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Are you frustrated that your Nespresso Inissia machine is not working correctly? If yes, then you are at the right place. In this article, I will review the most typical issues with Nespresso Inissia coffee makers and how to troubleshoot them. I will also offer some advice on maintaining your coffee maker’s efficiency and stopping new problems from occurring.

The good news is that Nespresso Inissia coffee machine issues can be quickly remedied at home using minimal tools and straightforward instructions. So do not worry if your Inissia is not working.

Here are most frequent causes of your Nespresso Inissia machine not working or functioning as it once did are listed below, along with what you can do to solve them:

Problem 1: What To Do If The Nespresso Inissia Indicates No Light?

Your Nespresso Inissia indicates a light on the Espresso/Lungo button for multiple purposes. Blinking of lights means your machine is in heating mode, and after 25 seconds, you will get steady lights on buttons which indicates that your device is ready to brew. What if you will get no light indication? Follow the steps written below.

Reason 1: Issue With Your Power Source

If you plug your Nespresso Inissia into the power outlet and the lights on the Espresso or Lungo button are not lighting up, you must have an issue with your power source.  

Solution: Check The Mains, Plug, Voltage, And Fuse

Before plugging your machine into the power source, you must check the mains, plug, voltage, and fuse. Maybe your Nespresso’s power specification does not match your home power source. In case of a problem, call the Nespresso Club. 

Reason 2: Your Inissia Turned OFF Automatically

If your machine is on and suddenly the button lights go out, your coffee maker must be turned “OFF” automatically.

Solution: Turn The Nespresso Inissia ON

Push the Espresso/Lungo button to turn the Nespresso Inissia machine ON or “UNLOCK” it by pushing the lever up. If the problem persists, call Nespresso.

Related: What are Nespresso Inissia Safety Precautions?

Problem 2: What To Do If The Nespresso Inissia Blinks Light While Running?

Your coffee maker is heating up if the lights on the Espresso/Lungo buttons are blinking. Yet, there must be an issue if you get coffee in your cup while the lights are still blinking. However, if the coffee flows normally, the machine is working properly.

Reason 1: Requesting For Clean, Descale, or Empty The System

If water comes from the Nespresso after inserting the coffee capsule. The machine requests the user to clean, descale, or empty the system.

Solution: Empty, Descale, or Clean The System 

Empty the Nespresso Inissia by performing the following steps:

  1. Press the Espresso and Lungo button to turn the machine off and switch to the emptying mode.
  1. Remove the water tank and unlock your Nespresso Inissia by pulling up the lever after turning your machine off.
  1. Now, press the Espresso and Lungo buttons for 3 seconds each. The buttons’ two LEDs will alternately blink.
  1. Close the lever by pulling it down the lever, once you notice the flashing. The device will automatically switch off.
  1. Clean and empty the capsule’s container. Clean the drip tray as well.

Descale the Nespresso Inissia by performing the following steps:

  1. First, unlock your Nespresso Inissia by pulling up the lever, and a capsule container will pop out. 
  1. Remove the capsule from the container and lock the lever by pulling it down.
  1. Clean out the capsule container and drip tray.
  1. Add one sachet of Nespresso descaling liquid and 0.5 L of potable water to the tank.
  1. Put a container with a minimum volume of 1 L beneath the coffee outlet.
  1. While the machine is on, press the Espresso and Lungo buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds to activate the descaling mode. Each LED light will blink.
  1. Press the Lungo button, and you will get a descaling solution from the coffee outlet in the container.
  1. The water tank is empty now. Fill it with the descaling solution in the container and reuse it.
  1. Repeat The previous steps.
  1. Your water tank is empty now; wash it with water. Fill the water tank with fresh, potable water after properly rinsing.
  1. To ensure no descaling solution residue is left in the coffee maker, repeat steps 4 and 6 twice.
  1. Press the Espresso and Lungo buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds to exit the descaling mode.
  1. The buttons’ lights will blink for up to 25 seconds. In these 25 seconds, the water will begin to warm up. The coffee maker is ready for use when the light becomes steady.

Clean the Nespresso Inissia by performing the following steps:

  1. Before cleaning, make sure the machine is unplugged.
  1. For simple cleaning, remove the drip tray and capsule container. Separate the pieces and clean them thoroughly.
  1. With a soft, wet cloth, clean the coffee outlet regularly.
  1. Avoid using any powerful cleaners or solvents. Avoid using brushes, abrasives, or other sharp things.
  1. Never submerge the device or any portion of it. Do not wash in a dishwasher.

Reason 2: Your Nespresso Inissia Is In Descaling Mode

If the Nespresso coffee machine is only pouring water from the coffee outlet and there is no alert by your machine to clean, descale, or empty the system, then your Nespresso must be in descaling mode.

Solution: Exit The Descaling Mode

If the device is still blinking, press Espresso and Lungo buttons for three seconds to exit descaling mode.

If the problem persists, call Nespresso.

Problem 3: What To Do If The Nespresso Inissia Not Running And Blinks Light?

The blinking of lights on the Espresso/Lungo buttons means your coffee machine is in the heating stage. It will take some time before the coffee flow comes out (due to barcode reading and pre-wetting the coffee).

Reason 1: Inissia Did Not Operate Following The User Manual

You might not set your coffee maker appropriately for brewing, so check the steps below.

Solution: Ensure To Adjust Your Nespresso Inissia Adequately 

  • Verify that you place the new capsule correctly, and lock the lever by pulling it down.
  • Push the start button after filling the water tank.
  • Push the button for three seconds to put the device in “OFF mode,” then press it again to return it to “ON.”
  • If you have been using your Inissia for a prolonged period, wait around 20 minutes to let the machine cool down.

Reason 2: Your Nespresso Inissia Is In Descaling Mode

Your coffee machine is in descaling mode.

Solution: Exit The Descaling Mode

Exit the descaling mode by pushing the Espresso/Lungo button for three seconds.

Problem 4: What To Do If The Nespresso Inissia Doesn’t Start And Has Steady Light?

Steady lights on the Espresso/Lungo button mean that your Nespresso Inissia is ready to brew a coffee. But if you are not getting coffee in your cup, there must be some reasons. Let’s check them out and discuss their solutions!

Reason: Nespresso Did Not Set According To User Guide

If you want to brew Coffee or Espresso and not get any coffee in your cup, then some elements are below to check.

Solution: Check The SOPs

  • Place the new capsule in the pod holder correctly.
  • Lock the lever by pulling it down, and push the Espresso or Lungo button to start.

If you clean, descale, or empty the system, check the factors below.

  • For the system to begin cleaning, descaling, or emptying, ensure there are no capsules in the machine, then lock it by pulling the lever.
  •  For descaling and emptying the Nespresso Inissia, push both Espresso and Lungo buttons for three seconds simultaneously.

Problem 5: What Can I Do If My Nespresso Inissia Blinks Irregularly?

Your Nespresso machine may flash its lights for various reasons, from informing you that it is heating or warning you that it is in descaling mode. It could be a sign of something far more severe. Let’s dig deep into it! 

Reason: Your Nespresso Inissia Is In Descaling Mode

Your machine either needs descaling or is already in descaling mode.

Solution: Exit The Descaling Mode

Hold the Espresso and Lungo buttons for three seconds to exit the descaling mode or eliminate the decalcification warning.

After performing this step, if the problem persists, send the appliance to repair or call the Nespresso Club.

Problem 6: What To Do If My Nespresso Inissia Gunked Up?

We know that it is challenging to clean your Nespresso Inissia after every use. But little effort can save you from big problems. What if your coffee machine cannot brew coffee completely? You do not want this to happen, right? Let’s come and understand how you can clean the dirt.

Reason 1: Irregular Cleaning of Nespresso Inissia’s Spout

Unfortunately! Due to irregular cleaning, coffee sediment may build up over time in the machine’s spout, possibly obstructing the operation.

Solution: Clean The Spout To Remove Coffee Buildup

Take a paperclip (straighten it out), pipe cleaner, or q-tip and scrape around within the spout to remove the coffee buildup. Once finished, close the lever and run the water through it once or twice to remove any debris that may have become loose.

Reason 2: Inside Of the Capsule Chamber Has Clogged

The spikey pyramids inside the capsule chamber that pierce the foil lid of the coffee capsules can also become clogged with coffee grinds. As a result, the water may become stopped or strangled as it struggles to travel through the pods.

Solution: Clean Your Capsule Chamber Regularly

To prevent this from happening, we advise periodically cleaning the inside of the capsule chamber with an old toothbrush. After finishing, close the lever and run the water cleansing cycle through it a few times to wash away any debris that became loose. For details of water rinsing see the section “Run Water Rinsing Cycle” under the problem “What To Do If Air Lock Form In The Nespresso Inissia”.

Problem 7: What To Do If Air Lock Form In The Nespresso Inissia?

Air Lock is the most frequent problem in Nespresso Inissia. Due to this problem, your Nespresso Inissia is running, but you can not brew the coffee. Air Lock builds up the pressure and blocks the flow of water. But you don’t have to worry. By performing simple tips, you can resolve this issue. Let’s sort it out!

Reason: Your Nespresso Inissia Run Without Water In Water Tank Or Water Tank Does Not Attach Adequately

If you’ve ever allowed the water in the reservoir to run out, your Nespresso machine may have sucked air in. The pressure inside will change, which could prevent you from enjoying the complete Nespresso experience.

Solution: Run Water Rinsing Cycle

You must run a water rinsing cycle through the machine several times without a pod inserted to release the air bubbles. It will work because the pump can push the water through instead of fighting against a coffee capsule’s resistance.

The procedure typically works the first time; however, if your machine has ingested a significant amount of air or has been in storage for some time, you might need to repeat it.

Follow these steps to purge the air out of your Nespresso machine.

  1. Fill the water tank and attach it correctly with your Nespresso Inissia.
  2. Press the Espresso or Lungo button to turn your Inissia ON.
  3. Unlock your machine by pulling up the lever. The capsule chamber will pop out, and there is no need to insert a capsule. 
  4. Press the Lungo / Espresso Button once the machine is warm and ready.
  5. The pump will start to make a noise, and the capsule chamber, where you insert the capsule, releases the water or steam. You should inspect the capsule chamber.
  6. Repeat steps 3 and 4 if the chamber releases no water or steam.
  7. Depending on your airlock issue’s severity, you would see water gushing out from the capsule chamber after 5–10 cycles.
  8. After closing the capsule lever, purge the machine 3-4 times again.

Nespresso Vertuo machines, sadly, cannot run a water-only cycle because they need a pod with a barcode inserted to brew. Take a pod, remove its foil and coffee grounds, rinse it off, and then insert it into the machine. Press the Espresso or Lungo button to begin brewing after filling the water tank to the MAX line. Repeat this process five to ten times or more until water gushes out.

There are a few other methods you can try if your Nespresso machine is not working because of an airlock issue:

Solution: Check the Valve Of The Water Tank

  • Detach the water reservoir and check the base of Nespresso Inissia, where you will place your water tank, to ensure no debris prevents the tank from properly fastening to the machine. Clean things up and try again if there is. 
  • Fill the water tank. Press the valve button at the bottom while holding it over a sink. If water leaks out, your tank is in perfect working order. If not, try removing any blocks that the valve could have. 
  • Add a small amount of water to the base’s indentation where the water tank valve typically goes using a baster, eye dropper, or teaspoon.
  • Keep the water tank detached. Start the pump, then immediately shut it off. Check to see if the device absorbed those few drops of water.
  • If it did, reattach the tank to your Nespresso machine and start the pump. Press the Espresso or Lungo button to begin brewing. I hope you can now see water running through the device.

Solution: Attach And Detach The Water Reservoir Three To Five Times

  • You must fill the water to the MAX Fill line in the reservoir.
  • Put it on and remove it three to five times from the base. Make sure that it snaps firmly into place each time. 
  • To start the brewing process, press the Espresso or Lungo button. 
  • You should continue to press the button for 10 to 15 minutes until the water starts to flow.

Solution: Rest Nespresso Inissia For One Or Two Hours

  • After filling the water tank to the MAX Fill line, reattach the tank to your Nespresso machine.
  • Make sure the water tank clicks. If it does not click, you must install the water tank correctly.
  • Give the machine one or two hours to rest. See if you can get water flowing through the device by turning it on.

Problem 8: What To Do If My Nespresso Inissia Produces No Coffee, No Water?

Your Nespresso machine is not drawing any water, although the pump is making audible noise and the motor is spinning. It means the machine is simply not functioning.

Check the straightforward issues first. Is there water in the reservoir? Is the water reservoir securely positioned on its base and locked? Is the Nespresso coffee maker powered on and plugged in? 

Suppose you check the mentioned things but still face problems, Don’t panic! We have explained the possible reasons for this issue and their solutions.

Reason 1: Use For the First Time Or After a Long Period

If you have recently bought the Nespresso coffee machine or used it long ago, you will probably find that no water comes out when you press the button. 

Solution: Prime Your Nespresso Inissia

You can fix your Nespresso Citiz, Maestria, Nespresso Lattissima, Nespresso U, Nespresso Pixie, Nespresso Vertuoline, or Nespresso Inissia with this method.

If you are using your Nespresso for the first time or using it after a long time. Follow the instructions below:

  1. Clean the water tank, and fill it with warm (55° C maximum) water.
  1. Place the container under the coffee outlet.
  1. Connect the plug of your Nespresso Inissia to an electrical outlet.
  1. To activate the device, push the Espresso or Lungo button.
  1. After blinking for the first 25 seconds, the light will become steady.
  1. Fill the container by pressing the Lungo button. Perform this step Three times.

Reason 2: Issue With Your Capsule Container

There is a possibility that there is no problem with the water. Instead, your capsule container has issues.

Solution: Check The SOPs

  1. Correctly insert the new capsule, and ensure the aluminum flat cover side towards the coffee outlet.
  1. After inserting the coffee pod, ensure that the lever is adequately locked. 
  1. Now push the Espresso or Lungo button to start brewing.
  1. If you still face the problem, open the machine head and let the capsule eject. Then perform a cleaning as mentioned in the heading” What to do if Nespresso Inissia gunked up?.”

Reason 3: Air-Lock Issue

The internal water pump is most likely air-locked if none are the issue. The pump must have water inside; otherwise, you can not release the water. It is a typical Nespresso issue. Here’s a fix for it.

Solution: Follow the Steps To Resolve Air-Lock Issue

To prime the water pump and get water into it:

  1. First, raise your Nespresso coffee maker’s top lever vertically.
  2. Press the Espresso or Lungo button once. The machine’s motor or pump will begin to whir and turn on.
  3. Pulling back the top lever just a bit more will extend vertically by about half an inch.
  4. You will hear and see water beginning to flow through the Nespresso machine after about a second.
  5. Reverse the top lever’s downward movement to its horizontal position.

Reason 4: Insufficient Water in Water Reservoir

For instance, if the water reservoir has insufficient water for the quantity of coffee you want to brew, it will run dry and result in an airlock.

Solution: Fill The Water Tank

To prevent the reservoir from running dry, keeping the water container filled before brewing your fantastic Nespresso coffee is always a good idea. For a detailed discussion, please refer to the “What To Do If Air Lock Form In The Nespresso Inissia?” above.

Problem 9: What To Do If Coffee Comes Out Very Slowly/Poor Coffee Taste In Nespresso Inissia?

Is the flow of coffee from your Nespresso Inissia machine poor and sluggish? Is the coffee dripping out of the machine slowly rather than correctly? Or you’re not thrilled with how much coffee you’ve been getting recently in your cup. Let’s discuss this!

Reason: Inside Of The Coffee Outlet Is Dirty and Clogged

Your Nespresso coffee maker may need cleaning if you get a different cup of coffee.

A buildup of coffee oils and debris is probably the cause of the flow of your coffee. The brewing chamber, spout, nozzle, and washer plate of your Nespresso coffee maker all experience these build-ups. With each cup you brew, these parts in your machine progressively accumulate oils and residue.

Sludge buildup can significantly impact your coffee’s flow speed, flavor, and aroma by clogging the holes in your washer plate.

Learn how to unclog and fix poor or slow flow in Your Nespresso coffee machine.

Solution: Clean Your Nespresso Inissia By Using a Cleaning Capsule

So how can you clean and unclog your Nespresso Inissia that flows coffee slowly or poorly? A Coffee Machine Cleaning Capsule is the most effective technique to clear the clog. Your Nespresso machine will get clean if you use a Cleaning Capsule at least once a month or after 30 cups of coffee. Utilizing the Cleaning Capsule is just as simple as brewing coffee.

The Cleaning Capsule was created to fit in your Original Line Nespresso Machine and provide complete, hygienic cleaning of the front end. The capsule releases a distinct and potent cleaning agent with foaming action. This foaming motion efficiently passes through the brewing chamber, spout, and washer plate while reaching narrow spaces. Something that neither hot water nor a descaling agent could accomplish because they lack the foaming ability.

The Cleaning Capsules clean out bad and hardened oils and unclog the washer plate. Your coffee maker’s cleaning capsules also eliminate microorganisms and old coffee residue. Consequently, it will improve the flow and flavor of your coffee. Additionally, this guarantees that the coffee in your subsequent cup is the best and tastes the freshest.

  • How To Use The Coffee Machine Cleaning Capsule In Your Nespresso Inissia Machine?

Using the cleaning capsule is as simple as brewing your coffee in Nespresso Inissia. Let’s explore how we can clean our Inissia using a cleaning capsule.

  • You simply operate your machine after inserting the Cleaning Capsule the same way you would a coffee capsule.
  •  After your coffee machine has stopped, wait at least a minute to let the residual cleaning solution pass through the necessary parts before starting it up again to flush the rest out. 
  • To remove any remaining cleaning residue, eject the capsule, shut the lever, and run the machine with water at least twice. 

Perform this procedure at least once monthly or per 30 cups of coffee. Please be aware that the process of descaling your coffee maker is entirely separate from utilizing a cleaning capsule.

Problem 10. What To Do If Coffee Is Not Hot Enough In Nespresso Inissia?

We understand that you want a hot divine cup of coffee, and after brewing, you will not get the required temperature of the coffee. You must be very frustrated, but the basic solution to this problem is to preheat the cup with hot water from the tap. If the problem persists, follow the steps below.

Reason 1: The boiler Of Your Inissia Has Clogged

If you still face the problem, your Nespresso Inissia boiler must have accumulated the sediments. It will make the heating system work less efficiently. 

Solution: Descale Your Nespresso

If this occurs, we advise properly decalcifying the machine. Only the first cup of coffee is typically served cooler than usual. A few cycles without a coffee capsule, followed by the final brew cycle with your capsule, should be successful. By this point, the boiler should have had plenty of time to warm up. Run a few decalcification cycles after that to try and remove the mineral buildup.

For details of water rinsing see the section “Run Water Rinsing Cycle” under the problem “What To Do If Air Lock Form In The Nespresso Inissia”.

Reason 2: Your Nespresso Is Broken

On the other hand, if all the coffees are always cold, then your machine has broken. 

Solution: Contact Nespresso

Typically, you must replace the Thermostat (which heats the water before it gushes out) or the thermoblock (which regulates how hot it gets). 

We recommend you contact your Nespresso agent for the replacement.

Problem 11: What To Do If Capsule Area Is Leaking(Water In Capsule Container) In Nespresso Inissia?

The primary step to stopping the leakage is to position the capsule correctly. The flat aluminum side of the pod should face toward the coffee outlet. If you are still facing leakage in the capsule container, read the reasons and their possible solutions below. 

Reason 1: Water Tank Or Pump Malfunctioning

Your Nespresso machine’s water tank or pump may malfunction if water drips into the capsule box. You might face leakage if you do not place the water tank correctly. Additionally, water may flow into the capsule box if the pump malfunctions.

Solution: Contact Nespresso

If there is an issue with the water tank or pump, you should get help from Nespresso customer service.

Reason 2: Dirty Or Clogged Components Of Nespresso Inissia

Clogged pipelines, defective pumps or heating components, clogged nozzles, or unclean capsule holders are the leading causes. If Nespresso hasn’t been cleaned or descaled for a very long time, it may begin to leak.

Solution: Clean Or Descale Your Inissia

Regularly clean or descale your Nespresso. For details of water rinsing see the section “Run Water Rinsing Cycle” under the problem “What To Do If Air Lock Form In The Nespresso Inissia”.

Follow the instructions listed in Gunked Up heading under “Problem 6 (Reason 1)” to unclog the nozzle of your Nespresso Inissia.

Reason 3: Clogged Grid Plate

When the water cannot correctly enter or exit the capsule, it may also leak into the capsule area. The coffee residue buildup obstructed the grid plate, which might result in spurts of leaking.

Where the espresso pod exits the OriginaLline Nespresso machines is the grid plate. The grid plate’s numerous tiny pyramid-shaped holes contact the capsule’s foil lid. 

When you press the brew button on the Nespresso coffee maker, pressure builds up inside the capsule. The pressure will push the foil against the raised profile of the plate and rupture the foil. After the rupture, coffee will be extracted through the plate’s tiny holes, into the spout, and ultimately into your cup.

Solution: Clean The Grid Plate With a Toothbrush

Because of the frequent contact and pressure, the grid plate on your Nespresso coffee machine is the dirtiest portion. The buildup of residue and coffee grounds on the grid can impede coffee flow. Worse still, there will be bacterial growth.

The coffee ground on the grid plate can be cleaned by simply brushing it with a toothbrush. Run the clean water cycle to flush out the coffee residual.

If leakages still occur, call the Nespresso Club.

Problem 12: What To Do If Too Much Or Too Little Coffee Comes Out From Nespresso Inissia?

The Espresso (small cup) button should typically take 25 to 35 seconds to extract the coffee, yielding about 40 ml of espresso coffee. There must be a problem if the extraction takes more than 40 seconds or less than 20 seconds or if you receive a different volume of coffee than usual. Let’s dig deep into it!

Reason 1: Issue With Volume Settings

You might have unintentionally changed the coffee volume setting.

It can occur if you press the start button and then press the stop button before the brew cycle is fully complete.

Solution: Factory Reset

You can quickly restore the coffee volumes to their original levels by performing a factory reset.

  • Factory Resetting Process:
  1. Turn off your machine by simultaneously pressing Espresso and Lungo buttons.
  2. Press and hold the Lungo button for 5 seconds.
  3. The machines will reset to the factory setting as the coffee button lights start blinking three times.
  4. After this, the coffee button will generally continue to blink, ensuring the pre-heating phase is continuing.

Reason 2: Inissia Required Cleaning

 Your coffee maker might require a deep cleaning if it is brewing a partial cup.

Solution: Descale Your Inissia

Descale your Nespresso Inissia. Remove limescale buildup by descaling your Nespresso Inissia. I have discussed the details of descaling under the heading ‘What To Do If The Nespresso Inissia Blinks Light While Running?’. 

If the issue persists, call the Nespresso club.

Problem 13: What To Do If Nespresso Inissia Leaking?

While this is not a common problem, it is something for your knowledge. It is rumored that Nespresso regularly leaks coffee or water to some coffee drinkers. Let’s understand the reasons for leakage and their corresponding solutions. 

Reason 1: Issue With Seal Or Gasket

If your machine leaks, it is likely due to a faulty seal or gasket.

Solution: Replace The Seal Or Gasket

You can try replacing the seal or gasket, but if the problem persists, you may need to contact Nespresso for further assistance.

Reason 2: Issue With Water Tank

There may be cracks in your Nespresso water tank.

Solution: Check The Cracks In The Water Tank

Fill the tank with water and set it on a cloth if the crack is not noticeable. If water seeps through, your water tank probably has cracks. Replace the damaged water tank with a new one; water tanks are available from numerous online stores.

Reason 3: Clogged Nozzle

Water pressure and flow are reduced when the nozzle of your Nespresso is clogged, resulting in leaks. 

Solution: Clean the Nozzle

Unclog your nozzle with the steps deeply explained in the heading “What to do if My Nespresso Inissia gunked up?”.

Problem 14: What To Do If The Nespresso Inissia Machine Does Not Pierce The Capsules?

Does your Nespresso Inissia coffee maker not pierce or punch the capsules badly? Does your coffee come out in minimal quantities? There must be a reason for these problems. Let’s go through them!

Solution: Check the Punch Needle And Use Authentic Nespresso Capsules

If your coffee maker doesn’t pierce the capsules, you can do two things:

  1. Look over the punch needle. Since it’s a small object, it occasionally bends or breaks, and we only notice once the coffee extraction fails.
  1. Make use of genuine Nespresso capsules. You might not be aware of this, but the most recent Nespresso coffee makers contain an anti-compatibility system that disables or bends single pods if they aren’t genuine Nespresso pods.

Also, refer to the “What to do if My Nespresso Inissia gunked up?” above. It may not be the punch needles that are the problem, and it could be the pod’s output side causing the pain.

Problem 15: What If Someone Poured Milk Into The Water Tank?

OK, I know this sounds very lame, but some folks accidentally or intentionally pour milk into the Water Reservoir. We know this sounds ridiculous, but yes, it happens! 

But if this happens, immediately take action to cure this problem.

Reason: Clog Your Inissia

Milk and water have different boiling points. Milk contains substances terrible for your machine and will entirely clog it up, including fats, carbohydrates, and an abundance of microscopic particles. In the worst situation, the milk solids burn on the Thermoblock (Nespresso’s heating mechanism)

Solution: Descale Your Inissia

By running a few descaling cycles in your Nespresso Inissia machine, you might attempt to repair any temporary harm swiftly.  

Nespresso Inissia Troubleshooting Guide

Are you still confused about some points? Don’t worry I am here to find all the solutions to your problems with Nespresso Inissia. Below I have answered the most commonly asked questions of coffee maker users. So scroll down! 

1. How Do I Wake Up My Nespresso Inissia Machine?

You were using your Nespresso coffee machine and brewing a coffee. But it will go into sleep mode after some time when you are not using it. To wake up your device;

  • Turn the machine to “OFF mode” by pushing the Espresso/Lungo button for 3 seconds. 
  • Push any of the two buttons again to turn the machine “ON.”

2. Can You Run Vinegar Through A Nespresso Inissia To Clean It?

No, you can not use vinegar.

A Nespresso Descaling Kit contains a natural solution that completely dissolves the scale buildup, and you should use it to descale Nespresso machines. Other solutions (such as vinegar or descalers from the supermarket) could harm your Nespresso machine.

3. How Is My Nespresso Inissia In Descaling Mode?

The lights on the Espresso/Lungo button will blink quickly to indicate that your Nespresso Inissia is in descaling mode.

4. How Often Do You Press The Nespresso Inissia Button To Brew A Coffee?/Which Button Do I Hold Down On My Nespresso Inissia To Brew?

Press the Espresso/Lungo button to turn the machine on after connecting it to the power outlet. Then open the lever, insert the capsule in the capsule chamber, and close the lever. Place the cup under the coffee outlet and press the Lungo(110ml) or Espresso(40ml) button to start the brew.

5. What Happens If You Don’t Descale Your Coffee Maker?

Descaling is a must for the longevity of your Nespresso machine. If you descale your coffee maker, you will avoid the following obstructions.

  1. Coffee beans can’t be fully flavored if the water can’t reach the right temperature for brewing.
  2. If you do not clean mineral scale accumulation, it can obstruct water flow and stop a machine from operating.
  3. You won’t be able to enjoy a hot cup of coffee.
  4. Why Does The Nespresso Inissia Machine Stop After A Few Seconds?

If your machine stops after a few seconds, it might be programmed wrong, and you must reprogram it. Factory reset is very easy. And you can do it manually.

7. Will Nespresso Inissia Stop Working If It Needs Descaling?

According to my experience, the most common causes of why Nespresso Inissia stop working properly is either it need descaling or resetting back to its default factory settings. 

8. Can Nespresso Inissia Machines Be Fixed?

In general, you can repair most Nespresso machines simply by adhering to the guidelines in the user handbook or by requesting help from customer care. In addition, numerous internet resources offer detailed instructions for resolving typical Nespresso machine issues.

9. Do Nespresso Machines Break?

Sometimes Nespresso machines malfunction. That is true. Occasionally, it can be user error or poor maintenance (you must remember to descale your machine). Sometimes it’s because of the inadequate pods that you use to brew.

10. Can I Use The Keurig Descaling Solution In My Nespresso Inissia?

Custom-Formulated, Universal Formula: In addition to being designed as a Keurig descaling solution, it is also compatible with almost all single-use coffee and espresso makers, such as those made by Nespresso, Delonghi, Hamilton Beach, Braun, Bunn, Cuisinart, Tassimo, Krups, Saeco, and others.

11. How Long Do Nespresso Inissia Machines Last?

Your Nespresso Inissia machine might have a lifespan of 5 to 10 years with careful upkeep. But it mainly depends on how you maintain your Nespresso machine. If you clean your device regularly and descale it every three months, you can use your Nespresso Inissia for 5-10 years.

12. Can The Nespresso Inissia Machine Overheat?

Yes, Nespresso Inissia overheats when you do not clean and descale your machine regularly.

All the gunk and dust will cause overheating in your machine.

If you encounter overheating, turn the machine off. Unplug it from the power source and rest for 30 minutes.

13. Why Does My Nespresso Machine Smell Burning?

The coffee and water could seep into the warming plate if the holder or brew basket holder on your coffee maker is out of alignment. There will be a burning odor as a result. Fortunately, you can fix it quickly and easily by adequately aligning the holder and brew basket.

14. How Much Does It Cost To Fix A Nespresso Inissia Machine?

The cost will vary significantly based on the machine’s age, type, model, and condition. Semi-automatic machines often cost far less to repair than superautomatic machines, typically costing between $150 and $350.

15. Does Nespresso Inissia Have A Lifetime Warranty?

No, Breville guarantees Nespresso Inissia against defects in materials and workmanship for two years of domestic use (or three months of commercial use) from the date of purchase.

16. Do Nespresso Inissia Machines Need Maintenance?

It’s crucial to clean your coffee maker thoroughly to maintain functioning and taste the way it should. Descaling your machine every 3 to 6 months will eliminate mineral build-up affecting how well it works, how your coffee tastes, and how hot it makes it.

17. Is Nespresso Inissia Discontinued?

The Inissia was originally Nespresso’s entry-level machine, presenting customers with a straightforward way to brew espresso. However, it is a discontinued model.

18. Is Inissia An Original Line?

Nespresso makes the incredibly straightforward Inissia espresso maker. It is the espresso machine in their OriginalLine. It’s also the cheapest they have.

19. Can You Run A Nespresso Capsule Twice?

You can use the Nespresso Original Line capsule twice, but the coffee’s quality will differ each time. The coffee will be weaker after using the pod first because there is less coffee within. Many coffee enthusiasts mock the idea of recycling any coffee pod.

20. How Often Do You Need To Descale Nespresso Inissia?

To extend the lifespan of your Nespresso Inissia, Nespresso advises descaling every three months or 300 capsules (whichever comes first).

21. Does Nespresso Replace Broken Machines?

Any defective goods will be fixed or replaced by Breville free of charge during the warranty period. This warranty does not apply to any flaw brought on by counterfeit Nespresso capsules.


I have covered all the common issues related to your Nespresso Inissia and their possible solutions in this article. Now, you can easily resolve any common issue with your Inissia and have a perfect coffee cup to energize you. However, even after applying these tips you can’t get your Nespresso Inissia machine humming again, and get it signed like new, it may be time to contact Nespresso Club. Nespresso provides excellent customer service, with the assistance of which you can always rely on. Nespresso machines are built with high-quality components that can last a lifetime if properly maintained.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my guide on getting your Nespresso Inissia machine back to its glory days, and I’d love it if you could share this article with your friends!

Good luck with your Nespresso Inissia machine!


Why Is My Nespresso Inissia Coffee Maker Not Working?

There are so many reasons for Nespresso Inissia not working. I have covered almost all the problems in this article; you can go through them above. But the easiest and fastest way to make your machine work is through the below steps:

  • You must fill the machine’s water tank to the MAX Fill line.
  • Make sure that you use a new capsule to brew coffee. Insert the capsule adequately in the correct position.
  • Now check whether the lever is locked correctly or not. 
  • After you close the lever, push the Espresso/lungo button to start.
  • Descale if necessary.
  • Unlock the lever and open the machine head and remove the used capsule. Then perform a cleaning as per the cleaning section.

How Do I Reset(Refresh) My Nespresso Inissia?/How Do I Manually Reset My Nespresso Inissia Machine?

Is there a reset button on Nespresso Inissia Machine? No, your Nespresso Machine has no specifically reset/refresh button. You can factory reset your machine manually by performing the steps below.

  1. Turn your machine off, then press and hold down the Lungo button for 5 seconds.
  2. LEDS on Espresso or Lungo buttons will blink three times fastly. When the blinking stops, it confirms that you have successfully reset the machine to factory settings.
  3. After the factory reset, the Machine button lights will blink normally, indicating that the Inissia machine is heating up. After heating, the lights will become steady, meaning that the coffee maker is ready to use.
  4. Factory settings: 

These are the default settings.

  • Espresso Cup: 40 ml/1.35 oz.
  • Lungo Cup: 110 ml/3.72 oz.
  • Power Off mode: 9 min.

Why Are Both Lights Flashing On My Nespresso Inissia?

One of the most frequent causes of flashing lights is that your Nespresso Inissia machine is in the descaling mode. To exit the descaling mode, press and hold the Lungo/Espresso button for 7 seconds.

How Do I Force My Nespresso Inissia To Descaling Mode?

You should add one unit of Nespresso descaling liquid and 0.8 liters of water into the reservoir. Hold the Espresso and Lungo buttons simultaneously for three seconds to activate the descaling mode. After descaling your Nespresso Inissia, press the Espresso and Lungo buttons simultaneously for three seconds to exit the descaling mode.

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