Nespresso Vertuo Won’t Brew: How to Fix It Fast

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If your Vertuo Machine turns out to develop a default that prevents you from getting your cup of coffee each day, this can tell you that something is wrong with it. Most times, this happens when you are not taking good care of your brewing machine.

The Nespresso Vertuo Machine is not brewing because there is a limescale that has built up in the machine components that is affecting it.

In this article, We will show you the effects of this, how to correct it, and how to avoid it from.

Why is My Nespresso Vertuo Machine Not Brewing

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Nespresso Vertuo Won’t Brew

The Nespresso Vertuo Machine most likely is not to blame for the default it is displaying. Lack of maintenance and cleaning caused the Vertuo Machine to malfunction. Getting this fix back will not take you more than 15 minutes for it to set up and it should be done regularly. If you can not bring time to do this, then you should pay someone to get it done for you. So it can prevent your machine from getting damaged. 

If you keep your Vertuo Machine without cleaning it, it will result in brewing problems that you may not like. To avoid this, you need to always do the needful.

How to Fix Your Nespresso Vertuo Machine Fast

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Your Nespresso Vertuo Machine can be fixed by following the steps below.

By cleaning your Nespresso Vertuo Machine 

  • Press the two buttons on the Nespresso Vertuo Machine at the same time, and hold them for 3 seconds.  The light will begin to flash, there will be an indicator to tell you that the descaling mode is on. 
  • When it is on, you have to press the Lungo and wait until all the flow stops.
  • Pour the solution for the declaration into the water tank. Wash the tank very well.
  • Press the Lungo for it to close and let the Descaling solution wash the system very well. 
  • Pour the Descaling solution out, and make sure you rinse the tank very well.
  • Fill the water tank with fresh water.
  • Press the Lungo and empty the tank again.
  • Clean and dry the drip tray
  • Check the Vertuo Machine if you’ve cleaned it very well and close it well before using it.
  • To exit the Descaling mode, do the same thing you did in your entry steps in reverse order.
  • If you notice that it is still not brewing well, you can repeat this procedure until it is fixed.

How to Avoid My Nespresso Vertuo Machine From Brewing

If the Machine has not developed a fault of not brewing, then it’s a good time for you to do the right thing before it starts troubleshooting.

  • Make sure that the water tank is full before using it.
  • Check that the fresh capsule is fixed in its right position.
  • Make sure that the lever is well closed.
  • Check if you press the start button for it to brew.
  • Descale the Vertuo Machine always.
  • Check if you need to replace the coffee grounds.

How Long Should It Take My Nespresso Vertuo Machine to Brew Out Coffee?

The Nespresso Vertuo Machine is always known for its quick brewing of coffee. Some other models can brew a coffee in under one minute. It is worth knowing that the Vertuo coffee machine takes a few minutes to heat up before it starts brewing the coffee. This is not instantaneous.

If your Vertuo Machine is, you brew a large amount of coffee, It takes longer time than expected. It may take up to 3-5 minutes for the coffee to brew and be ready for consumption. Sometimes, some machines make coffee as the water is getting warm while some wait for it to get hot before it can brew.

Coffee has a very short time for brewing. Unless you do it the manual way by heating water on the stove first before putting it in the Vertuo tank for it to brew your coffee. It is all left for you to choose the right way that can fit you.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Why is My Nespresso Vertuo Machine Not Brewing

The cause of this is that your Nespresso Vertuo Machine needs to be descaled and do it always to keep your Nespresso Vertuo Machine safe and for it to last long for you.

How Should I Declare My Nespresso Vertuo Machine

The steps to do this are in the article above. So, read through it well and get your desired solution in it. Or better still contact a specialist to fix it for you before you damage your Vertuo Machine.

How Do I Find Out That My Nespresso Vertuo Machine Has a  Default

You can discover this when it starts to take a long time to brew and sometimes will stop brewing. Sometimes it may be that there is no water in your tank before brewing or that the brewing button was not pressed for it to start. 

What If I Try These Steps and My Nespresso Vertuo Machine is Till Troubleshooting?

If this problem persists, it is either that you did not fix the machine well or you don’t understand how to carry out the work. All you need to do is to take your Nespresso Vertuo Machine to a specialist to fix it for you, then save yourself from all the trouble and stress. 


With everything listed in this article, we hope it was able to help you fix your Nespresso Vertuo Machine back to normal and you get informed on how to avoid your Vertuo Machine from brewing. If you follow the steps listed above you will be able to get your Vertuo Machine to last long for you and also serve you a better coffee without troubleshooting.

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