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How To Fix Nespresso Lattissima Flashing Lights & Other Errors

Nespresso Lattissima Lights
Nespresso Lattissima One Lights

Nespresso Lattissima flashing lights usually mean there is some kind of error. Most of the time you will be able to fix these by yourself. You just have to know what the various Lattissima blinking light alerts mean. Most common are descaling and cleaning warnings. Other alerts signal an internal error that can only be resolved by sending the coffee maker in to Nespresso for repair.

Jump ahead to the section that is specific to the model that you have to learn what the flashing light errors mean for your Lattissima.

Gran Lattissima Flashing Lights Meaning

Gran Lattissima Light ErrorsMeaning
All buttons flash at the same time for 10 seconds and then machine turns itself offThis signals an internal error – call Nespresso support
All coffee buttons blink quickly 3 times and then the coffee maker enters Ready modeThe water tank is empty and needs to be filled
Descale alert is orangeDescaling needed
Descale alert flashes orange while flat white button is steadily litThe machine is in descaling mode and you need to press the flat white button to begin
Descaling and cleaning alert both blinkingTwo possible meanings
1) The machine is in Menu mode. Press the hot milk and flat white buttons together for 3 seconds to exit
2) Descaling cycle was not completed correctly. It needs to be repeated.
Clean alert is orangeThe Rapid Cappuccino System needs to be cleaned
All coffee and all milk recipe buttons alternate flashingThe Gran Lattissima has overheated – wait about 10 minutes for it to cool down
How To Descale Nespresso Gran Lattissima

Lattissima One Blinking Light Errors

Lattissima One Light ErrorsMeaning
All buttons blink at the same time for 10 seconds and then machine turns itself offThis signals an internal error – call Nespresso
All coffee buttons blink quickly 3 times and then the coffee maker enters Ready modeThe water tank is empty and needs to be filled
Descale alert flashes orangeDescaling needed. If you ignore this error, the beverage buttons will soon stop working until you descale.
Clean alert blinks orangeThe Rapid Cappuccino System needs to be cleaned. If you ignore this, it will turn a steady orange and you won’t be able to prepare a coffee until it has been cleaned.
Descale alert blinks orange while espresso button is steadily litThe unit is in descaling mode. You need to press the espresso button to begin.
Descaling and cleaning alert both blinkingThe coffee maker is in Menu mode. Press the hot milk and flat white buttons together for 3 seconds to exit.
All coffee and all milk recipe buttons alternate flashingThe Lattissima One has overheated. Wait about 10 minutes for it to cool down.
How To Descale Nespresso Lattissima One

Lattissima Plus Flashing Lights

Lattissima Plus Light ErrorsMeaning
Cappuccino button is lit orangeMachine needs to be descaled
Cappuccino button blinks orangeDescaling cycle in progress
All buttons are flashingThe espresso maker is in emptying mode
Other irregular blinking lightsContact Nespresso to send machine in for repair

Lattissima Touch Blinking Light Errors

Lattissima One Light ErrorsMeaning
All coffee and all milk recipe buttons alternate flashingThe Lattissima One has overheated – wait about 10 minutes for it to cool down
All six buttons blink quickly 3 times and then the coffee maker enters Ready modeThe water tank is empty and needs to be filled
Descale alert glows steady orangeDescaling needed. If you ignore this error, the beverage buttons will soon stop working until you run the descale cycle
Descale alert blinks orangeThe descaling process was not done correctly. Try descaling again. You can read the descaling steps on this page. Be sure to follow them carefully.
Clean alert shines a steady orangeThe Rapid Cappuccino System needs to be cleaned. Don’t ignore this. If you do, it will turn a steady orange. Then you won’t be able to prepare a coffee until it has been cleaned.
Descale alert blinks orange while warm milk button is steadily litThe coffee maker is in descaling mode. You need to press the warm milk button to begin.
Descaling and cleaning alert both blinkingThe unit is in Menu mode. Press the warm milk and lungo buttons together for 3 seconds to exit.
All coffee and all milk recipe buttons blink for 10 seconds and then the machine shuts offThe Lattissima Touch has an error and needs to be repaired. Contact Nespresso support.
Other irregular blinking lightsContact Nespresso to send machine in for repair

Lattissima Premium

Lattissima Premium Light ErrorsMeaning
Lungo button blinks quicklyDescaling cycle in progress
Water light is orangeDescaling needed.
Water light is blueThe water tank is empty and has to be filled
All buttons flashingThe espresso maker is in emptying mode. If it continues, contact Nespresso.
Other irregular blinking lightsContact Nespresso to send unit in for repair
Container light is onThe used capsule container is full and needs to be emptied

Lattissima Pro Touch Screen

The Lattissima Pro has a touch screen menu. As a result, there are no blinking or flashing light error alerts. If there is a problem with your Lattissima Pro, a message will be displayed on the touch screen. If that screen is blinking irregularly, you should call Nespresso Support.

What To Do If Lattissima Milk or Recipes Buttons Are Not Working?

Usually when your Lattissima isn’t responding to you pressing the warm milk or one of the recipe buttons, it means you need to clean the rapid cappuccino system. Remember that Nespresso recommends that you run clean cycle after each use to rid the system of any milk residue. If left in there it can clog up the system. Every now and then you should also disassemble the entire rapid cappuccino system and give it a thorough cleaning by hand or in the top rack of your dishwasher.

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