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Mr. Coffee PSTX coffeemaker - mildew odor in water reservoir -- can't get rid of it; have soaked in bleach water, a baking soda mix and rinsed with lemon juice...none of things take this odor away...came this way from the store.

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SOURCE: Unable to descale Braun flavor select coffeemaker with vinegar

I would have change the filter frist.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: MR COFFEE FTX49. Brewing starts, then stops

Mine just started to do the exact same thing. So I decided to clean it using the "Clean" program and just water. I put the brewer through the cleaning program 3 times - each time it would brew water from 12 cups to 8 cups, I'd tap the brewer on the countertop, it would brew from 8 cups to 4 cups, tap it again, and it would brew the remaining cups. So, I called the Mr. Coffee help line (800-672-6333). The most-likely problem is that the hose is no longer attached in the water reservoir. The help line suggested that I take it in to a service center. I live in Urbana, IL and the closest service center is in Oak Lawn, IL - 2 hours away from me!!
Here is my solution:
1) Buy another coffee brewer.
or
2) Smash your current Mr. Coffee brewer into a million pieces (this relieves stress) and go buy another coffee brewer (probably stay away from Mr. Coffee products).
Hope this helps.
Frustrated in Urbana

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

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SOURCE: coffee maker seems to overflow sometimes w/ coffee and grounds

mcdevito75 here, Best Bet Look for an appliance repair shop in your area. Also make sure the filter is seated in the machine.

Posted on Jul 09, 2010

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Check for any blocks in the route of water from the reservoir. And do not try to run the machine several times before the problem is rectified. It may cause further damage.

Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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SOURCE: My steamer wand has an awful odor everytime I try

This is a common problem for the commercial espresso machines, Due to lack of cleaning of the steam wand after they finish frothing milk.
The milk flows back to the boiler and the water gets contaminated with milk.

Does the steam smells like rotten milk? If the answer is yes, you have contaminated water and or lines.
If not may be there is a lot of IRON in the water.

Run a descale cycle.

After you are done frothing milk, wipe the steam wand with a wet towel and open the steam valve for 2 seconds, close it and that's it.

Posted on Jan 15, 2011

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Plastic can absorb Stains, so you will need to use some kind of bleaching poduct.

some products you can try individually:
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Dilute with luke warm water , except for Rubbing Alcohol
Use some kind of tray which you don't mind if it gets bleach stains to protect your countertop. put the device on the tray.
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Does your refrigerator have a water filter? if it has one it will be in the kickplate/grill below the freezer door. If it has one replace the filter.

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The red light on my coffee pot is on and will not go off. I have run cleaner thru the regular cycle now what? Its a 12 cup programmable Mr. Coffee.


I know this sounds like a pain but it takes a while toget that silly light to stop. Decalcifying your MR. COFFEE® Coffeemaker Minerals(calcium/limestone) found in water will leave deposits in your coffeemaker andaffect its performance. It's recommended that you regularly remove these depositsusing MR. COFFEE® Cleaner or vinegar. MR. COFFEE® Cleaner is available at manyretail stores or by calling the MR. COFFEE® Consumer Service Department at 1-800-MR COFFEE(1-800-672-6333). 1. Follow packageinstructions to prepare one batch of MR. COFFEE® Cleaner. Pour the mixture into the water reservoir. Before decalcifying,remove the water filtration disk from the machine. NOTE: 4 cups or 20 fl. oz. of undiluted, white householdvinegar may be used as a substitute for the cleaner. 2. Place an emptyMR. COFFEE® 10-12 cup basket-style paper filter or MR. COFFEE® permanent filter into the filter basketand slide the brew basket in place. 3. Place theempty decanter back in the unit. 4. Press theCLEAN button until the CLEAN indicator light turns on (Figure 9). For your convenience the cleaning cycle isautomatic. The entire cycle will take 45-60 minutes to complete. During thecleaning your coffeemaker will: a. Slow brewapprox. 3 cups of cleaning solution. b. Pause for 30minutes (the CLEAN light will remain on to alert you that the process is active). c. After 30minutes, your coffeemaker will brew the remainder of the cleaning solution. d. When complete,the CLEAN light will turn off and your coffeemaker will turn off. 5. Discard the cleaning solution and rinse the decanterthoroughly with clean water. 6. Fill the water reservoir with clean, fresh water. 7. Place the empty decanter back on the coffeemaker. 8. Remove and discard the paper filter usedduring the cleaning cycle. If a Mr. Coffee® permanent filter was used during cleaning, remove it andrinse it thoroughly before replacing it in the filter basket. 9. Begin brewingand allow the full brew cycle to complete. 10. Repeat steps 5 through 9 one more time.

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This morning when my wife went to make coffee. The clean light came on. we couldn't get it to shut off. She went through the clean cycle.The light came back on again. What should we do ?? Mr. Coffee...


I know this sounds like a pain but it takes a while to get that silly light to stop.
If you have problems call the 1-800 number below.
Decalcifying your MR. COFFEE® Coffeemaker Minerals (calcium/limestone) found
in water will leave deposits in your coffeemaker and affect its performance. It's
recommended that you regularly remove these deposits using MR. COFFEE® Cleaner
or vinegar. MR. COFFEE® Cleaner is available at many retail stores or by calling the MR.
COFFEE® Consumer Service Department at 1-800-MR COFFEE (1-800-672-6333).
1. Follow package instructions to prepare one batch of MR. COFFEE® Cleaner. Pour the
mixture into the water reservoir. Before decalcifying, remove the water filtration disk
from the machine.
NOTE: 4 cups or 20 fl. oz. of undiluted, white household vinegar may be used as a
substitute for the cleaner.
2. Place an empty MR. COFFEE® 10-12 cup basket-style paper filter
or MR. COFFEE® permanent filter into the filter basket and slide
the brew basket in place.
3. Place the empty decanter back in the unit.
4. Press the CLEAN button until the CLEAN indicator light turns on
(Figure 9). For your convenience the cleaning cycle is automatic.
The entire cycle will take 45-60 minutes to complete.
During the cleaning your coffeemaker will:
a. Slow brew approx. 3 cups of cleaning solution.
b. Pause for 30 minutes (the CLEAN light will remain on to alert
you that the process is active).
c. After 30 minutes, your coffeemaker will brew the remainder of the cleaning
solution.
d. When complete, the CLEAN light will turn off and your coffeemaker will turn off.
5. Discard the cleaning solution and rinse the decanter thoroughly with clean water.
6. Fill the water reservoir with clean, fresh water.
7. Place the empty decanter back on the coffeemaker.
8. Remove and discard the paper filter used during the cleaning cycle. If a Mr. Coffee®
permanent filter was used during cleaning, remove it and rinse it thoroughly before
replacing it in the filter basket.
9. Begin brewing and allow the full brew cycle to complete.
10. Repeat steps 5 through 9 one more time.

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My mother in law has this refrig unit. It has a smell inside that will not go away even after washing down interior with bleach. Smells like spoiled fruit, but it is immacuately clean. Can we fix this...


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Why are the coffee cups still stained after the dishwasher is finished, but all the other dishes are clean and santized


Coffee stains are just one of those things that your dishwasher just isn't going to remove. I assure you they are sanitized and safe to use. That being said there are some things you can do to remove the coffee stains.
Use a damp cloth to scrub out the inside with baking soda. Soaking overnight with hot water and baking soda may also work.
Soaking in bleach or vinegar over night. It goes without saying but make sure you rinse your mugs well if you decide to do this.
Fill with boiling water and a tablespoon of dishwasher detergent soak overnight.
Scrub with a paste of corn starch and vinegar. Leave on for 30min - 1hour and rinse.
Interestingly enough denture tablets have also been known to remove coffee stains. Toss a few in there and soak overnight.
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I lost my manual and don't know how to clean the machine. I have hard water so there are deposits near the water tank.


Instructions vary a bit according to machine, but a safe bet is to use a mix of 1/3 white vinegar to 2/3 water. If you are uncertain, you can always type the name or model number for the coffeemaker into a search engine along with the words "owner's manual" or "user guide" or words to that effect. The other option is to visit the manufacturer website. There should be a search box or a "support" section of the website where you can look up your coffeemaker and view a PDF of the owner's guide (the PDF will either download to your desktop or open in your web browser).
In general:
1) Put the filter basket in place and set the machine up as if you were going to brew coffee. 2) If there is a charcoal water purification filter in the machine, take it out.* 3) Run the aforementioned vinegar solution through as if you were brewing coffee. (Just hit the brew button after adding at least 6 carafe cups of diluted white vinegar.) 4) Wait about 10-15 minutes to let the machine cool down and then "brew" the vinegar solution through again if it has been a long while and the deposits are particularly severe. (Note: Some owner's manual will have you pour the vinegar that is in your carafe back into the water tank and run it again, and others will call for you to discard the first batch and brew through a fresh solution.) 5) Follow the same instructions as written above but this time with a full carafe of fresh water (no vinegar). Repeat 2-3 times to rinse out the vinegar odor/taste. 6) To clean your carafe use hot water, baking soda and vinegar. Place the carafe in the sink, fill with hot water, pour in some baking soda and add in a 1/4 cup or so of white vinegar. The foaming action will help release stains and stale coffee odors. If the stains are particularly severe, dissolve a tablespoon or so of liquid dishwasher detergent in extremely hot water — be careful! — and pour it into the carafe. Let it soak for an hour or overnight and rinse with hot water about 4-6 times to make sure the solution is entirely rinsed out.
* Tip: If your coffeemaker has a water purification filter, do not reinstall after cleaning your machine if you can't recall the last time you replaced it. A worn out charcoal filter cannot be cleaned, may slow down the brew speed or make the coffee taste "off". The only option is to remove or replace it with a fresh water filter. This is only applicable if your coffeemaker came with a charcoal water filter. If present, you will typically find it inside the water tank inside a plastic holder of some sort.
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We've owned this washing machine for r+ years and it has been making our clothes smell awful--in fact, the machine itself smells awful. I've tried cleaning the basin with a bleach solution and I even ran...


By my experience on Washer Machines, I would say that the problem are bacteria and mildew growing in the machine, not exactly in the drain or drum from the machine. Mildew can grow everywhere.

Oh, by the way, don't even think about bypassing any sensor from your machine. You don't want to wake up tomorrow and find a pool in your house, right?

To kill mildew and bacteria you may want to try some simple solutions:

* Keep the lid up between washes so that bacteria and mildew won't grow in it. Pour a bottle of vinegar in hot water and run it though the machine on a heavy load wash. When it is finished, leave the lid up.
* Didn't help? then pour a box of baking soda in it and running it with hot water cycle. Try running it without clothes.

... I mean, Run the washer machine without clothes inside. (Oh my gosh, I should go to bed, it's too late for giving advice on FixYa)

* If the smell continues Pour a big bottle of peroxide hydrogen (the 3% one from the drug store) and run a heavy load wash. Be sure not to use good clothes, it will get white. if that does not work, u may have a more serious problem. Perhaps the machine needs to receive maintenance and spray some peroxide hydrogen where the mildew is growing.

Also, You can try a commercial product for this kind of issue: http://www.smellywasher.com/

Some people says that it works when everything else fails.

Good luck!

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