cleaning a coffee maker?

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  1. muffyn

    muffyn "hmmm*

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    alright my coffee maker has the blinky red light that tells it I NEED to clean it.

    I have tried
    vinegar
    Mr. coffee cleaner
    dip-it cleaner for coffee pots

    it is still blinking.

    any ideas?
     
  2. vicki_c

    vicki_c DIS Veteran

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    Well I recently had a similar problem with our new coffeemaker and had to get the manual out. It turns out I didn't actually clean it, I just brewed a few pots of vinegar! You had to actually set the coffeemaker to "clean" vs. "brew" by pushing the button until the "clean" light stayed on (it was flashing like you are saying). Then I ran a few more pots of vinegar through on that setting and the light went off when it was finished.

    So I'm not sure if that's your issue or not, but you might want to look at the manual.
     
  3. muffyn

    muffyn "hmmm*

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    oh crud, i bet that is what I did!!!!!!!!

    now where is that smiley banging head on wall??
     
  4. vicki_c

    vicki_c DIS Veteran

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    Hey, you're making me feel better! When I did it, I was just thinking - how dumb am I? But if there's two of us, see we're not dumb -- it's a bad design! At least that's my story. :rotfl:
     

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