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CALC indicator on Krups FME4 coffee maker

I've owned this machine for several months (not a heavy user, 2-3 pots on weekends) and I've used it more in the descaling process, because the CALC indicator is on, than I have for making coffee. Most recently, I ran the descaling agent through according to the manual, then rinsed with 3 pots of clean distilled water and after the first pot of coffee I made (with distilled water) the CALC indicator is back on.

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SOURCE: Cleaning and descaling Krups Orchestro 889

take a descaler solution never mind vinegar not strong enought 1part solution 1part water put that in our water container start the machine open valve let it drip for a few second untill you see the solution leave it like that for 10 minute after open the valve and do it again untill emty after you emty the solution clean water container very good fill it with water open the valve rinse very good because that solution is very corosif enjoy cheers

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Loosen the charcoal filter. You only need to GENTLY place it in. Your problems will all be solved. I just did it 5 minutes ago and i just brewed a 6 cup pot of coffee completely.

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SOURCE: On FME4 coffee maker the error message CALC

it means de"CALC"ify its detecting calcium build up the manual says to run white vinegar without the filter followed by two clean water cycles goto to download the manual

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try ask a specialist about that matter. or to the store where you bought it. I guess you must read again the manual. Hope this link shall help you with your concern.

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SOURCE: Coffee maker brews MUCH slower and makes less coffee

It may not help but won't hurt; put a couple of cups of plain vinegar into the water chamber, turn on briefly until it starts to pump, then turn off and leave overnight - at least, if not longer. The mild acid content may clear some lime buildup.

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Try the instruction as on below link

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Calc is indicating that it's time to descale the lime build up inside your coffee maker. Most machines are easily cleaned by running a solution of 4 parts water to 1 part vinegar. Run this solution through a regular coffee cycle (no coffee). After running this solution, you may want to run straight water once more to ensure there's no vinegar aftertaste. Your machine will now be clean and the CALC message should disappear. If not, post back with the Model # of your Krups coffee maker for further instructions. Some machines have a Descale or Self Cleaning option built into them.

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My problem is that CALC continues to display even after I've descaled several times. Good luck with yours.

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