August 5, 2008

Factory Reset on Nespresso Essenza C100

I ran into this the other day, and needed to reset my Essenza C100. After digging out the manual from a pile of papers, I figured I would save someone else some time.

Factory Reset Nespresso Essenza C100

1. Switch the unit off.

2. Press and hold the Big Cup Button.

3. Switch the unit on - that's it.

Programming the fill level is easy too. I was playing around with the buttons and such and messed mine up, so here's another easy set of things to do to get everything aligned again.

Program Fill Level Nespresso Essenza C100

1. Lift Lever and insert capsule.

2. Press and hold the button (which ever one you want to program) for at least 3 seconds

3. Release the button at the desired fill level - Done!

If you need the manual, you can download the very graphic, very basic manual at Nespresso (PDF Link).

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Posted by Scott Martin at August 5, 2008 8:55 AM
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Thanks Scott! this is very helpful.

Posted by: tenaj4u at December 11, 2012 9:18 PM


this relates to the Nespresso Circolo; or Krups KP5000 as it is also known.
I post here as I have searched all over and found nothing on this until your semi-related site.
I ran the machine empty of water, and as it was not my machine didn't realise until there was a click inside.
We refilled with water and attampted reprime procedure, but no go.
I wondered if an internal reset needed to occur, so we left the machine quite a while with no improvement.
Eventually we found the nozzle itself in the capsule was blocked and after unblocking this the machine works fine.
This seems so common an occurrence that the cryptic clues in the manual are of little help.
If anyone else finds their machine will not reprime after some time of disuse? check the nozzle for blockage.
There is even a little spring behind the water tank provided for this purpose.

Posted by: jim at August 25, 2012 5:38 AM

Many thanks Scott. Last thing I needed to do was go climbing in the cellar looking for these instructions. Enjoying my Sunday morning Coffee with no stress thanks to you. Cheers.

Posted by: Bassim at May 2, 2010 3:55 AM
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