How To Exit Descaling Mode Nespresso on Vertuo Next

How To Get Nespresso Vertuo Next Out Of Descaling Mode

One of the maintenance tasks you may need to perform on your Nespresso is DESCALING, which involves removing mineral buildup from the machine’s internal components to ensure optimal performance. However, once you start the descaling process, it cannot be very clear to know how to exit it. 

I have arrived to guide you with clear and concise instructions on how to exit descaling mode on your Nespresso Vertuo Next, so you can bid farewell to the confounding flashes and return to your delightful coffee brewing adventures.

Steps To Exit Descaling Mode On Vertuo Next

After completing the descaling process on your Nespresso Vertuo Next, you may notice that the machine is still blinking, indicating it’s still in descaling mode. Hold the “Cup” button for 7 seconds to exit this mode. You should see the orange light stop flashing, indicating that the descaling mode has been exited.

It’s important to note that if you don’t exit descaling mode after completing the process, your Vertuo Next may continue blinking and malfunctioning.

How To Reset Nespresso Vertuo Next After Descaling

So, you’ve completed the descaling process on your Nespresso Vertuo Next, but now you need to reset the machine to ensure it’s back to its normal operating mode. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open the machine head and eject any capsule/pod.
  2. Close the machine head but leave the lever in an unlocked position. This step ensures that the machine is ready to accept the reset command.
  3. Press the “Cup” button five times within three seconds.
  4. As you press the “Cup” button, you’ll notice the orange light on the machine started blinking five times before changing to a steady white light. This indicates that the reset process has been completed.

Why Won’t The Descale Light Go Off On Vertuo Next?

If you’ve completed the descaling process on your Nespresso Vertuo Next and the descale light is still on, it could be due to a few different reasons.

Incomplete Descale Process

It’s essential to ensure that you have thoroughly followed the descaling instructions and used the right descaling solution provided by Nespresso. If any steps were missed or not executed correctly, the descale light may persist. Double-check the descaling process and make sure you’ve followed each step accurately.

Sensors Issue

Another possible reason for the descale light not turning off could be a malfunction with the machine’s sensors or circuitry. In this case, it’s best to contact Nespresso customer support or take the machine in for repair.

Reset the Nespresso

In some cases, the descale light may also stay on due to a software issue. To reset the machine, you can try unplugging it from the power source for a few minutes before plugging it back in. This can sometimes reset the software and allow the machine to exit the descaling mode properly.


Descaling your Nespresso Vertuo Next is an important maintenance task that ensures your machine operates smoothly and produces delicious coffee. But it’s equally important to know how to exit the descaling mode and reset your machine to its normal operating mode. By following the simple steps we’ve outlined in this article, you can easily exit descaling mode and reset your Nespresso Vertuo Next.

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Ronald Miller

I've been using multimeters for over seven years now, and I've tinkered with almost every brand out there. You might even say I'm a bit of a multimeter expert, but let's not get too carried away with titles.

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