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Preparing Your Coffee Maker For Use; Pre-Use Cleaning; Installing The Ion-Exchange Water Filter; To Set The Time-Of-Day Clock - KitchenAid JavaStudio KCM525 Instructions Manual

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Preparing Your Coffee Maker for Use

Pre-Use Cleaning

Wash the brew basket, gold tone
permanent filter, and carafe in hot, soapy
water, then rinse with clean water and
dry. Do not use abrasive cleansers or
scouring pads.
Installing the Ion-Exchange
Water Filter
Use of the ion-exchange water filter
is strongly recommended. The filter
softens the water while reducing chlorine
and other contaminants which impair
coffee flavor. The handle of the filter also
serves as a water level indicator. Use of
the water filter is optional: the Coffee
Maker will operate normally without it.
The water filter is for use only with
municipally treated tap water or
well water that is regularly tested for
1. The filter consists of a long handle
with a filter cartridge at the end.
2. Place the filter cartridge in a separate
container filled with fresh, cool water.
The cartridge should remain submerged
in the water for 10 minutes. Rinse
the filter under running tap water for
5 seconds after soaking.
3. Lift the rear portion of the split-lid
using the tabs on either side of the lid.
4. Place the filter cartridge in the circular
well at the bottom of the water
reservoir, aligning the tab on the
cartridge with the notch in the well. The
water level markings on the filter handle
will face forward. Push the cartridge
slightly to make sure it fits snugly.
Notch & Filter Well
5. Every time you install a new filter, run
the Coffee Maker through a complete
brewing cycle without coffee. Use a
full carafe of clean, cool water.
6. Replace the filter every three months
under normal use. Replace it more
often under heavy use or hard-water

To Set the Time-of-Day Clock

Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these
instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
1. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
2. When the Coffee Maker is first
plugged in or when power is restored
after an interruption, the brew timer
display will initially show 12:00 am.
3. Press the Set (Clock) Button. The brew
timer display and Set (Clock) indicator
will begin to flash.


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