- The following instructions remove most of the water, but there is no process to remove ALL of the water from the machine.
- These instructions should be used for storage or shipping in freezing weather to avoid damage.
- The machine must be connected to a water line.
- After the machine is fully heated, shut off the water supply.
- Immediately power on each grouphead to get the water out of the heat exchanger tubes.
- If the machine has a sensor to shut off for lack of water line pressure, then shut off grouphead.
- If the machine does not have a sensor, run until water only dribbles from grouphead or 30 seconds (whichever is less) then power off.
- Power off the machine.
- Place a container under hot water spigot.
- Open the hot water spigot valve. Steam and hot water will exit. BE CAREFUL not to burn oneself.
Once hot water no longer exits, the machine is drained.
- Keep both the steam and hot water valves open during storage to allow further evaporation while the espresso machine cools.
- If the espresso machine has a little lever in the side of the grouphead, keep it in the open position for the same reason.
- If there is switch or touchpad, this will not be possible and just allow the hot machine to evaporate the remaining water while cooling.