Mineral deposits and decalcifying – FARBERWARE COFFEEMAKER FSCM100 User Manual
MINERAL DEPOSITS AND DECALCIFYING
Coffeemaker must be cleaned when you
begin to notice excessive steaming or the brewing time increases
considerably. This condition is caused by a buildup of lime and
mineral deposits from your water. If the pumping action stops
before all the water has been pumped out of the machine, then
the appliance requires decalcification.
The frequency of decalcification depends on the hardness
of water used. The following table gives the suggested
SUGGESTED DECALCIFICATION INTERVAL
Type of water
Frequency of decalcification
every 80 brewing cycles
every 40 brewing cycles
HOW TO DECALCIFY YOUR COFFEEMAKER
1. Place a paper filter into the Removable Filter Basket. Make sure
the Swing-Out Filter Basket fits securely back into the unit.
2. Pour one Carafe of undiluted white household vinegar into
3. Place the empty Carafe on the Warming Plate and turn the
Coffeemaker ON. When three cups have flowed through,
turn the Coffeemaker OFF and let stand for 1/2 hour.
4. After 1/2 hour, pour the vinegar back into the Coffeemaker.
5. Place the empty Carafe on the Warming Plate. Turn the
Coffeemaker ON and let all the vinegar flow through.
6. Discard the vinegar and the paper filter.
7. To flush out all the traces of vinegar, pour a Carafe full of
tap water into the Coffeemaker. Turn it on, and allow it to
8. Discard the water and turn the Coffeemaker OFF. Repeat steps
7 and 8.