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De-scaling I have descaled my coffee maker three times in one week. The light is still blinking and I have de-scaled again. The amount of coffee that is dispensed is never the same. Sometimes it won't brew and when I open and reclose, it starts dispensing coffee. It's only a 15 months old and I only use filtered water in the coffee maker.

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    i de-scaled my keurig a month ago and it is now saying de-scale

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    starts to brew will not dispense coffee



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Try doing descaling with a descaling product , like the ones below:

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It is sensing mineral deposits a.k.a. "scale". Run white vinegar thru the maker several times to break down and remove the scale. Flush several times with clean water before using to make coffee again.

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Red light showing when i go touse frother steam not consistent

For Saeco Vienna De Luxe Espresso MachineTeam says:

1. Your coffee maker might suffer from Steam, Coffee Bolier clogging due to scale. Due to clogging you are unable to product perfect steam, temperature drop in coffee, inconsistent steam flow, inconsistent water flow etc. We strongly advise you to do regular Descaling to your coffee maker (every 200-300 cups or 2 months)

2. If your coffee maker in working condition but still light is keep on blinking means required "Descaling". Please use the food graded Delonghi or equivalent brand descaler. You can order to us @ or buy online in India @

Still issue not resolved claim the warranty if recently purchased. If you are in India then contact us @

Oct 20, 2014 | Saeco Vienna De Luxe Espresso Machine

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The descale light keeps blinking, what should I do?

The 'Descale' light that turns on indicates that it is time to de-scale the machine.
Scale - or mineral deposits- form from the water you run through your Keurig coffee machine. If not cleaned regularly, the buildup can clog the lines in your machine and ruin the heating element. The manufacturer recommends you descale Keurig coffee makers once every six months for normal water conditions and once every three months if you live in an area with hard water.
You will need :
  • Keurig coffee maker
  • 48 oz. white distilled vinegar
  • Water
  • Large ceramic cup
  • Sink

Instructions :
  • 1 Unplug the coffee machine and remove the cup.
  • 2 Turn the coffee machine upside down over the sink in order to fully drain it of water. Be careful of the plug and avoid getting it wet.
  • 3 Pour undiluted white vinegar into the reservoir up to the top edge of the viewing window.
  • 4 Place a ceramic cup under the machine, plug it in and press "Brew" for a large cup. Pour the cups of vinegar into the sink and repeat the process until the reservoir is empty.
  • 5 Remove the final cup of vinegar and empty it. Fill the coffee maker with clean water and allow it to sit for four hours, remaining on.
  • Good luck ;)

    Dec 14, 2011 | Keurig Elite B40 Coffee Maker

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    My keurig coffee maker is flashing the words DE SCALE. What does that mean and how do I fix it?

    "Scale" is deposits of minerals, etc. normally found in water. Boiling a container of water (in a pot, or coffee maker in this case), leaves small amounts or "deposits" of these minerals on and near the actual heat source. If not removed, they can slow brewing time and more importantly, adversely affect the taste of coffee.

    Descaling should be done at regular intervals to prevent this from happening. Your machine lets you know when to perform the descaling task. There are a number of products sold in your supermarket that will do this for you - but one of the least expensive; and just as effective - is to use white vinegar. Here's how to do it:

    1) Drain your Keurig coffee machine over a sink.
    2) Fill the machine with undiluted white vinegar.
    3) Run the brew process at least four times, pouring the cups of vinegar back into the coffee maker.
    4) Optionally, let your Keurig coffee maker sit for a few hours, then run the brew cycles again. Pour the vinegar into the sink and drain any remaining vinegar.
    5) Fill your coffee maker with fresh water. Run multiple brew cycles with fresh water each time to thoroughly rinse the machine before returning to normal use.

    That's it!

    I know this will help & good luck. Please rate my reply - thanks!

    Feb 06, 2011 | Keurig Ultra B50 1-Cup Coffee Maker

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    B40 descale light is on but won't **** up water with descaling solution- tried many times without success

    Sorry to read about your issue.

    you said descale solution, do it this way, if you have not

    The brewer should be de-scaled at least every 3-6 months. Scale is harmless, but if left unattended, it can hinder optimal brewer performance. De-scaling your brewer regularly helps maintain the heating element, removable water reservoir and other parts of the brewer that come in contact with water. Better water quality and water heating means a better cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage. We recommend de-scaling your brewer at least every 6 months (every 3 months if your water has a high mineral content). The de-scaling process involves using 48 ounces of undiluted white vinegar.

    Take 48 oz of white vinegar. place in tank. pretend you are making coffee (Do No Use K Cup). let the water fill you mug. then empty that mug. Do it again until tank is empty. then let sit for 4 hours.
    Then fill with fresh water to the top. let that tank of water run thru. towards the end taste the water.
    If you taste vinegar..use more clean water, until the taste is ok.

    I tried to help you. Please help me and Vote/Rate this response. Thanks and good luck

    Dec 19, 2010 | Keurig Elite B40 Coffee Maker

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    Little or no coffee coming out

    Descailing could still be the problem! other than recently when was the last time you descaled and how often do you descale. If you follow the 3 months or more by the manuel then contact keurig (1800 Cup Brew) If you didnt follow the manuels time frame like most people dont waiting for the light to tell you when to do it then thats the problem. Its too clogged with scale and lime for just one descailing to work. you may need to descale several times to get it unclogged. and make sure you follow the instructions fully esp. the letting it sit for 4 hours on.

    Mar 21, 2010 | Keurig B50 Coffee Maker

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    I have de-scaled three times and it still tells me to de-scale

    i'd love to know the answer to this.. have had my keurig about 2 yrs and i have to descale it everyday.... love the keurig but this is gettng to be a pain

    Jan 16, 2010 | Keurig B50 Coffee Maker

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    It's blinking de-scale side water holder gets r4eally hot water is not coming out properlywhen u press one of the cup size bottons


    This is the time, you need to Descale the machine. The simple procedure is :-

    Unfortunately, in spite of the best-laid plans of mice and men, espresso machines often get clogged by scale, deposits of minerals from hard water. Scale can cause serious damage if untreated. If your espresso machine's water flow has decreased a lot, it's probably because of scale. Fortunately, there is an easy and inexpensive way to descale your espresso machine.

    1. Obtain some citric acid. You can either order this online or find it in the kosher foods section of the supermarket (usually marketed as "sour salt"). Acid solutions dissolve scale, which is made of calcium carbonate. There are special solutions marketed specifically for descaling, but citric acid works just as well and is much cheaper.
    2. Prepare the descaling solution by mixing citric acid with water (I use two tablespoons of acid and a quart of water).
    3. Put the descaling solution in the water tank, turn on the machine, and run water through the steam wand until the cup is filled, to expose the parts to the solution. Turn off the machine, and leave it for 20 minutes so that the solution has time to dissolve scale.
    4. After 20 minutes, run more water
    5. Run solution through the machine every 20 minutes, until the water tank is empty.
    6. Fill the water tank with plain water, and run water through the machine until output water no longer tastes sour. This is important, because excess citric acid does not make coffee taste good.
    Let me know, if need further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

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    Oct 12, 2009 | Keurig Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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    Blinking light

    The scale contained in the water, over time, will
    cause plugging up of some elements in the appliance
    and will thereby compromise its correct functioning.
    The result will be that more time is
    required to make coffee. The formation of scale
    depends on the hardness of the water and on how
    much the coffee maker has been used. To achieve
    the best performance, descaling must be carried
    out every so often. The coffee maker has a built-in
    system that counts the number of cups of coffee
    that have been made. The ON DRIP pilot light will
    begin to blink when it is time to carry out descaling.
    To do so, proceed as follows:
    • remove the anti-chlorine filter (if present) and the
    permanent filter from the coffee maker (so as not
    to bathe them with vinegar)
    • Dissolve 2 dessert spoons (about 30 grams) of
    citric acid (available in pharmacies) in the
    • Place the container on the heating plate;
    • Press the DRIP/AUTO button twice, allow
    the equivalent of two cups to percolate and then
    turn off the appliance;
    • Allow the solution to sit for an hour;
    • Turn the appliance back on and allow the rest of
    the solution to percolate;
    • Rinse by allowing the coffee maker to operate
    with only water at least three times (1 full container
    each time).
    • Press the PROG and DRIP/AUTO buttons
    simultaneously to reset the counter to zero.
    IMPORTANT: if the machine is left unconnected to
    the electrical mains for over two months, before
    using it again it is necessary to carry out the
    process of scale removal as described in the preceding

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