Mineral deposits and decalcifying – Maytag MCCM1NW12 User Manual

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Cleaning and Maintenance


Be sure to unplug the appliance before cleaning. To protect against electrical
shock, do not immerse cord, plug or unit in water or other liquid.

The glass carafe, carafe lid, and filter basket may be washed with warm soapy
water, or placed in the top rack of the dishwasher. Do not place any other part or
parts of your coffee maker in the dishwasher. The heating plate may be wiped
with a clean, damp cloth when necessary. Never use harsh or abrasive cleaners
on any part or parts of your coffee maker.

To clean the filter basket holder, first, remove from the main unit. To remove,
swing-open the filter basket holder completely and remove the filter basket and
the filter. Hold the bottom of the filter basket holder next to the hinge and lift and
pull away. Clean in warm soapy water. To reinsert the filter basket holder, insert
the top pin into the top hinge. While pressing the filter basket holder upwards
slightly, fit the bottom pin into the bottom hinge.

During cleaning of the filter basket, the spring (located lower back of the handle)
may become detached. If not reattached, it may prevent the anti-drip function
from working properly.
Never immerse the heating plate or main housing in water or any other liquid. Do
not try to clean the inside of the water chamber with a cloth, this will leave a
residue of lint and may clog your coffee maker. Just rinse with cold water

Mineral Deposits and Decalcifying

Mineral deposit build-up frequently occurs in coffee makers. This build-up is quite
normal and is caused by minerals commonly found in drinking water. Periodically,
your coffee maker will need cleaning to remove any mineral deposits that may
form. Excessive steaming or prolonged brewing cycle is a sign that your coffee
maker needs decalcifying. During decalcifying, more steaming will occur than
while brewing coffee.

1) Lift carafe lid. Pour two tablespoons of white vinegar in the carafe and add

cold water and fill up carafe.

2) Pour vinegar/water solution into water tank.
3) Place the glass carafe on the warming plate.
4) Open the filter basket holder and place a coffee filter into the filter basket.
5) Press power button to turn the coffee maker on.

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