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My de longie coffee has been descaled only once in over 12 months when the descale light come on .. It has not come on since and I am sure it should be descaled now . How can I start a manual descale ?

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Depends on how many times you have used it, before descale light comes on. Might not be able to manual descale, read instructions. You can buy Descaler Solution from all Supermarkets, but if unit working OK, leave it for a few Months, and see what happens..

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