Bought one few days ago. I ran water thru more than 10 times on day one, and the taste of plastic stay strong, second days I do three more water run, still the same - havent try to brew coffee yet.
The manual suggest just one time water run thru so is mine proline a defect one or the taste just stay for a long time?
Obviously, this should not be! First, we need to know if the coffee maker is working correctly. If you have a candy/oven thermometer, check the output temp of the water. Be careful...it will be hot! The correct temp should be about 180-185 degrees. If it is hotter than that...return the machine. It has a defective thermostat.
What you can do about the taste: try taking some baking soda and mix it with the feed water. Use about 2 tablespoons in at least two cups of water. Then, add plain water. The baking soda can't hurt you but throw it away and clean the pot. Now, take some water and run it through. If the taste is gone...enjoy! If not, try another unit.
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Run several cups of just plan water through your B-40, The plastic taste and smell should disappear, And, there will always be about 8 oz. of water that will remain in your B-40 at all times, after first use !!!
We have had our DCC-1200 for 3 months. The plastic taste occurs about every 3rd pot, and it does NOT get better. We've wasted over a pound of coffee. Cuisinart says we are the only people in the world with the problem. Well, I guess not...
Okay, I had the same problem, started beeping and lights flashing one day, unplugged it and it was okay for a few days then this started happening more often until the machine just beeped and blinked all the time and would not make espresso. When I called Krups customer service I was told it sound like a circuit board problem and to send it in, yes its under warranty but I have to pay shipping both ways, so I decided to check it out myself. So here is the bottom line and what worked for me, I removed the espresso screen (above coffee grounds holder, 1 phillips screw) and ran 4 tank fulls of descalerthru the machine. the hard part was getting it to pump thru the machine. I found if I ran water thru the hot water/steam nozzle first I could get it to run 1 or 2 cycles, I also found that by removing the water tank and turning the system on for a few seconds and running pump dry (not recommended) I could get it to cycle without blinking for a few turns. Ran the 4 tanks of descalerthru, then ran 4-5 tanks of water thru into a bowl until it ran thru clean. The machine is 4 months old and I was shocked at the amount of crud that came out. It now runs fine and no more blinking, If indeed this is the fix for this you would think someone at Krups would have a clue, but I guess there a useless a the owners manual for the xp2070. Thanks and I hope this helps. John
durabrand has no contacts outside china this is a unit made for and imported for walmart only walmart is the only contact ...... your problem is not anything you or walmart can do anything about the problem is the cheap plastic that is used , when it gets hot some people can taste and smell it and others cant . .. its getting more common in everthing that heats water .. personaly i would not drink anything from an appliance that puts a plastic taste in my water ..... if you move up in price the problem is reduced , better plastics are used , but your not going to get one for 10.00 ! "you get what you pay for " more now than ever .... good luck Please if this answer helped , please rate this 3 or 4 stars . and keep me in the paid answer department . A 1 or 2 may knock me down into the unpaid ranks. Thanks Cactus Bob
vinegar is not the best it remove calcium in little piece descaler produit melt go buy the descaler produit 1part descaler 1 part water put in water container start the machine after a few second turn it off leave it there for 15 minute repeat untill empty rinse very good after that product is corosif 2 or 3 full rinse thanks for using fixya pierre