Question about Gevalia CM-500 12 Cup Coffee Maker

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Water all over the place

I have a 12-cup stainless steel Gevelia (CM-500) automatic coffee maker.

To clean (i.e., decalcify) the coffee maker, I poured a carafe-full of a water-and-white-vinegar solution into the water reservoir, closed the reservoir cover and pressed the "ON" button. The red light came on.

However, none of the solution drained into the carafe; instead, it ran all over my countertop.

Why did this happen and how can I decalcify the coffee-maker?

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  • Jez9 Oct 29, 2008

    Same problem except water didn't go everywhere. Actually it didn't go anywhere. The machine was working (taking 30 minutes to make a pot of coffee) but when I tried to clean it the cleaning solution would not be picked up. It just sits there.

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The tube that attaches to the heating element is calcified inside. water cannot flow through it. i have the same problem and havetried vinegar solutions and even straightvinegar to loosen up the clog. no help so far. i am looking for a new heating element to fix it

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