What can you do if your coffee maker won’t work correctly? Instead of wasting the money on purchasing a new appliance or sending it back to the manufacturer, it can be very beneficial to learn how to repair it. The Melita troubleshooting knowledge from the tables below will come handy.
Melitta C35 Coffee Machine troubleshooting
|LC display clear text error display||Causes of fault||Troubleshooting measures|
|"Fill milk" "Fill milk"||Milk level is too low.||Check milk level.
|"Drawer missing"||Grounds drawer is not or incorrectly inserted||Insert grounds drawer correctly.|
|"No water"||Water connection not correct.||Open shut-off valve on the external fresh water supply.
Check water connection
|"Bean hopper 1 empty" or "Bean hopper 2 empty" "Fill beans 1" or "Fill beans 2"||Bean hopper 1 or 2 is empty|
|Fill coffee beans.|
|"Filter"||Water filter is used up and must be replaced.||Contact technical customer service.|
|"Service coffee"||Maintenance request for the entire system.|
|"Service milk"||Maintenance request for the milk system.|
|"Piston error"||Brewing unit fault|
The coffee grounds cake may not have been ejected.
|Insert "USER" chip card and follow the instructions.
Disconnect coffee machine from the power supply and re-insert it after 5 seconds. Insert "USER" chip card and wait for turn on. If the problem persists, contact technical customer service.
|"DP 7"||Grounds drawer is full||Check grounds drawer
Empty grounds drawer correctly
If the fault persists, contact technical customer service.
|"DP 0" to "DP 6" and "DP 8" to "DP 31"||System fault||Contact technical customer service.|
Melitta ALPHA Coffee Maker troubleshooting
|– Coffee does not taste nice||Has the coffee been stored for|
more than 1 hour?
Quality of ground coffee beans?
|Adjust minimum supply levels to
Consult your coffee supplier
|– Coffee too cold||Is the brewed coffee tank open?|
Is the boiler/brewed coffee tank
temperature too low?
Not clean, coffee from previous day?
|Replace the lid.
Can only be set by customer
Start the cleaning programme.
|– Coffee too thin||Net weight too low?|
Supply level sensor defective?
|Increase net weight.
Clean ground coffee container; if
no improvement, consult
|– Display blinks||Time and/or date are not set (for|
example after prolonged power
|Set date and time.|
Melitta Bar-cube Coffee Machine Warning Signals (Display information)
Melitta Caffeo Coffee Machine troubleshooting
|Why is the grinder not|
grinding any beans?
|he bean container is set to ground coffee operation, to a non-defined position or to the removal position and the grinder is thus not activated. Set the bean container to
bean supply. The coffee strength display lights up and the grinder is aktivated.
|Why is the Perfect Cappuccino whisk not turning?||The snap connection above the lower part of the Perfect Cappuccino has not been snapped firmly into place.
Push the steam pipe and the lower part firmly together until the snap connection is fully closed. Please make sure that you only open the steam/hot water valve when the temperature display lights up and the machine has heated
up fully to steam temperature.
|Why does water sometimes|
collect in the coffee grounds
|The brewing unit is flooded with hot water during the rinsing process. When the brewing unit is automatically opened, a small amount of water always flows into the coffee grounds container.|
|Why does the machine not|
supply water after refilling
due to empty tank?
|There might be air between tank and pump. The pump tries to suck the new water, but this does not always succeed the first time. In this case, press Start again until the pump has sucked in water.|
|Why can't I remove the|
|The brewing unit is not in its normal position. Close the service door and switch the machine on. When it displays that it is ready for operation, switch the machine off again. The brewing unit will now automatically return to its normal position.|
|Why are their slight signs|
of operation on the
|Before leaving the factory, this machine was checked and tested with coffee. Although the machine was cleaned thoroughly, it is possible that small residues remain in the machine. This machine is still brand-new.|
|Why does the "Coffee|
grounds container full"
display light not go out?
|The coffee grounds container must be removed from the machine for at least 5 seconds. At the same time, the machine must be switched on and the service door closed.|
Melitta Caffeo Solo & Perfect Milk Coffee Machine troubleshooting
|Coffee only ﬂows drop-by-drop.||Grinding ﬁ neness is too ﬁ ne.||Adjust the grinding ﬁ neness more coarse.
Clean the brewing unit.
Perform a descaling or cleaning programme if necessary.
|Coffee does not ﬂow.||1) Water tank not ﬁ lled or incorrectly inserted.|
2) Brewing unit is obstructed.
|1) Fill the water tank and make sure it is inserted correctly.
2) Clean the brewing unit.
|The grinder is not grinding.||1) The beans are not falling into the grinder.|
2) Foreign objects in the grinder.
3) Foreign objects in the grinder
|1) Tap lightly on the bean container.
2) Call the hotline.
3) Call the hotline.
|"Bean symbols" are ﬂashing although the bean container is full.||Insufﬁ cient quantity of ground beans in the brewing chamber.||Press the button "cups" or "bean symbols" button.|
|Buttons for single-cup and two-cup operation flash alternately with the On / Off button||1) Brewing unit is missing or is not inserted correctly.|
2) Brewing chamber is overfilled.
|1) Insert the brewing unit properly
2) switch off the appliance and switch it on again via the On / Off button (repeat if necessary) until standby mode is displayed
|The * (look below the tables) symbol is illuminated without a reason.||There is air in the lines inside the appliance.||Turn the valve switch 11 clockwise until the stop until water ﬂ ows out of the appliance.
Clean the brewing unit if necessary.
|The cleaning or descaling process was interrupted.||The power supply was interrupted, e.g. due to a power outage.||The appliance performs a rinsing program autonomously. To do so, follow the instructions on the appliance.|
|Not enough milk froth is formed during the frothing process.||1) The control dial of the Cappuccinatore is in the wrong position.|
2) The Cappuccinatore is dirty
|1) Adjust to the proper position.
2) Take the Cappuccinatore apart and clean it.
|The brewing unit can no longer be reinserted after removal.||1) The brewing unit is not properly locked.|
2) The actuator is not in the proper position.
|1) Check whether the handle for locking the brewing unit is correctly engaged.
2) Switch the appliance off and then on again. Press the ** and *** (look below the tables) buttons simultaneously for longer than 2 seconds. The actuator is put into position. Then reinsert the brewing unit and make sure it is correctly locked into place.
|The symbols for cleaning **** (look below the tables) and stand-by ON/OFF button ﬂash alternately.||1) The brewing unit is missing or not properly inserted ﬂash.|
2) The brewing chamber is overﬁ lled.
|1) Insert the brewing unit properly.
2) Switch off the appliance and switch it on again using the ON/OFF button (repeat if necessary) until standby mode is displayed.
|Continuous ﬂashing of all buttons.||System error||Switch off the appliance and switch it on again via the ON/OFF button; if this does not solve the problem send the appliance to the service department.|
Melitta Gourmet Coffee Machine troubleshooting
|Coffee only ﬂows|
drop by drop.
|Grinding fineness is too|
|Set the grinding ﬁ neness
Clean the brewing unit.
Descale, if necessary.
Run the integrated cleaning
programme, if necessary.
|Coffee does not|
|1) Water tank not ﬁ lled or|
2) Brewing unit is
|1) Fill the water tank and make
sure it is inserted correctly.
2) Clean the brewing unit.
|Grinder does not|
grind the coffee
|1) Beans do not drop into|
the grinder (beans are
2) The tilt lever is vertical.
3) Foreign objects in the
|1) Tap lightly on the bean
2) Move the tilt lever to the right or left.
3) Call the hotline
|Loud grinder noise||Foreign objects in the|
|Call the hotline.|
|The "Fill beans"|
although the bean
container is ﬁlled.
|Insufﬁ cient quantity of|
ground beans in the
|Dispense a coffee.|
|The brewing unit|
can no longer be
|1) The brewing unit is not|
2) The drive is not in the
|1) Check whether the handle
for locking the brewing unit is
2) Insert the drip tray and close
the cover. Turn
on the appliance.
Simultaneously press the
button for steam dispensing
(symbol of steam), coffee strength
(symbol of coffee beans) and the
ON/OFF button. The appliance now
runs the initialisation process.
Melitta Fully Automatic Coffee Maker troubleshooting Display Information
Melitta is a privately-own group of companies based in Minden, Germany. The group makes and sells a diverse range of consumer products, from foils and wraps to vacuum bags. However, it’s best known for its coffee preparation products. The North American branch of the company, Melitta USA, is based in Clearwater, Florida.