(Topic ID: 283501)

K-cup descale fix

By pindel

3 years ago

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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by vid1900
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    #1 3 years ago

    We pinball folks can fix anything now! Finally got tired of buying a new k-cup due to scaling. One thing is for sure, when it starts to clog you have a major problem. The quick fix is remove the hose to and from the heat tank and flush. It was like cleaning a drain pipe on the river. Unreal amount of calcium build up. Apparently the coil in the heat tank is totally lines with calcium. Probably like 1/4cup of sandy grit. If yours is like mine just take two screws of cap covering th k-cup and remove. Then take bottom screws out and pull front panel. It may not go back together just right but who cares. Pull hose of of bottom pump and top of lid. Flush with a water line. Amazing amount came out.

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    #2 3 years ago

    Mine would clog where you put the coffee pod in and would use a straightened paperclip and would push it in there a few inches, then i would flush it out reall good and it would work for a long time, one time that didnt work so i took it in the garage and blew it out with my blowgun that has a 1/4 inch piece of tubing on it l, that made it work again but another year later it completely died and nothing I tried worked but I got around 8 yrs out of it.

    #3 3 years ago

    do your self a favor & buy one of these and an electric kettle

    and if you really want good coffee - buy a grinder and grind your own beans every morning
    only takes a few more minutes than a kcup and you get 1000% better coffee
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    #4 3 years ago

    We used to grind every morning and use in a drip coffeemaker. Even had a Toshiba My Cafe' that you could put beans and water in the night before and set a grind brew time. Fresh and awesome.

    That was until our cat decided to sleep next to it. When the grinder kicked on, he went berzerk and knocked it to the floor destroying the carafe and machine.

    We've had the same Krups gizmo for about eight years and love it. Make 2-4 cups a day in it. Descale with vinegar when the indicator says to once a year or so. What's greta aboot the K-Cups is that you always get a fresh cup, no Ink. Plus my wife wants Medium Roast and I like Dark so we each get what we want.

    #5 3 years ago

    Good work!

    I actually bought the Keurig where you just pour one cup and it drains through. No pump so I didn't have to worry about them freeing up like some do. It's similar to the style you see in some hotel rooms.

    I'm too lazy to use the grinder but still know I'm missing out a bit.

    #6 3 years ago

    I wonder what amount I will find after using only filtered water. Hmmmm...

    #7 3 years ago

    pindel Curious, are you running tap water through that?

    #8 3 years ago
    Quoted from 29REO:

    PINDEL Curious, are you running tap water through that?

    Actually I run 100% Evian. No tap. I think maybe it has more mountain stream minerals than most. Being on well water I have to do something else with major high acid count.

    #9 3 years ago

    I ran clr through min about once a year...

    #10 3 years ago
    Quoted from Darkwing:

    I wonder what amount I will find after using only filtered water. Hmmmm...

    Filtered water still has all the minerals in it, thus it makes an excellent cup of coffee

    If you have ever tried making coffee with RO or distilled water (that has almost no minerals on it), the coffee comes out bitter


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