If you own a Nespresso Vertuo Next machine, you know it’s just about the most versatile coffee-brewing system available—not to mention the most stylish and sleek! But you might have noticed the blue or purple light on your Nespresso Vertuo machine and wondered what it means. If you’re not sure what this means, you’re not alone—there are a few different possible explanations behind the light, and it can be easy to get confused.
To help you figure out what blue light blinking means, I’ve put together this handy guide that covers this potential scenario!
What Does Nespresso Vertuo Blue or Purple Light Mean?
The blue or purple light on your Nespresso Vertuo Next means that the machine is not working properly. In this scenario, your coffee maker may be nearing the end of its life. Many users have reported this issue for their Vertuo Next machines, and it’s a real concern. However, it is important to note that this issue is not exclusive to Nespresso machines. It’s a common problem with any coffee maker that uses a heating element.
Troubleshoot Blue or Purple Light on Nespresso Vertuo
Unfortunately, it appears that most solutions are temporary. Many users report that they can get their Vertuo Next running again, but after two to three days, it seems to start displaying the same blue (like teal color) or purple light. I’ve compiled a few methods to help you fix this issue.
If the blue or purple light on your Nespresso Vertuo Next coffee machine is flashing, there may be a small internal leak or a bit of moisture near the LED components. To fix this, simply press the button as you normally would make coffee. If it doesn’t work after the first try, press the button a few more times. If you eventually get it to work, try running a cleaning cycle after.
If method 1 doesn’t work, you can try an alternate method. Unplug the machine, open the machine’s head and locate the piece that spins and penetrates the pod at the top. Try rotating the needle until it spins freely and tries to brew coffee.
Many Vertuo Next owners have reported that their machine flashing blue light is due to a materials build-up inside the machine. Mineral deposits build up inside the brewer over time, particularly when using hard water. This can prevent the proper functioning of the brewer and cause the blue or purple light to stay illuminated. All you need to do is descale the machine. This will eliminate the build-up and allow for the normal working of the Vertuo again.
Nespresso also recommends descaling your brewer every three to six months. If you have a descaling solution, follow my descaling instructions. You can buy a solution from amazon if you don’t have one.
- Nespresso Descaling Solution for all Nespresso machine models (OriginalLine and VertuoLine)
- Compatible with all models, including Lattissima, Le Cube, Inissia, Citiz, U, etc
If none of the above methods work, you can contact Nespresso support directly. I recommend that you do so, as it’s the only way you’ll get a replacement machine sent to you for free (If it is under warranty). You can contact Nespresso support by calling them at 1-800-623-033. They will then confirm whether or not your unit is still covered by their warranty and send out a new one if necessary.
I had the same issue with my Vertuo Next. I called Nespresso customer service, and they shipped me a new one!