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    Questions about new Saeco Via Venezia

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    Hi everyone. I just got a new Saeco VV and had some questions that might be a bit stupid hehe. Anyway, i was wondering if its safe to keep the machine plugged in and switched so i wouldnt have to prime the water circuit if it hasnt been used for some time. My other question is about priming the water circuit. Manual mentions to turn on the machine and just rotate the water/steam knob. I dont need to wait until the machine lights up as ready to use then?

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    Re: Questions about new Saeco Via Venezia

    you need to ensure the boiler is primed. you dont need to wait (and i wouldnt wait)

    1. fill water tank at back /front / ??
    2. open steam wand put jug under it
    3. turn on machine
    4. run either water switch or "brew switch" until a steady stream of water runs out the steam wand.
    5. close steam wand (and water should pour out Grouphead if used brew switch, not sure if using water switch and if the VV has one)
    5.5 turn off water / brew switch
    6. wait to heats up
    7. make coffee........

    #fill boiler again after steaming any milk please!!!

    i used to do the "fill boiler routine" when i turned it on and when i was turning it off.... this way you have double the chances of making sure your boiler is full...... it also gives the group head a nice "cleaning" flush every day....

    Just get into a routine that suits your style....easy

    IMO I would not leave it on all day........

    and welcome to CS

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    Re: Questions about new Saeco Via Venezia

    Thanks for that. I noticed the manual didnt talk about pressing either the brew or steam switch so i didnt press it. Ill note what you said for future use. Thanks :)

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    Re: Questions about new Saeco Via Venezia

    sometimes the "translation" can be a bit weird, they might mean by "turning on" they mean press a button.... not the power switch

    they are a simple machine, you just need to follow a few "rules" and it should last a long time and make good coffee.

    when i had a single boiler my #1 rule was "fill the boiler 1st"
    empty boiler = bad.

    dont be worried about asking questions
    the only silly Q is the one you dont ask i reckon....


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    Re: Questions about new Saeco Via Venezia

    Thanks for that. Also the manual did actually say to press on the power switch :)

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    Re: Questions about new Saeco Via Venezia

    IIRC when the VV is on for brewing (not set for steaming), opening the steam wand automatically starts the pump. If yes, this is enough. If not, use the pump button. Having the boiler full before the heater gets really going is essential, as is re-filling the boiler immediately after steaming.

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    The reason why this happens is:

    When the boiler is not completely full and the machine is cold...turning on the machine starts heading the boiler...which creates pressure in the boiler that is stronger than the pressure coming from the pump. This boiler pressure then pushes the water backwards against the pump...so there is no water flow.

    Opening the hot water/steam valve releases that pressure in the boiler and lets the water flow again, filling the boiler...and then it's ready to go!



    Here is the instruction from Saeco themselves:
    Via Venezia Priming issue - YouTube

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