De-Scaling Your Brewer
Mineral content in water varies from place to
place. Depending on the mineral content of
the water in your area, calcium deposits or
scale may build up in your Brewer. Scale is
non-toxic, but left unattended, it can hinder
Brewer performance. De-scaling your Brewer
helps maintain the heating element, and other
internal parts of the Brewer that come in
contact with water.
The Brewer should be de-scaled every 3-6
months to ensure optimal performance. It is
possible for calcium deposits to build up
faster, making it necessary to de-scale
This Brewer is equipped with sensors to
detect when scale buildup is interfering with
the performance of the Brewer. When this is
detected, ‘DE-SCALE’ will be displayed on the
LCD Control Center.
You should promptly de-scale if ‘DE-SCALE’ is
displayed on the LCD Control Center. Properly
follow the de-scaling procedure described.
Make sure you have at least 60 oz.
of undiluted white vinegar on hand. You
will also need an empty sink and a ceramic
cup (do not use a paper cup.)
Empty the Water Reservoir.
b. FILL and CLEAN
Pour the vinegar into the Water
Reservoir and fill it to the line just below
the top edge of the clear viewing area.
Place a 12 oz. or larger ceramic
cup in the Drip Tray and run a brew cycle.
DO NOT USE A K-CUP
Select the Travel Mug (large) size and press
‘BREW’. Pour the contents of the cup into
Repeat the brew process until the
Water Reservoir is empty, pouring the
contents of the cup into the sink after each
cycle. Remember to open and close the lid
between each cycle so the Button lights
Now let the Brewer stand for at
least 4 hours while still on.
Rinse the Water Reservoir thor-
oughly and fill with fresh water.
Ensure the Water Reservoir is filled
with fresh water.
Place a ceramic cup on the Drip
Tray and run a travel mug brew cycle. Pour
the contents of the cup into the sink.
Repeat brew process until the
Water Reservoir is empty.
You may need to perform additional
rinse cycles if you notice any residual taste.
If ‘DE-SCALE’ is still displayed on
the LCD Control Center after completing
the procedure, repeat the de-scaling
The Brewer will continue to function
even when ‘DE-SCALE’ is displayed.
However, if you do not de-scale soon after
it is displayed, continued scale build-up
damage the Brewer.
If this occurs,
‘DE-SCALE’ will begin to flash to alert you
to the potential damage to the Brewer if you
do not de-scale immediately.
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