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Descaling Can I descale with vinegar and if so how much should I use

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Re: Descaling

No, you can not use vinegar. It will dissolve scale into chunks and block the water heating circuit.

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Re: Descaling

Vinegar is fine,use a cup then run 3 more cycles thru with water.

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Re: Descaling

On a bosch machine this will also damage the aluminium in the water heater block.

Use only a Citric Acid based descaling solution - avoid any products that use Acetic acid (vinegar).

Also, make sure you remove your water filter before attempting to descale!

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

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I had this happen once and had to put it through the descale process again. Just put more water in the tank, try it again and see what happens.


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SOURCE: Saeco Odea Giro descaling problem

Ok first check if the machine is in greenlight state when you press and hold the water button, as it will not work when the red exclamation mark blinking.

also check if the button work at all flipping back and forth to hot water and steam.
I have never had this problem that it dident work.
But remember this, you dont have to do the descaling again as that has nothing to do with the reset.
You can even reset the descaling alarm with out having done the descaling.

If that for some reason wouldent work I would think its the CPU card is not working.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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SOURCE: After performing a descaling cycle, the descaling light still flashes, what is wrong?

The manual states that after you descale, you have to hold down the hot water button for 6 seconds, that will turn it off and "reset the timer" till the next time it needs to descale.

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I just spoke to Customer Service at Tassimo and they informed me that any descaler can be used as long as it does NOT have vinegar. It can be a liquid or powder and just follow the instructions on the packaging. Hope this works for you.

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Hi, Jessica...

Do you live in an area that has hard water? Do you use filtered water?
These might have some bearing on your problem.

There is "descaling", and then there is "descaling". Some people use a weak vinegar solution only once. Other people use several full pots in succession of straight white vinegar (full strength), followed by several full pots of water to flush the vinegar out. And some people use packaged "descaling" compounds that may or may not be effective.

Even after a heavy-duty descaling, there may (in the case of mineral deposits) be bits of "gunk" that were loosened by the descaling, and that settled into the drain holes over the filter basket. Think of a clogged shower head. Such clogs (which can be observed if you run the coffee maker without the basket) can sometimes be cleared with a needle or a toothpick.

Worst-case scenario? It may be that your Keurig is still under warranty.

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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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I want descalcificacian saeco easy sup 021ye what butons y press?


Warning! Never use vinegar as a descaling agent. You can use any commercially available non-toxic, non-harmful descaling product for coffee machines.

Descaling is necessary every 2 months; should water be very hard, descale the machine more frequently. The machine must be on; it automatically controls the distribution of the descaling solution.
  1. Switch off the machine.
  2. Fill the water tank with the descaling solution.
  3. Place a large receptacle beneath the steam tube.
  4. Switch on the machine.
  5. Open the knob.
    The descaling process starts.
  6. Dispense the descaling solution into the receptacle.
  7. After about 30 seconds close the knob.
  8. Switch off the machine and remove the receptacle.
  9. After 10 minutes, follow instructions 1 to 8 to the water tank is empty.
  10. Rinse out the tank and fill it with fresh drinking water.
  11. Place a large receptacle beneath the steam tube.
  12. Switch on the machine.
  13. Open the knob to rinse.
  14. If the receptacle fi lls, empty it.
  15. When no water is left, turn the knob to close the valve.
    Remove the container.
After descaling the machine, reload the machine circuit. Install the cartridge filter again in the water tank.

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