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Descaling light on

Which descaling product do I use and where do I get it?

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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!

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

  • Kimberly Barnett
    Kimberly Barnett Dec 04, 2013

    This really helped me, thank you. Out of the million "Keurig fixes" pages, yours is the only one that said to turn off the auto feature, which all but solved my cleaning issues. Thank you!!

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Awesome Fix!
Unfortunately I surrendered and bought a new Keurig.
Low and behold, enclosed in the box were these same directions. When I emailed the Kuering sight they had no suggestions. Hummmmm!
Thanks again.
Lois Flynn
The Masiello Group Real Estate
137 Portsmouth Ave
Exeter, NH 03833

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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The CLEAN light has come on. How do I clean it?


Have you ever wondered, 'how do I descale my expresso machine?' First lets us understand what is exactly is scaling. The build up of minerals inside the hot parts of your coffee machine or espresso machine is commonly called lime scale. When lime scale builds up inside the Espresso machine, it slows down the water flow, reduces the boiler capacity and can prevent your coffee machine from working properly. To keep your Espresso machine operational at full order, it is important to descale it every three months. The time intervals between descaling depend upon many factors. Quality of your water and the amount of water running through the machine are the two main factors that decide the frequency at which you should descale your Espresso machine. The more you your machine, more often should you descale it. In some cities, in conjunction with a water filter you can use your coffee machine for a year or more without descaling at all. If you use less water by drinking espressos you'll need to descale less often than if you make cappuccinos.

Descaling products are widely available from stores that sell coffeemakers and espresso machines. Be sure that the product you buy to descale your Espresso machine is intended for this specific use only. Before you descale your Espresso machine, always unplug it and make sure that it is cold. Also, never immerse the appliance in water and nor should you use abrasive cleaning products or scouring materials on any part of your Expresso machine. In case your Espresso machine does not come with a instruction guide or booklet, then use a proper citric acid based descaling solution designed for espresso machines. This should be mixed and prepared as per the instructions on the bottle or packet. Once your Espresso machine has been descaled properly you would not be left wondering, 'how do I descale my expresso machine?', treat yourself to a great cup of coffee. Some popular models of Espresso machines are Krups EA8080 Espresseria Automatic, DeLonghi Magnifica EAM3200S, Krups Nespresso CitiZ & Milk XN 7106 Fire-engine red, DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM5400, DeLonghi PrimaDonna ESAM6600, DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM4200S, DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM5500 and Magimix Nespresso Citiz M190.



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Jun 12, 2011 | Mr. Coffee BVMCPSTX91

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Cant remember how to de scale


Instructions per De'Longhi:

10.3 DESCALING
Due to the continuous heating of the water used to make the coffee, over time it is normal for the tubing inside the machine to fill with lime scale. When the light starts flashing, it is time to descale the machine.
NOTE: when the light switches on, the coffee maker can still be used to prepare coffee.
Proceed as follows:
• Empty the tank and pour in the contents of one bottle (125 ml) of DURGOL descaler plus one liter of water. For subsequent descaling operations, descaling solution can be purchased from authorized technical service centers.
Note: Make sure splashes of descaler do not fall onto surfaces sensitive to acid such as marble, limestone and granite.
• place a container with a minimum capacity of 34 oz. under the
cappuccino frother;
• turn the machine on by pressing the button.
• wait for the green and indicator lights to come on steady.
• press and hold the button for at least 5 seconds. The decalcification warning light will illuminate to indicated the start of the descaling program (the and lights remain off to indicate that it is not possible to make coffee).
• turn the steam knob half a turn counter-clockwise. The
descaling solution will come out of the cappuccino frother and start to fill the container underneath.
• the descaling program automatically performs a series of deliveries and pauses, so as to remove the lime scale deposits from inside the coffee maker.
• after around 30 minutes, when the light comes on, turn the steam knob half a turn clockwise until it stops.
The machine must be rinsed so as to eliminate the residues of descaling solution from inside the machine. Proceed as follows:
• remove the water tank, rinse it and fill it with clean water.
• reposition the tank.
• empty the collection container (located under the milk frother) that is full of liquid, and then replace it under the milk frother.
• turn the steam knob half a turn counter-clockwise. Hot water will come out of the milk frother and fill the container underneath.
• when the tank is empty, the indicator light goes off and another light (looks like a pitcher pouring water) comes on.
• turn the steam knob all the way clockwise and fill the water
tank with clean water again.
• the program of descaling is now terminated and the machine is
ready to make coffee again.
NOTE: if the descaling procedure is interrupted before completion, the alarm is not deactivated and the procedure
must be started again form the beginning.
IMPORTANT: FAILURE TO DESCALE THE APPLIANCE REGULARLY INVALIDATES THE WARRANTY.

You can download the entire pdf manual from the De'Longhi website: http://www.delonghiusa.com/index.php?texts&pid=10&catid=1

Helpful tips:
Descaling products are widely available from stores that sell coffeemakers and espresso machines. Be sure that the product you buy to descale your Espresso machine is intended for this specific use only. Before you descale your Espresso machine, always unplug it and make sure that it is cold. Also, never immerse the appliance in water or use abrasive cleaning products/scouring materials on any part of your espresso machine.

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After descaling the red light will not go off . I used a full tank of water,and a fresh tank after that.My product said cleaner not descaler - does that make a difference.


Use a citric acid based descaling solution rather than a cleaning based solution.

You have to ensure the descaling function runs completely to the end. Occasionally the water tank will be empty BEFORE the descaling program has finished, in which case you should refill it and let it continue descaling.

The light wiill automatically go off once the descaling program has been fully completed.

Feb 04, 2010 | Braun Tassimo Espresso Machine/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
Descaling 11
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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How do you descale the keurig B40


use descaling product not vinegar ,vinegar remove calcium in little piece descaler melt calcium 1 part descaler 1 part water fill water container start machine for a few second turn off let it seat for 15 minute repeat untill empty to reset the lightnormally its maneer of pressing the on button
i get back to you on that one pierre

Feb 24, 2008 | Keurig Elite B40 Coffee Maker

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The button all the way on the left is lit up in red!


the machine still work fine still descaling time with descaler not vinegar .vinegar no good descaler melt calcium follow what mark on the product to descale to reset the light i think you have to hold the steam button for 10 second thanks for using fixya pierre p.s im gonna double check how to reset the light ill get back to you

Feb 22, 2008 | Saeco Magic De Luxe Espresso Machine

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Problems with Saeco 762111651808 Espresso Machine


If the machine is digital you will go into the menu and reset the option that says signal descale. The machine does not know if you descaled it or not, you will have to tell it.

 

If it is not digital, hold the steam or descaler button(depends on model) down until the light goes off.

 

Hope this helps!

Sep 23, 2007 | Saeco 762111651808 Espresso Machine

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