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CANNOT PRIME PUMP AFTER DESCALING - therefore CANNOT MAKE COFFEE

Per descale instructions, I followed instructions and descaled with vinegar - then let sit for 4 hours. Upon start up - pump will not prime - I have verified more than ample water in the reservoir. I've tried unplugging and let it sit for an hour. I've ensured the "handle" is lowered tight down to make contact - can't find a sensor anywhere in that area although I have tried cleaning the area thoroughly to remove minor coffee grind residue (film).
Red light next to "Heating" remains ON at all times - cannot get pump to prime and consequently cannot get EITHER small or large cup blue lights to illuminate. Unit is 4 months old and has performed flawlessly for 10 cups daily since March. I descaled 2 months ago with vinegar and everything returned as normal. Not this time. Stuck! Any suggestion? Many thanks, Bruce

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    followed the instructions using nespresso descaler now the lights just keep flashing and the coffee is luke warm and I can't seem to reset it

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    when you make 1 cup then it goes to the prime mode even when you follow instructions for fixing prime problem.

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First vinegar is not strong enought proper descaler for expresso machine and in our water container the hole in the bottom put water in the tank with a hoseor turkey juicer our anything you got push water in hole you need to pressurize to forse the pummp to trim itself hope it help fixya pierre

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

  • pierre laplante Jul 31, 2008

    it goes in the hole in the base and yes its a turkey blaster i use that term onse and the guy had no clue what i was taking about and sorry for the delay i was out for a few days thanks pierre

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Reply from Bruce with the non-prime problem - The Keurig User Guide specifically prescribes the descale procedure as filling the water reservoir with pure white VInegar. Your message says Vinegar is not a strong enough descaler - what IS an appropriate liquid to DESCALE the Keurig B40 coffee maker?
With respect to your "hose or turkey juicer (do you mean turkey baster?) please advise if the turkey baster goes into the bottom of the water RESERVOIR or if the baster goes into the HOLE in the base of the Keurig? I will try this procedure once you clarify. Many thanx for your advice to PRESSURIZE the pump - that makes sense (reminds me of priming our well pump 5 decades ago!)
Bruce

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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