Are you wandering here and there in trouble? Because your Nespresso Gran Lattissima is not working, and you don’t know how to fix it? Uh oh, I understand how it feels when your beloved coffee maker betrays you when you need it the most. And when you have to spend a day without your energizing dose of caffeine, everything feels useless and pointless. I have good news for you; I won’t let you worry and be hopeless without your coffee.
I have figured out all the problems related to your Nespresso Gran Lattissima and their possible solutions so you can fix them. Let’s not wait any longer and get straight to fixing your broken coffee machine and spice up your life with the aroma of coffee again.
Problem 1: Why Is There No Light Indicator On My Nespresso Gran Lattissima?
Like your daily morning routine, just after opening your eyes, you grab a cup and head over to your Nespresso Gran Lattissima to brew your coffee. As you plug in the cable, press the power button to turn on your machine and wait for the power button to light up. But contrary to what you might expect, there is no light indicator. Oh no, what’s wrong with your coffee machine? Why is it not working? If you seek guidance to identify the problem in your machine, you are the perfect guide for the solution. I am going to discuss the causes of why there is no light indicator on your Nespresso Gran Lattissima and how you can fix it.
Cause1: Faulty Outlet
There is no light indicator on your machine, probably because the power outlet to which your machine is connected is not functional. There could be various reasons for a non-functional outlet, such as an issue with the outlet’s wires. The outlet is overcrowded with other appliances that do not let the coffee machine receive the appropriate power supply.
How To Fix It: Check The Power Outlet
To check if the power outlet is faulty, you should plug the coffee machine into another outlet at your place. If the light indicator appears on your machine, it shows the previous outlet is faulty. Also, connect your machine to a separate outlet that does not overload with other appliances.
Cause2: Loose Connection
Your coffee machine is not showing a light indicator, maybe because of an issue with the connection. You have not plugged your machine into the power outlet; if the connection is not secure, it may not deliver the electricity your machine requires to turn on.
How To Fix It: Check The Plug
Ensure that you firmly connect the power cable of your machine to the outlet.
Cause3: Voltage Difference
The absence of a light indicator on your coffee machine might be because of the difference in voltage between the outlet and your coffee machine. The voltage difference may cause fluctuations in the internal voltage, and the inconsistent voltage supply may damage the outlet.
How To Fix It: Check The Voltage
Ensure the voltage of your outlet is suitable for the voltage of your coffee machine. The voltage required for your machine is 120V.
Cause4: Broken Fuse
Your Nespresso Gran Lattissima has no light indicator, probably because the internal fuse has blown. A fuse is responsible for the protection of a machine from any electrical short circuit. And if the fuse has blown, the power supply gets interrupted, and your machine will not get the power to turn on.
How To Fix It: Replace The Fuse
You need to replace the fuse of your machine. Please don’t do it alone; consult a professional to replace the fuse.
Problem 2: Why Does No Coffee Or Water Come Out Of My Nespresso Gran Lattissima?
Nothing is more upsetting than waking up to a non-functional coffee maker, especially when you love to start your day with a coffee. Is your Nespresso Gran Lattissima not working? What is happening? Is it not dispensing any coffee or water? Indeed, your day has taken a serious turn; how can you survive a day without coffee? But don’t get disappointed; there must be some cause behind it which you are unaware of, and I will tell you why no coffee or water is coming out of your Gran Lattissima. And how you can make your back to flowing coffee and water.
Cause1: Water Tank Issue
No coffee or water is coming out of your Gran Lattissima because there is no water in the tank. Blending coffee beans requires water; if the water tank is empty, your machine will not brew a coffee. Similarly, cleaning requires water; without water, you cannot start cleaning.
How To Fix It: Fill The Water Tank
Fill the water tank with fresh potable water.
Cause2: Mineral Deposits Have Clogged Your Machine
The culprit of the problem of no coffee and no water coming out of your Nespresso Gran Lattissima is mineral scale, which has clogged the internal tubes of your machine, thus restricting the flow of coffee or water. What is the origin of the mineral scale? The mineral scale develops from the mineral content of the water you use in your machine. When water heats up for brewing, it will form layers of mineral scale, which turn into a hard crust over time.
How To Fix It: Descale Your Machine
To remove the layers of mineral scale, use the descaling agent especially made for your Gran Lattissima to descale it. Descaling is to remove the mineral scale from internal parts of your machine and maintain optimal performance throughout its lifespan.
How To Descale Your Nespresso Gran Lattissima?
Follow the descaling steps mentioned below.
- Lift the lever to eject the used capsule into the container, then close the lever.
- Empty your machine’s capsule container, drip tray, cup support, and drop collector.
- Add 100 ml (3.71 fl oz) of Nespresso Descaling agent into the water tank, then add water up to the descaling mark (~500 ml/ 16.9 fl oz).
- Remove the descaling pipe from the storage space at the back of your coffee machine and attach it to the steam connector.
- As you attach the descaling pipe, your machine enters the descaling mode. The descaling alert shines orange throughout the descaling process, and the flat white button shines white.
- Put a container of 1 liter / 34 fl oz below the descaling pipe nozzle and coffee outlet.
- Press the Flat White button, and the descaling solution flows alternately through the coffee outlet, descaling pipe nozzle, and drip tray. When the water tank goes empty, the descaling cycle will end, and the Flat White button will start to shine.
- Empty the capsule container, cup support, drip tray, and drop collector.
- Rinse and fill the water tank with potable water to the MAX level for the rinsing step.
- To start the rinsing cycle, press the Flat White button. The rinsing water flows through the coffee outlet, descaling pipe, and drip tray until the water tank empties.
- When the rinsing cycle finishes, your coffee machine will switch off.
- Remove the descaling pipe, but be careful; remove it with the handle or knob, and store it at the back of your machine. Empty the used capsule container and drip tray. Fill the water tank with potable water.
- Use a damp cloth to clean the machine’s surface. Hurray, you have completed the descaling process.
Problem 3: Why Does Coffee Come Out Slowly From My Nespresso Gran Lattissima?
Coffee enthusiasts love the perfect crema of their coffee, which they prepare with their Nespresso Gran Lattissima. But when it takes too long to dispense coffee, your coffee will lack the perfect crema. And It will leave you frustrated with thoughts like something is wrong because the coffee is coming out slowly. I understand it is natural to feel this way about your beloved coffee machine; you must be worried about how you can fix it but don’t worry, I have written this guide to help you fix the slow coffee flow in your Nespresso Gran Lattissima. Let’s troubleshoot this issue together.
Cause1: Incorrect Capsule Type
If your Nespresso Lattissima Touch has a slow pour problem because you have inserted a capsule that isn’t right for the kind of coffee you wish to brew. Suppose you used an Espresso capsule, then you need to press the Espresso button, but instead of the Espresso button, you click the Lungo button. The coffee flow will be slow, but why is the coffee flow slow? Because you have inserted the wrong capsule for the Lungo button, which pulls two shots of espresso, which takes longer to brew. Coffee brewing speed and quality are influenced by some variables, including density, grind size, and moisture content which vary with the type of coffee beans. That’s how each capsule has a different brewing time.
How To Fix It: Match The Capsule Type With the Coffee Type You Want To Brew
Before you press the brew button:
- Ensure the capsule type before inserting it into the holder of your Nespresso Gran Lattissima because it’s crucial to match the capsule type with the coffee type.
- For the Lungo drink, take the capsule type specifically designed for Lungo coffee, a similar thing is for the Espresso shot.
- If you are unsure about the capsule type, check the package for the relevant information.
Cause2: Mineral Deposits Have Clogged Your Machine
If the coffee flow in your Nespresso Gran Lattissima is slow, the mineral scale may have built up inside and is interfering with the coffee flow. These mineral deposits come from water that contains a lot of minerals and cause delayed coffee flow because minerals precipitate out when water heats up during brewing and form layers of deposits.
How To Fix It: Descale Your Machine
The only thing you can do to eliminate the mineral deposits is descaling. The descaling solution has an acidic substance in it which is responsible for dissolving layers of mineral deposits. I assume you are aware of the descaling procedure, If not then don’t worry I have outlined the steps in this guide. See the section above ‘’How to descale your Nespresso Gran Lattissima’’ under the “Problem 2 (Cause 2)”.
Problem 4: Why Is No Coffee, Just Water, Coming Out From My Nespresso Gran Lattissima, Although You Have Inserted A Capsule?
When you are anticipating a delicious coffee from the coffee outlet of your Nespresso Gran Lattissima, all the expectations turn into disappointment when a stream of hot water greets you. Damn, why is no coffee coming out? Uh-oh, it indicates a problem with your coffee machine. But you don’t know what the problem is? Don’t worry! I will help you figure out the reasons for this problem and how you can resolve it. Let’s look at the reasons and fix them so you can restore the coffee flow in your machine.
Cause1: Issue With The Capsule Position
You are not getting coffee from your Nespresso Gran Lattissima because of the capsule’s incorrect position. You have not placed a capsule correctly in the capsule compartment. If your capsule is not in the right place, your machine cannot identify and extract the coffee grounds. Hence, your coffee machine cannot prepare coffee to flow out of the coffee outlet.
How To Fix It: Check The Capsule Position
You need to check the position of the capsule. Open the lever and look inside the capsule compartment; if the capsule is in the wrong position, then place the capsule again.
Cause2: Blockage In The Grid Plate
You are experiencing the no coffee flow in your Nespresso Gran Lattissima, probably because the coffee grounds have clogged the grid plate. When the grid plate is clogged, water cannot pass through the holes to pierce the capsule foil, and you will not get coffee from your machine.
How To Fix It: Clean The Grid Plate
You need to unclog the grid plate by removing the coffee residues responsible for the water flow blockage, but how can you unclog the grid plate? Follow these steps to unclog it.
- Take a toothbrush and scrub the grid plate multiple times toward the front.
- After scrubbing multiple times, press the brew button to let water drain the coffee residues from the outlet.
- If the grid plate still appears clogged, repeat the procedure.
If you have checked the causes mentioned above and tried the solutions, but the issue persists, you should call the Nespresso Club for assistance with this problem or send your coffee machine for repair.
Problem 5: Why Is The Coffee In My Nespresso Gran Lattissima Not Hot Enough?
Starting a new day with a hot cup of coffee makes the whole day pleasant and helps you get through a tough day. But the whole day goes bad when your trusty coffee machine can’t make you a hot coffee. It can be frustrating when you sip a lukewarm coffee in the morning. But don’t let the lukewarm coffee spoil your mood. I am here for your help because I will tell you the possible causes and solutions of why your Nespresso Gran Lattissima is not brewing hot coffee.
Cause1: Heat Transmission
Your Nespresso Gran Lattissima is not producing coffee that is hot enough; the cause is related to the temperature of the cup in which you are brewing your coffee. The temperature plays a crucial role in the brewing journey; how? If you pour freshly brewed coffee directly into a cold cup, the heat from your coffee will transfer to the cup to make it warm, thereby reducing the warmth of your coffee. That’s how you end up getting a less warm coffee.
How To Fix It: Preheat The Cup
To keep your coffee warm, preheat your cup to prevent heat transfer. You can preheat the cup by just pouring hot water into the cup, and letting the water remain for a few minutes, then drain the water. After this, pour your freshly brewed coffee; it will help you retain the warmth of your coffee and give you a satisfying brewing experience.
Cause2: Clogged Heating Element
The cause of a less warm coffee could be the mineral deposits that have clogged the heating element of your machine. But the main issue is the type of water you use in your machine because water is in contact with the heating element. And suppose you use hard water, which has high mineral content. In that case, it will form layers of mineral deposits with time, affecting the heating element and making it difficult to reach the required brewing temperature.
How To Fix It: Descale Your Machine
If the mineral scale is responsible for clogging of the heating element, the best solution I will tell you is the descaling of your Gran Lattissima, which removes mineral deposits from your machine. For the descaling procedure, check the section “How to descale your Nespresso Gran Lattissima” under the “Problem 2 (Cause 2)” discussed above. Also, it is important to be aware of the water quality and avoid using hard water; instead, use filtered water in your machine.
Problem 6: Why Is The Capsule Area Of My Nespresso Gran Lattissima Leaking?
Nothing is more upsetting than observing a leaky machine on a busy morning. When you get up early to prepare for a busy schedule, head over to your Nespresso Gran Lattissima to brew a hot coffee to get through the day. As you press the brew button and wait for your coffee to flow out of the coffee outlet, the capsule area suddenly starts leaking. This leakage is enough to spoil your day. What will you do now? If you are worried about your coffee machine leaking from the capsule area. Calm down; don’t worry; your Gran Lattissima will be fine. And I have the solution for you; you need to check a few things in your machine. Let’s not wait any longer and check out the causes of why there is water in the capsule container.
Cause1: Incorrect Capsule Position
Your Nespresso Gran Lattissima leaking from the capsule area could be because of the incorrect position of the capsule. The Nespresso Capsule manufacturers have designed the capsules in the shape of capsule holders so they can fit tightly inside the holder. If you have not placed the capsule right according to the shape of the capsule holder, it may result in water flowing through the capsule’s edges instead of the capsule’s center. Thus water may leak from the capsule area and enter the capsule container.
How To Fix It: Check The Capsule Position
Look inside the capsule holder and check the capsule’s position. If the capsule is not in position according to the shape of the holder, then position it correctly. And every time you brew coffee, ensure you place the capsule correctly.
Cause2: Blockage In Grid Plate
The cause behind the leaky capsule area might be a blockage of the grid plate. Coffee residues may build up on the holes of the grid plate over time, resulting in complete blockage of the plate and restriction of water passing through it to pierce the capsule foil. This blockage generates back pressure, leading to water entering the capsule container.
How To Fix It: Remove The Coffee Residues
If the blockage of the grid plate is the reason for leakage in your coffee machine, then you have to clear the blockage to stop water from leaking into the capsule container. To clear the blockage, you need to remove the buildup of coffee residues from the grid plate, but how can you do that? I will tell you how to remove the buildup of coffee residues. Follow these steps to clean the grid plate.
- The first thing you need is a clean toothbrush.
- Gently scrub the grid plate multiple times to remove the coffee residues.
- Then flush out the coffee residues by pressing the brew button.
If you have positioned the capsule correctly and cleared the blockage from the grid plate, the capsule area of your Nespresso Gran Lattissima is still leaking. In that case, there is some other reason behind this leakage issue, and you should call the Nespresso Club or send your coffee machine for repair.
Problem 7: Why Is My Nespresso Gran Lattissima Blinking Irregularly?
After a long, tiring day, you come home to sit on your balcony with a delicious cup of coffee to look at a beautiful sky, which takes away all your tiredness. But as you turn on your Nespresso Gran Lattissima to brew your favorite coffee, the power button starts blinking irregularly. All your fatigue changes into frustration because you were not expecting this from your beloved coffee machine at the time when you needed it the most. But don’t let the irregular blinking ruin your mood; I will tell you the possible causes behind this issue of why your Nespresso Gran Lattissima is blinking irregularly and how you can fix it.
Cause: Technical Fault
The irregular blinking lights of your Nespresso Gran Lattissima indicate a technical fault.
It could be a faulty pump system, a damaged heating element, or any electrical problem, such as a burnt fuse or a broken power cable.
How To Fix It: Send Your Coffee Machine For Repair
You cannot fix this issue alone; you must contact Nespresso Customer Support for assistance. They are available 24/7 to help diagnose the problem in your machine and provide you with possible solutions, which may also involve repairing and exchanging damaged parts.
Problem 8: Why Do All Buttons Of My Nespresso Gran Lattissima Blink Simultaneously For Ten Seconds, And Then The Machine Switches Off Automatically?
For a coffee enthusiast, having Nespresso Gran Lattissima is considered a luxury because their whole day revolves around brewing cup after cup of their favorite drink. But when all the buttons Of your coffee maker start blinking simultaneously for ten seconds, and after that, your machine switches off, you have no idea why it is happening. And it becomes frustrating when you don’t know how to handle a dysfunctional coffee machine. But you don’t need to worry about it because you are the perfect guide to get the solution to this problem. I will discuss the cause behind the blinking of all the buttons, the sudden shutdown of your Nespresso Gran Lattissima, and how you can fix this issue. Let’s get into this!
Cause: Error Alert
All the buttons of your Nespresso Gran Lattissima blink simultaneously for ten seconds then the machine switches off, indicating an error in your machine. This error could be because of the following reasons.
- The Rapid Cappuccino System is dirty.
- It might be an electrical issue, such as a poor power source or a voltage difference in an outlet that does not work with your machine.
- Your machine fuse is not functioning, resulting in an irregular power supply.
- The interior of your machine is completely blocked with the mineral scale, making it impossible to start any operation.
How To Fix It:
First, try to fix this issue by following the solutions for the causes mentioned above.
- Follow the proper cleaning technique I explained in the problem clean alert shines orange to clean the Rapid Cappuccino System.
- The machine needs the correct voltage or power supply to operate effectively. Check the outlet’s power supply and ensure the voltage matches with your machine’s voltage.
- Inspect your machine’s fuse; replace it if it’s burned because a burnt fuse prevents it from receiving the proper power supply it needs.
- Perform the descaling procedure on your machine. Descaling will keep it operating efficiently by removing the mineral scale.
After performing the solutions I discussed above, if you can’t resolve this error issue, contact Nespresso Customer Service and send your Gran Lattissima for repair because it needs repair, which only its manufacturers can do.
Problem 9: Why Do All The Coffee Buttons Of My Nespresso Gran Lattissima Blink Fast Three Times, And Then The Machine Returns To Ready Mode?
Coffee lovers boost their energy by savoring delicious coffee, and their lives become more enjoyable when they have Nespresso Gran Lattissima. But just like other electrical appliances, coffee makers also behave oddly sometimes; so, if you are experiencing an issue where all the coffee buttons of your Nespresso Gran Lattissima blink three times quickly, and then the machine goes back to ready mode, don’t worry each person who owns this Gran Lattissima may face this kind of issue. And I got the solution so you can stop worrying about this irregular blinking and fix your coffee maker. But first, you should read the cause mentioned below.
Cause: Empty Water Tank
If your Nespresso Gran Lattissima blinks three times before entering the ready mode, it could be because of an empty water tank. When the water tank goes empty, your Gran Lattissima gives you an alert by blinking this way and going to ready mode.
How To Fix It: Fill The Water Tank
Check the water tank; if it is empty, you must fill it with fresh potable water. Remember to rinse thoroughly before filling it with water.
Problem 10: Why Are The Descaling And Clean Alerts Of My Nespresso Gran Lattissima Blinking?
Are you experiencing an issue where the descaling and clean alert of your Nespresso Gran Lattissima is blinking? It is disappointing to observe your coffee maker behaving strangely, especially when you are desperate for a coffee, but every blinking light indicates a message. If you are not aware of the message behind why the descale and clean alert of your Gran Lattissima are blinking, no worries. I have written this guide for you, so you get to know every issue with your coffee maker and solve this issue quickly. Scroll down to read it.
Cause1: Menu Mode Is On
If you observe the descale and clean alerts blinking simultaneously, it might happen because your machine is in menu mode. Menu mode is the main menu from which you can perform functions such as Water hardness setting, auto-off timer setting, factory reset, and emptying your Nespresso Gran Lattissima.
How To Fix It: Exit The Menu Mode
You have to exit the menu mode on your Nespresso Gran Lattissima, press the Flat White and Hot Milk button, and hold them for three seconds.
Cause2: Incomplete Descaling
If you are facing the blinking of a descale and clean alert, there are various reasons for this blinking. One of the reasons could be that you have not completed the descaling process.
How To Fix It: Repeat The Descaling Process
You need to perform the descaling procedure again. In case you are in doubt about any of the descaling step, see the section above “How to descale your Nespresso Gran Lattissima’’ under the “Problem 2 (Cause 2)”.
Problem 11: Why Do The Descaling Alert Of My Nespresso Gran Lattissima Shines Orange?
Hey coffee lover, you must end your day with a delicious cup of Cappuccino. Like an ordinary day, you added milk to the milk jug and pressed the Cappuccino button to start preparation. Unfortunately, things don’t go as you expected because the descaling alert shines orange. You are waiting for the descaling alert to stop shining, but it won’t stop shining. It’s important to look into this alert as the orange descaling light indicates a message. Let’s figure out how you can fix this shining alert.
Cause1: Descaling Required
The descaling alert of your Nespresso Gran Lattissima is shining orange, which indicates your coffee maker needs descaling. The descaling feature monitors the presence of mineral deposits. When the mineral deposits reach the level, it gives you this orange descaling alert that you need to descale your coffee maker to remove the mineral deposits. Descaling ensures your coffee maker is free from mineral deposits and continues to function optimally.
How To Fix It: Perform Descaling
If you are observing a descaling alert as orange, you must immediately prepare to descale your Nespresso Gran Lattissima to remove mineral deposits. For descaling, you have to follow the descaling instructions of the user manual of your coffee maker; in case you have lost the user manual, you will find the descaling steps in the section above ‘’How to descale your Nespresso Gran Lattissima’’ under the “Problem 2 (Cause 2)”.
Problem 12: Why Is The Descaling Alert On My Nespresso Gran Lattissima Blinking Orange, And The Flat White Button Has A Steady Light?
Are you seeking guidance because the descale alert on your Nespresso Gran Lattissima blinks orange, and the flat white button has a steady light? And you are waiting for the descale alert to stop blinking so you can prepare your favorite milk recipe. It might be confusing to notice this blinking light and you are unaware of what to do. Don’t worry; in this guide, you will get your answers as I have figured out the causes and solutions to this problem. Let’s check them out below!
Cause1: Your Machine Is In Descaling Mode
If you see the Flat White button has a steady light and the descaling alert is blinking orange on your Nespresso Gran Lattissima, it could mean your coffee machine is in descaling mode. It can happen because you haven’t completed the descaling procedure, which includes the descaling solution moving throughout the machine and exiting through the coffee outlet. Then, the last step is the rinsing cycle with water only. Different buttons on your coffee machine blink to represent the steps of descaling.
How To Fix It: Start Descaling
When you notice the descale alert blinking orange and steady light on the Flat White button indicating the descaling mode, you need to continue by following the descaling steps. I have outlined the descaling steps in the section above ‘’How to descale your Nespresso Gran Lattissima” under the “Problem 2 (Cause 2)”.
Problem 13: Why Do The Clean Alert On My Nespresso Gran Lattissima Shine Orange?
Have you just woken up to prepare a milk recipe in your Nespresso Gran Lattissima? As you turn it on, you notice the clean alert shining orange. It must be disappointing to observe any warning when craving a creamy coffee, but the orange shining cleaning alert is not letting you do so. Don’t be sad; look into this alert to fix it and savor a delicious coffee again. I will explain how you can fix it, but first, you must study the cause of why the clean alert is shining orange.
Cause: Rapid Cappuccino System Is Dirty
Your Nespresso Gran Lattissima is triggering a clean alert because you cleaned the Rapid Cappuccino System long ago, and milk residues have now clogged the system. And now your coffee machine is giving you this clean alert to let you know the Rapid Cappuccino system is dirty, so you should do something for it rather than keep brewing your coffee. Otherwise, your coffee will have a terrible flavor after some time, which can also affect your health.
How To Fix It: Clean The Rapid Cappuccino System
To get rid of this clean alert, you need to do the hand washing of the Rapid Cappuccino System of your Nespresso Gran Lattissima. But before that, disassemble the components by following the steps below.
- Press the side buttons of the milk jug to remove the milk container lid. Detach the aspirations tube.
- Position the milk spout vertically to disassemble it.
- Turn the connector of the Rapid Cappuccino System until the unlock symbol appears, then remove it.
- Change the position of the milk froth regulator knob to the “Remove” position, then remove it.
- Now wash the parts in the upper side of the dishwasher, but if the dishwasher is unavailable, you can do hand washing of the Rapid Cappuccino System.
Do you know the step-by-step procedure of hand washing the Rapid Cappuccino System? Don’t worry If you need clarification; I have outlined each step to make it easier for you.
Hand Washing Of Rapid Cappuccino System
- Wash away the milk residues thoroughly with hot water (40 °C/ 104 °F). Then use a sponge to wipe all of the visible dirt.
- Immerse all the components of the Rapid Cappuccino System in hot water for thirty minutes with a soft detergent. Use odor-free mild detergents.
- After thirty minutes, rinse all the components thoroughly.
- Use a mild detergent to clean the inside of the milk jug, spout connector, and knob. Then rinse the components with hot water.
- Inspect the air inlet to be clean to get excellent foam in your coffee.
- Be careful not to use anything abrasive that could scratch the equipment’s surface.
- Take a clean towel to dry all the components and reassemble them. And connect the Rapid Cappuccino System to the steam connector.
- If the milk residues have clogged the Rapid Cappuccino System too much, perform the rinsing cycle twice. Change the position of the Milk froth regulator knob to the “Clean” position. As the rinsing process starts, the hot water and steam flow through the milk spout.
You can wash the components of the Rapid Cappuccino System by hand as per the instructions I have discussed above.
Problem 14: Why Do All The Coffee And Milk Recipe Buttons Flash Alternatively On My Nespresso Gran Lattissima?
You were having a breakdown and needed a coffee to lift your spirits; meanwhile, the coffee buttons and all the milk recipe buttons of your Nespresso Gran Lattissima started flashing alternatively. It made you more uncomfortable, and you must be wondering what could be the reason behind this blinking of your Gran Lattissima, but sadly you can’t find out and head over to your nearest coffee shop to grab a coffee. So, If you are looking for a solution to this problem, I am here to tell you why it is happening in your Nespresso Gran Lattissima and the solution to it. Let’s troubleshoot this problem.
Cause1: Your Gran Lattissima Is Overheating
All the coffee and milk recipe buttons are flashing alternatively because your Nespresso Gran Lattissima is overheated. Overheating is a common problem that can occur due to several reasons. One of the reasons is prolonged use of your machine; when you use it for an extended period, it generates heat continuously, which leads to overheating. The other reason is the brewing of multiple drinks in a row; the heating element gets overheating.
How To Fix It: Let The Machine Cool Down
You don’t have to do any rocket science to fix the overheating problem. Give some rest to your Gran Lattissima by unplugging the power cable. It would be best to wait for your machine to cool down before using it again. If you neglect the flashing buttons and choose to brew coffee while it is still hot, it can cause severe damage to your machine because using an overheated machine can be dangerous. Once your machine has cooled down, you can plug in the power cable and start operating it again.
Cause2: Emptying Process Is Completed
Another reason for alternative flashing of all the coffee and milk recipe buttons is that you have recently performed an emptying process because you will store your machine or send it for repair. After the emptying process, your Nespresso Gran Lattissima enters the blocking period. What is the blocking period? It’s a safety precaution to prevent the machine from being used just after the emptying process ends, to avoid any risk of damage to the internal parts of your machine.
How To Fix It: Wait For Ten Minutes
You must wait ten minutes as the blocking period will end in ten minutes. During the blocking period, your coffee machine will not respond to any button. Once the blocking period ends, the alternative flashing of coffee and milk recipe buttons will stop, and you can operate your machine.
Problem 15: Why Is The Lever Of My Nespresso Gran Lattissima Not Closing Completely?
Are you trying to brew a coffee with your Nespresso Gran Lattissima, but you cannot? But why? What’s the hindrance? Is the lever not closing completely? If the lever is not closed, your coffee machine will not start brewing. But why is the lever not closing? It seems like you haven’t found the cause and solution to this problem. And that’s why I am here; I will tell you why it is happening in your machine and how you can fix the lever issue. Let’s figure it out.
Cause1: Capsule Container Is Full
The lever of your Nespresso Gran Lattissima is not closing completely; it might be because the capsule container is full, and there is no space for the next capsule to drop into the container.
How To Fix It: Empty The Capsule Container
Remove the capsule container to discard the used capsules. Then, place it back in the machine. Now, try to close the lever. After emptying the capsule container, the lever will surely be closed fully.
Cause2: Capsule Is Stuck In The Holder
You are experiencing the issue of the lever not closing completely because a capsule has stuck inside the holder, not letting the new capsule enter the holder.
How To Fix It: Check The Capsule Holder
Look inside the capsule holder for a stuck capsule, and ensure no capsule is stuck inside. Be careful while looking inside the holder; you must not put your finger inside it.
Problem 16: Why Is The Quality Of Milk Froth In My Nespresso Gran Lattissima Not Up To Standard?
You were craving a delicious Cappuccino and moved towards your Nespresso Gran Lattissima for a perfect drink. You start the brewing process, while having amazing imaginations of an espresso topped with steamed milk and creamy froth. But when the froth comes out in your glass, it does not match your imagination. You get disappointed but don’t be upset. If you are having thoughts about why the froth comes out so weak and unstable? And how you can fix the unstable froth issue. I have got the answers for you. There are several reasons why the froth quality in your Nespresso Gran Lattissima is not up to the standard. Let’s check them out!
Cause1: Milk Quality Is Not Good
Your Nespresso Gran Lattissima is not creating a flawless froth for your milk-based drink, because the milk quality is inappropriate. Does the milk quality significantly affect how foamy your froth will be? If the milk is not fresh, it will not froth perfectly. For example, suppose you are using a pack of milk sitting in your refrigerator for too long. In that case, it will not give you good results while frothing because, over time, the protein content may reduce, and proteins are essential for the stability of milk froth. So, if the protein level is low, your froth will not be up to the mark.
How To Fix It: Use Skimmed Milk
Skimmed and semi-skimmed milk is the best option to get the perfect froth in your Cappuccino or Latte Macchiato. The skimmed milk is fat-free and has a high concentration of protein in it, which is essential for milk frothing. When milk undergoes frothing, the proteins form a network and help in the stabilization of the froth and resulting in a desirable thick and velvety texture. So, the next time you brew your favorite Cappuccino, consider the importance of milk quality.
Cause2: Milk Temperature Is Inaccurate
The froth of your milk-based beverage is not up to the mark because the milk temperature is not appropriate. The inappropriate temperature may not allow the froth to give you the creamy texture of your favorite drink. Such as if you are using milk at room temperature, it will not give you a creamy texture on the froth.
How To Fix It: Use Cold Milk
If you want to achieve an ideal froth in your coffee, you should go for cold milk as it is easy to froth. The air bubbles are easily incorporated into cold milk while frothing. The ideal milk temperature for frothing is between 4-6 °C (39-43 °F). The froth will have a less stable texture if the milk is warm. So, you should use cold milk for frothing and avoid using warm milk as it is unsuitable.
Cause 3: Position Of Milk Froth Regulator Knob
The cause of unstable milk froth could be the position of the milk froth regulator knob. You have not checked the position of the knob before starting the milk recipe preparation, and the knob is in the ‘’Remove’’ position.
How To Fix It: Change The Position Of The Milk Froth Regulator Knob
Check the position of the milk froth regulator knob; if it is in the ‘’Remove’’ position, then turn it to the ‘’Froth’’position to get the maximum froth in your drink.
Cause4: Rapid Cappuccino System Is Dirty
If you have not cleaned the Rapid Cappuccino System of your Nespresso Gran Lattissima, it might be the reason you are not getting the desired froth in your drink. When you don’t clean the Rapid Cappuccino System or the milk system and prepare your milk recipes, milk residues may pile up and get dry inside the aspiration tube and the milk spout, and that’s how they are responsible for clogging the milk jug. And the clogged Rapid Cappuccino System makes it difficult to achieve an ideal froth.
How To Fix It: Clean The Rapid Cappuccino System
If the dirty Rapid Cappuccino System is the reason, you must clean it. Ideally, you should clean the Rapid Cappuccino System after each milk recipe by turning the regulator knob to the ‘’Clean’’ position. After cleaning, perform the hand washing step. Do you know how to hand wash the Rapid Cappuccino System? If not, don’t worry; I have explained the steps earlier in the section ‘’Hand Washing Of The Rapid Cappuccino System” under the “Problem 13”.
Cause5: Aspiration Tube Is Clogged
You are not receiving the froth you want in your coffee; it might be because the aspiration tube is clogged. The milk residues are the culprit of this clogging, but how does the aspiration tube get clogged? Well, the aspiration part of the Rapid Cappuccino System incorporates the air into the milk during the frothing process. And when you brew several milk-based beverages in your Nespresso Gran Lattissima, milk residue may accumulate over time inside the aspiration tube. And when you don’t do the cleaning step, the milk residues get dry and clog the aspiration tube.
How To Fix It: Clean The Aspiration Tube
To ensure the aspiration tube is free from any milk residues, you need to clean it. First, disassemble the Rapid Cappuccino System. Press the side buttons of the milk jug to remove the lid, then disconnect the aspiration tube. Turn the milk spout in a vertical position to disassemble it. Turn the Rapid Cappuccino System connector to unlock the position and remove it. Then remove the milk froth regulator knob by rotating it to the ’’ Remove position ’’ and clean the dishwasher parts. If the dishwasher is unavailable, perform hand washing of the parts. For the handwashing procedure, see the section ‘’Hand Washing Of The Rapid Cappuccino System’’ under the “Problem 13”.
Cause6: Incorrect Assembling Of Rapid Cappuccino System
The cause behind the poor froth quality might be the incorrect assembling of the rapid cappuccino system. How does improper assembling affect the froth quality? Suppose the milk spout is not properly attached or in the incorrect position. In that case, it can cause an inconsistent milk flow and result in unusual and spotty froth, missing the creamy consistency characteristic of a perfect Cappuccino.
How To Fix It: Assemble The Parts Correctly
Ensure you have assembled the Rapid Cappuccino System in the correct way. Doing so lets you get the greatest froth in your delicious Cappuccino.
How To Assemble The Rapid Cappuccino System?
Follow the steps below to assemble the Rapid Cappuccino System
- Attach the milk froth regulator knob by turning it in a clockwise direction.
- Connect the Rapid Cappuccino System connector by moving it in lock position.
- Then, insert the aspiration tube and attach the milk spout by moving in a horizontal position.
Cause7: Use Of Frozen Milk
You are not getting a creamy texture in the froth of your favorite drink, probably because you are using frozen milk. When you froth the frozen milk, It may produce clumpy froth because it contains ice crystals that quickly liquify and turn watery.
How To Fix It: Use Cold Milk
It’s best to avoid using frozen milk; instead of frozen milk, use fresh cold milk for frothing that was not frozen previously. Cold milk is essential to achieve the required frothing temperature as cooler milk steams efficiently compared to frozen or warm milk. Also, cold milk produces a smooth and creamy froth.
Cause8: Mineral Scale Buildup
The poor froth in your favorite milk recipe might be due to the mineral scale that has layered up your Nespresso Gran Lattissima from the inside. The mineral scale, which usually comes from hard water, may develop in the frothing system and affect the steam pressure. It may become difficult to get the desired froth consistency, resulting in thin and less frothy milk.
How To Fix It: Descale Your Machine
You need to descale your machine to remove the mineral scale. To keep your machine’s heating element, frothing system, and internal components free from mineral scale, you must descale your Gran Lattissima every three months. Are you aware of the descaling procedure? If not, then see the section above ‘’How To Descale Your Nespresso Gran Lattissima’’ under the “Problem 2 (Cause 2)”.
Problem 17: Why Can’t I Enter Menu Mode On My Nespresso Gran Lattissima?
Are you trying to enter the menu mode to perform a specific function on your Nespresso Gran Lattissima? But you are not getting access? It must be irritating when you cannot get into the menu mode. It seems like your coffee maker is restricting access to menu mode, it could be due to some reasons, and you are not aware of them. But don’t worry, you have stepped on the perfect guide for this problem, and I will tell you the causes of why you cannot enter the menu mode in your Nespresso Gran Lattissima. And what you have to do to enter the menu mode. Let’s get into the causes and their solutions mentioned below.
Cause 1: Milk Jug Is Attached
You cannot enter the menu mode because the milk jug is connected. How does the milk jug affect your access to the menu mode? When the milk jug is connected, your machine will detect the presence of the milk jug and suspect the user wants to prepare a milk-based recipe and enable the milk buttons only. And will not allow you to enter the menu mode during this mode even though you are not preparing any milk-based beverage.
How To Fix It: Remove The Milk Jug
You need to remove the milk jug from the machine. As you detach the milk jug, your machine will detect the absence of the milk jug and disable the milk buttons. And the milk recipe preparation mode gets deactivated, and you can perform other functions on your machine. Now, Push and hold the flat white and hot milk buttons simultaneously for three seconds to enter the menu mode.
Cause 2: Descaling Pipe Is Attached
You want to enter the menu mode but can’t because the descaling pipe is attached to your coffee machine. You use the descaling pipe for descaling, and connecting the descaling pipe puts your machine in descaling mode. You cannot enter the menu mode or perform any other action in between the descaling mode.
How To Fix It: Remove The Descaling Pipe
To access the menu mode, remove the descaling pipe from your machine. As you pull the descaling pipe, your Gran Lattissima detects the descaling pipe is disconnected and exits the descaling mode. Now, you can enter the menu mode. Hold the flat white and hot milk buttons simultaneously for three seconds.
Problem 18: Why I Cannot Disassemble The Milk Jug Of My Nespresso Gran Lattissima?
Have you just prepared a creamy Cappuccino with your Nespresso Gran Lattissima? And after savoring the delicious Cappuccino, you want to clean the milk jug as per the recommendations of your machine’s user guide that after each milk recipe, the milk jug needs some cleaning. But as you remove the milk jug from your machine and try to disassemble the parts, the lid won’t come off. You are stuck because you don’t want to damage the milk jug. Don’t worry; It could happen because of a reason which I will tell you and how you should disassemble the milk jug. Let’s get into this!
Cause: Incorrect Way Of Disassembling
You cannot disassemble the milk jug, maybe because you do it incorrectly and don’t remember what part to remove first. Don’t worry; you are a human, and all humans can forget things. And I will tell you how to disassemble the milk jug.
How To Fix It: Press The Side Buttons Of The Milk Jug
To disassemble the milk jug, follow the steps mentioned below:
- First, you have to detach the milk jug lid. Look at the sides of the milk jug, and you will notice a button on each side. Press the side buttons simultaneously to detach the lid.
- Disconnect the aspiration tube.
- Move the milk spout in a vertical position to disassemble it.
- To detach the Rapid Cappuccino System connector, turn it to unlock position and remove it.
- To remove the milk froth regulator knob, move it to the ‘’Remove position’’ and detach it.
Problem 19: Why Is My Nespresso Gran Lattissima Switched Off?
You prepared a Cappuccino an hour ago, and now you are back to your Nespresso Gran Lattissima to brew another cup but wait, what’s that? Your coffee machine is switched off? You remember you didn’t press the power button to switch it off. Then how did it go off automatically? Is there something wrong? You must be worried about it and hoping your machine will be fine. Don’t worry; I have covered you with the possible causes behind this sudden shutdown of your coffee machine. So let’s figure it out.
Cause: Your Machine Is In Standby Mode
Your Nespresso Gran Lattissima may seem to be switched off, but it is actually in standby mode, but it is ON and in a low-power state. It happens when you leave your machine ON, and after nine minutes of not being used, it enters the standby mode, which keeps your machine in a low power consumption state. In standby mode, your Gran Lattissima consumes little energy, around 0.22 Wh of power. This standby feature saves energy and makes it easy for the user to reduce the electricity cost when the machine is unused.
How To Fix It: Press The On Standby Button
You don’t have to do any serious operation on your machine to exit the standby mode; press the on standby button, and your coffee machine will be on, and you can start using it again.
Problem 20: Why Are The Milk Buttons Not Enabled On My Nespresso Gran Lattissima Even When The Milk Jug Is Connected?
If you are a fan of milk-based beverages, you probably love the automatic milk frothing system of Nespresso Gran Lattissima because it is easy to create a perfect Cappuccino with a single touch. However, if you have recently purchased the Nespresso Gran Lattissima and are trying to brew a Cappuccino, you add the milk to the milk jug and connect it to the machine, but the milk recipe buttons are not enabled. Oops, is there any issue? You reconnect the milk jug, but the buttons are still not enabled. Don’t worry, it could be because of some reason you aren’t aware of, and I will help you figure out why the milk buttons are not enabled on your Nespresso Gran Lattissima even though the milk jug is connected.
Cause: Wrong Position Of Froth Regulator Knob
The milk buttons are disabled even after the milk jug is connected, maybe because the milk froth regulator knob is in the “Clean” position. The clean position refers to cleaning the milk jug, so if the froth regulator knob is in a ”clean” position, your machine will detect that cleaning is required and will not enable the milk buttons and allow you to prepare any milk recipe.
How To Fix It: Turn The Knob To “Froth” Position
To enable the milk buttons, change the position of the milk froth regulator knob. Turn the milk froth regulator knob from the “Clean” position to the “Froth” position. As you turn the knob to the Froth position, your machine will detect this position, disable the cleaning mode, and immediately enable the milk buttons on your Nespresso Gran Lattissima, indicating you are allowed to prepare any milk recipe.
Finally, you have come to the end of this troubleshooting guide. I hope you have solved your problem, as I have covered each problem of your Nespresso Gran Lattissima. All the best from my side; in case you need assistance with any problem in the future, you can reread this guide to fix your machine. If you want to read more about coffee or need assistance with another coffee machine, visit our website Coffee Aim.
How Can I Reset My Nespresso Gran Lattissima To Factory Settings?
Switch on the machine and remove the milk jug to restore the factory settings. Press the Flat White and Hot Milk button for three seconds to enter the menu mode. The descale and clean alert start blinking. Then, press the Flat White button, and it will blink. Again press the Flat White button; it will blink three times quickly to confirm the factory reset.
Why Is My Nespresso Gran Lattissima Milk Frother Not Working?
The milk frother of Nespresso Gran Lattissima is not functioning because of the blockage created by the milk residues. Disassemble the Rapid Cappuccino System and soak the components in water with mild detergent for thirty minutes to clear the blockage. After thirty minutes, rinse all the components thoroughly. Clean the inside of the milk jug with a mild detergent, spout connector, and knob. Then rinse the components with hot water. Ensure the air inlet is clean. Be careful not to use anything abrasive that could scratch the equipment’s surface. Dry all the components with a clean towel and reassemble them. Then, connect the Rapid Cappuccino System to the steam connector, add milk, and brew your milk recipe.
Why Is My Nespresso Gran Lattissima Blinking Orange?
The descale alert of your Nespresso Gran Lattissima is blinking orange along with the flat white buttons, which illuminates white. It indicates that your machine is in descaling mode, so perform the descaling steps to complete the process.
How Do I Fix My Nespresso Gran Lattissima That Won’t Brew?
Your Nespresso Gran Lattissima is not brewing due to some reason. Such as the water tank is empty, the capsule is not in the correct position; the lever is not closed properly. Check the water tank, capsule position, and whether the lever is closed. If it doesn’t work, remove the capsule and perform the cleaning as per the instructions in the user manual.
How Do I Contact Nespresso Troubleshooting?
Contact the Nespresso Customer Support team at 800-562-1465 (OriginalLine) or 877-964-6299 (VertuoLine). They are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.