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be cleaned when you begin to notice excessive
steaming or the brewing time increases considerably. This condition is
caused by a buildup of lime and mineral deposits from your water. If the
pumping action stops before all the water has been pumped out of the
machine, then the appliance requires cleaning.
The frequency of cleaning depends on the hardness of water used. The
following table gives the suggested cleaning intervals.
SUGGESTED CLEANING INTERVAL
Type of Water
Your coffeemaker may be cleaned by using MR. COFFEE CLEANER or
vinegar. For best results, use MR. COFFEE CLEANER. It is superior to vine-
gar and has no unpleasant odor.
Using Mr. Coffee Cleaner
statement on side panel of Mr. Coffee Cleaner box
Fill the.decanter to the 4 cup mark with warm water.
Empty contents of one packet of MR. COFFEE CLEANER into the
decanter and stir with a plastic or wooden spoon until the cleaner is
Pour the blue solution into the coffeemaker.
Place the empty decanter on the warmer plate. Place a paper filter into
the filter basket and slide it into place.
Turn your coffeemaker ON.
When the blue solution has
turn your coffeemaker OFF.
Discard the blue solution and thoroughly rinse the decanter and filter
Repeat steps 1
7 with clean water only (no
Continue to rinse out the unit, repeating steps 1
water until you see no remaining traces of the blue solution.
If a normal brewing flow rate is not achieved, repeat the cleaning