How to Reset Nespresso Vertuo

Are you wondering how to reset Nespresso Vertuo to factory settings? This article will help you through it.

If you are like most Nespresso machine owners, you probably love your Nespresso Vertuo machine and rely on it to produce high-quality coffee for you several times a day. But what do you do if your Nespresso machine switches itself off without warning, is leaking or has an unusual coffee flow, doesn’t start, blinks on and off during the brewing process, or when the coffee comes out either cold, full of grounds, or not at all?

There is nothing worse than pressing the brew button on your Nespresso Vertuo

Whatever the nature of the issue you are experiencing, there is good news: Resetting your Nespresso machine to factory settings is a fix-all for most of the common problems you might be experiencing with your Nespresso Vertuo coffee maker – and resetting your coffee machine isn’t difficult, once you know how to do it.

In this article, we are going to walk you through how to reset each of the Nespresso machines from the Vertuo line of coffee makers. Towards the end of the article you are going to find a FAQ that hopefully answers any remaining questions you might have about resetting Nespresso machines to factory settings.

All right, we have got a lot to cover in this article – let us get stared.

How to reset Nespresso Vertuoline machines

All Nespresso Vertuoline machines are reset in much the same way – with a few notable differences.

It can sometimes be necessary to reset Nespresso Vertuoline machines to factory settings if they start behaving in unusual ways. Sometimes there is a clearly identifiable solution to the trouble your Nespresso machine is giving you (Let us say, for example, that no coffee comes out when you press the brew button, but it turns out that you have forgotten to refill the water tank), but in those instances where there isn’t an obvious solution, resetting your coffee maker is the way to go.

Here is how to reset each of the machines in the Nespresso Vertuoline of coffee makers.

Resetting your Vertuo Nespresso Machine

The Nespresso Vertuo coffee maker is the flagship coffee machine from Nespresso’s Vertuoline. Its sleek, retro-modern exterior, generous size and powerful internal centrifusion brewing technology makes it an easy machine to love and to operate. Except, of course, when it is playing up and needs to be restored to factory settings.

Fortunately, restoring your Nespresso Vertuo machine to factory settings can be accomplished in just a few easy steps and is usually all you need to fix any coffee machine issues.

This is how to reset your Vertuo Nespresso Machine in four easy steps.

Step one

To reset Vertuo Nespresso machine, the first thing you want to do is to open the machine head and eject any unused or used capsule you find in there.

Step two

The second step you want to take is to re-close the machine head, making sure you leave the lever in its unlocked position. If you don’t leave it unlocked, you will have to start again, so it is a good idea to double check that you have left it it in the unlocked position.

Step three

The next thing you want to do is to quickly press the brew button five times within three seconds.

Step four

Et voila! If you pressed the brew button fast enough, the lights will blink orange five times slowly. If it does, it means that your Nespresso Vertuo machine has been successfully reset to factory settings.

By the same token, if the button doesn’t blink, you will have to try again.

Resetting your Nespresso Vertuo Next

The Nespresso Vertuo Next is the smallest and most versatile machine in the Nespresso Vertuo lineup. Despite its modest footprint it tends to be a workhouse – but even so, you might run into a technical issue that forces you to reset Nespresso Vertuo Next to its default settings.

Essentially, resetting a Nespresso Vertuo Next is accomplished in almost exactly the same was as resetting a Nespresso Vertuo. This is how to do it.

Step one

Open the machine head and make sure any unused coffee capsules are ejected.

Step two

Close the machine head, but make sure you leave the handle in the unlocked position.

Step three

Push the brew button five times, within three seconds.

Step four

You should see the brew button blinking with an orange light five times, before turning to a steady white light – this indicates that the reset was successful.

Resetting your Vertuo Plus

The Vertuo Plus is a super-automatic Nespresso coffee maker, with every aspect of the brewing process automated for you – from automatic capsule ejection to easy brewing at the press of a single button.

Resetting your Vertuo Plus works a little differently to resetting a Vertuo or a Vertuo Plus. This is how to pull it off, in five simple steps.

Step one

Press the lever down for about three seconds. This is in order to switch the machine off.

Step two

Now, to select factory reset mode, push the brew button and the lever down simultaneously for three seconds.

Step three

A steady orange light should come on – this indicates that you have managed to enter the Special Functions menu where the factory settings reset can be done.

Step four

Press the lever down again for three seconds. This returns the machine to factory settings.

Step five

Press the brew button once to confirm. Your machine will automatically exit the menu. If the reset was successful, the brew button on your Vertuo Plus will give you three orange blinks before turning to a steady green light. Your Nespresso Vertuo Plus has now been restored to is default setting.

Resetting your Nespresso Evoluo

The Nespresso Evoluo offers four different authentic brewing options – espresso, double espresso, gran lungo and 8 oz coffee, all at the press of the machine’s single button.

If you need to reset your Nespresso Evoluo, this is how to do it.

Step one

To reset Nespresso machine, start by opening the machine head and ejecting any unused capsules.

Step two

Re-close the machine head, leaving the handle in the unlocked position.

Step three

Push the coffee button five times, all within three seconds of each other. If your factory reset was successful, your machine will blink orange five times.

Reset Nespresso Vertuo FAQ

How do I factory reset my Nespresso Vertuoline?

Most Nespresso Vertuoline machines are reset in much the same way (With a few variations – read the rest of this article for detailed instructions). In short, this is how to do it:

To reset Nespresso machine, open the machine head and eject any unused capsule.

Close the machine head again, but leave the handle in its unlocked position.

Push the button five times within three seconds.

If you have managed to successfully restore your Nespresso machine to factory settings, the button will blink five times to confirm.

How do I factory reset my Nespresso Vertuo Plus?

The Nespresso Vertuo Plus is the most complicated Vertuoline machine to reset – but even so, it isn’t that hard, once you know what you are doing. Follow these simple steps and you’re golden:

Press down the lever for about three seconds in order to switch off the machine.

Push the button and the lever down simultaneously for three seconds to enter the Special Functions Menu.

When a steady orange light comes on, this indicates that you have entered the Special Functions.

Press the lever down for three seconds again.

Press the button once to confirm that you want to reset your VertuoPlus to factory settings.

If the reset was successful, the button will blink orange three times before turning to a steady green light.

How do I reset my Nespresso to factory settings?

How you can reset your Nespresso machine to factory settings depends on which Nespresso machine model you own, as the process differs slightly from machine to machine.

In most cases, resetting your Nespresso machine to factory settings is quick and easy – you’ll be able to do it in under a minute.

The process typically involves ejecting any unused capsules from the machine head while leaving the lever in its unlocked position, then either pressing the button rapidly five times within three seconds, or pressing the button and the lever down simultaneously for three seconds. Often, these simple steps are enough to reset your Nespresso machine.

Why is my Nespresso Vertuo not working?

There might be a number of different reasons why your Nespresso Vertuo coffee maker isn’t working as it should.

To find the right solution, you first need to identify what the problem is. Is the light blinking on and off, either while brewing or when it isn’t? Is the water flow or coffee volume usually strong or weak, or is your machine leaking? Alternatively, is no water or coffee coming out when you press the brew button?

In some cases, the solution might be simple – let us say for example that no coffee is coming out when you press the brew button, and it turns to you have forgotten to refill the water tank before brewing.

In other cases, there is no clear reason why your Nespresso machine isn’t working, and in those cases you will veto enter menu mode in order to reset your Nespresoo Vertuo.

Resetting your Nespresso Vertuo – final thoughts

When your Nespresso Vertuo coffee maker isn’t working as it is supposed to, it can be incredibly frustrating – particularly if it is early on a Monday morning and you need your coffee!

Luckily, it is pretty easy to reset Nespresso Vertuo line machines to their default settings – we hope we have proven as much in this article.

In most cases, resetting your Nespresso machine to factory settings doesn’t take more than a minute. If you have never reset your Nespresso machine before, you might have to try a few times before you get it right. But once you get the hold of it, you’ll easily be able to do it again in future, should you ever need to.

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