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My Keurig Special Edition model has a ruptured heating element which is filled with a white substance packed around the inner element. Obviously, this substance has been going into our coffee. What is it made of and can it be harmful. Very concerned. Thank you. Keith

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I believe this is a ceramic filler... non conductive... takes the heat... and I dont know what the health risk is.

google digesting ceramic might give you an insight.
we know it's not asbestos... they dont use that product anymore...

Only thing else I can think of is Mica... they use that in toasters...

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you can contact Keurig at 1-866-901-2739 or Keurig.com
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Sorry to read about your issue.

The brewer should be de-scaled at least every 3-6 months. Scale is harmless, but if left unattended, it can hinder optimal brewer performance. De-scaling your brewer regularly helps maintain the heating element, removable water reservoir and other parts of the brewer that come in contact with water. Better water quality and water heating means a better cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage. We recommend de-scaling your brewer at least every 6 months (every 3 months if your water has a high mineral content). The de-scaling process involves using 48 ounces of undiluted white vinegar.

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Then fill with fresh water to the top. let that tank of water run thru. towards the end taste the water.
If you taste vinegar..use more clean water, until the taste is ok.

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