Mineral deposits left by hard water can clog
your Coffeemaker. It is necessary to regu-
larly clean your Coffeemaker to flush out
these deposits. Excessive steaming or a
prolonged brewing cycle are signs that a
cleaning is needed.
Clean your Coffeemaker approximately
every 1-3 months. The frequency of clean-
ing required is affected by your specific
usage and water hardness. You may have to
clean the Coffeemaker more or less often.
During cleaning, more steaming occurs than
when brewing coffee.
1. Fill the Water Reservoir half way with
white vinegar and add cold water up to the
10-cup line (model DCM94WH) or 12-cup
line (model DCM12WH or DCM12WL).
2. Put an empty paper filter in the Filter
Basket, place the Water Spreader over the
basket, and place the Basket over the
empty Carafe. Set the empty Carafe secure-
ly onto the "Keeps Hot" plate.
3. Turn the Coffeemaker on.
4. Let half the cleaning solution brew into
the Carafe, then turn the Coffeemaker off to
5. Allow the Coffeemaker to remain off for at
least 15 minutes to soften the deposits.
6. Turn the Coffeemaker on again to brew
the remaining cleaning solution into the
7. Turn the Coffeemaker off; discard the
cleaning solution and the soiled Filter.