Question about GE Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines
What can I use to clean the inside of my coffee maker tank? Vinegar? model # 898677
Posted by Anonymous on
Putting vinegar in the tank OCCASIONALLY wil help to keep the tank and associated tubes clean, but it shold be noted that doing this too often will corrode the aluminum tubing used in the coffee maker. put about a cup and 11/2 of vinegar in the tank and run the coffee maker, followed bu a double run of pure water to clean out the vinegar. should only be done about once a year as vinegar is a mild acid.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There is a very fine screen on the outlet of the carafe that becomes plugged over time with fine coffee grounds. You can see it if you look down inside the pot above where the coffee comes out. Just using coffee pot cleaner won't clean it, because it's fine coffee grounds stuck in the screen, that are slowing the coffee going through it.
It's not easy to reach, so you'll a pair of needle nose pliers. Get ahold of the plastic ridge the runs across the top of it and it pops right out. You can use the bristles of an old toothbrush to scrub it. The bristles will fit in the spaces of the fine screen and force the deposits out. You can probably just leave the screen out altogether, it's just there to stop grounds.
Posted on Mar 08, 2008
SOURCE: GE 169164 coffee maker problem
*** HOW TO RESET THE GE 169164 COFFEE MAKER ***
After endless online searches yielding the same results (nothing useful), I figured out how to reset this coffee maker.
While coffee maker is plugged in and the evil little blue light is mocking you relentlessly, press and hold the 1-4 button and the TSB button simultaneously for 3 seconds or so. This will cause the device to exit it's error status and allow normal use of it.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
You can find the instructions in this pdf file the link is http://www.gehousewares.com/products/200836153329360.pdf
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
Use a mix of 50% laundry bleach and 50% water.
Half fill the tank and let it soak for several hours.
Rinse tank and refill with fresh water only.
NEVER RUN BLEACH THROUGH THE MACHINE.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
Make sure that when you do the vinegar solution, you do at least 4 cups of white vinegar, and fill it up the rest of the way (max fill line) with water. The manual says to "fill to capacity with a mixture of 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 water," which lots of people misunderstand, and think it means "1/3 CUP vinegar and 2/3 CUP water," which is not the case. It means 1/3 of your 12 cups (and 1/3 times 12 is 4 cups) of vinegar, and 2/3 of your 12 cups (aka, fill it up the rest of the way) of water.
You might have to let it soak for an hour before you try to brew it--this lets the vinegar work at the calcium buildup a LOT better (kind of like soaking your pots and pans before you try to clean them), but it should definitely work for you. If not, call Cuisinart's tech support (1 800 726 0190) and they might be able to get you a replacement :)
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
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