Question about KitchenAid KCM511 Coffee Maker
Manual says it's a heating element failure. You'll have to replace it. Kitchenaid may replace it if its still under the one year warranty.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
Suggestion was Descaling the Coffee Maker from KitchenAid Phoebe (I'm guessing customer support)
Cleaning scale from coffee maker DO NOT USE THAT MUCH VINEGAR! Put a tiny bit of vinegar in the carafe and fill carafe the rest of the way with water. Run that vinegar/water through machine. Using another container, fill machine with plain water and run that through. Repeat until the vinegar taste is gone. If you do not run lots of plain water through the machine after, your coffee will taste like...um...disgusting! Also, use a spell-checker before improving this posting.
To clean hard water deposits from a coffee maker use distilled white vinager. You may need to use as much as a gallon if the scale buildup is really bad. Fill clean coffee pot one half full of vinager and run through machine as if making coffee. Repeat this process several times using fresh vinager until it comes out clear. Do this once a week and your maker will work much better.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
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