• Remove all packaging and promotional labels and materials and safely discard them.
  • Remove the water filter holder and water filter from the water tank and from the plastic bag holding them.
  • Wash the Portafilter, filters, cleaning disc, drip tray grill, drip tray, storage tray, water filter holder (paying close attention to the metal mesh), frothing jug, and water tank in hot soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
    The Water Filter

  • Soak the resin water filter in a cup of water for 5 minutes. Once that time has elapsed, hold the filter under cold running water for 30 seconds.
  • Separate the two sections of the water filter holder and place the flat side of the filter down onto the metal mesh.
  • Close to combine the two sides of the filter holder again until a click can be heard, locking the two sections together.
    Hard Water Setting

  • Fill a cup with water from whatever source will be used to fill the water tank of the espresso machine.
  • Remove the water hardness test strip from the wrapper.
  • Dip the test strip into the cup of water and wait for 1 minute.
  • Fill the water tank to the ‘MAX’ level and insert it into the back of the espresso machine.
  • The hardness setting is indicated by the number of red squares displayed on the test strip. (For example, 3 red squares is a hardness setting of 3.)
  • When the machine is turned on for the very first time the Hardness setting will be up for setting on the LCD screen as indicated by the display reading “Hrd3″.
  • Rotate the SELECT dial to set the hardness to the level indicated by the test strip. Setting the water hardness will program when the ‘NEW FILTER’ alert will come up on the machine indicating it’s time to change the water filter.
  • Pres the ‘SELECT’ dial to set, the machine will beep once to confirm.
  • Immediately after the beep a pumping sound can be heard as the machine is now heating up.