how do I clean this coffee maker so that the clean light will go off.

Asked by John Canham on 12/27/2008 16  Answers

Steve posted an answer 5 years, 11 months ago

5 Decalcifying your MR. COFFEE® Coffeemaker Minerals (calcium/limestone) found in water will leave deposits in your coffeemaker and affect its performance. It’s recommended that you regularly remove these deposits using MR. COFFEE® Cleaner or vinegar. MR. COFFEE® Cleaner is available at many retail stores or by calling the MR. COFFEE® Consumer Service Department at 1-800-MR COFFEE (1-800-672-6333). 1. Follow package instructions to prepare one batch of MR. COFFEE® Cleaner. Pour the mixture into the water reservoir. Before decalcifying, remove the water filtration disk from the machine. NOTE: 4 cups or 20 fl. oz. of undiluted, white household vinegar may be used as a substitute for the cleaner. 2. Place an empty MR. COFFEE® 10-12 cup basket-style paper filter or MR. COFFEE® permanent filter into the filter basket and close the brew basket lid. 3. Place the empty decanter back in the unit, centered on the warmer plate. 4. Press the SELECT button until the red CLEAN indicator light turns on (Figure 11). For your convenience the cleaning cycle is automatic. The entire cycle will take 45-60 minutes to complete. During the cleaning your coffeemaker will: a. Slow brew approx. 3 cups of cleaning solution. b. Pause for 30 minutes (the CLEAN light will remain on to alert you that the process is active). c. After 30 minutes, your coffeemaker will brew the remainder of the cleaning solution. d. When complete, the CLEAN light will turn off and your coffeemaker will turn off.
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Bill posted an answer 3 years, 3 months ago

5 Not Really. Its apparent Mr Coffee has an engineering issue that was never thought about during the design phase. My light still is on and I clean it on regular basis and I believe Mr. Coffee is trying to make all this the fault of the consumer rather than just addressing the issue.
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Sharon posted an answer 2 years, 3 months ago

5 The above instructions worked perfectly Thanks!!
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posted an answer 1 year, 6 months ago

5 The process did not make my light go out. But I didn't expect it to since I don't have any deposits in my machine. I have never run anything except distilled water through it. But it's old so I'll just buy another machine.
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Carol posted an answer 1 year, 3 months ago

5 This process did not work on my coffee maker either....light stays on after running through 5 times with vinegar
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Sherry posted an answer 11 months ago

5 This has not worked for my mr coffee maker either. I guess once the cleaning processes is triggered the light is there to tell you that it has been cleaned. Ha ha I am frustrated can you tell. I wish I had just purchased the cheaper pot that doesn't have the light. I clean my pot regularly any way
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Jenn posted an answer 10 months, 1 week ago

5 It doesnt work, the light is still on & the coffee pot wont work now. Either it is an engineering issue or just planned obsolescence. This is just another piece of temporary, disposable inferior garbage. BTW, no buildup or calcium deposits when the light goes on. Except this to last a few months, if you are not OK with that buy another type which probably won't be any better.
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DON posted an answer 9 months, 2 weeks ago

5 A PIECE OF REAL CRAP LIGHT WILL NOTGO
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Bill posted an answer 8 months, 1 week ago

5 I just figured the problem out. Pay attention to the instructions. When cleaning, make sure that when you press the start button, that the cleaning light stays red and stops blinking. This will ensure the light goes out after the cleaning... Problem Solved..
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debbiedh2 posted an answer 5 months, 3 weeks ago

5 My husband said when all else fails, just unplug it for a minute and the light will go out. You'll have to re-set the clock, but light is off. I'm trying what was recommended in earlier messages now. One thing that was a bit different for me is that when I first pushed brew, the clean light went out completely. I had to quickly push brew another time or 2 to have it continue cleaning with the light solid red.
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debbiedh2 posted an answer 5 months, 3 weeks ago

5 Light went off for me... without having to unplug it. Thanks for the help.
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Linda posted an answer 2 months, 3 weeks ago

5 I don't want my coffee pot to tell me when it needs to be cleaned. common sense tells me to clean it. Even though I clean it on a weekly basis, that darn light still comes on. Hate it!!!!!
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jt posted an answer 1 month, 4 weeks ago

5 I fixed mine. The clean button came on but would not turn off. I unplugged it for at least 5 minutes, then plugged it back in. After I plugged it back in I had to reset the clock. button Then if you want to clean it, put vinegar in and just press the clean button only. The clean button will go off after the 45 minute clean cycle.
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Tara posted an answer 1 month, 3 weeks ago

5 I followed the instructions above and everything worked fine I LOVE MY MR COFFEE
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John posted an answer 1 month, 2 weeks ago

5 Our cleaning light began blinking. I followed the directions for cleaning above, and they worked perfectly. The cleaning light went out when it was done. We also love our Mr. Coffee; it makes the best tasting coffee of any coffee maker.
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David posted an answer 2 days, 18 hours ago

5 How about just ignoring the blinking light??
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