAction instruction
No hot water output but

water in coffee grounds

container

1) Clean hot water spout

2) Call Schaerer Service

No Choc dispensing but

water in grounds container

1) Do not use Choc

2) Call Schaerer Service

Choc portion controller

blocked, Choc dispensed

only with water

1) Clean portion controller

2) Empty powder

3) Turn dosing auger manually until all powder

removed

4) If necessary rinse with water

5) (Allow to) dry completely

Coffee dispensing on the

left / right differs

Clean the combi spout
No milk foam / milk output,

but milk in milk container

1) Check whether the milk hose is kinked or

squashed

2) Re-route tube correctly

3) Clean the combi spout

4) Milk nozzle blocked

5) Milk cooler iced

Milk foam incorrect,

temperature too cold

1) Change milk nozzle

– green nozzle for cooled milk

– white nozzle for uncooled milk

2) Clean the combi spout.

The cooler does not coolCheck if the cooler has been properly turned on

using the separate switch.

Pump runs permanently,

water in coffee grounds

container

Switch machine off and on again

If not remedied call Schaerer Service.

Coffee machines with water

tank assembly / disassembly

stiff

Lightly smear the O-rings with Schaerer gasket

grease.

Choc / Topping hopper

cannot be inserted

Manually turn the drive for the dosing auger at the

portioner slightly in a clockwise direction

Schaerer Coffee Press Error codes

Display MessageCause / Error DescriptionRemedy
Your selection pls

08:15 13.11.2013

Appears when the machine is ready to operate.
beverage sel. locked

grounds cont.missing

The grounds container has been removed (Cleaning program)Reinsert the grounds container.

If the message persists, call for service.

empty grounds cont.• The grounds container is full.Empty the grounds container and reinsert it.
machine cleaning

OK: care pad

Appears when the machine needs a cleaning

cycle.

The machine must be cleaned.
refill beans

left

Appears when the bean hopper on the left-hand side is empty or when a coffee bean has become stuck.Refi ll the bean hopper with coffee beans (max. 1.7 lbs.).

Press the beverage button again.

If the message persists, call for service.

refill beans

right

Appears when the bean hopper on the right- hand side is empty or when a coffee bean has become stuck.Refi ll the bean hopper with coffee beans (max. 1.7 lbs.).

Press the beverage button again.

If the message persists, call for service

empty drip trayAppears when the drip tray is full.Remove and empty drip tray.

If the message persists, call for service

insert ground coffee

select beverage

Appears when the maual insert lid is open.Insert ground coffee then close the manual insert.

Select the desired beverage from the beverage button panel.

Touch “C” to cancel.

If the message persists, call for service.

beverage blockedClose the manual insert lid.

If the message persists, call for service.

your selection pls

replace water filter.

Appears when the machine must be descaled.Call for service.
Insert the brewing unit.Replace or reseat the brewing unit.

If the message persists, call for service

F 6Brewing unit lockup current / brewing unit stiff.Switch off the coffee machine.

Clean the brewing unit.

If the message persists, call for service.

F 26The right grinder is blocked.Switch off the coffee machine.

Empty bean hoppers and check if a foreign objects has jammed the grinder.

If the message persists, call for service

F 36The left grinder is blocked.
F 88Boiler: over-temperature.Call for service.
F 161Flow error: during the brewing cycle.
F 162Flow error: when cleaning or when dispensing hot water
F 164
F 188Heater error.

Schaerer Ambiente coffee machine troubleshooting

Messages on displayCause
selection locked

heating up

When the coffee machine is switched on, no products can be served until the

system warms up (approx. 5 min.)

selection locked

cup missing

No products can be served because the cup sensor has failed to detect a cup.

Place a cup under the outlet.

selection locked

container n. i. place

Insert the grouts container. If the message is still displayed, the switch is defective:

Contact After Sales Service!

<<button?>>

selection locked</button?>

The product key is stuck or dirty. This problem can be solved by cleaning or

pressing the key several times. If not:

Contact After Sales Service!

selection locked

clean machine

All product selection is blocked.

Execute the cleaning program.

selection locked

watertank empty

Fill up the fresh water tank with drinking water and press the [“minus” ] key (only applies to coffee machines without a fixed water supply).
selection locked

waste watertank full

Empty the wastewater tank and press the [“minus” ] key (only applies to coffee machines without a wastewater outlet).
selection locked

12:00 15.10.2001

All products have been blocked using the KEY BLOCK card.
selection locked

heating timeout

Grouts container is missing or is not pushed in far enough.

– Heater problem.

Contact After Sales Service.

selection locked

comms. interrupted

Communication with an external device has been interrupted. Check that the

external devices are properly connected to the mains and to the coffee machine. If so, and the message still appears:

Contact After Sales Service

selection locked

** LAN-Timeout **

Communication with an external device has been interrupted. Check that the

external devices are properly connected to the mains and to the coffee machine. If so, and the message still appears:

Contact After Sales Service.

selection locked

error account system

Communication with an external device has been interrupted. Check that the

external devices are properly connected to the mains and to the coffee machine. If so, and the message still appears:

Contact After Sales Service.

selection locked

door open

The service door (panel) is not shut properly. Check it and if necessary, shut it.
selection locked

milk door open

Product selection remains blocked until the milk panel is properly closed.
selection locked

outlet missing

Outlet is incorrectly placed (or is missing). If this message is still displayed after

verification:

Contact After Sales Service

battery flatThe internal control unit battery needs replacing.
** EEPROM error!Serial EEPROM is defective.
motor currentSwitch off coffee machine, wait for 10-30 seconds and then switch back on. If

the problem persists, switch off the coffee machine.

Contact After Sales Service!

motor driver errorSwitch off the coffee machine.

Contact After Sales Service!

selection locked

clean machine

No products at all can be selected when this message is displayed.

Execute the cleaning program.

select product

grinder right empty

The right-hand coffee mill is out of coffee beans. Fill the bean container.
select product

grinder left empty

The left-hand coffee mill is out of coffee beans. Fill the bean container.
selection locked

empty container!

Empty grouts container and put it back in place.
select product

grinder left blocked

or

select product

grinder right block

Press [‘minus’ ] key. If the problem persists, open the bean container hatch and remove the bean container. Remove the remaining coffee beans (e.g. using a

vacuum cleaner) and make sure that nothing (e.g. a piece of gravel) is stuck in

the mill. If not and the problem persists:

Contact After Sales Service

temp. sensor coffeeThe temperature sensor in the instantaneous coffee heater is defective.
heating up coffeeWait for approx. 5 minutes (too much coffee water may have been served).

If the message does not disappear:

Contact After Sales Service.

rinsing

selection locked

The coffee machine is being automatically rinsed.

If it is programmed to do so: no error

piston motor timeoutThe hoist motor is defective.
selection locked

clean machine

No products at all can be selected when this message is displayed.

Execute the cleaning program.

temp. sensor steamThe temperature sensor in the steam generator is defective. Steam emission is blocked.
level probe steamThe level sensor in the steam generator is defective. Steam emission is blocked.

For the first 2 minutes after the display lights up, or when the coffee machine

has been switched off, no tea or coffee can be served either. Make sure that the

water tap is turned on. If the problem persists: switch the machine off, wait for

10-30 seconds and switch it on again.

If the problem persists: Contact After Sales Service

Timeout heat. steamIf the system does not reach the programmed temperature after 8 minutes, the

following message is displayed: “Timeout heat. steam”. Contact After Sales Service.

heating steamWait for approx. 5 minutes (too much steam may have been drawn off).

If the message does not disappear, the message “heating steam” is displayed. Contact After Sales Service.

selection locked

clean machine

No products at all can be selected when this message is displayed.

Execute the cleaning program.

timeout heat. teaIf the system does not reach the programmed temperature after 8 minutes, the

following message is displayed: “Timeout heat.tea”

temp. sensor teaThe temperature sensor in the instantaneous water heater is defective:

No hot water can be served for tea: Contact After Sales Service

heating teaWait for approx. 2 minutes (too much hot water may have been drawn off).

If the message does not disappear, the message “heating steam” appears:

Contact After Sales Service.

selection locked

container full !

Empty grouts container and put it back.

Five further coffee products can be served after this message is displayed, after

which the coffee machine blocks. – Empty grouts container.

select product

clean machine

Clean the coffee machine. Products can still be served.

If the coffee machine is so programmed, up to 50 coffees can be served, or coffees can be served for up to one hour, after which the coffee machine blocks

and must be cleaned (obligatory cleaning).

select product

button locked

Product key is disabled. (KEY BLOCK or key not programmed)
credit operation

button locked

Product key is disabled
select product

temp. sensor outside

Optional automatic steam cut-off is enabled, but steam can be drawn off after

timeout.

select product

flowmeter defect

The coffee water flow meter is defective. Water dosing is time-controlled and

products can still be served (this message can only be deleted by the service

engineer).

system-data error!An error has occurred in the product key programming or the general system

data. If a product key also lights up, it may be unusable. Press the [“stop’ ] key to

proceed: Contact After Sales Service.

select product

replace water filter

The installed water filter needs cleaning, filling or replacing.
select product

milk empty

This message is displayed if the optional milk sensor is mounted and enabled.

Products can be served if enabled.

Products cannot be served if disabled.

select product

service wanted

Reminder that service by a licensed after sales agent is required.

Products can still be served. Nevertheless, your after sales service should be

informed rapidly.

This message can be suppressed using the CHEF card.

select product

please rinse cappuc.

After a cappuccino is served, the coffee machine requests manual rinsing of the

cappuccino unit if programmed to do so.

* read error

remove card

The card in the card reader is incorrectly inserted (note direction of arrow) or

defective.

* wrong card

remove card

The coffee machine is requesting another card type.

A MONEY card has been inserted for the first time or credit is zero. The

MONEY card has not been logged on.

Load credit onto the MONEY card using the LOAD card and/or log it on. No payment system is installed.

* mistake remove cardAn error occurred during data transfer to the SAVE card. The card was withdrawn from the card reader too early. Data transfer was incomplete or data are corrupted. – save data again.
product – * 5 Error!

Press any key..

An error occurred during data transfer from the SAVE card coffee machine.

The card was withdrawn from the card reader too early. Data transfer was incomplete or data are corrupted.

Press [ ‘minus’] key, wait for five seconds, then save data again.

* data error

remove card

The data structure on the card has been damaged because the card was withdrawn from the card reader during data transfer, or the card is new and needs logging on, enabling or loading.
*wrong PIN-code

remove card

The wrong PIN code (Personal Identification Number) was entered.

Repeat procedure.

no accountingNo payment system is installed.
Cup sensorIf a product is served even though no cup is under the outlet, wipe the lens of

the cup sensor with a soft damp cloth.

If the problem persists:

Contact After Sales Service.

Cup sensor

If products cannot be served although a cup has been placed under the outlet,

first clean the lens as described above.

If the problem persists:

Contact After Sales Service.

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