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I have a old 4 6 cup coffee maker my daughter gave me, but…

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I have a old...

I have a old 4 6 cup coffee maker my daughter gave me, but it doesn't have any information for the manuel

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

About a year, I KNOW IT HAS TO BE CLEANED WITH A SOULUTION OF VINEGAR AND WATER

Contractor's Assistant: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?

Can you help me?

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Yes

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Martyn Lloyd, Home Appliance Technician replied 11 months ago
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Do you have the Make and Model number please
Generally on the base will be a compliance plate with the details

From there we can look into the method for you

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Appliance Technician: Martyn Lloyd, Home Appliance Technician replied 11 months ago

Just a quick follow-up as I have not heard from you for a while.

Anything more to report ?

Please get back to me if you have any other questions or concerns and I will try help you more.

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Appliance Technician: Martyn Lloyd, Home Appliance Technician replied 11 months ago

OK, just heard from Admin that there are no Code numbers

Generally, manufacturers prefer that you use a Descaling Solution (widely available)

Vinegar can also be used, but is a second choice

In general terms, here is the How To

If it is a Drip Filter machine...

  1. Fill the coffee maker's water chamber with equal parts white vinegar and water.
  2. Using a paper filter, allow to brew until half the chamber is empty.
  3. Turn thecoffee maker off and let it sit for 30 minutes, then finish brewing.
  4. Rinse the machine by using a new paper filter to brew a pot of clear water.

If it is an Espresso type machine...

These will point you in the right direction... the principle is very much the same... a mild acid to dissolve the calcium carbonate... if you can use filtered water for your brew, that will also help, especially if you live in an area with "hard" water

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