I lost the support guide that came with my coffee maker...when I turn it on the red light blinks for about a minute. It never use to do this...the light use to just turn on when I would turn the unit on. Does this mean I need to do something or something is wrong?
I have a Krups model 467 and the same thing has happened a couple of times. If I unplug it, that cures the problem, but then I have to reset the clock and programmed start time. Just curious if anybody knows what might be causing this.
It means your water filter needs to be replaced. I wouldn't know this either as I found my coffee maker in a thrift shop, but I read it on Epinions a few minutes ago in a review.
Have you had any problems with splashing when brewing - some of the water missing the spout? I lose up to a cup of water and I'm stumped. The goldtone filter has to be pushed to go down into the unit, does this mean I'm putting it too far in and screwing up the stop n pour or something?
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This is telling you that it is time to clean the coffee maker. Press the minute and hour buttons at the same time and hold untl the light stops flashing. Take out the water filter and fill the water tank to 10 cups and add 2 cups of white vinegar. Put the water tank back in, without the water filter. Take out the permenant coffee filter. Turn it on and leave it until about half the water goes through. Turn it off. Let it sit for about an hour, then finish the job. Then, run 2 pots of clean water through. You are good. It will notify you to clean your system every 40 pots or so.
First, let me clarify what the red light indicates. A solid red light indicates the cleaning cycle is in progress. A blinking red light indicates the coffeemaker is off, but is due to be cleaned.
The red light will continue to blink while the coffeemaker is off until the cleaning cycle has been completed fully. The process takes about an hour and a half and is not intuitive. So, here are my instructions.
With the coffeemaker off (with the red light blinking), pour four cups of pure white vinegar (no water added) into the reservoir. Don't short the amount. You'll need four cups to complete the cycle. Remove any filters, but leave the strainer basket in place. Tap the "select" button three times until the red light is on (and stays on, not blinking). The cleaning cycle now begins. It should take between 45 minutes and an hour to complete. Don't be concerned about the 30-minute long pause during the cycle when nothing happens. This is intentional and part of the cycle.
After the cleaning cycle has completed, get rid of the vinegar. Rinse out the strainer basket and the coffee pot. Run a full pot of clean water thru a regular brew cycle (with the pot and basket in place, of course). Then, dump the water, rinse the pot and basket again, and run another full pot of clean water thru a regular brew cycle. Dump that water too. And, you're done!
I found that unplugging for a minute or two, the light goes off, then I pushed the select button until the red light comes on solid, not blinking and will proceed through the cleaning process ( have the cleaning solution or vinegar in the reservoir). The red light will then go off once the cleaning process is over. Hope this helps.
Pot needs cleaning. Fill reservoir with 4 cups of vinegar. Press the SELECT button until the red CLEAN indicator light turns on. Let it perk through. It will take 45-60 minutes. It brews a few cups, stops and then should brew the remainder of the vinegar. When the cycle is complete the light will burn off and the coffeemaker will turn off. Discard vinegar solution and run a couple of pots of clear water through. Hope this helps.
My guess is that the Essenza is in 'Descaling' state. See section 7 of the essenza manual. To get out of it, hold both the buttons down for 3 secs. The lights will then blink at normal rate for a bit and then turn solid.
My second one just died, and I am very sad, but I can help you with your question. First you have to set the time. Do that by pressing the hour or minute buttons until the time blinks. Then you can press the buttons to set the time. AM/PM are differiented by a red dot coming on in the time display. You can set that as preferred. To set the timer feature, press the time button until the time blinks. Then use the hr and min button to set your timer setting. Pay careful attention to match the am/pm button with what you want.- if you don't you will be 12 hour off. To use the delay, set up the coffee pot, then push time. The red time indicator will light. If you are using ground coffee press the mill button. If it is lit, the mill will not turn on. This goes for either timed brewing or present tense brewing. THe coffee pot has a timer - it will shut itself off after 1 hour. If you want to restart it, just push the mill button and press the on/off button.
The same thing happened to our Mr. Coffee this week! I followed the instructions about running vinegar through, then rinsing several times with water. However, the light would not stop blinking. We did by-pass the light by setting the timer for delayed brewing and it worked. However, that blinking light came on again. Then, my husband tired the vinegar wash again but instead of doing it one time, he ran the same vinegar through 6 times until the light went out! Then he proceeded with the water rinse. Our Mr. Coffee is working again!