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Descaling a Miele Coffee maker

I have the tablets but don;t know where to put them to descale the unit.

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Re: Descaling a Miele Coffee maker

Put them in the water chamber then they dissolve and you run they cycle. I would cycle through a second time also with water only to flush the system out.

hope that helps.

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Re: Descaling a Miele Coffee maker

How do you descale the system before it actually locks up. mine was less than 100 cups away but I wanted to descale it early so it doesn't lock up with Holiday guests here!

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the water hardness set. The appliance will display a reminder message and
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