General Maintenance

Lelit Bianca: Draining the Boilers

Below you will find step-by-step instructions and images for how to drain the boilers of your Lelit Bianca Espresso Machine. (Difficulty ☕☕)

Tools Needed:

  • Pitcher (1 quart)
  • Bowl or measuring cup (at least 1 pint capacity)

If you need to prepare your machine for shipping, but the boilers won't heat, click here for alternate draining instructions.

1. Allow the machine to heat and fully pressurize. Remove the drip tray and water tank. Unplug the cord from the bottom of the reservoir backpack to put your machine in plumb-in mode.


2. Turn your machine off and then on to confirm this setting. The PID should read OK.


3. Place a large bowl or bucket beneath the group head and lift the brew lever. Drain the brew boiler of approximately 4-6 ounces. You may need to lean the machine forward to completely drain it. 


4. Place the machine back on its feet, turn it off, lower the brew lever, and place a pitcher below the hot waterspout. Open up the hot water valve and allow it to completely drain and depressurize. Don't forget to close the valve after draining!