How to Descale Your Keurig Coffee Maker
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How to Descale your Keurig® Coffee Maker


Regularly descaling your brewer every 3-6 months
helps maintain your Keurig® brewer. Scale is
non-toxic but left unattended, it can hinder brewer
performance.

SHOP DESCALING SOLUTION VIEW HOW TO VIDEOS

You will need:

A large ceramic mug

A large ceramic mug (do not use a paper cup)

Fresh water

Fresh water

Keurig Descaling Solution

Keurig® Descaling Solution

Access to a sink

Access to a sink

For all Keurig® HOT Brewers

(Excluding Mini/Mini Plus and B/K130 brewers. See below for specific instructions.)

1Prepare Brewer

  • Empty the water from the Water Reservoir. If there is a
    Keurig® Water Filter, remove and set aside.
  • Disable "Auto Off" features per the Owner's Manual for
    your brewer, if necessary.
  • Turn brewer off.

2First Descaling Rinse

  • Pour the entire bottle of Keurig® Descaling Solution
    into the Water Reservoir. Then fill the empty bottle with
    water and pour into the Water Reservoir. Press the
    Power button to turn the brewer back on.
  • Place the large mug on the Drip Tray and run a
    cleansing brew by lifting and lowering the Handle,
    selecting a 10 oz brew size and pressing the BREW
    button. Do not use a Keurig® beverage pod. Pour the
    brewed contents of the mug into the sink.

3Second Descaling Rinse

  • Repeat the cleansing brew process until the Touch
    Display indicates "More Water Please." Let brewer
    stand for at least 30 minutes while still on.
    (Not necessary for Rivo® system.)
  • After 30 minutes, discard any residual solution and
    rinse the Water Reservoir thoroughly.

4Fresh Water Rinse

  • Ensure the Water Reservoir is filled with fresh water to and
    not beyond the max fill line.
  • Place a large mug on the Drip Tray Plate and run a
    cleansing brew using the largest brew size. For Keurig®
    2.0/Plus Series brewers, brew 6 ounces of hot water. Do
    not use a Keurig® beverage pod. Pour the contents of the
    mug into the sink.
  • Repeat the cleansing process at least 12 times. You may
    need to refill the Water Reservoir at least one time during
    this process.

How to Descale your MINI or MINI PLUS Coffee Maker

1First Descaling Solution Rinse

  • Turn on your brewer.
  • Pour one third (4.6 oz) of the Keurig® Descaling-Solution into the Cold Water Reservoir, and add fresh water to the 10 oz fill level. (Note measurement lines on label.)
  • Place a large ceramic mug on the Drip Tray Plate. Do not use a paper cup.
  • Lift the brewer handle but do not add a K-Cup® pod.
  • After 5 seconds, lower brewer handle and press the BREW button.
  • Once solution is dispensed, discard hot contents into sink.

2 Second Descaling Solution Rinse

  • Repeat above process until you press the BREW button.
  • When BREW button turns solid red, power off as it starts to dispense.
  • Let brewer stand for at least 30 minutes.
  • Power on the brewer, lift and lower brewer Handle, then press BREW button.
  • Discard the hot contents into sink.

3 Fresh Water Rinse

 

  • Perform actions in Step 1, using
    10 oz of fresh water, only.
    (Do not add Descale Solution.)
  • Repeat 2 additional times.

How to Descale your B/K130 Coffee Maker

1First Descaling Solution Rinse

  • Turn on your brewer.
  • Press to open Handle but do not add
    a K-Cup® pod. Immediately lower Handle to open the Water Tank Lid.
  • Pour one third (4.6 oz) of Keurig® Descaling Solution into Hot Water Tank (note measurement lines on label) and add fresh water to the fill line.
  • Place a large ceramic mug on the Drip Tray Plate. Do not use a paper cup.
  • Lower the Handle and press the BREW button.
  • Discard the hot contents into sink.

2 Second Descaling Solution Rinse

  • Repeat above process until you press the BREW button.
  • Power off the brewer just after it starts to dispense and then allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes.
  • Place the mug on the Drip Tray Plate and press the BREW button. Do not add a K-Cup® pod.
  • Discard the hot contents into sink.
  • If you can still visibly see scale in the Hot Water Tank, repeat Step 2.

3 Fresh Water Rinse

  • Perform actions in Step 1, using
    8 oz of fresh water, only.
    (Do not add Descale Solution.)
  • Repeat 2 additional times.

NOTE: The cleaning action of Keurig® Descaling Solution may result in a “foam” dispensed from the brewer. This is natural, as the solution is reacting with the scale inside. For a brewer that is heavily scaled, the brewer may not fill properly after the descaler is added. If this occurs, you may see only a small or no output dispensed, followed by the sound of air blowing out. If this occurs:

  • Turn off and unplug the brewer.
  • If there is Keurig® Descaling Solution in the Water Reservoir, discard the contents, rinse the Water Reservoir thoroughly and refill with water.
  • Plug the brewer back in, power on, and repeat the Step 3 Fresh Water Rinse cycle. The brewer should begin to function normally as the solution is rinsed out and the scale is removed. If problem persists, allow brewer to sit unplugged for at least 30 minutes before continuing with the rinse.
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