How to Reset Nespresso Machine (VertuoLine and OriginalLine)

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Has your Nespresso machine been malfunctioning lately? A factory reset is the fastest and easiest way to fix most software problems, especially with newer Nespresso machines.

In this article, you’ll find model-specific instructions for how to reset Nespresso machines from both the Original and Vertuo lines. I’ve also prepared a comparison of all the Nespresso models which you can use if you need to figure out which model you own.

How to Reset Nespresso VertuoLine Machines

The Nespresso Vertuo machines are designed for ultimate ease of use, and that includes their reset instructions.

Nespresso Vertuo and VertuoPlus factory reset

Despite all the differences between the Vertuo and VertuoPlus, both models are reset in the same way:

Step 1 – If there is a pod inside the holder, remove it and close the lid. Next, hold down the lever for three seconds in order to turn off the machine.

Step 2 – Simultaneously hold down the lever and the button. Your Nespresso’s orange light should start blinking.

Step 3 – Push the lever three times. 

Step 4 – Press the button to confirm. The reset should be complete at this time, which should be indicated by the orange light blinking three times at one-second intervals. The orange blinking light should soon turn green, at which point you’re finished and can begin brewing your next cup of coffee.

Nespresso Vertuo Next factory reset

Step 1 – Open the machine head and remove the existing capsule from the machine if it’s there.

Step 2 – Close up the machine and ensure that the handle is in the locked position.

Step 3 – Quickly press the coffee button on top five times within a three-second period of time. 

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Step 4 – The light on the button will turn orange and blink five times. After a few moments, the light will become a solid white, indicating that your Vertuo Next has been reset to factory settings. 

How to Reset Nespresso OriginalLine Machines

Many of the OriginalLine vs VertuoLine differences come down to one fact: The OriginalLine is older. That means a lot more model options, but it also means more variance in reset instructions. This is especially true if you have one of the DeLonghi or Breville-specific Nespresso models.

Nespresso Creatista and Creatista Plus reset

Drink reset

Whether you have the Nespresso Creatista original or the Plus, the reset instructions are the same. For these machines, there is a drink reset and a factory reset option. Here are the instructions:

To reset the volume of coffee produced, the milk frother, and the temperature of your milk –

Step 1 – Using the select dial function on the LCD screen on the top of your machine, go to settings and then locate the “reset” option.

Step 2 – Scroll down to the coffee reset option and select the checkmark in order to confirm your choice. Your machine’s coffee settings have been reset, and you can now brew the perfect cup of coffee.

Factory reset

Step 1 – Using the LCD screen on top of the machine, scroll down to “settings” and select this option.

Step 2 – Select the “reset” option and then “factory reset.” Next, click the checkmark to confirm your choice.

Step 3 – Your machine should turn off, and the next time you use it, you need to remember that it will be like using the machine for the first time.

Nespresso Gran Lattissima factory reset

Step 1 – Power the machine on and remove the milk holder.

Step 2 – Press and hold the “flat” and “hot milk” buttons at the same time for three seconds. This enables you to enter menu mode. The “descaling” and “clean” lights should begin blinking, which indicates that you’ve successfully entered the menu.

Step 3 – Press the “flat white button, and it should blink.

Step 4 – Press the “flat white” button a second time. The button should blink three times, which means that your machine has successfully been restored to factory settings.

Nespresso Pixie and Pixie Clips factory reset

If you have either of these Nespresso machines, here are the reset instructions, as they’re the same for both the Pixie and the Pixie Clips:

Step 1 – Ensure that your machine is turned off

Step 2 – Press and hold the “lungo” button, which you will find on top, and hold for five seconds.

Step 3 – While continuing to hold the “lungo” button, power on the machine.

Step 4 – You should notice the lights on the machine blinking quickly, which indicates that your Pixie or Pixie Clips has been adequately reset, and it should now work properly. 

Nespresso CitiZ factory reset

Step 1 – Turn the machine off.

Step 2 – Hold down the “lungo” button for five seconds.

Step 3 – The lights will rapidly blink three times, which will be an indication that the machine has been reset.

Step 4 – The machine will begin heating up, and the lights will begin blinking. Once the lights stop blinking, you’re ready to brew a yummy cup of java.

Nespresso Inissia factory reset

Step 1 – Make certain that the machine’s power is off.

Step 2 – Press and hold the “lungo” button and hold for about five seconds. 

Step 3 – You will notice that the light will flash three times in a rapid manner, which means that your coffee maker has been properly reset.

Step 4 – Once the light starts blinking as it usually does when the machine heats up, you will know that you can now brew a cup of coffee to test your machine. 

Nespresso Essenza Mini and Essenza Plus factory reset

If you have either of these machines, these instructions will work for resetting them both. 

Step 1 – Turn off the machine if it isn’t off already.

Step 2 – Press and hold the “lungo” button for at least five seconds.

Step 3 – The light will soon flash three times, which will indicate that the machine is finished resetting. 

Step 4 – Once the lights begin flashing in the same manner that they do when your machine is heating up, you can test your machine by making a cup of coffee because it’s ready to use.

Nespresso Expert factory reset

Step 1 – Turn off your machine and make certain that the slider is in the closed position.

Step 2 – Press the brewing button and hold for about six seconds. Both dials will eventually begin flashing to indicate the machine is in setting mode.

Step 3 – Choose the “lungo” button and press the brewing button again.

Step 4 – The “lungo” cup will begin flashing to indicate that you have entered this mode. Choose the factory reset function in setting mode and turn the temperature dial to the maximum setting. Press the brewing button one last time. 

Step 5 – All the lights will flash to indicate that the machine has finished and is now reset to factory settings.

Nespresso Lattissima Touch factory reset

Step 1 – Turn on the machine.

Step 2 – Press and hold down the “latte macchiato” and “warm milk froth” buttons at the same time for three seconds to enter menu mode. The “clean” and “descaling” lights should begin flashing orange.

Step 3 – In one swift movement, run your finger over the following buttons in this exact order (running from the bottom right counter-clockwise to the bottom left) “milk froth,” “cappuccino,” latte macchiato,” “lungo,” “espresso,” and “ristretto.”

Step 4 – The “warm milk froth” button will flash informing you that the machine is in reset mode. Press it to confirm.

Step 5 – All six buttons will blink three times to indicate that the machine has been properly reset.

Step 6 –  The machine will exit the menu on its own, and the machine is now ready to use.

What’s Next?

After a factory reset, your Nespresso should be ready to brew more tasty Nespresso iced coffee or high-caffeine Nespresso pods.

If you weren’t able to troubleshoot your Nespresso yourself, their support line should be able to get you back up and running. Nespresso machines are worth buying for a lot of reasons, and the quality of their devices and service are right at the top of that list.

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