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Mr Coffee Maker FTX25 - coffee tastes bad

This coffee maker constantly brews coffee that tastes like mildew or old water. It could even be a plastic smell - but, I try to clean regularly. We've had it for a couple years and it's been not tasting right for awhile? Time to get a new one or am I doing something wrong?

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Try running a 1/3 white vinigar -2/3 water mix into the brewer, let it brew, then run several pots of clear water through it. This should clean up any bad taste.

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