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Use the approved cleaning tablets and descaler if it's a coffee machine. I would not use vinegar through the machine as its corrosive.

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    tractorman44 Dec 13, 2014

    You are absolutely correct about vinegar being corrosive but... what may be considered are the chemicals used in the approved cleaning tablets. I would read the warning printed on the labels and compare that to the danger level of vinegar. Vinegar being a normal cooking ingredient has no warnings about ingesting, etc. whereas the cleaning tablets are horrible for the environment and dangerous consume.

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Run a cycle of white vinegar through it, flush with a cycle of water then see if it performs better. If not, do another cycle of white vinegar then flush again.

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Cleaning the coffee maker


Cleaning a coffee maker is simple.
Fill the carafe with 9-10 cups of Water and 1 cup drain cleaner.
Put a paper filter in the basket. Run the cycle. You will see lots of garbage in the carafe. Repeat with the same water.
Next dump the water into the sink and refill the carafe with fresh water.
Run again, several times to flush out the acid. remove the basket and scrub it clean. Your coffee maker should run like new.

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Have had this coffee maker about one year. It used to make coffee in about 3 minutes, now takes about 10. What can I do to speed it up?


It sounds like you might have minerial deposits building up in your lines. Try cleaning your coffee maker.

Fill the water reservoir half way with vinegar and brew through. Once you've done that, mix up a 50% water/baking soda mix and brew that through. Compete the cleaning process by running just clean water through. Your coffee maker should be good as new!!

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Cooks coffee maker ...lits up but does not go thru the coffee making cycle...about a year old...never has been cleaned...this coffee maker does not need a paper filter...how do i clean it?? i have no inst....


If it does run some water throught you can try to de-calcify the coffee maker by running a cup of CLR (brand name) through the cycle a couple of times. This will clear most of the water mineral deposits that often clog the coffee making system. After the CLR treatment, run clean water through the system at least twice to clear any remaining CLR. Hopefully this will allow you to enjoy coffee again.
You should clean the coffee maker at least every 30-45 brewing cycles depending upon the hardness of your local water. Regular cleaning by running a cup of white vinegar should work with the more aggressive CLR treatment if you have very hard water.
Hope this clear the problem. Thanks.

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Lost instruction manual. How do I clean coffee maker to get rid of strong acid taste coffee? MoldelB60 single cup coffee maker


Most coffee pots are cleaned by running 1 part white vinegar and 1 part water. Just put in the reservoir and run a cycle. Once completed, run again with 1/2 pot of water only and it will clean it. If you use your pot daily, this should be done once every few months. If you have foul tasting coffee, you should use bottled water to rectify that. Plain tap water has minerals that dilute the taste of the coffee and over time build a residue in your pot.

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Coffee maker brews all but the last half cup, which vaporize the water and releases steams away for about 8 minutes. What could cause this to happen. The unit is several years old and gets daily use;...


mcdevito75 here, Your coffee maker may need cleaning as the water used to make the coffee contains impurities that clogg the coffee maker. Follow the instruction manuals instructions on cleaning your coffee maker.

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Self cleaning the quisinart coffee maker


I always use a mixture of 50:50 of cold water and white vinegar to help clean the internal parts of any minerals and scaling.


Unplug the coffee maker first, then add the water/vinegar mix to the reservoir.

Place a new, clean paper filter in the basket to help catch any deposits that will be dislodged and cleaned from the coffee maker.

As far as having the coffee pot dry, there is no need for that. I do tend to wait about 15 minutes to let the cleaning mixture disolve any deposits in the main water reservoir and then I turn on the coffee maker and let it process the water/vinegar solution through it.

Once it's done, turn off the coffee maker and discard the solution in the pot. And rinse out the coffee pot/carafe with clean, fresh cold water. Remove and throw away the used paper filter element andrinse out the basket with warm water and put it back on the unit.

Now fill the coffee pot/carafe with fresh, clean water and pour that into the coffee maker's water reservoir. Put in a new, clean, paper filter and turn the unit on and run a plain pot of water. This will help to clean out any remaining residue and clear the unit of the vinegar taste and odor.

Now you're all set to start making fresh tasting coffee again. I always recommend using filtered water for the best tasting coffee, as the taste is a direct result of brewing temperature, water purity, and the coffee you use.

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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Coffee has a greasy taste


You will need to pull you coffee maker out and take the top off and clean inside the water tank. Someone has put coffee from pot of old cold pot of coffee back threw. or something loke this. just clean inside and out. clean coffee maker and pots. hope this helps
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Water wont come out of my bunn coffee maker


The first pot of water you put in the coffee maker just fills the water tank which is then heated up , once it gets to temperature you then pour second pot of water this pushes the hot water out of the tank through the coffee grounds into the waiting pot. This way you can make coffee faster than a regular coffee maker.

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How to clean the kitchenaid java express coffee maker


The Coffee Maker can be descaled using
a packaged descaling agent or vinegar.
Always mix the descaling solution using
cool water.
• When using a descaling agent, follow
the directions on the package for the
recommended amounts of descaling
agent and water to use.
• When using vinegar, fill the carafe with
a solution consisting of 1⁄2 vinegar and
1⁄2 water.
Descaling Steps:
1. Before descaling, always remove the
water filter (see “Installing the Ion-
Exchange Water Filter” on page 7) and
make sure the brew basket contains
no coffee or coffee filters.
2. Run the Coffee Maker through a
complete brewing cycle using a full
carafe of the descaling solution.
3. If the cleaning needed indicator lights
after the brewing cycle is complete,
repeat Step 2 using fresh descaling
solution. Keep repeating Step 2 until
the cleaning needed indicator no
longer lights after brewing.
4. Rinse the Coffee Maker by running
it through two brewing cycles using a
full carafe of fresh, cool water
each time.
5. Wash the brew basket in hot, soapy
water and rinse with hot water. This
part can also be washed in the upper
rack of the dishwasher.
6. Reinstall or replace the water filter.
Replace the filter every three months
under normal usage, or more often
with heavy use.

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Cleaning light came on and now, coffee pot will not work


Automatic clean function
The coffee maker is equipped with an automatic clean function. After 60 brewing cycles, the clean indicator/button (22) lights up. This indicates coffee maker should be cleaned by using the automatic clean function and the charcoal filter (17) should be replaced.
NOTE: The coffee maker can continue to be used, when clean indicator/button (22) is on.
• To begin the cleaning cycle, remove the charcoal filter (17) from the water tank (10). Fill the tank with a vinegar and water mixture (1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water) or a descaling product. Press clean (22) button for three seconds. The clean indicator/button (22) flashes and the cleaning process begins.
Cleaning process:
• 24 cycles of 7 seconds brewing and 21 seconds off
• 30 minutes rest
• Brewing the remaining descaling solution
• After cleaning process is complete the clean indicator/button (22) goes off. Fill water tank (10) with clean water and run one brewing cycle to rinse the coffee maker.
• Change the charcoal filter (17) (ill. k). Reinsert the charcoal filter to the coffee maker (ill. l).
NOTE: You can use the cleaning function before reaching 60 cycles (especially if the water hardness is above normal). Press and hold clean indicator/button (22) for 3 seconds.
NOTE: The Cleaning Process takes 60 minutes to complete. You cannot cancel the cleaning process before it is complete. Unplugging the machine only delays the cleaning process.

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