Troubleshooting The water filter symbol remains on my Philips/Saeco espresso machine. The symbol appears on your Philips/Saeco espresso machine's display to remind you that you have to change the water filter. Read along if it will not disappear. The new filter was not confirmed in the machine menu Confirm the new filter in the machine menu Enter the menu Scroll down until the filter symbol appears and select “RESET”. The machine is now programmed to manage a new filter, and the symbol will disappear. If you want to stop using the filter, confirm this in the machine menu To stop using the filter Enter the menu Scroll down until the filter symbol appears and select “OFF”. The machine is now programmed to know that there is no filter in the water tank, and the symbol will disappear.