Troubleshooting guide for Dolce Gusto coffee makers

Dolce Gusto troubleshooting guide

In the last decade, more than 20.7 million coffee pod machines have been sold in the United States alone. Considering that 25% of all coffee pod machines worldwide are in the United States, we can conclude that over 80 million coffee pod machines have been sold globally. When it comes to coffee pod machine sales, …

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Differences between espresso, ristretto and lungo

Lungo, espresso and ristretto

Coffee is more than just a beverage; it’s a way of life for many people. And if you’re a coffee enthusiast, you know there are countless ways to enjoy this aromatic and flavorful drink. Among the various types of coffee, espresso, ristretto, and lungo are three Italian variations that have gained worldwide popularity. At first …

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How often should I descale my coffee maker?

The decalcification light is on steady

If you are a coffee lover, you surely know that descaling your coffee maker is a fundamental step in maintaining the machine. Not only does it improve its performance, but it also influences the taste of the beverage being served. The accumulation of sediment inside the coffee maker, caused by water, can cause the coffee …

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Noise and Vibration of Dolce Gusto coffee machine

Vibration and noise in Dolce Gusto

Among all coffee pod machines, we find that Dolce Gusto coffee machines are among the noisiest and produce the most vibration (together with the Nespresso). The noise and vibration are mostly accentuated in the water pump and are reproduced to the outside through the plastic parts of which the coffee machine is made. The water …

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Water leakage problem in Dolce Gusto coffee makers

Dolce Gusto water leakage

When a malfunction occurs in our Dolce Gusto coffee machine, we must conduct a thorough investigation and evaluate all possible causes until we find the true cause of the problem. As the dripping is a consequence of a failure in the water system, we will have to check all the components of the system, as …

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Dolce Gusto water pressure problems

Dolce Gusto pressure problems

To obtain a good espresso coffee, we must make hot water pass through the ground coffee at a certain pressure, normally 9 bars. And if the water does not reach the minimum necessary pressure, the coffee will be similar to those obtained with a drip coffee maker; it will only be an infused coffee. So …

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How to disassemble a Dolce Gusto coffee maker

How to disassemble a Dolce Gusto coffee maker

Disassembling your Dolce Gusto coffee maker, as we have indicated in previous articles, is one of the first steps for solving many of the problems and breakdowns that arise with these coffee makers. However, until now, we have never told you how to do it. How to disassemble the outer casing of a Dolce Gusto …

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Dolce Gusto coffee maker hot water not flowing

Dolce Gusto temperature problems

We have always said that the key to obtaining the best espressos is to pass water at the correct temperature (187 degrees Fahrenheit) and high pressure (up to 19 bar) through the ground coffee. However, when we have the right water pressure but not the right temperature, we will obtain a coffee without a body …

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My Dolce Gusto coffee maker does not turn on

Check continuity in the circuit to the control board

Among the most robust and durable pod coffee makers on the market, we can find those of the Dolce Gusto brand. Their quality is quite high, but this does not exempt them from presenting a problem from time to time. When we talk about a power failure, we refer specifically to coffee makers whose power …

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Meaning of the lights on the Dolce Gusto coffee machine

Image taken from the Dolce Gusto Infinissima instruction manual

Coffee maker status information is transmitted through different light colors and flashing frequencies in machines that do not have a digital display. Thanks to this coding, the user can easily identify the status of the coffee maker by simply looking at the lights. All Dolce Gusto coffee makers generally have a single on/off button; this …

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