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I have cleaned the needles and used vinegar but the unit will only work for 2-3 cups of water to descale then it gets plugged again. I have repeated the process 2 x

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Use the recommended de-scaler for the unit

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Keurig coffee maker note making coffee. How do


if you are not getting any coffee made at all then descaling wont help you. i remove the water container and you will see a little hole with a screen inside of it. i either take tweezers and fish around for any particles that are in there. i was absolutly shocked to find little fuzz pieces. this dust will block up the machine so it wont work. i have also {at work} unplugged unit and take off water resevoir and put sink water into hole for a bit, being carefull not to complety soak whole unit . then i dry it well and plug it back in. works like a charm for me. i have 2 keurigs and 1 that i manage at work. as far as descaling , once its back running you could put a half cup of vinegar and fill the rest with water and keep making fake cups of coffee till empty . then i refill with clean water and run a couple more times. this is really good for keeping the needle free from getting plugged. as soon as i have any problem with my machine not making full cups of coffee i will clean that bottom screen under water resevoir, and it always works for me. good luck.

Sep 09, 2014 | Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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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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    1. It sometimes doesn't give me a full cup as per the setting. 2. It was hardly working and I descaled with vinegar - it worked while I cycled the vinegar through but then quit working entirely


    If your brewer is not brewing the full amount selected, it may be caused by the following:


    The exit needle is clogged by coffee grounds or cocoa mix. Please refer to the K-Cup Holder cleaning instructions.

    The brewer may need to be de-scaled. Please refer to the de-scaling instructions.

    The removable water reservoir was removed during brewing. Place the water reservoir back onto the brewer and perform a cleansing brew without a K-Cup.

    First try to make a descale maybe repeat it the next day.
    http://www.keurig.com/customer-service/brewer-registration-and-support/~/media/FD69E91A51CA41BEBF4CCAA138325BBF.ashx

    Then try also this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqRs4Ott21s

    Jul 04, 2011 | Keurig Special Edition B60 Coffee Maker

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    My keurig says I need to descale.How?


    Descaling depends the size of the reservoir. I see the B60 but not the B66 at the Keurig site. The two units are apparently the same from searching the support side of the Keurig site: http://www.keurig.com .

    For the Mini coffee makers, you use 20 oz of vinegar (2 10 oz cycles). For the larger Keurig units, it takes 48 oz of vinegar.

    In either case, fill the reservoir with vinegar and put a large ceramic (12 oz mug for the mini unit) mug on the drip tray. Do not add a K-cup. For the B60 (and probably the B66), press the Brew button. Discard the vinegar after the cycle. Repeat the brew process until Add Water is indicated. Discard the vinegar each time. Then wait 4 hours with the unit on. Discard the remaining vinegar and rinse the reservoir. Fill the reservoir with 48 oz of water and brew several cups without a K-cup until the "Add water" message appears. Discard the water in the mug each time. Repeat the vinegar cleaning if De-scale still appears in the LCD. Run more water without the K-cup if you notice a remaining taste in the coffee after the rinse procedure.

    For the mini, fill the reservoir with 10 oz of water, lift the Brewer handle and lower it after 5 seconds with no K-cup in the unit. Press the Brew button. Discard the vinegar after the cycle. After the first cycle, pour the other 10 oz of vinegar into the Cold Water Reservoir. Lift the handle and lower it after 5 seconds. Press the Brew button and wait until the light becomes steady. When vinegar starts to be dispensed, power off the unit. Wait 30 minutes. Then power on the unit and lift and lower the handle again. Then discard the vinegar after the cycle. Next run 4 rinse brew cycles with 10 oz of water each time. Discard the water each time. The unit should be ready to brew with a K-cup after the 4 rinse cycles.

    I hope this helps.

    Cindy Wells

    Feb 22, 2011 | Keurig B66 3-Cup Coffee Maker

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    The coffemaker won't brew and showed a descale message. What does that mean?


    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
    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.
    6.Unplug the machine and dump the water into the sink.
    7.Fill up the reservoir with fresh, clean water and plug it in. Place the ceramic cup back on the drip tray and run multiple brews in order to rinse the machine of any remaining vinegar residue

    Dec 10, 2010 | Keurig B70 Coffee Maker

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    Water doesn't come down when brewing


    I had the same problem, and it turned out it was the top needle that was clogged. I used a safety pin to clean out the needle and it worked again . . . I descaled immediately, just in case it needed that too. I am back to coffee goodness!

    Jul 07, 2010 | Keurig B60 Coffee Maker

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    Keurig only brews about 2-3 oz. of coffee.


    Doesn't sound like a descaler issue. I am having problems with mine and noticed that water is flowing back into the reservoir when it is pouring into the coffee cup. I think there is a valve that is not closing properly.

    Aug 01, 2009 | Keurig B50 Coffee Maker

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    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
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    6. Reinstall or replace the water filter.
    Replace the filter every three months
    under normal usage, or more often
    with heavy use.

    Mar 30, 2009 | KitchenAid JAVASTUDIO KCM534 14-Cup Coffee...

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    Red descale light is on


    I use distilled white vinegar, but you can use specialized coffee cleaners with this model:

    Descaling
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    Descale your Tassimo machine every three months to keep it
    operating at full potential.
    1
    Descaling products are widely available from stores selling coffeemakers and espresso
    machines. Only use a product intended for descaling. Mix the descaling product
    directly in the water container, following the instructions provided on the descaling
    packaging. Replace the water container on the machine.
    2 Place a large cup or mug on the cup stand, insert the cleaning disc, bar code down,
    and close the brew mechanism. When the AUTO light illuminates, press and release
    the start/stop button. The brew cycle will fill the machine with descaling solution. Empty
    the cup and let the machine stand for 15 minutes.
    3 Open the brew mechanism and close it again, leaving the cleaning disc in place.
    When the AUTO light illuminates, press and release the start/stop button. When the
    machine stops running, empty the cup, and let the machine stand for 15 minutes.
    Repeat this step two more times for maximum descaling effectiveness. Discard the
    remaining descaling agent from the water container, rinse it thoroughly and refill
    with fresh, cold water.
    4 Open and close the brew mechanism again, leaving the cleaning disc in place.
    When the AUTO light illuminates, press and hold the start/stop button to flush water
    through the machine. The MANUAL light will flash. When the cup is full, release the
    start/stop button, empty the cup, and replace it on the cup stand.
    5 Repeat step 4, flushing clean water through the machine in the same manner and
    emptying the cup as it fills. To ensure that all the descaling solution is completely rinsed
    away, flush two full water containers through the machine before using it again.

    Mar 26, 2009 | Braun Tassimo Coffee Maker

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    Descaling light on


    Per Pages 9 and 10 of Keurig Model B40 Use and Care Guide,
    1) turn off the "Auto Off "feature
    2) fill empty water reservoir with 48 ozs of undiluted white vinegar.
    3. Place ceramic cup on the drip tray and run a brew cycle. Do not use a K-cup!
    4. Press the large mug Button
    - let Keurig coffee maker fill mug with vinegar & empty in sink.
    5. Repeat brew process until water reservoir of vinegar is empty. (remember to open and close lid between each cycle so large mug Button will flash.
    6. Rinse the water reservoir thoroughly and fill with fresh water.
    7. FINAL STEP RINSE CYCLE
    a) place a ceramic cup on the drip tray
    b) run regular brew cycles WITHOUT using a K-cup.
    c) pour rinse water into sink each time.
    d) repeat brew process until water reservoir is empty.
    d) perform additional rinse cycles if you notice any residual vinegar taste.
    e) if the red "De-scale" light remains illuminated after completing descale and rinse cycles, repeat the descaling procedure above.
    Otherwise - you're good to go!

    Apr 16, 2008 | Keurig Elite B40 Coffee Maker

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