Nespresso Error Code 17205 – Reasons And Solutions!

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Is your Nespresso Machine blinking Orange Lights? Or, did you get a text on your phone saying “Your Machine Needs Attention” with the code 17205?

If so, then you must be concerned about what’s wrong with your machine, right?

Not to worry! You’ve just landed on the right spot.

Nespresso Error Code 17205 Message
Nespresso Error Code 17205 Message

Well, sit back tight and read on. Because, in this blog post, I’m going to let you know about everything related to the error code 17205 of Nespresso Machine.

Going through this article till the very end will give you a broad idea of why it happens and how to easily solve this issue as well.

So, without any chitchat, let’s get straight into it!

What Is Nespresso Code 17205?

Nespresso Vertuo Next Error Code 17205
Nespresso Vertuo Next Error Code 17205

As I’ve already said briefly, the Nespresso 17205 code is basically an Error Code that is texted to your phone when your Nespresso machine needs your attention.

This can happen because your machine is facing some major problem or it could be a technical error.

What Are The Causes of Nespresso Code 17205?

Causes of Nespresso Code 17205
3 Causes of Nespresso Code 17205

Before you indulge yourself in fixing the error code, you need to know the causes of the error code.

Do you know why and how this error code occurs?

If you receive this text message, you should understand that there is something wrong with your machine.

But, does it happen with all of the products from Nespresso? Hopefully not.

This happens with the VertuoLine machines.

Nespresso Vertuo Next Code 17205 is a common machine problem that has to be faced often. For that, they need vertuo troubleshooting.

Here are some of the possible causes of the Nespresso Vertuo code 17205.

  • Your machine needs descaling.
  • Some problems with the heating element.
  • Empty water reservoir, or a few others.

What Are The Solutions to Nespresso Vertuo Machine Code 17205?

When you receive the message saying “Your Machine Needs Attention” with the 17205 Nespresso error code, it only means that your machine is suffering from some problem.

But you don’t know exactly where the problem is. 

For that, I have brought you the solution to every problem you can get on your machine.

If you can relate to any of these problems, then you should follow the instructions that we are going to give you.

  • When your machine needs attention, it will indicate it to you with Orange or Red lights, which are also called Nespresso Error Lights or Nespresso Vertuo Light Codes. After that, it will need Nespresso Vertuoline Troubleshooting.

So, let’s start with the Orange Lights first:

Nespresso Vertuoline Orange Light Blinking Troubleshooting Infographic
Nespresso Vertuoline Orange Light Blinking Troubleshooting Infographic
  1. Orange Light Blinking Twice
  • If you see your Nespresso Vertuo Machine blinking twice per second, then it is indicating to you that it is time to clean the machine.
  1. Orange Light Blinking Twice and Steady
  1. Orange Light Blinking Thrice
  • If you see your Vertuo Machine orange light blinking thrice per second, then descale it.
  1. Orange Light Blinking Thrice and Steady
  • If you see your favorite Nespresso Vertuo machine blinking thrice per second and then steady, then also need to descale it.
  1. Pulse Down or Fading
  • Let your machine cool down because it is overheated.
  1. Orange Light Blinking Five Times in 10 Seconds
  • In this case, you need a factory reset for your machine.

Let’s move to the Red Lights now:

Nespresso Vertuoline Red Light Blinking Troubleshooting Infographic
Nespresso Vertuoline Red Light Blinking Troubleshooting Infographic
  1. Red Light Blinks Once
  1. Pulse Down or Fading
  • Let your machine cool down because it is overheated.
  1. Red Light Blinks Twice Then Green
  1. Red Light Blinks Twice Then Orange
  • Give it time, a special function may be running.
  1. Both Red and Green Light
  • If you see your machine in half red and half green, then descale it.


Yet, if your Nespresso Vertuo machine is not working, then you can always call customer service. They will either tell you the solution to the problem of Nespresso Vertuo Error Code 17205 or replace the machine.

How to Avoid Nespresso Error Code 17205 Taking Place?

Two Ways to Avoid Nespresso Error Code 17205 Taking Place
Two Ways to Avoid Nespresso Error Code 17205 Taking Place

To avoid the code taking place, you have to maintain your machine in the following two(2) ways. So, here we go:

1. Maintaining / Cleaning The Nespresso Vertuo Machine:

Make sure you follow all the below-mentioned instructions very strictly, or you may have a malfunction in your device.

  • First off, rinse the lid and the water tank, fill them with fresh drinking water, and put them in place.
  • Next, put the container under the coffee head.
  • Take out the capsule container. Empty it and eject it.
  • Close the head and lock it by moving it to the left.
  • The lights will blink once it starts getting heated, and you will have to wait about 30 seconds before it ends.
  • After that, click the blinking button 3 times within 2 seconds for the cleaning process.
  • Then you see water coming out of the outlet. If not, then give it 2 minutes to come.
  • The process will take about 7 minutes to end. You will know it when there is a steady light on the top.
  • Be careful not to use any cleaning detergents to clean the machine.

2. Descaling The Nespresso Vertuo Machine:

You have to descale your machine after every 600 cups of coffee or at the very least every six months.

In addition, I recommend allowing the water to flow after the coffee has been prepared and the capsule has been removed to eliminate any remaining coffee residue.

Bear in mind that you will only descale when your Nespresso machine asks you to do so or when you get the message about Nespresso Vertuo Next error code 17205.

9 Steps to Descale Your Nespresso machine:

  • At first, you have to empty the used capsule container and the drip tray.
  • Now you have to pour a unit of Nespresso descaling liquid as well as 0.5 liters of water into the water tank.
  • Then place a container with a minimum volume of 0.6 liters, which you will find under the outlet. By pressing one of the cup selection buttons, activate the machine.
  • If the light is blinking, then the machine is heating up. If the light is steady, then the machine is ready to start.
  • The descaling mode is activated if you press all the 3 controls at the same time for at least 3 seconds with the slider closed. It will be confirmed by a short beep. Open the slider to the desired position.
  • For three seconds, press all 3 controls simultaneously. It will be confirmed with a short beep. Be prepared to see a rapid blinking of the control area. To begin the descaling process, simply pull the slider all the way to the left. When the water tank gets empty, the machine will shut down.
  • Now you have to replenish the water tank by using the used descaling solution that was collected in the container. Then click on any control to repeat the process.
  • Ensure that all the components of the machine have been thoroughly cleaned. Water should be pumped into the tank from the tap. When you’re ready, simply press any button on the machine to start the rinsing process. When it’s done, the machine will shut off.
  • Push all three controls simultaneously for at least three seconds to exit the descaling mode. You will get confirmation with a short beep. The machine is now operational and can be used.

Pro Tips for Nespresso Vertuo Next Code 17205

  • Clean the machine regularly
  • Descale after every 600 cups or 6 months
  • Don’t use any homemade detergent to clean the machine.
  • Descaling is poisonous to the skin and health. So, make sure to take safety measures such as Safety Gloves and clean your machine properly after the procedure.

Final Verdict:

Well, that’s all there’s to it, people. Hopefully, after reading the article, you’ve known everything you need to know about Nespresso Error Code 17205 as I’ve covered all the causes and solutions.

Are you still confused about the problem? You can then leave a comment below mentioning the problems you are having with your beloved Nespresso machine. Because you guys are always welcome to ask me for help.

And thank you so much for putting lots of time and effort into reading this post till now. You guys are the bee’s knees. Peace out!!!

Kinel Parker
Hello, It's my pleasure to introduce myself. I'm Kinel Parker, head of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering(EEE) department at J B Appliance. I'm here to give my lovely wife and three talented kids support so they can cover the technical side of kitchen appliances in their own blogs.

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