How To Fix Nepresso Machine Troubleshooting Flashing Lights

The first few times when I did run my new machine, all went well, but when I powered it up the next day, my lights went flashing and all the buttons were unresponsive.

I was a bit confused about what to do? I finally went to a conclusion and got my Nespresso Machine working again. You also might be facing the same.

What’s going on? Is your machine malfunctioning? Do you need to replace it? Not necessarily.

Fixing the problem can be as simple as resetting the machine. Follow these steps to fix the flashing lights on your Nespresso machine.

Turn Off the Brewer

First, turn off your machine. Unplug it from its power source, wait for about 30 seconds and then plug it back in again.


Try turning on your brewer and watch to see if lights come on or stay off. If they stay off, you may need to reset your coffee maker, which is easy to do.

In some cases, you’ll find a special button on the coffee maker designed to reset them. All you have to do is hold down that button and wait a minute before turning it back on.

If there isn’t a reset button, unplug your coffee maker and let it sit for at least half an hour before trying again.

 Nepresso Machine Troubleshooting Flashing Lights


Check Water Level

First, ensure that your water tank is properly filled. If it’s empty, you won’t be able to make any espresso shots.

Make sure you can see green through a window on top of your machine—if it isn’t full, fill up your water tank until it reaches green.

If there is no water level indicator or if yours is broken, fill up a glass with tap water and then pour an equal amount into your machine until you reach green.

Then add an additional 50ml of cold water (or more if necessary) to allow for expansion once steam pressure increases inside your machine.

Do not use mineral-rich or hard waters as they may cause clogging in small home machines.

Remove Plunger, Pour Out Water

If your Nespresso Coffee System is flashing light and beeping every few seconds, it means that there is no water in your machine.

Your Nespresso machine may also flash and beep when you place a new capsule in to use or when you are rinsing your system.

In these cases, you should check that you have not run out of water. Simply remove the plunger from your Nespresso capsule holder, pour out any used water from inside and replace it with fresh, clean water.

If this does not fix your problem, please try troubleshooting below: Please refer to Water filling instructions for use in the original packaging for more detailed instructions regarding filling.

Return Plunger

You likely have sediment buildup in your machine. This is preventing water from flowing correctly, which means you are getting flashing lights (and an unhappy customer).

Make sure that you check all of your hoses and tubes to ensure they’re not clogged with coffee grounds, hair, or other sediments that might be preventing water from making it through.

For example, if your tube runs behind a shelf or cabinet, clean out these spaces so that you know there’s nothing blocking water flow.

It doesn’t take much to gum up a system; just taking a few minutes to do a quick check can save you hours of headache troubleshooting.


Turn On Brewer

First, press and hold your Nespresso button for about 5 seconds, or until you hear a series of beeps. This will turn on your brewer.

If it does not work, you might need to reset it. On most models, to do so press and hold your control buttons (the + and -) simultaneously for 10-15 seconds.

This will clear out any memory on your machine and make sure it’s functioning properly. If neither method works for you, Contact Nespresso support.

Also read: Cuisinart Coffee Maker Clock Runs Fast-The Ultimate Guide

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You will be finally able to solve your issue with the Nespresso machine if it is not working fine hopefully if you try all the fixes mentioned above.

The problem should be a simple one and can be simply solved simply by troubleshooting simple steps.

Good luck for the future and if you really did solve your problem, do let me know in the comments section.

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