700.403.001 E
Fig. 1
To operate the coffee brewing machine properly and safely, read the following instructions
These machines, models B5, B10, B20 and B40 are coffee and tea brewing machines, with
connection to the water mains. The machines are electronically controlled and work with a flowthrough heater. Through the outlet in the swivel-arm hot water is guided into the filter unit where
it filters through the coffee.
The swivel-arm is equipped with a safety device, so when the swivel-arm is not in the right
position above the filter unit the hot water stops running. When filtered the coffee is collected in
the coffee container from which it can be dispensed via the drip free tap. To keep the coffee in
the containers at the right temperature heating elements are built in. The container heaters can
be turned on and off independently of the rest of the machine by a switch at the front of the
Figure 1:
1. Swivel-arm
2. Swivel-arm outlet
3. Column
4. Cover filter unit
5. Filter unit
6. Container
7. Gauge
8. Tap
9. Container switch
10. Base
11. Drip tray
12. Socket
Push buttons
13.1 1/1 (Largest quantity button)
13.2 3/4
13.3 1/2
13.4 1/4 (Smallest quantity button)
Stop button
Connection hose
Washing-up brush
Level gauge brush
Sachet Cleaner and Renegite
Technical data
Capacity coffee brewer
Voltage 50/60 Hz
Cord length
Water connection
3165 W
16/10 A
ca. 150 cm
/4" BSP
10 l
6560 W
32/20/16 A
ca. 150 cm
/4" BSP
20 l
9850 W
32/20 A
ca. 150 cm
/4" BSP
40 l
13120 W
40/25 A
ca. 150 cm
/4" BSP
Warnings !
For safe operation of the coffee brew
machine pay close attention to the following
1. When the appliance is in operation,
some components will get very hot.
2. If the appliance is unused for a longer
period of time, it is advisable to disconnect the electricity and close the water
3. Under normal circumstances, a small
quantity of water always remains in the
appliance. Please keep this in mind if it
is to be exposed to temperatures below
0 °C.
4. Do not use sharp objects to operate the
5. If all water has been removed from the
machine, the "Initial Operating
Procedure" will have to be repeated.
6. Stay with the appliance during maintenance operations (such as descaling).
7. When working with strong cleaning or descaling agents, it is most advisable to
wear safety goggles (face protector) and
8. After working with strong cleaning or
descaling agents, be sure to wash your
9. Never syringe the column or the container
until they are wet and never immerse the
appliance in water.
10. Prevent spillage of the descaler solution
on to the outside of the machine, this
can cause permanent damage to the
exterior surface of the machine housing.
In the event of a spillage, wipe area
affected dry, whilst observing the safety
regulations as given in the Users Instructions. Directly afterward the area must
be cleaned thoroughly.
11. Make sure that all repairs are carried out
by qualified technicians.
12. When the appliance has to be opened
for repairs or maintenance, be sure to
disconnect the electricity.
13. The appliance must always be connected to the mains in such a way that all
phases and zero can be easily disconnected.
14. The appliance should be connected to
the water mains with the hose attached
to a hand-operated tap.
15. The appliance must be earthed.
16. Use an oil-resistant connecting cable of
sufficient dimension.
17. When installing the machine, always use
approved materials and parts.
18. Be sure to observe local regulations and
standards when installing the appliance.
19. The swivel-arm is equipped with a safety
device; When the swivel-arm is moved
while brewing coffee the programme is
stopped and the indicator light in the
switch will start blinking. Be careful! Hot
water can still be flowing out of the
rotary head. When turned in the right
position again the stopped programme
will resume.
20. When the swivel-arm is not in the right
position the hot water stops running.
21. ATTENTION! The safety device gives no
protection against putting the coffee
maker to work while there is no filter unit
and/or container placed underneath the
22. The manufacturer accepts no liability for
any damage resulting from installation,
use or maintenance activities that have
not be described in this manual.
23. The containers should only be moved
when empty.
24. If the containers are filled they should
only be transported by use of a trolley
When installing the appliance, keep the
warnings from the INTRODUCTION in mind.
* Installation
1. Locate and fix the column using 4 or 6
bolts on a strong, flat and horizontal
base (see enclosed assembly drawing).
Ensure that when the machine is
located in this position, it can be
connected to the water supply and the
electrical services.
2. Connect the hose to the machine and
the water mains and connect the cable
to the electric supply according to the
attached instructions.
3. Place the containers with the filter units
on top, on the base and put the plugs in
the sockets (no. 12, fig.1) on the
4. Position the swivelarm in the correct
position, this is with the outlet over the
opening in the filter cover (fig. 3).
5. Use the funnel supplied to pour water
into the de-scaling aperture (fig. 8). The
B5 and B10 models take 1,5 litres, the
B20 takes 3,5 litres and the B40 4,5
6. The containers and filter units should be
rinsed with hot water. Therefore press
the selection button for the highest
quantity (no. 13.1, fig. 1) The indicator
light in the switch will be illuminated.
The container will now be filled with hot
water. When the program stops the
indicator light in the switch goes out and
after 1 min. the acoustic signal will
indicate completion of the brew cycle.
7. Position the swivel-arm above the next
container with filter unit and push the button again. When the containers and filter
units are cleaned, the containers can be
emptied. A tip for draining: see chapter on
maintenance/cleaning, point 6.
The machine is now rinsed and ready for
Connecting the cable
Dependent on the voltage and the supply
system, the machine has to be connected
according to one of the drawings below:
230-240 V~ (3-core cable) Fig. 4
230-240 V3~ (4-core cable) Fig. 5
400-415 V3N~ (5-core cable) Fig. 6
The apparatus is easy to adapt to other
voltages. Consult your dealer.
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
*)If you have a hot water column with
computronic panel, before the initial
operating procedure first set the
timer, see the last chapter "Column
with computronic panel" page 9 and
When using the machine keep the warnings
from the INTRODUCTION in mind.
1. Put the plugs of the containers into the
sockets (no. 12, fig. 1) of the column.
2. Turn the container heating on by switch
no. 8 (fig. 1). The indicator light in the
switch will light up.
3. Take the cover from the filter unit (no. 4
+ 5, fig. 1), place a paper filter in the
unit and moisten it.
4. Put the right amount of ground coffee
into the filter.
5. Put the cover back on the filter unit and
place it on top of the container.
6. Turn the swivel arm with the outlet (no.
2, fig. 1) over the opening in the filter
cover (see fig. 3).
7. Press the button (no. 13.1 till 13.4, fig.1)
for the desired amount of coffee. The
indicator light in the button will now
illuminate and the machine will start
brewing the coffee.
8. When the coffee brewing process is
completed, the supply of hot water
stops and the indicator will go out.
9. A new brew of coffee can now be made
in the second container. Turn the
swivelarm above the second container
and repeat the above procedure.
When the electro magnetic valve is opened
for more than 60 seconds, the running
programme will be inhibited.
The cause of the problem should be
removed. (Check if the sieve in the electro
magnetig valve is blocked, or whether the
water supply is blocked in any other way).
When the cause has been corrected the
system can be turned on again and the
program can be restarted by pressing one of
the push buttons (1 to 4). The program will
be restarted.
Keep in mind that the programm will start
from the beginning. When the used coffee
container is already partly filled and the
same programm is started this might cause
the container to flow over.
When the fault occurs again or can not be
corrected, contact your service engineer or
your dealer.
Naturally you can use this equipment to
make tea. It is a simple operation, using a
tea filter and a tea attachment, which can
be supplied as accessories.
Use 4 grams of tea or one tea bag per litre
of water.
If the apparatus is regularly used to make
tea, the following two points have to be
taken into account:
1. A container used for making coffee
should not be used for making tea
because remains of coffee will
contaminate the tea. So reserve one
container for the making of tea.
2. Remains of tea combined with
atmospheric oxygen can affect the
lifespan of your tea container. So
always empty the container completely
after use. Remove the remains of tea
thoroughly using warm water and a
3. Use a tea-container (VHG-T) to
maintain a higher tea temperature.
Instead of filter paper it is also possible to
use the microfine filter, which can be
ordered as an extra.
To obtain the best results with the microfine
filter, you must take the following points into
1. After each coffee cycle rinse the filter
pan thoroughly to prevent a build-up of
coffee deposits.
2. Rinse the filter pan at the end of the day
or evening and wash it. The filter pan
with the microfine filter can be put in
the washing up machine.
3. Clean the filter pan with the microfine
filter once a month with "cleaner" (see
MAINTENANCE chapter on cleaning).
If you do not clean the filter pan as
described above the coffee will not taste as
good as it should (it will be too strong or
taste of stale coffee).
Warning !
Stay with the machine while carrying out
maintenance work like descaling. Also keep
the other safety regulations in mind as given
The outside of the machine and the containers can be cleaned with a damp cloth. The
filter units can be washed up in a normal
way. The interior and the tap of the
containers can be rinsed with hot water. If
coffee stains can not easily be removed it is
best to give a treatment with our detergent
CLEANER. Cleaning the removable parts
with this detergent is simple (also read the
instructions on the package):
1. Dissolve the contents of 1 sachet of detergent in ca. 5 l of hot water (min.
2. Place the parts to be cleaned in the
solution. All the parts now should be left
to soak in the solution for about 10 to
30 minutes. After being soaked rinse
everything thoroughly with clean hot
3. If there are coffee stains at the interior
of the containers, fill the containers with
hot water (by pushing the button for the
largest quantity, no. 13.1, fig. 1).
4. Dissolve detergent in it (1 sachet per 5
l). Before filling, place the empty filter
unit on top of the container to prevent
5. The solution should be left to soak for
10 to 30 minutes.
6. Tip for getting rid of the cleaner solution:
slide a hose pipe of sufficient length
and 1.8 cm diameter onto the drainage
tap (no. 8, fig. 1). Hang the end of it in
the sink or in a bucket. Now empty the
container and rinse the interior thoroughly with hot water, to repeat the
procedure for making hot water once or
twice. Do not forget to empty the
container in between.
Now the machine is ready for normal use.
During use of the machine scale will
accumulate. In order to ensure that the
apparatus functions correctly it must be descaled regularly (at least once every six
months, in very hard water areas once a
month). We advise for this purpose RENEGITE, a descaling agent which we have
tested ourselves. (Read the instructions on
the packet as well)
Collect the following together before you
start de-scaling the machine: bucket (if
there is no water drainage available),
sufficient length of hose pipe with a
diameter of 1.8 cm, funnel, measuring jug,
gloves, face guard, damp cloth and the
Renegite de-scaler.
1. Position an empty container with filter
unit properly under the outlet of the
swivelarm. Place a damp cloth on the
rotary head to prevent any de-scaling
solution splashing.
2. Slide the hose pipe onto the container
drainage tap (no 8, fig. 1). Put the other
end of the hose pipe in the bucket or
3. Press the button for the smallest
quantity (no. 13.4, fig.1). This is
neccesary, to be sure the water
reservoir is emptied to the lowest
electrode. Therefore the reservoir will
not overflow.
4. After the delivery of hot water stops,
(the indicator lamp in the selector
switch goes out) the container can be
5. Dissolve the descaling agent in
lukewarm water. Use the measuring jug
for accuracy.
For B5 and B10: use 50 grams in 0,75
litre of water. For B20: use 100 grams
in 1,5 litres of water. For B40: use 150
grams in 2,5 litres of water.
6. Take the plug out of the inlet on top of
the column. Pour the descaler solution
in via the opening next to the swivelarm
(see fig. 8) using the added funnel.
7. Press the button for the smallest
quantity (no. 13.4, fig. 1).
8. After the indicator light of the push
button goes out, wait for about 5
minutes to allow the solution to fulfil its
9. After this time press the button for the
next to largest quantity (no. 13.2, fig. 1).
10. Wait till the indicator light of the button
goes out. This means that water has
stopped flowing from the rotary head.
11. Remove the damp cloth. Rinse it
12. Check whether the swivel arm also
needs de-scaling. Be careful! Hot water
has just been flowing through it, so the
swivel arm will be hot. Remove the
swivel arm by moving it clockwise and
ant-clockwise alternately and pulling it
upwards at the same time. Check if
there is any scale in it. If so, plunge the
rotary head in the de-scaling solution in
the sink or bucket. Add 50 to 100 grams
of de-scaler to it. Leave the rotary head
in the solution for 3 to 5 minutes. Take
it out of the solution and rinse
thoroughly. Use a torch to check that all
the scale has been removed from the
riser pipe (see fig. 9). If it still contains
scale, repeat the de-scaling procedure
from point 5 to point 14.
13. Place the swivel arm back correctly on
the riser pipe.
14. Drain the container. The descaler
solution can be disposed of through the
normal drain system.
15. Now press the button for the largest
quantity (no. 13.1). After the indicator
light of the button goes out, the
container must be emptied again.
16. Repeat the instruction 15 once or twice,
to be sure that everything is rinsed
thoroughly. The filter unit can be rinsed
Now the machine is ready for normal use.
When de-scaling twin-column models you
can use first one and then the other
container with filter unit so that the scale is
removed from both.
Fig. 8
Fig. 9
The following contains a list of malfunctions that you yourself may be able to resolve, along with
the causes of the malfunctions and what may be done to rectify them.
First consult this list before contacting your dealer or service engineer. If the malfunction does
not appear in this list, or if the causes indicated are not applicable, please advice your dealer or
service engineer.
1. Nothing happens after
a selector button is
2. After pressing a selector button, the
machine is switched
on for a brief period,
and then switches itself off, without completing the coffeemaking program.
3. After a selector button
is pressed, the
machine switches off
for a brief period and
then on again, without
completing the coffeemaking program.
Water is also running
from underneath the
4. Water is running from
underneath the
Possible cause:
Has the electrical current
been interrupted?
Restore the electricity
Has the water supply been
interrupted or is the water
pressure too low?
Unblock the water supply.
Also check the sieve in the
solenoid valve of the
The machine has a
possible technical problem
within the control circuit.
Turn off the water and
electrical supply and alert
your dealer or service
The machines electrical
control system is faulty.
5. After pressing a selector button or during
the coffeemaking
process the lamp in
the key starts to flash.
6. If the machine is included in an energycontrol system, the
flow of water from the
rotary head may suddenly stop and the
lamp in the selector
button start to flash.
Is the rotary head in the
correct position above the
opening in the sprinkler lid
of the filter unit?
Turn off the water and
electrical supply and alert
your dealer or service
Turn the rotary head to the
correct position.
The coffee-making programme should then
continue as normal.
When the energy-control
system releases the
machine again, the
machine will proceed with
the interrupted
The energy-control system
has temporarily blocked
the operation of the
1. The indicator lamp in
the switch does not
light up after the
heating is switched
2. The heating of the
container is switched
on but cold coffee is
3. Coffee splashes out
of a full container
when it is moved.
Possible cause:
Is electrical current
Is the plug in the socket of
the column.
Is the anti-wave plate
mounted correctly in the
Restore the connection to
the mains. (In the case of
the column, insert the plug
of the container into the
plug socket in the
Put the plug in the socket
of the column.
Mount the anti-wave plate
correctly in the container.
Using the timer, up to four operational
periods per day can be set, within which the
machine will prepare coffee or tea. When a
quantity is programmed with the selector
buttons outside the set periods or blocks,
the machine will only begin to work when
the next block is timed to switch on. In this
way, for example, the machine can be set in
the evening to prepare coffee or tea the
following morning.
The heating system for the coffee containers fitted on the hot water column will also
only be switched on during the set blocks
(the switch on the container will have to be
in the "on" position). A selector switch (3,
fig. 10) can be used to switch off the timer
manually. Operation of the selector buttons
can be blocked with the key-operated switch
(15, fig. 10), thus preventing unauthorised
alteration of the set quantities. This does not
block or protect the timer's setting facility.
In the following section, the operation of the
extra possibilities offered by the timer and
the key switch will be discussed in detail.
The timer
The timer blocks are set in ten-minute
steps, thus establishing the minimum
interval and duration times. The maximum
block duration time is 24 hours (from 00:00
h to 24:00 h); overlapping blocks (including
those which begin and end at the same
point in time) are seen as one block. The
block time settings are indicated on the
display above the adjustment knobs; Ù =
switch-on time, Ú = switch-off time 14 C
and D (fig. 10).
The on/off status of a given block is indicated by the visibility of the horizontal lines
corresponding to the lines between the red
and blue adjustment knobs (E, F, G & H,
fig. 10).
Fig. 10
Letters and numbers used in fig. 10:
1. Rotary knob
2. CL button
3. Selector switch
4. UHR button
5. WT button
6. Block 1 on
7. Block 1 off
8. Block 2 on
9. Block 2 of
10. Block 3 on
11. Block 3 off
12. Block 4 on
13. Block 4 off
14. Display
15. Keyswitch
A. Time
B. Day
C. Switching-on time symbol
D. Switch-off time symbol
E. Block 1
F. Block 2
G. Block 3
H. Block 4
6 through 13 are programming buttons
E through H are switch symbols
The programming chart provided comes in handy when setting the
timer. An example of its use is given (see fig. 11).
1st Block (cycle): from 07:00 to 12:00 except Thursdays &
2nd Block (cycle): from 14:00 to 19:00 except Thursdays &
Fig. 11
Setting the timer is done as follows:
1. Ensure the timer is connected to the
mains supply and set selector switch (3,
fig. 10) to the "timer" position À.
2. Delete: Push button CL (2, fig. 10),
which erases all settings, including
those from already set blocks.
3. Setting the current date: Push button
WT (5, fig. 10) and hold it in.
4. Rotate the rotary knob (1, fig. 10) in the
+ direction until the current day appears
on the display with arrow Ù (B, fig. 10).
Then release button WT 5.
5. Setting the current time: Push button
UHR (4, fig. 10) and hold it in.
6. Rotate the rotary knob in the + or direction until the correct time appears
on the display (A, fig. 10). Then
release button UHR 4. The time is now
7. Push button WT 5 and hold it in.
8. Rotate the rotary knob in the + or direction until the weekday which is to
be set appears on the display with the
arrow Ù (B, fig. 10). Then release
button WT 5. (If no further settings are
to be made and you only wish to
operate the timer as a clock, briefly
push button UHR 4 once more. The
default setting of pre-programmed
clocks will now be activated. The
default setting is used for Mon
through Sun and is identical for all 4
blocks: Switch-on time: 06.00;
Switch-off time: 22.00 hours.)
Follow instructions 14 or 15 to change
the default setting.
Follow instruction 9 to set the timer
9. Set timer blocks, start time: Push the
red button for the block to be set (6, 8,
10, or 12, fig. 10) and hold it in.
10. Rotate the rotary knob until the desired
block starting time appears on the
display A. Then release the red button.
11. Set timer blocks, end time: Now push
the blue button for the block to be set
(7, 9, 11 or 13, fig. 10) and hold it in.
12. Rotate the rotary knob until the desired
block finishing time appears on the
display A. Then release the blue button.
13. To set another block on the same day,
repeat instructions 9 through 12; to set
a block on another day, follow instructions 7 through 12.
14. To remove the set blocks, even the
pre-programmed ones: Repeat
instructions 7 or 9 through 12.
However, at instructions 10 and 12,
turn the rotary knob towards the - until - - - appears on the display.
15. To change a pre-programmed block,
follow instructions 7 through 12.
16. Once all blocks have been set, push
button UHR 4 once briefly; the timer
display will now indicate the current
date and time and the set blocks will be
If the selector switch 3 is set at position À
after programming, the machine will only
operate within the preset blocks.
If the selector switch is set at position I, the
machine can be operated at any time.
In position 0, the machine is permanently
The diagonal lines E through H between on
and off arrows C and D show which block is
currently activated.
When the power of the timer is blocked
more than ca. two days, the setting will be
cancelled. The timer must be set again.
The key switch (15, fig. 10)
To prevent operation of the selector buttons, proceed as follows:
1. Insert the key in the lock.
2. To lock the selector buttons, turn the
key until it is vertical.
3. To unlock the switches, return the key
to the horizontal position.
4. Remove the key from the lock.
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