Saeco Incanto Rondo S Class

Saeco Incanto Rondo S Class Repair Service Tips

Saeco Incanto Rondo S Class coffee machine is the best choice for coffee lovers who enjoy to reach delicious, fresh ground coffee with easy operation.

This machine is intended for household use.

Max coffee per day: 20 cups

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Guide to troubleshoot your Saeco Incanto Rondo S Class Coffee Machine



Electricity related issues

Not turning on

Cable and cable fuse

It is really rare for the fuse to go, but can happen in case of a shorted component.
Check the fuse in the plug. Make sure the plug is properly connected into the connector slot.
Cable and cable fuse

Electric panel

If the electric board turns out to be the source of the problem, then in most cases it's either the fuses or the transformer that is responsible for the symptom.
Electric panel
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.
Not heating up
Unfortunately all possible causes need the attention of a professional.

Thermostat(s)

Some thermostats need to be reactivated after a possible overheating of the machine, while they can also go in case of an extreme overheating issue.
Thermostat(s)

Temperature sensor

Although rarely, but the temperature sensor can cause this fault as well.
Temperature sensor

Electric board

Ocasionally faulty triacs and varistors can cause such a symptom.
Electric board
Burnt smell
Unfortunately all possible causes need the attention of a professional.

Electric components

Almost any electric component can cause burnt smell.

Electric board

Burnt smell mainly arises from faulty electric boards.
Electric board
Lights / error messages

Triangle red steady on

As this is the only error light on the machine, it can carry a lot of meanings and You can only determine the most likely issue by observing at what process and at which point does the light come on. If the light comes on as soon as You press the coffee button, then the grinder is most likely blocked. If it comes on in the middle of the grinding process, then the coffee container is either empty or the grinder blades are blocked. If it comes on after the grinding process and it can't start the coffee brewing process, then the brew unit is probably blocked. However, in case it comes on after the grinding process and it finishes the coffee brewing process, then the dump box is most likely full. If it comes on in the middle of coffee brewing and the process gets halted, then there is a water flow issue and the water system needs to be filled. Unrelated to any process, it can also mean that the water tank is empty.
Fill the coffee beans container.
Clean and readjust grinder.
Fill the water tank.
Empty the dump box.
Fill the water tank and let water through the steam wand till you get a continuous flow.
Clean and lubricate brew unit.
Triangle red steady on

Triangle red flashing

If any of the removable components is not correctly placed, or in case the service door is not closed properly, then the machine will not operate and You will get this signal.
Check all removable components. One might not be correctly in place.
Make sure the service door is properly closed and the flap pressing the door microswitch is not broken.
Triangle red flashing

Softener sign flashing

This is a maintenance reminder. It means that it is either time to run a descaling cycle or to replace the softener cartridge in case You use those.
Descale the machine.
Replace the water softener cartridge.

Coffee and steam buttons green flashing

This mainly occurs after steaming with the machine, because the boiler needs to be cooled down to coffee temperature.
Let water through the steam wand to cool the machine down.
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.


Water related issues

Leaking

Dirty water

This problem is mainly caused by ground coffee piling up in the drainage vent, blocking the path of the excess water let out by the overpressure or the boiler valve.
Clean and lubricate brew unit.
Clean the drainage vent behind the brew unit thoroughly.
Dirty water

Clear water

This is a clear sign of a leaking water system. We strongly advise to stop operating the machine as soon as You come across with this fault.
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.
Fill water tank

Check float (magnet)

Some times the magnet (float) in the tank gets stuck or gets filled with water and it either does not float anymore or the magnet inside corrodes to a degree in which it looses its magnetic properties.
Check if there is something restricting the free movement of the float in the water tank.
Check float (magnet)
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.
No water / coffee through the machine

Airlock

This symptom is mostly accompanied by the flashing water droplet sign and means that the filling of the water system is required.
Fill the water tank and let water through the steam wand till you get a continuous flow.

Water working, but no coffee

In cases, where You can't get coffee out of the machine even though You get water through the steam wand, the most common cause is a blocked, dirty brew unit.
Clean and lubricate brew unit.
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.
Not steaming

Frother blocked

You need to keep in mind, that all frothers need to be cleaned straight away after use, otherwise milk residue will build up and block the steam wand and frother.
Clean the frother attachment and steam wand.
Frother blocked
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.

Brew unit related issues

Brew unit blocked

Brew unit is clogged up

The brew unit is the heart of the machine and it is recommended to be cleaned once a week under running water.
Clean and lubricate brew unit.

Brew unit stuck

This mainly happens when the user tries to force the brew unit out without reseting it to neutral position.
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.
Can't replace the brew unit

Gears are not aligned

This fault mainly occurs when the user removes the dump box and/or the brew unit before the machine could reset itself to neutral position.
Put the brew unit aside and everything else back to their places, close the service door and turn the machine off and then on, wait till the machine stands completely still and you should be able to replace the brew unit.
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.
Unusual noises from the brew unit

Clicking / cracking sound

Mostly a sound generated by the brew unit and it is a sign of the lack of lubrication.
Clean and lubricate brew unit.

Gearbox damaged

In extreme cases, the lack of lubrication can even lead to overexerting and damaging the gearbox.
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.
Slow brew unit operation

Brew unit clogged up

The fault might simply originate from the lack of maintenance, caused by piled up ground coffee blocking the operation of the brew unit.
Clean and lubricate brew unit.

Electric board

A rather frequent issue with these machines is an electric board failure that causes the gearbox motor to operate slowly, thereby exceeding the timeframe of operation and resulting in a blocked brew unit symptom.
Electric board
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.

Ground coffee related issues

Puck consistence

Pucks are falling apart

The ground coffee can't stay together as a puck if it's too coarse or the quantity of ground coffee is too low.
Readjust the grinder to grind finer.
Set the ground coffee quantity higher.
Pucks are falling apart

Pucks are muddy

The puck becomes muddy if the ground coffee is too fine and water can't pass through it.
Readjust the grinder to grind coarser.
Set the ground coffee quantity higher.
Clear and lubricate brew unit.
Pucks are muddy
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.
Unused coffee in waste

Ocasionally

The ground coffee quantity is probably set too high.
Clean and lubricate brew unit.
Clean and readjust grinder.

Frequently

The ground coffee fineness is probably set too coarse and the brew unit can't compress it to a puck.
Clean and lubricate brew unit.
Clean and readjust grinder.
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.
Water in dump box

Clean water

Clean water mostly gets in the dump box in larger quantities if the brew unit is not properly cleaned.
Clean and lubricate brew unit.

Coffee

In case coffee ends up in the dump box, that means the brew unit is damaged.

In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.
Spilled ground coffee

Small amount

All automatic machines spill some ground coffee around the brew unit. You need to clean and lubricate the brew unit on a regular basis to keep the machine running and clean.
Clean and lubricate brew unit.

Large amount

This maily occurs because of the brew unit as symptom of the lack of lubrication.
Clean and lubricate brew unit.
Clean and readjust grinder.
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.
Not grinding coffee

Grinder operating, but not grinding the beans

In the vast majority of the cases this symptom is caused by either some kind of liquid that was poured into the grinder or greasy coffee beans. Both result in ground coffee stuck to the blades making them unable to grind the coffee.
Clean and readjust grinder.

Grinder does not operate

The grinder is either blocked by some foreign object or the motor might be worn out or faulty.
Clean and readjust grinder.
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.

End product related issues

Coffee dripping

Brew unit clogged up

A possible problem is that the shower disc is blocked by coffee residue.
Clean and lubricate brew unit.

The ground coffee is too fine

The grinder fineness settings might be too fine and water can't pass through the ground coffee, or the ground coffee is so fine, that it can block the shower disc.
Readjust the grinder to grind coarser.
Set the ground coffee quantity lower.
The ground coffee is too fine
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.
Coffee is running through and comes out weak

The ground coffee is too coarse

This might happen if the blades are worn, but they can probably be redajusted.
Readjust the grinder to grind finer.
Set the ground coffee quantity higher.
The ground coffee is too coarse

Wrong beans

The beans might be stale or the percentage of arabica beans in the blend might be too high. For these machines we reccomend at least 40% robusta percentage.
Try different beans.
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.
Coffee temperature

Too high

The temperature might be too high in case the system has a larger amount of limescale built up inside.
Descale the machine.

Lukewarm

Oddly enough in most cases this issue is not related to the machine at all. It is rather related to the cold mug or cup the user brews the coffee into.
Pre-heat the cup before brewing coffee.

Cold

This is a rare issue, mainly caused by a faulty temperature sensor.
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.
Coffee consistence

Weak

The strength of the coffee is influenced by the coffee blend, the ground coffee fineness and quantity, the temperature and the pressure. A weak coffee might be the result of stale beans or too high arabica percentage, coarse ground coffee, low ground coffee quantity, low temperature, or a combination of these.
Readjust the grinder to grind finer.
Set the ground coffee quantity higher.
Try different beans.
Weak

Strong or sour

The strength of the coffee is influenced by the coffee blend, the ground coffee fineness and quantity, the temperature and the pressure. A strong coffee might be the result of high robusta percentage, fine ground coffee, high ground coffee quantity, high temperature, or a combination of these.
Readjust the grinder to grind coarser.
Set the ground coffee quantity lower.
Try different beans.
Strong or sour

There is no crema on top

In the world of automatic machines the theme crema will be somewhat simplified because of the low number of factors the user can influence and the low precision value of these adjustments. Basically there are three adjustable factors that have the most influence on the crema in a correctly operating automatic machine. These three factors are the coffee beans, the grinding fineness and the ground coffee quantity. The higher robusta percentage, the finer the ground coffee and the higher the coffee quantity is, the thicker the crema will turn out to be.
Readjust the grinder to grind finer.
Set the ground coffee quantity higher.
Try different beans.
There is no crema on top
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.
Milk froth consistence

Milk warms up, but is not froted

If You have steam pressure, but the milk is not frothed, then the problem can only be with the frother device. The most common problem is that the frother is not perfectly clean. You need to make sure to keep the small hole on the side of the frother attachment clear.
Clean the frother attachment and steam wand.
Descale the machine.
In case You can't or don't want to resolve the problem with the tips above, then the machine needs the attention of a professional.