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Sounds as if water is coming through, but no water drips through

I have descaled it with vinegar, even though the descaling light was not on

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This normal not a problem at all you should do that if you hard water.

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It needs to be descaled. Even though the descale light might not be on yet, the descale light only comes on when it is in SERIOUS need of a descaling. You should descale once every 3 months.

Fill reservoir with distilled white vinegar and leave the machine on for 4 hours (make sure to turn off the auto off option).

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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.
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!

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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

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1 part descaler 1 part water put that in our water container stsrt it up rince very good especialy if you use descaler . descaler is better than vinegar descaler melts the calcium vinegar remove calcium in little piece thanks for using fixya pierre

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