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I had that bad Keurig taste/smell for the first few months I owned it and almost returned it, but then someone suggested I run vinegar (1/3) and water (2/3) through it as though it was time to clean it and flush with just water for 3 cycles (see instructions)... and it worked!!!

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Dont drink it if it taste bad

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How do we descale our Keurig coffee maker


Fill the water tank with vinegar and then brew a cup a coffee using nothing but putting lever in brew mode.

Repeat several times, then fill water tank with clear clean water and repeat brewing process until no vinegar taste remains.

I have used my Keurig for years and never had to de scale.
Are you sure it needs it.
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start with half distilled water... half white vinegar...
just run it all day... take a break and let the vinegar work... it will be heated up in the main tank... then pushed out to all hoses and sensors etc.etc...

enpty the container... wash it out... fill it with filtered or distilled water and run that until you no longer taste/smell the vinegar...
consider buying a brita pitcher and use that water for your Keurig... I do... and my unit goes for a long long time before it needs a vinegar washing...

P.S. dont use C.L.R. :(
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